See recent media coverage of moving the Alexander Mural to the Art Factory. NY Times, Bergen Record, Star Ledger, etc plus TV and radio coveraged in PRESS Section
NEW: Our museum hosts public auctions given by the company, State Liquidators, where we auction a few select paintings from our Private Collection in addition to State Liquidators collection of Fine Handmade Furniture, Oriental Rugs, Collectibles and Fine Art. These auctions take place at various locations on Saturday and/or Sunday throughout the NY/NJ metropolitan area. Call 973-884-0400 to get current information on these auctions. Also, you can go to our Upcoming Events page, for information on upcoming or current auctions.
Get a ‘piece’ of the famous Alexander Mural you see above by getting a perfect replica in the form of a nicely made puzzle at the Bergen Record’s Shop the Record
Please see the recent article featuring the mural and the museum in the May 3rd Sunday NY Times: Arts & Leisure section
Please see our vision for becoming part of american landscape and returning to Bergen County with the famous Knapp Mural as one of our contributions. You can view or download our new BMAS Vision Prospectus booklet called VISION PROSPECTUS BOOK OCT 16 2015 (1)
Please note that at the present time we are a “museum without walls” and are looking for new space to house our private art collection of paintings, sculptures and rare photographs which are currently being stored in a specialized art warehouse. We have several artists associated with the museum that curate a few major art exhibits throughout the year and other special events which you can see on our website. We are looking for a ‘brick and mortar’ building and or/large enough space to hold art classes and other functions. We also own the fabulous Alexander Mural you see on this page. Since a portion of the proceeds from the newly manufactured puzzle will go to the museum, we would certainly appreciate your help in getting the mural back on a building via promoting the mural by ‘spreading the word’ as well as helping us find new space for the museum. Liking our FB page helps too!
Dr. James Waldron, President, Bergen Museum of Art & Science.
Arts Builds Communities
The Bergen Museum of Art & Science has enriched community cultural capital since 1956 through art exhibits, science expositions, educational and outreach programs. We strive to promote community partnerships.
“In addition to its role in stimulating creativity, a museum can serve as a stimulus for local economic activity because as an attraction it draws individuals to a community… Museums also attract creative individuals to a community, and these individuals can have a profound economic impact. Such individuals can provide a boost to regional tourism or make a lasting impact by relocating to the community more permanently.” (Economic Impact Analysis of Cultural Institutions M. Halsey). BMAS continues to enrich the community’s cultural capital by engaging significant parts of society in its ongoing exhibits, outreach and educational programs. These hold intrinsic value and with its programs enrich community cultural capital regardless of social status. The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) recognizes the importance of regional culture and regional art. Their vision is “a democratic society where communities and individuals thrive with broad public access to knowledge, cultural heritage, lifelong learning.”
Message from Our Director
All the art currently in our Private Collection has been photographed in high resolution. Each image has its title, medium, dimensions, and artist listed. In terms of Art Builds Communities, real estate developers or building owners in Bergen Country or North Jersey interested in presenting modern and classical art and cultural ideas to the community and could benefit by having such a famous large mural (Stefan Knapp Alexander Mural) as a visual advertisement on a building that would benefit both the mural and promote the store (building) should please contact us if interested in obtaining this mural. We now have added new members to our Board of Directors. We recently added Anne Marie Ayala [secretary/board member], Stephanie Diorio [Archivist], and Kyra Bovenschulte [graphic artist/web designer/board member] to our board.
The Bergen Museum of Art & Science is a past recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant for the Arts. We are a qualified organization of the New Jersey Cultural Trust.