Distractions, reflections

David Ing, at large … Sometimes, my mind wanders


2008/11/12 Newark Museum, NJ

Posted on December 04, 2009 by daviding

I hadn’t seen my colleagues in New Jersey in a while, so I suggested that we might convene at someplace different.  Near the university is the Newark Museum.  Parking behind the building leads visitors to a gate with a garden.

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The life-sized bronze casting of the Toll Booth Collector by George Segal wasn’t the place for admission to the building.

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The front entrance to the museum is on Washington Street.

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DLH says that museums remind him of bad dates.  The collection seems to aim for breadth over depth, spread over multiple wings.  I liked the architecture of the building more than the pieces chosen.  Annalenna, Marianne and DLH agreed.

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One impressive work was five panels, collectively title the “Voice of the City of New York Interpreted” by Joseph Stella (1920-1922).

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After an hour or so, we decided to leave the museum to go for dinner.  I was amused by the urban art of a painted tank, just on the street.

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We had dinner at 27 Mix before I left for the return flight home.

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My friends indulged me to see a museum that I might not have otherwise seen.  I like to see the local sights when I can.

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