19 2015


9:00AM - 5:30PM  

JCC of Middlesex County
Edison, NJ
732-494-3232 (Phone)
732-548-2850 (Fax)

Contact Diane Mael
732-494-3232 (Phone)
732-548-2850 (Fax)

Tour the Grand Masonic Lodge in Chelsea. The Grand Lodge of the State of New York has a long history dating back over 228 years and is the governing body of Freemasonry in the State of New York. Nearly 80 different Masonic Lodges, Eastern Star Chapters, and Concordant Bodies meet in our twelve Lodge rooms. Each of these Lodge rooms has its own unique architectural style. Some rooms are adorned with different styles of columns while others feature murals that have been painstakingly restored to their original splendor.
Join us on a guided tour of this magnificent building and learn about the history and work of the Freemasons.

Come and explore the new Whitney Museum of contemporary American Art in the Meat Packing District. This incredible new building by architect Renzo Piano allows art to “mingle” with the West Side, the NY skyline, the Hudson River, and the High Line. Join us on a one and a half hour guided tour of their new exhibit “America is Hard to See” Drawn entirely from the Whitney Museum of American Art’s collection, America Is Hard to See takes the inauguration of the Museum’s new building as an opportunity to reexamine the history of art in the United States from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. Comprising more than six hundred works, the exhibition elaborates the themes, ideas, beliefs, and passions that have galvanized American artists in their struggle to work within and against established conventions, often directly engaging their political and social contexts. Numerous pieces that have rarely, if ever, been shown appear alongside beloved icons in a conscious effort to unsettle assumptions about the American art canon.