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1978 Maplewood Arts Center
1978 Springfield Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions:
Saturday & Sunday, 2-5pm
Stolen Identities
April 29th - May 26th
Opening Reception : Friday May 12th, 6-8pm

"Stolen Identities" is the latest exhibit by the New Art Group, one of New Jersey's oldest art collectives. This provocative show asks the question, “What is identity, and what does it mean for it to be stolen?” Is an essential part of our sense of self being obliterated as racial, ethnic or gender identities are compromised?


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Maplewood South Orange Studio Tour
Saturday & Sunday, June 3rd & 4th, from 11AM to 5PM.

The 12th Annual South Orange Maplewood Artists Studio Tourheld on the 1st Sunday in Juneis one of the most important arts events in the region, and reflects our diverse artistic community. With over 50 artists' studios, galleries and group exhibitions, the Tour draws art lovers from all over the Metropolitan area.

The Tour is FREE!

Plan your tour and meet the artists on the website

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July 8th -30th
Deadline June 30th

Once again Gallery 1978 celebrates its Friends with an exhibit for current supporters from July 8-30. This show is very popular.

This year we are asking for artists to submit something self-reflective: A visual narrative expression of your happiness, anger, sadness, loves, fantasies or passions...because this is what visual artists do so well

Last year there were 44 artists represented on the walls and pedestals and several hundred guests passing thru the gallery during the show's run.

Join us this year!

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Watercolor Show : 2017
June 10th - 25th
Opening Reception TBD

The first watercolor classes for adults began In 2002 and they have been going strong since then. This year 25 talented watercolor artists, students of these classes, will showcase their work for the month of June.

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