70th Anniversary Block Party & Opening Reception

Date: May 21, 2023 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost: $FREE
Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, NJ 08809



Join us for a memorable, art-filled afternoon as we celebrate our 70th anniversary and unveil three new exhibitions. All are invited to browse the new works, hear artist talks in the galleries, and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts, neighbors, and friends. Our Toshiko Takaezu Terrace will also transform into a vibrant block party:

Anniversary Celebration Activities:

🎨 Artful Sundays Showcase (starts at noon)

A unique opportunity to browse and shop a curated selection of handmade art, craft, and design from talented local artists.

🎵 Live Music by The RuffHaus Band 

Get into the groove with the energetic sounds of RuffHaus, a local favorite, performing a crowd-pleasing mix of classic rock, country, R&B, blues, Motown, and more—proving that just like art, music knows no boundaries.

🍹 ArtBar: A Pop-Up Bar Experience

Quench your (adult) thirst at ArtBar, our pop-up bar experience on the terrace. Indulge in a creative cocktail crafted especially for our 70th year, because who said mixing drinks couldn’t be an art form?

🌮 Tia B’s Street Tacos Food Truck

Satisfy your hunger with mouthwatering street tacos from the renowned Tia B’s Street Tacos food truck, known for their fresh ingredients and delicious chicken, pork, and steak tacos and quesadillas.

New Exhibitions:

Claybash 2023

Our first triennial juried exhibition of ceramics in honor of Dr. Hildreth York. Featuring lively and exciting interpretations of clay from artists throughout the United States. Jennifer D. Martin, executive director of The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, serves as this year’s juror.

Nona Hershey: In the Cloud

Imagery of clouds that play with the viewer’s point of view, combining elements such as weather forecasting imagery, rainbows, and color refracting in water, in addition to our thoughts and feelings being mysteriously transmitted through the atmosphere via cellular technology.

Monica Ong: Planetaria

A collection of visual poetry that leverages the visual language of astronomy to explore the precarious territories of motherhood, women in science, and diaspora identity.



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