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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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