The Newark Museum of Art is proud to aid the City of Newark in an effort to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 and promote mask wearing with the launch of our “Wear One. Create One.” campaign.
This public health initiative combines a fun, creative experience with the all-important need to wear a face mask. Starting on Monday, December 14, the Museum will distribute a total of 10,000 free masks to Newark residents across all five of the city’s wards. Masks will be distributed through a dedicated street team as well as partner organizations such as the hunger relief network, MEND. Masks will be available while supplies last.
The Museum is calling for everyone to also embrace their inner artist to create their own design for a mask. Once the design is complete, we encourage you to take a photo of the face mask and share it to your Instagram account and tag us @newarkmuseumart and include hashtags #MaskUpNewark and #NewarkMuseumMask. We will feature submitted designs on our social media platforms!
A select few photo submissions of the custom masks will be displayed at the Museum when we reopen to visitors in early 2021. Need some inspiration? Check out our latest Art on the Floor episode to watch one of our Museum educators provide inspiration for designing a mask.
In addition, one mask representing each of the five Wards of Newark will be selected and a contribution will be made to a food bank in each Ward in the name of the individual who designed the mask.
Support for the “Wear One. Create One.” initiative was made possible in part by PSEG Foundation and TheHealthcare Foundation of NJ.