Third Thursday

At this month's Third Thursday event in Hammonton, staff from the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University will give guided tours of the two exhibitions on display: In Real Life and Picturing Women Inventors. Drop in from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 19.

In Real Life features local artists Mark Allen Natale, Nick Savides, Michael Schweigart and Ted Walsh, whose works are modeled after the ideals of Realism. Realism began as an artistic movement in France in the 1850s by rejecting Romanticism and turning to portraying subjects with truth and accuracy. Realists wanted to show “real” contemporary people, including unpleasant aspects of life. American Realism was a contemporary art movement that took place at the turn of the 20th century following the ideals of Realism but focused on “normal” life in New York City’s poorest neighborhoods.

Women haven’t always had equal opportunities to be inventors but have overcome obstacles to create inventions that change our lives every day. Learn about them in Picturing Women Inventors, a poster exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service & the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.

Learn more about these exhibits and upcoming events in Hammonton.