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Newark’s “First Citizen,” A Celebration of 30 Years of Robeson Gallery, Part of Arts Scene at Rutgers University, Newark, This Fall And Spring

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Newark, N.J., Sept. 22, 2009)  — An exhibition celebrating the life of “Newark’s first citizen,” and art created through a  drawing game, are among the visual delights on the 2009-2010 schedule at the galleries of Rutgers University in Newark.  All galleries are open to the public free of charge. All dates and locations are subject to change; for updated information and additional events, visit www.newark.rutgers.edu/arts.  Both John Cotton Dana Library and Paul Robeson Campus Center are wheelchair-accessible.

 

EXHIBITIONS AT JOHN COTTON DANA LIBRARY, 185 UNIVERSITY AVE. 

Exhibition spaces open during regular library hours, info: 973/353-5222, or go to

http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/dana_lib/dana_lib.shtml

IN THE DANA LOBBY 

through Oct. 30, 2009
John Cotton Dana: Newark’s First Citizen and American Library Innovator
Photographs depicting Dana’s life and accomplishments as well as various print items. Accompanies the installation of a portrait of Dana on loan from the Newark Museum

April 1st, 2010May 28th, 2010
Recent Publications by Faculty Authors

IN THE DANA GALLERY, 4TH FLOOR

  Oct.  30, 2009 (Opening reception: Oct. 1, 5- 8 p.m., Dana Room)
Jacob Landau and Friends: An Artist’s Influence

Joanne Leone, Curator

Features the paintings of Landau as well as the works of his students and college friend, Irv Dokctor.

Nov. 6Dec. 22, 2009

The GlassBook Project
Student artists’ interpretations of the trauma of self-inflicted violence expressed as glass books.

Nov. 6, 2009Jan. 22, 2010
I and Thou: Community and the Book
Exhibit accompanying the 15th annual Book Arts Symposium

Feb. 1, 2010April 9, 2010
A Cabinet of Curiosities: Photographs by Carol Armstrong
Photographs, photograms and prose pieces by Carol Armstrong, strange objects by Sarah Stengle, and curiosities made by Nature and Art from the collections of both artists.

May 3, 2010 – Aug. 27, 2010

Joanne Leone: Paintings

In the Dana Room, 4th floor
Ongoing Exhibition: Treasures of the Institute of Jazz Studies collections

 

EXHIBITIONS AT THE PAUL ROBESON GALLERIES, PAUL ROBESON CAMPUS CENTER, 350 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD.

Mon.- Wed., 10 a.m.– 5 p.m., Thursday, 12 noon–7 p.m. Information: 973/353-7610, or go to http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery/

Main Gallery, First Floor 

Sept. 8, 2009Nov. 11, 2009
 

Works by contemporary artists who have responded to the Krueger-Scott Mansion in Newark, literally and metaphorically.

Nov. 19, 2009April 8, 2010 (opening reception Nov. 19, 5-7 p.m.)
The Exquisite Corpse: Paul Robeson Galleries’ 30th Anniversary Exhibition
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Paul Robeson Galleries, 92 area artists created 30 drawings as part of a surrealist drawing game.

April 15April 29, 2010
Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Show
Works by Rutgers University students

May 6May 27, 2010

Fine Art Senior Thesis Exhibition
Works by Rutgers University students

June 3July 29, 2010
Folk Song of Freedom: Education Exhibition

Rumble Room (within the Main Gallery, First Floor)

Sept. 8 – Nov. 11, 2009
Castle Newark: The Krueger-Scott Mansion

This documentary by Rutgers-Newark graduate student Samantha J. Boardman presents archival materials as well as interviews with key people connected to the mansion. 

Orbit I Gallery – Second Floor

Sept. 8, 2009 – Jan. 11, 2010
Laura Cuevas: Reminder of a Vanished Era
A selection of recent works addressing issues of the city, past and present, by Montclair- based Cuevas,  an artist who works across media. 
Orbit II Gallery – Second Floor

Sept. 8, 2009 – Jan. 11, 2010
Harlem Renaissance Mural Project: St. Benedict’s Preparatory School

St. Benedict’s Preparatory students depict the colorful energy of the Harlem Renaissance through mural works, executed under the direction of visual arts teacher Pamela Wye-Hunsinger.

Pequod Deck – First Floor (Near Starbucks Café)

Sept. 8, 2009 – Jan. 11, 2011
Kevin Darmanie: In The Beginning

Darmanie, a longtime Newark artist, creates paintings, prints, and comics.  This exhibition features an imaginary character, Kedar, through whom the artist explores issues of relevance to his own life.

 Nova Gallery – First Floor (Outside Main Gallery)
The Nova Gallery will feature changing displays of works created by participants in our outreach, education and public programs.

 

GETTING TO RUTGERS UNIVERSITY IN NEWARK

 

BY MASS TRANSIT: Rutgers-Newark can be reached by New Jersey Transit buses and trains, the PATH train and Amtrak from New York City, and by the Newark Light Rail, Washington Street Station or Broad Street Station.  

 

BY CAR: Rutgers-Newark can be reached by the Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, Routes 95, 21, 78, and 280, and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels. Metered parking is available on University Avenue. Other parking: Rutgers-Newark’s parking garage (200 University Ave.) or the Bradley Hall Lot.  Printable maps and driving directions at: www.newark.rutgers.edu/maps/index.php

 

Media Contact: Carla Capizzi
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E-mail: capizzi@rutgers.edu