We're gone virtual!
For the safety of all, we are only offering tours virtually until further notice.
The Museum is offering a number of virtual public tours that will allow visitors to discover and enjoy its collections. Virtual tours are exclusively for members.
Upcoming virtual tours
- Tibetan Altar, March 20 (registration link coming soon)
Click here to sign up for a membership.
Interested in a private virtual tour for a group of 10 or more people? Private group tours are available by reservation year-round.
Reservations are required. Please email Rey Arvelo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Group Tour Reservations Office at 973-715-4025 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.
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.
Choose from the topics below, or focus on a special topic of your own choosing.
Installation view, Arts of Global Africa, The Newark Museum of Art
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 including powerful historical objects as well as compelling recent artworks.
Willie Cole, Sole Sitter, 2013. Bronze, 72 x 27 x 42 in. Purchase 2013 Helen McMahon Brady Cutting Fund 2013.27 © Willie Cole
On this conversational tour, explore African American artists' outstanding contributions toward artistic, political and social change across different centuries.
Installation view, Seeing America: 20th & 21stCentury, The Newark Museum of Art
Travel through American art, discussing selected highlights from more than 300 remarkable works of painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, and decorative art.
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.
The Ballantine House
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.
Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean
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. Paintings, sculptures, ritual objects, fine textiles, and decorative arts are featured in an array of galleries including the Tibetan Buddhist Altar, consecrated in 1990 by His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.
Highlights of The Newark Museum of Art
Get to know The Newark Museum of Art on a “sampler” tour featuring museum highlights from its wide-ranging collections, explore the historic Ballantine House and the consecrated Tibetan altar.