Headless Art and Scary Stuff from Asia

A Walk Through the Newark Museum

Headless Art

African art at Newark Musaeum

Lady Walking a Tightrope, Yinka Shonibare

Ballantine Housae dining room

Headless reveler in the dining room of the 1885 Ballantine House, which is now part of the Newark Museum. This was the home of John Ballantine, sone of New Jersey beer baron Peter Ballantine.

Scary Stuff from Asia

Articulated Dragon

Articulated Dragon, Meiji Period (1968-1912).

Somethings Old

Thai Wheel of Law

Wheel of Law, Thailand, 7th Century

Japanese drum

Small Drum, Japan, Edo Period (1603-1868)

Buddhist Altar

The Newark Museum’s Tibetan Buddhist Altar was visited by the 14th Dalai Lama in 1990

Somethings New

Jensen piece at Newark Museum

Seeking to Unravel the Shape of an Enzyme, Alfred Jensen, 1977

Chinese Television

Television, New China Series, Ma Jun, 2006

Rauschenberrg at Newark Museum

Tibetan Locks and Keys, Robert Rauschenberg, 1987

Some Burger Art

burger art

Meso-American Big Mac Pyramid, Diego Romero

and Warhol’s Juice

Warhol at Newark Museum

Campbell’s Tomato Juice, Andy Warhol

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5 Responses to Headless Art and Scary Stuff from Asia

  1. Donna Janke says:

    This makes me want to visit the Newark Museum. Much of what you’ve shown interests me, but the headless art is particularly appealing. Is there a special significance to the absence of heads?

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  2. pjlazos says:

    What a great Tibetan collection. I saw the Dalai Lama about ten years ago at Rutgers. Need to check out this Museum! Thanks, Ken.

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  3. One of my favorite museums…love their Tibetan art collection! Still have a book I got there many years ago: Tibet: A Lost World.

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  4. reocochran says:

    This was quite a variety of art styles and periods, Ken!
    I enjoyed looking at how diverse it all was. Smiles Robin

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