Newark’s Russell Aldo Murray (R.A.M.) Gallery held a grand soiree to celebrate the opening of its Inaugural Exhibit on April 23, 2010.
Gallery Director Lauren Craig, Esq., talks about the inaugural exhibit, the gallery’s mission, and the gallery’s place in the evolution of Newark’s Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District.
Named after the late artist, educator, and Newark native, Russel Aldo Murray, the gallery is the only African-American focused gallery in Newark. The gallery is a collaboration between The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District and Art in the Atrium.
A Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the intimate and chic space calls upon the spirit of the “Coast,” a thriving mecca of jazz clubs and nightlife that lined the Washington St. block between 1925 and 1950.
The gallery is located in a “green building” made out of eco-friendly materials, part of the LPCDD’s plans to develop an urban eco-village in Newark’s historic Lincoln Park District.
Though its inaugural exhibit is now closed, you can visit the RAM Gallery at 460 Washington St. in Newark. Learn more about the gallery its upcoming exhibits at the links below.