Exhibits

Ellarslie Open 37/38

Posted on Jun 16, 2021 in Current Exhibits, Exhibits, Featured

Ellarslie Open 37/38

AN EXTRAORDINARY JURIED EXHIBITION OF 126 WORKS BY 137 ARTISTS

“… the Ellarslie Open 37/38 is bigger than ever, more diverse than ever and it packs a double wallop.” — Janet Purcell, Art Reviewer, The Times of Trenton
AWARD WINNING ARTISTS NAMED

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Going for the Gold:

Posted on Jun 15, 2021 in Exhibits, Featured, Upcoming Exhibits

Going for the Gold:

GOING FOR THE GOLD:
A Look at Trenton’s Olympic Athletes

New virtual exhibit available now!
On display in the museum July 9 – September 6

Image: Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984

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ON THE FOREFRONT: Trenton’s Junior No. 1, 1916 Virtual Exhibition

Posted on Jun 1, 2021 in Exhibits

September 26, 2020 to May 30, 2021 Want to visit the show in person? Sign up for your timed entry on the show’s info page. My inspiration for the exhibit was seeing the haunting but beautiful photography that J. Carlos Vargas and Robert J. Sammons photographed of Trenton’s Junior No. 1 on MLK Boulevard (Princeton Avenue) at Southard Street.  I wanted to go further and tell the history of building the school and thus my research began. Junior Number 1 was one of the first junior high schools to be built in the east and became a model for other districts to see.   I soon...

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Trenton-made Majolica of the Late 19th Century

Posted on May 26, 2021 in Current Exhibits, Events, Exhibits, Past Events

Trenton-made Majolica of the Late 19th Century

Presented by co-curators David Bosted and Karl J. Flesch Saturday June 12 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.(Talk lasts about 30 minutes) Sign up here What is Majolica? Where and when was it made in Trenton? In conjunction with Ellarslie’s current Majolica display, co-curator David Bosted will discuss specific pieces from Trenton’s pottery industry during his talk “Trenton-made Majolica of the Late 19th Century”. The talk will be given twice: at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at the Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion, located in historic Cadwalader Park....

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TRENTON MADE: MAJOLICA

Posted on Apr 17, 2021 in Current Exhibits, Exhibits, Featured

TRENTON MADE: MAJOLICA

A tribute to Potteries of Trenton Society (POTS) Victorian Majolica properly refers to two types of majolica made in the second half of the 19th century in Europe and America. First, and best known, there is the renowned mass-produced majolica decorated with colored lead glazes, made in Britain, Europe and the US; typically hard-wearing, surfaces molded in relief, vibrant translucent glazes, in occasionally classical but mostly naturalistic styles, often with an element of High Victorian whimsy. In Trenton, two producers of majolica were Arsenal and Eureka potteries. Second, there is the...

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