NEWARK, NJ – Following the successful conclusion of New Jersey Arts’ 2021 annual “ReVision and Respond” exhibit, the Newark Museum of Art has acquired four works of art from the exhibit for the museum’s permanent collection. The NJAA Annual Series is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
“Each of these works of art in the 2021 exhibition ‘New Jersey Arts Annual: ReVision and Respond’ reveals a powerful response by New Jersey artists to the events of our present moment, particularly the themes of representation and identity. As the museum continues to develop its collection for inclusiveness and diversity, these works have spoken to us and are emblematic of the issues impacting society today, ”said Amy Simon Hopwood, Associate Curator of the Arts decorations at the museum and juror of the exhibition for the NJAA. “The museum is honored to acquire these expressive works of art for our collection and to have the opportunity to experience the artist’s vision through his unique perspective.”
Acquisitions are: “Is this all we’re made of?” – a multimedia work by Plainfield artist Danielle Scott; “Sown” and “Oracle”, two ceramic works by Cliffwood artist Donté Hayes; and “Standing Bear”, a digital print on paper by Benjamin West, formerly of West Orange.
Photo courtesy of the Newark Art Museum