Seeing America from the Second Floor in Newark

Mimi Smith at the Newark Museum
TV and Easy Chair, Mimi Smith

The Newark Museum recently renovated its second floor galleries that house the musuem’s collection of ;modern and contemporary art. Seeing America: 20th and 21st Century is the first exhibit in the reopened gallery.

Henri painting of paperboy
Portrait of Willie Gee, Robert Henri. Henri painted this portrait of his paperboy in 1904. Gee was the son of a previously enslaved woman from Virginia.
H.F. Bell painting at Newark Museum
Untitled, H.F. Bell
Duane Hanson sculpture
Man on a Mower, Duane Hanson
Stanley Apollo
Apollo, Bob Stanley
Paris Abstract, John Ferren
Paris Abstract, John Ferren
Man Ray at Newark Museum
Object Indestructible, Man Ray
O'Keeffe at Newark Museum
Purple Petunias, Georgia O’Keeffe
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12 Responses to Seeing America from the Second Floor in Newark

  1. I love Duane Hanson’s hyper-realistic Man on a Mower. It reminded me so much of the security guard piece I saw at the Butler Institute in Youngstown that I had to check to see if they were by the same person – they’re not, but the security guard was by Marc Sijan, who worked with Hanson, so the similarities make sense!

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  2. Henry Lewis says:

    The man on a mower would fit in quite well where I grew up in NC as well. 🙂 Looks like the Newark Museum has a good modern collection. I’m envious that you have so many great museums to visit within close proximity.

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  3. Such a great museum, haven’t been in so long but would love to see it now!

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  4. Pam Lazos says:

    Ah, if Man on a Mower had a MAGA hat it could possibly be one of the best pieces of artwork ever!🤦‍♀️

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