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A Heartwarming Response My recent letter asking Members to support reinstatement of the cut in the Museum's Essex County budget brought a large response in letters and testimonials at public meetings. All of us in the Museum have been overwhelmed by the genuine concern of the Members, their expression of appreciation for the Museum's cultural and educational value to the County, and their immediate desire to be of help to us. In other words, we thank you most sincerely for being such loyal friends.-Samuel C. Miller Annual Meeting Notes At the Annual Meeting of the Newark Museum Association on January 16, President of the Board Robert M. Krementz described 1978 as "a banner year for the Museum and fitting prelude to our 70th Anniversary." Membership enrollment reached 4,156 and attendance was 267,413, the highest figures in our 70-year history. Among the reasons Mr. Krementz cited for the Museum's increasing popularity interest in Ballantine House, significant exhibitions such as Murals Without Walls and 46 other shows which opened during the year, and the success of programs such as the Black Film Festival. In addition, the Education Department served over 55,000 school children and college students, Planetarium programs captivated almost 24,000 visitors and the Junior Museum provided the enrichment for over 20,000 children. Let's Find Out About Fossils, a Title-I funded supplementary education program based at the Museum, served 18,673 children in the Newark Public Schools, with 2,210 additional children attending summer workshops. Mr. Krementz concluded his remarks with praise for the Volunteer Organization, whose 83 members donated almost 9,000 hours. Mr. Krementz then expressed appreciation to the Museum Members for their support, and thanked the City of Newark, the State of New Jersey and Essex County for operating funds. New trustees elected to the Board at the Annual Meetings were Dr. William O. Baker, Mr. Richard F. Blanchard, Mrs. William Y. Dear, Jr., The Rt. Rev. John Shelby Song, Mr. Morris Tanenbaum, Mr. Theodore V. Wells, Jr., Mr. David S. Rinsky, Mrs. Joseph Weintraub and Mr. Robert L. DePiro. Jerre Mangione to Lecture on 1930's Author Jerre Mangione will discuss the activities of the WPA Federal Art Projects in art, music, writing and theatre at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. Appointed national coordinating editor of the Federal Writers Project in 1937, Mr. Mangione was formerly on the staff of Time Magazine, and is now full professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, where he heads the creative writing program. He is the author of ten books. His lecture concludes our series relating to the art and times of Arshile Gorky and the Newark Airport Aviation murals. Films Rescheduled by Public Demand Due to the popularity of their first screening, three landmark documentaries of the 1930's have been rescheduled for the final weekend of Murals Without Walls. The Plow That Broke the Plains, The River and The City will be shown at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, and at 1:00 and 3:00 on March 11. Luncheon-Lecture Commemorates Our 70th Birthday Since its founding on April 29, 1909, Newark has been an innovator in the museum world; mounting shows that were among the earlies exhibitions of applied art and design and American folk art. Members are especially welcome to attend the Luncheon-Lecture on Tuesday, March 13, when Director Samuel C. Miller will relate how the Museum has lived up to the founder John Cotton Dana's desire that it "attract, entertain, arouse curiosity, lead to questioning and promote learning." Tickets for the noon luncheon ($6.00) may be reserved by calling 733-6634; admission is free to Mr. Miller's talk at 12:45p.m. Music in March Pianist Linda Kobler will perform works by Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff in the Sunday Afternoon Concert at 3:00 p.m. on March 18. A resident of Llewellyn Park, Miss Kobler holds separate degrees in piano and harpsichord from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and a master's degree from the Juliard School. She has received many musical awards and scholarships. The Diapasin Woodland Quintet, directed by Stephen Christen, will play classical works in a Noonhour Concert at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. Hound-handled pitcher, right, ca. 1838-1845, Impressed mark "American/Pottery Co./Jersey City, N.J."; 9 3/4 high, molded stoneware with rockingham glaze and stag hunting scene in relief. Purchase, 1947, J. Ackerman Coles Fund. From Made In New Jersey. NEW MEMBERS The Museum welcomes the following who have recently become Members: Corporate & Business MANDAS and ORR, INC., Newark TRANS WORLD AIRLINES, INC., Newark Endowment MR. WEST L. DOBSON, New York, New York MR. & MRS. WEBB TURNER, New York, New York Sustaining MR.& MRS FREDERICK WM. BIERWIRTH, II. Far Hills Patron MR. & MRS. FRANCIS BELMONT, New York, New York MRS. WILSON S. ELMORE, West Orange MS. JOANNE FOSTER, Lincoln Park MR. DAN P. SPILLANE, Belleville Family MR. & MRS. PHILIP BERNSTEIN, Glen Ridge MR. & MRS. ROBERT E. BRAXTON, II, Orange MR. & MRS. RICHARD E. BRENNAN, Caldwell RITA & NATHAN CUMMINGS, West Orange MR. & MRS. RICHARD DANIEL, Hillside MR. & MRS. IRVING EPSTEIN, West Orange DR. & MRS. LAWRENCE FISHER, Chatham MR. & MRS. J. GEHRINGER, Bloomfield MR. & MRS. ROBERT C. GERKEN, Nutley RAMON & BETTYE GREEN, Maplewood MR. & MRS. JACK GREENSPAN, Elizabeth MR. & MRS. PETER R. HAVILAND, Summit MR. & MRS. MARTIN HICKS, Closter MR. & MRS. THOMAS T. HOWELL, Pottersville DR. & MRS. MICHAEL ISRAEL, Rahway MR. & MRS. ALLAN JACOBS, Maplewood MR. & MRS. ROBERT J. JENNY, South Orange MR. & MRS. C. W. KIRK, Perth Amboy MR. & MRS. EDWARD KRAMER, Verona MR. & MRS. SAMUEL LEE, Fairlawn MRS. VIVIAN LOPEZ, Irvington MRS. ELIZABETH MERKIN, Whitestone, New York MR. & MRS. HAROLD PESKIN, West Orange MR. & MRS. JAMES D. POWELL, North Caldwell MRS. MILDRED B. SECLOW, West Orange MR. & MRS. PERRY SHERLING, Linden MR. STEPHEN L. SHIMAN, Maplewood MRS. RAYMUND STANTON, Columbia, South Carolina MR. & MRS. ROSS WAGNER, Millburn MR. & MRS. PEYTON R. WISE, II, Far Hills Subscribing MRS. PHYLLIS ADONIS, Cedar Grove MR. ARNOLD ALLENTUCH, Huntington, New York MRS. JEANNE V. ALTUCH, South Orange MRS. MARGARET ANROMAN, Brant Beach MISS SARA HALLANTINE, Andover MRS. M. BENNIS, Newark, MS. PATRICIA M. BLACK, Nutley MRS. A. CAPECELATRO, Madison MRS. FRANCES COHN, East Brunswick MISS MARY DIPIETRO, Hoboken MRS. ERIKA BUSSE GROSSMANN, New York, New York MRS. PRISCILLA F. HARRIS, Bloomfield MRS. DOROTHY M. HEALY, Teaneck MRS. FLORA T. HIGGINS, Colts Neck MS. RONNIA GOLDSTEIN JACKSON, Glen Ridge MS. JOAN ANN JACOBUS, Clifton MRS. MARY W. JOHNSON, Union City MRS. SAMUEL KOLLAR, Morristown MS. BETTY K. KOPF, Westfield MRS. REBECCA F. FOSTER, Newark MR. ROBERT J. KOVACS, Union MRS. WILLIAM KREISS, North Arlington MRS. HOMER KRIPKE, West Orange MRS. MARJORIE J. LeQUIEN, Matawan MS. RITA D. LEVINE, Elizabeth MRS. JOHN K. LUNDBERG, Mendham MR. WILLIAM H. LYONS, Roselle MR. MICHAEL A. MANGANELLI, Maplewood MS. NAOMI MAYER, East Orange MRS. NANCY McLAUGHLIN, West Milford MRS. PEARL MELNIE, Millburn MRS. A. D. MUNJEE, Springfield MS. IRENE G. OSTROFF, West Orange MS. KATHLEEN PETERS, West Orange MRS. MARY REYNOLDS, Glen Ridge MR. CARLOS RIVERA, Newark MISS TINA SALZ, Newark MRS. DOROTHY SMELSON, Westfield MRS. ANNE FELLON SPENCER, Cuttingsville, Vermont MS. MARY OLIVE STONE, Westfield MR. FRANK SUDOL, JR., Clifton MISS ROSEMARY E. TUITE, East Orange MR. ROBERT WAJDA, Montclair MRS. JENIFER H. WOOD, New York, New York MRS. LILLIAN ZUROFSKY, West Orange Student MS. NANCIE ANN BALUN, Syracuse, New York MISS DIANE PODESTA Jersey City [[Image]] Identification Day ID Day will take place from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. In order to reduce the expected waiting time for this popular program, a limit of three objects per person has been established. Objects will be identified by the Curators; however in keeping with Museum policy no estimates of value can be provided. Members' Tours Noontime Tour of Newark — Thursday, March 29. Visit the New Jersey Historical Society and special exhibition, The Italians in New Jersey. Optional lunch will be served by two of Newark's 20th century homesteaders in their restored brownstone. Co-sponsored by the Newark Preservation & Landmark Committee, tour leaves front of Museum at noon, returns by 1:00 p.m. Fee of $1.00 includes bus transportation. Reservations required: call 733-6600. Join us for two Wednesdays in Brooklyn: March 28 — Visit the Brooklyn Museum's exhibition, Victorian High Renaissance. Begin with a tour of the Ballantine House painting collection, followed by a lecture on Victorian lifestyle by Jeanne Watson. Box lunch en route. Member's fee $15. April 4 — Day's theme is Treasures of Brooklyn: An Insider's View of Art and Architecture. Guided bus tour, with Louis Singer, of famous historic districts, including Park Slope. Member's fee of $21 includes luncheon at Montauk Club. Reservations for both Brooklyn trips accepted with check, by mail only. New Planetarium Thriller The fourth in a series of annual science fiction presentations, The Andromeda Project, opens in the Planetarium on March 3. It is the story of a man who believes he has been contacted by creatures from the Andromeda Galaxy and relays their message to Earth. Originated by Planetarium Director Gary Swangin, The Andromeda Project will be a multi-media program combining film, laser projection and full stereophonic sound to heighten the drama and suspense of the story. See page 4 for admission and showtime information. Children's Saturday Programs Crates 'N Company, a new children's theatre ensemble, will entertain with original singing, dancing and creative dramatics that invite audience participation, at 1:30 p.m. on March 10. Films to be shown at 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. on March 24 will be Andy and the Lion, The Bird, the Fox and the Full Moon and Exchange Place. Children's programs, preceded each Saturday by a 12:30 p.m. talk about the live animals in the Mini-Zoo, are supported in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, through the National Endowment for the Arts. The Great Kings of Africa A series portraying great African leaders will be on view in the Community Gallery from March 17-21, sponsored by the North Jersey Unit of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. The eight paintings by nationally-known Black artists were commissioned by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., in recognition of American Black heritage. Two of the artists are New Jersey-based, Higgens Bond of Bergen County and Don Miller of Montclair. Northern New Jersey Artists to Show Professional painter, printmaker and sculptor affiliates of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey will exhibit at the Museum from March 24 through April 29. Founded in 1958, the Arts Center is a community arts organization which includes a school, extension services and elder craftsman projects. New Courses for Adults There is still time to register for Arts Workshop Spring Series courses in ceramics, fiber, printmaking, weaving, painting and drawing, sculpture, calligraphy and more. Classes meet for ten weeks beginning March 6. Two special workshops have also been planned in Photo Screen Basics and Sculptural Rug Techniques. Call 733-6620 or 6635 for details. Teen Arts Festival The Museum will host the annual Newark Teen Arts Festival exhibition featuring artwork by students in the City's public and private secondary schools. On view in the Junior Gallery from March 17 through April 1, the event is co-sponsored by the Newark Board of Education and the Junior League of Newark and Montclair. Three-Dimensional Fiber Display Soft objects, "plaited" sculptural forms by Sheila Fox, will be on view in the Mini-Gallery from March 4 through April 15. A fiber teacher at Kean College, Miss Fox interlaces flat bands or tapes, building them up in modular units to produce three-dimensional objects which she terms constructions of the future. Members are invited to meet the artist at a 2-4:00 p.m. reception on Sunday, March 4. Japanese Ceramic Ware Satsuma ware, highly prized by both Victorian era and contemporary collectors for its elaborate and meticulous over-glaze decoration, will be exhibited in the Ballantine House gallery from March 3 through June. Although first made in Japan at the end of the 16th century to produce pottery for the local Satsuma ruler, by the late 19th century this cream faience ceramic ware was produced primarily for export to the Western market. Approximately 50 examples from the Museum's collection will be shown, including Satsuma vases, bowls, buttons and small boxes.
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