Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:41 pm
New Jersey residents are passionate about a lot of things, and supporting the arts is one of them. Just ask the folks from the Ground for Sculpture! But art in NJ doesn’t stop there. Below are some highlights of the amazing arts organizations and museums found throughout New Jersey.
Princeton University Art Museum – this gem, located in central Jersey on the Princeton University campus, consistently displays amazing work from celebrated international artists and masters alongside an exquisite collection of ancient art from the Americas, Asia, and the Byzantine Empire. Oh…and did we mention that admission is always free?
The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival – This amazing festival devoted to the art of poetry has been going strong since 1986. It is widely known as North America’s largest poetry event and has included such luminary Nobel laureates as Octavio Paz. Even more importantly, the Dodge Foundation continues to support student writers and their teachers and is a major supporter of the arts in New Jersey. Check out this year’s festival at the NJPAC from October 23-26.
The New Jersey Theatre Alliance – You don’t have to go to NYC to see a great play. NJ theatres have been getting rave reviews for years and are often artists’ incubators for amazing productions before they go to the great white way. The NJ Theatre Alliance is just one way to help support great local theatres like The George Street Playhouse, Two River Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.
Newark Museum – This is New Jersey’s largest museum and is always packed with interesting exhibitions ranging from a display of beautiful works crafted from Tiffany and Cartier to contemporary American art from a wide range of artists. Did we mention the Planetarium? Yeah, they’ve got that too, alongside many other attractions for families and schools.
These are just a few of the amazing ways you can experience art in New Jersey. For more ideas, visit Jersey Arts.
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