The Beauty That Surrounds Us: Celebrating Princeton

Our beloved town of Princeton offers the photographer a wide range of beautiful subject matter.  From our parklands, waterways, and abundance of trees to the amazing architecture and outdoor sculpture of Princeton University, beauty surrounds us every day.  This collection of recent images takes us on a brief visual trip around our wonderful town and the University. Dave Burwell’s lifelong love of nature sparked his passion for photography, and he is grateful to be a full-time photographic artist and teacher.  In his classes and workshops, Dave emphasizes the craftsmanship of

Your Inner Space

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12 | 3-5pm In their artistic work, both Ifat Shatzky and Mira DeMartino explore unlimited layers of human emotions, thoughts, and associations. Their works, created in completely different mediums, evoke similar reactions of self-reflection on deep, universal emotions. Whether it’s Ifat’s landscape or Mira’s human figure, they all relate to inner space. Working in different dimensions, Ifat and Mira both choose to leave their pieces raw, unfinished, and organic. They feel that precise definition of a  form leaves the viewer passive. There is

Trilogy: This, That, and the Other

Power of Faces

Images from the global photojournalism project by Theresa Menders and Daniel Farber Huang will be on display on the second floor of the library through November 30. Realizing that most of the nearly 69 million people displaced to refugee camps lost treasured family photos when they fled their homes, Menders and Huang bring photo printers into refugee camps around the globe, where they distribute portraits for individuals to keep. The context of refugee camps is intentionally cropped out of the images to focus on individuals,

Neighborhood Portrait

The Neighborhood Portrait Quilt is part of a permanent exhibition that tells a story of important leaders and residents.

Donor Wheel

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.

taplinThrough 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 Artistic Director Maria Evans as well as invited guest curators. To learn more about exhibiting your work in the Taplin Gallery, click here.

Our Lower-Level Gallery features rotating exhibitions, including artwork by ACP Faculty and students. On the top floor, the Solley Lobby Gallery is ideal for community-based exhibitions and showcases work from local and/or emerging artists. To learn more about exhibiting your work in the Solley Lobby Gallery, click here.

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).