Now on view at Paul Robeson Gallery
exhibition, sponsored by the Graduate Department of Public
Administration, illuminates the history of urban planning
in Newark by showing us the artists’ visions rather
than reality’s compromises. By focusing on the unrealized
plans, Reinventing Newark offers us a glimpse of
the inner workings of Newark, and reminds us of the civic
interest and pride taken in this city. To explore why projects
did not come to fruition offers a greater understanding of
Newark’s history from political, social, and economic
standpoints, as well as providing context for the ideas that
do come to be.
is an online version of the exhibition which can be viewed
and a related
exhibition, Reinventing Newark: Troy West/Anker West
in the lobby of the John Cotton Dana Library, also on view
through December 15.
will be a symposium
for Reinventing Newark in the Dana Room, 4th floor, at the
library on November 30 from 5 to 8 pm.
symposium will feature talks by Charles F. Cummings of the
Newark Public Library; Dr. Elizabeth Strom of Rutgers-Newark;
Ulysses Dietz of the Newark Museum; architect Troy West; and
Junius Williams, Esq.
Newark is open for public viewing through December 15,
2005. Admission is free. Contact the gallery at 973-353-1610
for more information.