Art Installation - "Invasion" by Robert Hummel

Event date: 
October 31, 2018 - 2:00pm to December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm

Art Installation: "Invasion" by Robert Hummel

Dickinson Hall, Room 113

Robert Hummel’s work is on exhibit at the Gallery at the Center for Collaborative History. Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Throughout the 1990’s, artist Robert Hummel helped create parade floats, in a former, Hoboken, NJ, Tootsie Roll factory, that later became the creative center and design studio for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It was there, that the use of vivid color to inspire children and working along side Manfred Bass, the former, founding director and designer of the Macy’s parade, that Hummel’s work emerged, capturing mystery, radiance and the imagination.

“Living near Grovers Mill, NJ, I learned the history of this famous broadcast. When I listened to “The War of the Worlds” for the first time, it left an indelible impression. I was inspired to paint it as a series of three works, spanning day to night, at different locations, of this fearfully-gripping news report.”

2018 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Halloween treat, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), aired on October 30, 1938. Directed and narrated by actor (and later filmmaker), Orson Welles [1915-1985], the one-hour broadcast that caused panic in listeners, was an adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, The War of the Worlds.

All artwork on display is available for sale. For purchase and commissions contact Robert Hummel directly at,
(609) 571-2200 or online at,

Jennifer LOESSY