Students in grades 3-12 were invited by the Museum to share their creative talent and unique ideas by creating an art project that celebrates immigrants in America.
Teachers of participating students arranged for members of the Museum's Speaker's Bureau to visit the school and a present labor studies talk as a means of inspiration for the students.
Angelica M. Santomauro, Ed.D., Director of the Museum, announced the project in March 2017, saying, "This program enables young people to express themselves creatively and celebrate immigrants in America. Participating students will always remember the experience."
Students who participated received Certificates of Merit at a reception held at the Museum on Sunday, June 4th, 2017. The exhibit of their projects may be viewed at the Museum.
The Celebrating Immigrants in America Project is made possible, in part, by the generous support of the Passaic Count Education Associations (PCEA).
The Museum proudly opents the exhibit Frederick Douglass Series by Mark Priest on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 at 1PM.
Frederick Douglass Series is an exhibit of contemporary drawings about the life of Frederick Douglass, slave, abolitionist, and statesman. Artist Mark Priest remarks, " In the United States of America many slaves were safely carried to freedom. This monumental undertaking that has virtually gone unnoticed, has been the subject of my work over the past eleven years. My current focus is on Frederick Douglass, Slavery in Maryland, and Underground Railroad Conductor, Harriet Tubman."
Mark Priest is a working artist and professor of fine art at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Priest graduated from Yale School of Art in 1989. He remains a productive artist with exhibition experience. He teaches studio art to college students.
This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Frederick Douglass Series is on view at the Museum through April 21st, 2018.