Manifest is an ongoing project to produce photographs of objects, documents, photographs, books, and other objects of African American material culture contained within public and private collections throughout the U.S. These repositories encompass elements such as diaries, slave collars, human hair, a drum, souvenirs, and other objects, some with great significance and others simply quotidian representations of daily life from the history of the black community. Manifest was created by Fall 2017 Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Wendel White. Wendel White’s Manifest photographs of objects recovered from …
Taplin Gallery …
The Mask of Femininity: Feminist Portraits
“The focus of work is a feminist, gender equality and women’s rights project, which explores the way women are viewed and society’s expectations of them. A series of portraits of feminist icons, show strong, powerful and self-motivated women, some of whom have reached iconic status for their work and influence, and in themselves are agents of change in society. Female icons are at the very forefront of the women’s rights movement because of all the things that these women have achieved and the circumstances in …
View a selection of 20 pages from Interwoven Stories, a community stitching project created by 2016 Artist-in-Residence Diana Weymar. More than 200 3-hole fabric pages, stitched with memories, places, and people, were created by Interwoven Stories participants, speaking to the generosity, diversity, spirit, commitment and creativity of this community. Interwoven Stories Update: Pages from The University of Puget Sound and the Arts Council of Princeton collections currently on exhibit: The Municipal Hall of Princeton, Arts Council of Princeton, The Zen Hospice Project (San Francisco), and …
The Neighborhood Portrait Quilt is part of a permanent exhibition that tells a story of important leaders and residents. …
More than 2,000 donors are acknowledged in this one-of-a-kind sculpture by Joshua Kirsch …
The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is home to award-winning, beautiful exhibition spaces, both inside the building and out. With few exhibiting spaces devoted to contemporary art in the region, the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center for the Arts serves as a key venue for contemporary art in central New Jersey.
Through exhibitions, public art projects, artist-in-residence opportunities and collaborations with other institutions, the ACP’s exhibitions program engages artists in projects that explore our shared and ever-changing contemporary culture. Through thought-provoking exhibitions and related public programs, the ACP presents projects of broad aesthetic range and social, cultural and political themes relevant to our diverse audience.
Exhibitions, artist talks and related programs are presented in the Peg and Frank Taplin Gallery and other spaces in and around the Paul Robeson Center. The Taplin Gallery, located just inside our front doors, offers a light-filled space for local and regional, emerging and established artists to share their works. Exhibitions are curated by the ACP Exhibition Committee as well as invited guest curators.
On the Lower Level, we are proud to highlight faculty work alongside their students’ work. On the top floor, on the way into our state-of-the-art Solley Theater, is our Solley Lobby Gallery, showcasing work ranging from community paint-outs to collaborations with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
Outside of the Robeson Center, on the Michael Graves Terrace, we feature sculptures and outdoor works that fill the space surrounding the building and beckon passersby to consider their surroundings in a different light. Further afield, our Public Art Projects help encourage this consideration throughout our community.
In addition to our galleries, the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Public Library work in collaboration to present art exhibitions in the Library’s second floor Reference Gallery and in the first loor Community Room.
Exhibition Program Mission
The goal of the Arts Council of Princeton’s exhibition program is to present exhibitions and related programs that support the Arts Council’s mission of Building Community Through the Arts by:
- Highlighting the work of local and regional working artists;
- Coordinating with the ACP’s teaching and multi-disciplinary programs;
- Presenting exhibitions that are relevant to our community and reflective of our region’s cultural and socio-economic diversity; and
- Providing related educational programs for students as well as the general public (such as our Kids at Work program).