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The Monmouth Museum CALENDAR of Exhibitions and Events 2013-2014
Artists Celebrate the Holidays Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum
November 22, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Opening Reception Friday November 22, 2013, 6 – 8 pm (Reception is free and open to the public)
For centuries, artists have expressed their feelings and observations about the holiday season in their art. This exhibition will feature a vast representation of holiday celebrations from the traditional to contemporary works and installations.
MM Gift Gallery
November 22, 2013 – January 12, 2014
This festive holiday showcase offers a wide selection of hand-crafted and eco-friendly gifts created by local artists. One-of-a-kind gifts include jewelry, scarves, handbags, books, photographic prints, toys and games, ceramics, decorative home and garden items and more! Opening Reception Friday November 22, 2013, 6 – 8 pm (Reception is free and open to the public) Enjoy holiday sights, sounds and tastes and a fun shopping experience!
The Monmouth Museum and Colonial American Bank present
NJ Emerging Artists Series Exhibitions
at Colonial American Bank locations in Shrewsbury & Middletown, NJ
October through December 2013
Please join us at our Artists’ Receptions
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 4 to 6 pm
Colonial American Bank - Shrewsbury Branch, 490-B Shrewsbury Plaza, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Seth Ruggles Hiler - Paintings and Dawn DiCicco - Paintings
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 4 to 6 pm
Colonial American Bank - Middletown Branch
1405 Route 35 North (in the Middletown Plaza), Middletown, NJ 07748
Riccardo Berlingeri - Sculpture and Dawn DiCicco - Paintings
The Monmouth Museum and Colonial American Bank are pleased to present these exhibitions featuring artists from the Museum’s New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, as part of a unique partnership to promote arts in the community. The artists exhibiting works at Colonial American Bank have all had their first solo shows at the Monmouth Museum. Colonial American Bank is furthering the careers of these talented New Jersey residents by providing these exhibitions. All works are available for purchase through the Museum.
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35th ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION at the Monmouth Museum
January 18 – March 9, 2014
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony January 18, 4 – 6 pm
Museum Statement: The Annual Juried Art Exhibition was founded by the Monmouth County Arts Council in 1979 and for 34 years it has been held at the Monmouth Museum. In 2011 the Museum assumed complete sponsorship of this annual exhibition. We will continue to build on the excellent reputation of this long-established exhibition and champion its success for many years to come.
Juror: Stacey Smith, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Manager of Publications and Communications. Smith was the former Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ.
For further information, contact Catherine Clark at 732-747-2266 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chairish the Museum:
Artful Furniture & Accessories Exhibition and Silent Auction Benefit
January 15 - February 9, 2014
Silent Auction Benefit Sunday February 9, 2014 - 4 - 5:30 pm
The popularity of this event has increased consistently since the first chair auction in 2006. Past events have featured chairs found in attics, curbside collections and at yard sales, transformed by local artists into unique works of art that are both sculptural and utilitarian. Our 2014 event will feature an expanded array of artful furniture and accessories in addition to chairs, and we invite artists to create mirrors, lamps, trays, tables, vases, and more! All items will be displayed in the Museum's Nilson Gallery January 15th through February 8th 2014 and move to the Main Gallery Sunday, February 9th for an exciting Silent Auction Finale from 4 - 5:30 pm. Tickets for the event are $10 per person, and guests can enjoy libations and light fare as they place their bids. For information please call 732-747-2266 ext. 5. All proceeds from the Chairish Silent Auction event benefit art and educational programs at the Museum.
Teddy Bear Tea
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2 pm at the Navesink Country Club.
Ancients to Astronauts: How We Communicate
In the Becker Children's Wing through August 2016
From the ancient Egyptians to early rocket science and the future of space travel, the history and science of communication is brought to life through scenic displays in this hands-on, interactive exhibition designed for children ages 6 – 12 years. The overall theme of communication encompasses four exhibitions on a variety of different subjects. Visitors begin their tour with a walk through a timeline display providing a historical perspective of communication through many revolutionary discoveries. Experience weather and learn how weather reports are broadcast, travel to Ancient Egypt in a time machine, blast off in a Friendship 7 capsule in our Space Exhibition and discover new crafting experiences in our popular Green Arts Studio. Exhibition hours: Tuesday – Thursday 2 – 5 pm; Friday 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12 – 5 pm; closed on Monday.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS Beckler Children's Wing
Twinkle Tots Planetarium Program Returns December 7, 2012
Fridays at 2 pm in the Becker Childrens Wing StarLab Planetarium. Children ages 4 - 6 years and their parents will enjoy a special program on stars with songs and stories. Cost: $1 per person with price of admission.
Download a promotional flyer here, a full teacher's activity guide is available. Becker Children's Wing group tours are scheduled on weekday mornings. Reservations are REQUIRED and group rates are available. For reservations and information, please contact Catherine Esposito, Museum Education Administrator at 732-747-2266, ext. 3.
WonderWing - Permanent exhibition
Visit the Dorothy V. Morehouse WonderWing and discover exciting new features! This popular destination for children ages 2-6 is an educational space offering a permanent exhibition on the sea and the creatures that make it their home. Children can explore a pirate ship, perform in a Tiki theater, climb a tree house and slide through a whale. New features include a lighthouse with lovely undersea murals at the base, created by local artist Jim Fitzmaurice. Climb the steps inside and discover a lookout and periscope with views of the sea. Play hide-and-seek in a flashy kelp forest, and find sea creatures in a splashy new water table. Children will have a magical undersea learning experience with elements that are attractive and age appropriate, and draw young visitors to experiment, imagine, explore and discover! Schoool groups and private birthday parties may be booked in advance, so please call to confirm hours. Exhibition hours: Tuesday – Thursday Call for hours; Friday 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12 – 5 pm; closed on Monday.
VISIT STELLA THE STEGOSAURUS!
The Monmouth Museum recently installed a large Stegosaurus dinosaur sculpture on permanent display in the Museum’s patio garden. Artist Jim Gary (March 17, 1939 – January 14, 2006) was a self-taught metal sculptor best known for his large whimsical creations of dinosaurs assembled from discarded automobile parts. Welded by hand and painted in vivid colors, Gary's sculptures are almost life-size, and each is comprised of hundreds of car parts – he used as many as eight to ten automobiles to build a single dinosaur. A local artist, raised in Colts Neck, and a resident of Farmingdale, Gary established a gallery, Iron Butterfly, in Red Bank, featuring other artists he selected as well as his own work. Gary's art has been exhibited at museums throughout the country, including the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the Boston Children's Museum and the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. A traveling exhibition of his work, Jim Gary's Twentieth Century Dinosaurs has toured worldwide since the late 1970's. Pictured on the Museum's outdoor patio with our Stegosaurus sculpture is Tess Martin and her grandmother, Joann Kreger. Tess submitted the winning name of "Stella" in our dinosaur naming contest.