Tea and Treasures

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This series features engaging lectures, great conversation, and light refreshments. Advance registration required.


$10 Members
$12 Non-Members
$15 Non-Members (includes Museum admission)

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Carl Burger and James Kearns
Wednesday, August 16, 2:00PM

Join renowned New Jersey artist Carl Burger, along with well-known American sculptor James Kearns, as they show and explore some of their work. Carl will also lead the audience on a quest to discover how to view art, what is considered to be “good” art, and trends in the art world today.

Image: W. Carl Burger, Ground Zero, 2011.

Murtogh’s Music Room Talk and Tour
Wednesday, September 20, 2:00PM

Join Jeremie Ryder, friend of the Guinness family and Conservator of the world famous Guinness Collection of Music Machines and Automata for a talk and tour of “Murtogh’s Music Room”. The exhibit explores Murtogh D. Guinness, the collector, and his passion for preserving history, technology & music from the 18th, 19th & early 20th centuries. Mr. Ryder, through his family’s lifelong friendship with Mr. Guinness, witnessed firsthand the collection’s growth, his passion for music, history, and sharing it with others.

Image: Henry A. Ford (1793-1872). Courtesy of the Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey.

Broadway’s Biggest Musical Flops and Hits
Wednesday, October 18, 2:00PM

When it comes to Broadway musicals, Many creative minds conspire to put on a show aimed for greatness, but in the highly competitive Broadway theatre scene, more shows bomb than succeed. Some of these failed productions have managed to attain a degree of fame—or infamy. Join Eric Hafen, Producing Artistic Director of our Bickford Theatre, as he explores some of the productions that make you scratch your head wondering, “How did that ever get on Broadway?” Plus, get the inside scoop on the Bickford’s newest production, Bakersfield Mist! (opening October 26)

Image: photo courtesy Eric Hafen Headshot.

Veteran Expressions
Wednesday, November 15, 2:00PM

Combat Paper has helped many veterans make sense of their experiences in a constructive, safe and artistic environment. Join Walt Nygard, former Corporal, USMC, and Vietnam Veteran as he describes Combat Paper, the exhibit, and the fascinating process by which artists deconstruct American military uniforms such as those on display in our “Evolution of Military Fashion” exhibition, reclaim them as paper and communicate their stories through art.

Image: photo courtesy Walt Nygard.