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Arcadia Publishing

Images of America: The Newark Museum of Art


Explore the rich history and cultural impact of New Jersey's largest museum in "Images of America: The Newark Museum of Art" by William A. Peniston. This compelling book delves into how the museum, renowned for its extensive collections in fine and decorative arts, natural sciences, and its innovative exhibitions, has become a beacon of inspiration and transformation for a diverse audience.

Peniston takes readers on a journey through the museum's illustrious past, highlighting its unique approach to engaging with the community. Emphasizing the vision of its founding director, John Cotton Dana, the book illustrates the museum's role as a dynamic institution that "attracts, entertains, arouses curiosity, leads to questioning, and thus promotes learning."

Perfect for history enthusiasts and museum lovers, this paperback captures the essence of The Newark Museum of Art, a trailblazer in the museum world. It’s a celebration of the museum's commitment to education, inclusivity, and the power of art and objects to ignite the human spirit.

Product Details:

  • Dimensions: 9.25" H x 6.57" W x 0.16" D, a comfortable size for reading and carrying.
  • Weight: 0.7 pounds, lightweight for easy handling.
  • Age: Suggested for readers aged 22 years and up.
  • Page Count: 128 pages, offering a comprehensive yet concise overview.
  • Series: Part of the "Images of America" series, known for its rich photographic histories.
  • Genre: History, focusing on the United States.
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing, specialists in local and regional history.
  • Theme: The 20th Century, a pivotal era for the museum.
  • Format: Paperback, making it a practical addition to any bookshelf.
  • Author: William A. Peniston, lending expert insights into the museum's history.
  • Language: English, accessible to a wide range of readers.

This book is not just a historical account but an invitation to understand and appreciate The Newark Museum of Art's enduring legacy as a pillar of cultural and educational advancement.