The Middlesex County Institute of the Arts presents a variety of artistic and cultural events, exhibitions and shows throughout March dedicated to the celebration of Women’s History Month.
Highlights of the March events:
- Every Wednesday at 4.30pm Join the Greater New Brunswick Civic League during art and storytelling every Wednesday at 4.30pm with a new reading and master with your own hands. We invite all ages.
- March 9 at 4:30 pm Join the Greater New Brunswick Civic League to read “Materials of the Stars,” written by Marion Dane Bower and illustrated by Ecua Holmes. Explore the birth of the universe and how we all emerged through the whirling art of Ekua Holmes. Experiment with some non-traditional materials to create on marble paper “out of this world”.
- March 16 at 4.30pm Join the Greater New Brunswick Civic League to read “Bluest of Blues,” written and illustrated by Fiona Robinson. Explore the history of photography before the existence of cameras and learn about the life of botanist, artist and scientific illustrator Anna Atkins. Create cyanotype images and sketches of plants and other natural objects.
- March 23 at 4:30 pm Join the Greater New Brunswick Civic League to read Janet Winter’s “My Name is Georgia: A Portrait”. Learn all about the childhood of artist Georgia O’Keefe and her unusual path to becoming a great American artist. Use colorful illustrations as inspiration to create works of art made from objects in your home or environment.
- March 30 at 4:30 pm Join the Greater New Brunswick Civic League to read “Red American Women AZ: Rebels, Pioneers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History … and Our Future!” written by Kate Shatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. After reading, create portraits of Rajans in your life.
- Discover the greatness: an illustrated story of the Negro baseball league. On May 1, visit the traveling exhibition of the Negro League Baseball Museum, which contains about 90 framed photographs showcasing the history of African American baseball from the late 1800s to the 1960s in East Jersey’s Old Town, 1050 River Road, Piscataway.
- The opening weekend of the 2022 season is in the Old Town of East Jersey. Declare your allegiance to the King! British and loyalist troops will patrol. Explore and meet historical interpreters who enliven the Village through their crafts and handicrafts. Bring a blanket or chair and watch the Liberty Base Ball Club open. Enjoy children’s activities and more.
- Liberty Base Ball Club from New Brunswick is looking for players, men and women. The Liberty Base Ball Club plays baseball (originally it was two words) according to the rules, customs, equipment and specifications of uniforms of the 1850s and beyond. If you are interested in history, baseball and you are 18 years of age or older, contact Captain Lawrence Major at email@example.com. Prevailing baseball experience.
During March, visit www.middlesexcountynj.gov/artsandculture for complete information on all events.