JERSER CITY, NJ.- Jersey City Museum is pleased to be part of JC Fridays on Friday, June 5th, 2009! In honor of JC Fridays, Jersey City Museum will offer extended gallery hours with free admission for all guests from 11am-8pm. Then at 6pm, JCM hosts a special screening and reception for the new 1x1 video exhibition, Investigations of Place. Short films from Investigations of Place will be shown on rotation in the museum's theater throughout the evening. In addition, an ambient sound installation will be performed in the museum’s atrium by artists Jeff Thompson and Matt Ortega. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Curated by New Jersey video artist Natalie McKeever, Investigations of Place explores how the landscapes of personal places such as homelands, childhood homes, ancestral spaces, and places of exile take on new forms when combined with memories and individual experiences. “The videos selected for Investigations of Place illustrate personal narratives imprinted on landscapes, and landscapes imprinted on personal narratives, videos that use experimental imagery to explore how spaces are remade once they are remaining in the mind, and videos that strive to define and delve into the concept of place.” says McKeever.
Artist in the exhibition include Adebukola Bodunrin, Sean Capone, Brian Gibson, Amy Ho, Natalie McKeever, Karl J. Mendonca, Priya Nadkarni, Matt Ortega, Trina Rodriguez, Jeff Thompson, and Wade Tillet.
For more information or questions regarding the event, please contact Rita Salpietro, Communications Manager, at email@example.com or 201-413-0303 x. 144
JC Fridays, the citywide day of arts and culture in Jersey City, is held at the start of every season with an exciting program of free events open to the public. For more information about JC Fridays and a complete list of events going on throughout the city, please visit www.jcfridays.com.
Founded in 1901, the Jersey City Museum is the major presenter of contemporary art serving the people of Jersey City, Hudson County and the region. The museum organizes many group and solo exhibitions every year, featuring works by culturally diverse, contemporary artists and from its 10,000-piece collection of regional significant art and historical objects. Through exhibitions, educational initiatives and programs, the museum welcomes over 25,000 visitors each year, including 11,000 school-aged children and youth.
Jersey City Museum’s gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11am to 5pm and Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12 and museum members. Admission is free for all on Thursday evenings from 5 to 8pm. Jersey City Museum is located at 350 Montgomery Street at Monmouth in the Historic Downtown District of Jersey City, within walking distance of the Grove Street PATH and Jersey Avenue Light Rail stations. For more information, visit www.jerseycitymuseum.org or call 201-413-0303.