Set against the backdrop of one of the oldest metropolises in the nation, Marylou and Jerome Bongiorno's acclaimed city symphony film in 3D captures the vibrancy of what’s endured in Newark, encompassing a cinematic arc from sunrise to sunset. The 6-minute film emulates Charles Sheeler and Paul Strand’s art film Manhatta (1920), capturing Newark’s bustling business districts, port, airport and transit hubs to its treasured landmarks, parks, grand public monuments, places of worship and impressive iron bridges.
New Work: Newark in 3D features poetry and music from Newark-based artists and musicians including Jon Curley of NJIT, Newark Boys Chorus School, Arts High School, and the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart Choir.
The 3D film was commissioned by the Newark Museum for exhibition in 2009 - 2010, was installed at Newark Airport in 2013 - 2014, and now reinstalled at the Newark Museum for 2016.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website