Belskie Museum of Art & Science

Belskie Museum of Art & Science Founded to save, restore and exhibit the works of renowned sculptor and medical illustrator Abram Belskie and provide a forum for the arts by providing a venue where both local and international artists of repute can display their works.
The Belskie Museum, a tax-exempt corporation, was founded in Closter, New Jersey in 1993 to save, restore and exhibit the works of Abram Belskie (1907 - 1988), one of our country's most accomplished sculptors and one of the most eminent medical illustrators of our time. Mr. Belskie was a resident of Closter his entire adult life. ADMISSION IS FREE. Reg. Hours: Sat. & Sun. 1-5 pm. Special hours can be arranged by appointment for schools and organizations. Call or e-mail for special arrangements.
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The museum's 3,900 sq. ft. modern building was built entirely by the Closter Lion's Club and donated to the borough of Closter upon its completion in 1994. In addition to housing the many works of Abram Belskie, the museum also hosts monthly art exhibits by local, national and international artist and as a result, has become one of Bergen County's leading forum for the arts. Past exhibitors include the estate of the world famous photographer Andre Kertesz and Italian painter/sculptor Emilio Baracco. A featured exhibit of photography in March, 2003 was by Academy Award and Tony Award winning actress Ellen Burstyn.

Mission: The goal of the Belskie Museum of Art and Science is first and foremost, the preservation and display of the work of Abram Belskie and to promote his reputation as a major sculptor, medallic artist and medical illustrator of the twentieth century. Our second goal is to provide a forum for the arts by providing a venue where both local and international artists of repute can display their works in a museum setting to an appreciative audience.

Belskie Museum of Art & Science
02/18/2019

Belskie Museum of Art & Science

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Kurt started volunteering at the Belskie in 2000 when the museum decided to host monthly art exhibits on its street-leve...
02/17/2019

Kurt started volunteering at the Belskie in 2000 when the museum decided to host monthly art exhibits on its street-level space.
He was active on the Art Selection Committee from that time on & became a member of the Board of Directors in 2009 and named President at that time.

All these years Kurt was head the selection process of artists applying to exhibit at the museum, designed the advertising posters, set up the placement of the art when it was delivered he supervised the hanging of it. He also personally curated a number of imaginative and successful exhibits such an exhibit by Doctors who are artists and another of former Art Directors of N.Y. advertising firms.

Kurt was a very accomplished artist himself (pen & ink & watercolor), former Art Director at Grey Adverting and President/Founder of Grey Advertising"s branding division. He consistently mentored young people with artistic aspirations. As the Mayor of Closter wrote upon hearing of his passing "he was a visionary".

PRESS RELEASE  "The American Dream:The Latino Experience in America"Curated by: Dora EspinozaReception: Sunday, April 8,...
03/06/2018
DEFA-Dora Espinoza Fine Arts

PRESS RELEASE
"The American Dream:The Latino Experience in America"

Curated by: Dora Espinoza

Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 1 - 5 pm

On view from April 8 to April 29, 2018,
At: The Belskie Museum of Art and Science,
280 High Street Closter, New Jersey, 07624
Museum hours: Saturday to Sundays, 1 - 5 pm

For private viewing & more information contact:
[email protected], 646-823-1104,
www.doraespinozart.com, 201

FREE ADMISSION

The Belskie Museum of Art and Science, proudly presents a group exhibition "The American Dream: The Latino Experience in America" featuring works of contemporary art created by some of the most important artist immigrants and first-generation American citizens who are part of the Latin American diaspora. Originally from South and Central America and the Caribbean, the 18 artists now reside in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California and Florida. Using a variety of mediums, the artists present their creative vision of everyday life experience, while reflecting on local and global realities and sudden social and political changes. Some focus on thoughts and actions that highlight unity and a positive vision for a better future.
The exhibit has been curated by Dora Espinoza, an immigrant from Peru. She has three decades of experience curating Latin American Contemporary Art and is the founding director of Tribes Gallery, New York City, and DEFA Fine Arts.
The artists and their country of origin include: Emil Alzamora (Peru); Pablo Caviades (Ecuador);
Papo Colo, (Puerto Rico); Esperanza Cortés (Colombia); Mica D’Orleans (Haiti); Manuel Gomez-Rosa (Puerto Rico); Julio Gonzalez (Dominican Republic); Carl E. Hazlewood (Guyana); Leslie Jimenez (Dominican Republic); Renny Molenaar (Aruba); Lady Pink (Ecuador); Fernando Pomalaza ( Peru); Alexandra Rojas (Colombia); Juan Sanchez (Puerto Rico); Rudi Sgarbi (Brazil); Mario Torero (Peru); David Yanez (Ecuador.)
"The American Dream: The Latino Experience in America," exhibit was made possible thanks to the efforts and collaboration of Layla Almarzooqui, Anita Duquette, Norman Douglas, Glenn Fouch, Roxanne Hoffman, Christian Murrugarra, Bullet Space Gallery, Cesar Augusto Texeira, Susan Mc Tigue, Mar y Tierra/Peruvian Cuisine and all the artists.

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05/07/2017

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Timeline Photos
05/07/2017

Timeline Photos

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05/07/2017

Trystan Ng

Julie Song
05/07/2017

Julie Song

Sterling silver, Rhodium plated Heart, with .4ct Diamond, specially made for Mother's Day!Now at the GIFT SHOP!
05/04/2017

Sterling silver, Rhodium plated Heart, with .4ct Diamond, specially made for Mother's Day!
Now at the GIFT SHOP!

Oil Paintings and Ceramic, you will find at the Belskie Museum Craft Sale, this weekend Saturday, December 17 and Sunday...
12/16/2016

Oil Paintings and Ceramic, you will find at the Belskie Museum Craft Sale, this weekend Saturday, December 17 and Sunday 18, 2016. from 1 - 5 PM

From The Healing Collection of Dora Espinoza's jewelry.Showing to a client a Rose Quartz Necklace with a 18ct. Kunzite s...
12/16/2016

From The Healing Collection of Dora Espinoza's jewelry.
Showing to a client a Rose Quartz Necklace with a 18ct. Kunzite stone, set in Sterling silver.
Also a pair of Christmas earrings made of red Coral and green Onyx, set in Sterling silver.

NOW ON SALE AT THE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP
11/29/2016

NOW ON SALE AT THE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP

Timeline Photos
01/17/2016

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
01/17/2016

Timeline Photos

"The Artistic Achievement of People Living with Disabilities" is the title of the present exhibit at the Belskie Museum ...
01/17/2016

"The Artistic Achievement of People Living with Disabilities" is the title of the present exhibit at the Belskie Museum of Arts & Science, the exhibit is organized by Arts Unbound.
The photo below is an article publish by the Northern Valley Press, Dec. 28, 2015. The exhibit will be up until January 4, 2016, open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm
Free Admission!

Happy Sunday! Gift Shop opens at 1:00 PM
01/17/2016

Happy Sunday!
Gift Shop opens at 1:00 PM

01/16/2016

GIFT SHOP OPEN EVERY WEEKEND SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
FROM 1 TO 5PM.
FREE ADMISSION!

Everyone is welcome to the new Gift Shop at the Belskie Museum. We have a collection of Healing Jewelry, made of Clear Q...
01/16/2016

Everyone is welcome to the new Gift Shop at the Belskie Museum. We have a collection of Healing Jewelry, made of Clear Quartz.

Belskie Museum of Art & Science
05/17/2015
Belskie Museum of Art & Science

Belskie Museum of Art & Science

Founded to save, restore and exhibit the works of renowned sculptor and medical illustrator Abram Belskie and provide a forum for the arts by providing a venue where both local and international artists of repute can display their works.

LAST DAY TO VIEW 13TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT BY TENAKILL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS CLOSTER LIBRARY ART WALL NOW TILL 5/31:  MAR...
05/17/2015

LAST DAY TO VIEW 13TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBIT BY TENAKILL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

CLOSTER LIBRARY ART WALL NOW TILL 5/31:
MARGO MOSS PHOTOS

COMING SOON:
BELSIE MUSEUM:
MAY 21-31ST NVRHS - DEMAREST

CLOSTER LIBRARY ART WALL:
JUNE - JULY AL ALEXANDER PHOTOS

The Martin Hicks Gallery at The Belskie Museum, Closter, N.J., is pleased to announce the 13th Annual exhibit of fine art by students of the Tenakill Middle School in Closter,NJ.



The Exhibit will be open to the public starting Thursday evening, May 7th when a reception with light refreshments will be held from 7-9 PM. It will then be open 1-5 pm Saturdays & Sundays from May 9th-May 17th. Featured will be original creative forms of art in varied media by 7th & 8th grade art students.



Also featured will be "WORLD PEACE POLES" which are 6 ft. wooden poles decorated by the students with images of peace and wishes for peace. Many 2 ft. wood strips similarly decorated have been sent abroad to Budapest, South Sudan, Peru, Bolivia, England, Brazil & Japan. Museum-goers will have the opportunity to write what peace means to them on a post and stick it to the adjoining wall.



The exhibit will again be curated by Mrs. JoAnn Puleo- Art Supervisor and Director of Special Area Teachers (pictured in front of the display of " LYRICAL PORTRAITS" which are created using minutely drawn lyrics to songs or other writings which the artist decided on rather than drawing with a plain line).





The Belskie Museum is located at 280 High Street,

Closter, N.J. adjacent to the Closter Public Library.



201-768-0286 www.belskiemuseum.com.





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OPENS TODAY!"Jewish Life Cycles: Rites of Passage and Milestones"April 18 – May 3, 2015The Martin Hicks Gallery at the...
04/18/2015

OPENS TODAY!
"Jewish Life Cycles: Rites of Passage and Milestones"
April 18 – May 3, 2015

The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum in Closter, N.J. is proud to exhibit the third annual juried exhibition sponsored by Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. This exhibition is part of the program Partnership2Gether sponsored by Jewish Federation-- an exchange of artists from sister city of Naharyia, Israel with artists from New Jersey. 14 artists from the state of New Jersey were selected to be included in the current exhibition, Jewish Life Cycles: Rites of Passage and Milestones. Art work in various mediums were selected that express this theme:

“Jewish people all over the world are united by rituals which mark the rites of passage, milestones and our connection to Israel. This exhibition reflects our unique Jewish identity in the creation of artwork related to these life cycles . Jewish prayers and texts reinforce this message and remind us of our ancestors and their commitment to Jewish life and ritual. Our liturgy presents the message that Israel is our homeland”
Sheryl Intrator Urman, Curator

Shown in the exhibition will be the 15 artists selected by a jury in Naharyia, Israel
along with 7 previously winners from previous Paternship2Gether from Northern New Jersey. Each of the 14 artists will have one work exhibited in Naharyia, Israel this summer. Partnership2Gether is a program that establishes a dialogue and exchange of ideas with artists from the sister city of Nahariya creating a strong professional bond between the two countries.

The featured artists in this exhibition: Zhora Almosnino, Teela Banker, Barbara Bortniker, Sandi Cohen, Doryne Davis, Jay Greenspan, Adele Grodstein, Tamar Hirschl, Rochelle Hoff, Janet Indick,
Sheryl Intrator Urman, Joyce Kanyuk, Daniele Kaplan, Glenn Lesnick, Roberta Millman-Ide,
Ksenija Pecaric, Suzy Rosenberg, Fred Spinowitz, Rivkie Stern, Rachele Unter and
Lea Weinberg.

EXHIBIT OPENING: SATURDAY, APRIL 18 1-5 pm

ARTIST RECEPTION- SUNDAY-APRIL 26 6-8PM

Museum Hours: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 1-5pm

(Hours by appointment can be arranged)

FREE ADMISSION

280 HIGH ST, CLOSTER, N.J. (LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE CLOSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY)

201-768-0286 WWW.BELSKIEMUSEUM.COM

03/21/2015

285 PEOPLE ATTENDED THIS SPECIAL EXHIBIT OPENING!

“BERGEN COUNTY TECHNICAL H.S.-TETERBORO STUDENT EXHIBIT”

NOW THROUGH APRIL 5, 2015

The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Closter, N.J. presents an exhibition by over sixty talented students of BERGEN COUNTY TECHNICAL H.S.-TETERBORO in a variety of majors.

FASHION DESIGN & MERCHANDISING explores teen issues such as body image, gender discrimination and mental illness through the use of traditional and non-traditional media. Electric wires, paper flowers and soda-can tops are synthesized with fabric, pen and paper to discover individual perceptions of universal adolescent difficulties.

COMMERCIAL ART & GRAPHIC DESIGN students created a piece to align with one of the following topics: love, believe, soul or happiness. They then selected the media appropriate for communicating their artistic talent.

Students in AP STUDIO ART employ acrylics and mixed media to visual positive themes including love, happiness and imagination.

Lastly, DIGITAL MEDIA students of past and present have generated a looping DVD of short films, animations and static graphic images.

The opening day reception will feature food provided by Bergen Tech's CULINOLOGY PRGRAM.

Museum Hours: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 1-5pm
(Hours by appointment can be arranged)

FREE ADMISSION

280 HIGH ST, CLOSTER, N.J. (LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE CLOSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY)

201-768-0286 WWW.BELSKIEMUSEUM.COM

We are pleased to announce our current exhibit, THE ART OF QUILTING' exhibit has been extended another month until March...
01/31/2015

We are pleased to announce our current exhibit,
THE ART OF QUILTING' exhibit has been extended another month until March 1 by popular demand!

“CONFESSIONS” EXHIBIT OPENS SUN 11/16 NOVEMBER 16-DECEMBER 7, 2014The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of ...
11/15/2014

“CONFESSIONS” EXHIBIT OPENS SUN 11/16

NOVEMBER 16-DECEMBER 7, 2014

The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, N.J. presents an exhibition by 15 Korean artists. Displayed will be varied media including Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawings, Photography & Sculpture. The artists have shown in numerous exhibits internationally and throughout the United States and have been honored with numerous awards and Grants from leading art institutions.

Participating artists are: Shin Young An, Sung Ho Choi, Joo Hyun Kang, Jun Ku Kang, In Hae Kim,
Jung S Kim,Mi Kyung Kim, Seung Hwui Koo, Garam Lee, Minny Lee, Paul Nam, In Sook Park, Ga Hae Park, In Young Seoung and In Joo Whang.


EXHIBIT OPENING: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 1-5 pm

“A DIVERSE EXHIBITION BYTHE FACULTY OF THE ART CENTER OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY” OCTOBER 12- NOVEMBER 2, 2014The Martin...
10/08/2014

“A DIVERSE EXHIBITION BY
THE FACULTY OF THE ART CENTER OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY”

OCTOBER 12- NOVEMBER 2, 2014

The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, N.J. proudly presents an exhibition by 18 instructors of THE ART CENTER OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY, NEW MILFORD, N.J. Displayed will be varied media including Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawings, Photography & Sculpture.

Participants are: Jane Chang, Sylvie Covey, Edia Cusick, Peggy Dressel, Jim Edmonds, Karen Elder,
Candi Feinberg, Christine Freidman, Natalie Frier, Tai Hwa Goh, Myra Grosinger, Max Horbund,
Ben Horodner, Cesar Jerez, Marcia Rieff, Jungeun Sung,Joe Terrone and John Varriano.


EXHIBIT OPENING: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12 1-5 pm

09/04/2014
Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter, Bergen County, New Jersey

“THE THIRD ANNUAL
DOCTOR AS AN ARTIST”

SEPTEMBER 7- 28, 2014

The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, N.J. proudly presents an exhibition by 19 doctors whose daily profession demands the use of their hands and who now present us with their additional talent in the arts. Past exhibitions by doctors have received rave reviews as they demonstrated a high level of artistic expertise. Displayed will be varied media including Oil, Watercolor, Prints, Photography & Sculpture. Participating doctors are:

R.S.ASNES, B. BUFALINI, H. BENKEL, G. FARBER, K.GOLDBERG, R.J. HARRIS, D. HOWLETT,
A. KAGAN, J. KUPPERMAN, M.K.LIU, S.MAZLIN, K.PATAL, L.ROTHMAN, A. SCHNEIDERMAN, S,SHUREN, I.SON, M.STEFANOVICH, L.TROY AND D. WEINSTEIN

Also on display will be medical sculpture by the late Abram Belskie (March 24,1907-November 17,1988), for whom the museum is named. Mr Belskie was among the premier medical illustrators of the century and his medical models revolutionized teaching methods in medical schools throughout the country.


EXHIBIT OPENING: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th 1-5 pm

FEATURING REFRESHMENTS & THE JAZZ GUITAR OF FRANCIS FORTE, MD
IN THE OUTDOOR GARDEN

Museum Hours: SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS 1-5pm

(Hours by appointment can be arranged)

FREE ADMISSION

280 HIGH ST, CLOSTER, N.J. (LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE CLOSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY)

201-768-0286 WWW.BELSKIEMUSEUM.COM

Belskie Museum of Art and Science Web site features information on upcoming museum events, fine art exhibits, special exhibitions, the art gallery online.

04/19/2014

“WATER:THE ESSENCE OF OUR LIVES”

NOW -MAY 4, 2014

The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, N.J. in association with Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, is pleased to exhibit a diverse selection of art submitted by 40 artists from Northern New Jersey. This juried exhibit is meant to explore the people and the common thread which runs through the people of Northern New Jersey and Nahiriya, Israel-- to create a “living bridge” using art to communicate and connect. A lecture and video presentation of the art on exhibit as well as that from partnership participants in Nahirya, Israel will be held in the Closter Public Library Auditorium on April 29 at 7pm and is free and open to the public.

03/15/2014
Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter, Bergen County, New Jersey

“IN RARE FORM”



MARCH 16- APRIL 6th, 2014



EXHIBIT OPENING: SUNDAY, MARCH 16 1-5 pm

The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, N.J. proudly presents an exhibition by 13 women artists whose work is of many styles, mediums and sensibilities. Their common thread is their unique creativity. The work reflects their lives and there is something both vital and playful in much of it. They work in shared space, joking and laughing, sometimes crying, but continuing to create.

The exhibiting artists are:

Edla Cusick, Harriet Sobie Goldstein, Phyllis Gordon, Leslie Hagg, Bonnie Keck, Jackie Lima,
Diane Nafash, Ruth Bauer Neustadter, Elizabeth Rundquist, Paula Schiller, Joan Strier,
Rachelle Unter and Jeanne Wheaton


We hope to see you soon...and don't forget to bring a friend!



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Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Inc. (a non-profit museum)
280 High Street (adjacent to the Closter Public Library)
Closter, NJ 07624 |201.768.0286
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email: [email protected]



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12/31/2013

HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO OUR FRIENDS OF THE BELSKIE MUSEUM! SEE YOU ALL IN 2014 FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR!

UNUSUAL ART” JANUARY 5-26, 2014 Exhibit Opening Sunday, January 5The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of Art...
12/31/2013

UNUSUAL ART”

JANUARY 5-26, 2014

Exhibit Opening Sunday, January 5

The Martin Hicks Gallery at the Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, N.J. proudly presents an exhibition by 16 artists of a wide-ranging diverse display of unique and unusual artistic talent. The works include cast-iron sculpture, woodcut prints, cardboard sculpture, photography, wood carvings, paintings, silk fabric collage, embroidery and certain other mixed media. The artists come from throughout New Jersey, Rockland County-N.Y., Westchester County-N.Y. and Connecticut.

The exhibiting artists are:

ZHORA ALMOSNINO,SCOTT BARNES, KATHLEEN BARTOLETTI, JANET CASTONUOVO,JOSE FONTAINA,ELAINE GREENE, ERIC DAVID LAXMAN,ROBERTA MILLMAN-IDE,JOHN MURPHY, WON JU SEO, SYVIA SHERR, KAREN STARRETT,PAT STEWART,VALERY SUTHERLAND,DANIEL TACKNEY-DIGRAZIA AND ANDREW WEATHERLY.

We hope to see you soon...and don't forget to bring a friend!

Your Friends At,

Belskie Museum of Art & Science, Inc. (a non-profit museum)
280 High Street (adjacent to the Closter Public Library)
Closter, NJ 07624 |201.768.0286
web: www.belskiemuseum.com

email: [email protected]


ADMISSION IS FREE | Hours: Sat. & Sun. 1 - 5pm


FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!


The Belskie Museum is now on Facebook and Twitter! Just click on the links below

and you will automatically be redirected to our page...we hope to 'see' you there!



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Address

280 High St (Located Adjacent To The Closter Public Library)
Closter, NJ
07624

General information

The museum works in collaboration with the Art Students League of New York City and the Vytlacil School of Pleine Aire Painting i The museum is operated entirely by volunteers under the direction of a six-member Board of Directors (also entirely volunteer) appointed by the Borough of Closter, The Closter Lions Club and the Closter Public Library Trustees. Funding is from grants, memberships, fundraising exhibitions and donors.

Opening Hours

Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(201) 768-0286

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