For the safety of all, we are only offering private tours virtually until further notice.
Treat your group to a virtual visit to The Newark Museum of Art to learn and discover together. Virtual private group tours are led by a dedicated museum docent. Choose from the topics below, or focus on a special topic of your own choosing.
Reservations are required. Please email Rey Arvelo at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your virtual tour. Please include the topic you are interested in and a couple dates and times that would work for your tour. We ask that you give us at least two weeks notice prior to when you would like your tour. You may have as many people attend this virtual tour as you like. We look forward to welcoming your group to the Virtual Museum!
TOUR LENGTH AND LANGUAGE
Group tours run about 45 minutes.
Tour length and content can be adjusted to fit your group’s needs. Private group tours are available in Spanish. Please inquire about making a reservation with a bilingual guide when booking a private tour.
$50 for a 45 minute virtual tour
We can only accept credit card payments at this time. Once processed this fee cannot be refunded. However, we can always reschedule your tour for another time.
HOW IT WORKS
Private Virtual Tours are conducted via zoom. You will need a strong internet connection and a computer with a microphone and speakers to attend these tours. The Museum collection will be shared with you on zoom using images. You may interact with your docent by asking questions or typing comments in the zoom chat.
One week prior to your tour we will schedule a test call to ensure that you are set up and ready for your virtual tour.
Many Stories Matter: Art of Global Africa
Take an in-depth look into this all-new installation of the Newark Museum’s renowned African Art collection. Arts of Global Africa invites a contemporary vision of the African continent as a source of global creativity and a font of imaginative expression. Discover the many stories and multiple meanings of art in African cultures and beyond through powerful historical objects as well as compelling recent artworks.
The Newark Museum was among the first major museums to build a collection of work by African-American artists. On this conversational tour, explore African American artists' outstanding contributions toward artistic, political and social change, from the days of the New Republic through the nineteenth century, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights movement, and up to the present day.
How have artists shaped American culture and identity – and been shaped by it? Travel through American art, discussing selected highlights from more than 300 remarkable works of painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, and decorative art. Gain insight into the interplay of art ideas and social movements as you explore art from Colonial America, Early Republic and Gilded Age.
Arts of Asia
Compare and contrast traditional arts of Japan, China, Korea, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Tibet. See how religious and secular traditions have intertwined and how contemporary artists are responding to ancient aesthetics and pushing art in new directions. Highlights include Japanese ceramics, prints, and textiles; Chinese ceramics and lacquerware dating from the Qing Dynasty to today; and the most distinctive collection of Tibetan Art in the Western Hemisphere.
The Ballantine House
“The House that Beer Built” was constructed in 1885 for Jeannette and John Ballantine of the celebrated Newark brewing family. Explore two full floors of the brick-and-limestone mansion, a National Historic Landmark. Eight lavishly restored period rooms illuminate the ideal home life of a well-to-do Gilded Age family in 1891, while thematic galleries examine the objects that defined home from the 1650s to today.
Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean
Cultures rose and fell on the waves of the ancient Mediterranean Sea. In this newly installed gallery, everyday objects tell the stories of three cultures – Roman, Greek, and Egyptian - defined by oceanic connections between Africa, Asia, Europe and the Near East. While each culture had its own values and artistic traditions, they developed in conversation with one another in an early global dialogue. Discover the role of glass art, sculpture, funerary art, and ceramics in homes and temples across the greater Mediterranean over thousands of years.
Tibetan Art in Depth
The Newark Museum holds the most distinctive collection of Tibetan art in the Western Hemisphere, numbering over five thousand objects. Its remarkable origins date to 1911, when medical missionaries transferred threatened cultural items from along the Sino-Tibetan border to the Museum. Paintings, sculptures, ritual objects, fine textiles, and decorative arts are featured in an array of galleries including the Chapel of the Masters; the Chapel of Fierce Protectors; and Pure Lands and Paradises. Tour includes a focus on the Tibetan Buddhist Altar, consecrated in 1990 by His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.
Highlights of The Newark Museum of Art
Variety is the spice of life! Get to know The Newark Museum of Art on a “sampler” tour featuring museum highlights from its wide-ranging collections. You’ll visit collections of art from all over the globe, from treasured ancient objects to cutting-edge contemporary creations, and explore the historic Ballantine House and the consecrated Tibetan altar.