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TRACKS | MODEL ENGINEERS

MASTERS OF | TRACKS – SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS Get to know the gentlemen of the fantastical NY Society of Model Engineers (actually based in NJ). Their obsession with trains is contagious, and their skill at creating replica model trains and sets is something to behold. While these train aficionados enjoy a long...

WALL | PORTRAITS MURAL

UPGRADED | WALL – PORTRAITS MURAL 18 world-class artists transformed this 100 year old wall. And now Newark, New Jersey is home to the longest mural on the East Coast – 1.39 miles to be exact! The PORTRAITS Mural is part of GATEWAYS TO NEWARK, a public art and landscape initiative which aims to beautify each of...

PARK | CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN WINTER

UPGRADED | PARK – CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN WINTER Fran Bartowski, an English professor at Rutgers University-Newark’s Center for Migration and the Global City, had a vision to bring a public art project to Newark similar to project in New York’s Central Park. She thought: “Cherry Blossoms in Winter”...

STATUE | BORGLUM’S RETURN IN NEWARK

UPGRADED | STATUE – BORGLUM’S RETURN IN NEWARK Gutzon Borglum, best known as the sculptor of Mount Rushmore, left a strong legacy of sculptures and public statues in Newark. Among the Borglum statues around the city, “The First Landing Party for the Founders of Newark”, positioned near the NJPAC...

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