Taking Pause

Taking Pause is a documentary portrait project created by ACP Artist-in-Residence Robin Resch that asks people to reflect on what in their lives feels most essential. The project is on view in Princeton’s Dohm Alley from April-October 2021.   With what do we identify and connect most deeply? What truly matters to us, and why?      This series seeks to create telling portraits of people through what is deeply meaningful to them. To make these portraits, photographer Resch ask each participant the same simple

A Voice to be Heard

A Voice to be Heard explores the idea of the inner voice and the ongoing search for meaning, connection, and sense of place. The artists explore ideas of belonging that seem truly important in our contemporary life and in a society that too often feels polarized and isolated, inviting us to reflect on our points of view and shared humanity.   Joyce Kozloff in her series “girlhood” visually collaborated with her younger self through using childhood drawings in her current work that reflect on her

UNTITLED 2017 (FEAR EATS THE SOUL) (WHITE FLAG)

  The Arts Council of Princeton presents UNTITLED 2017 (FEAR EATS THE SOUL) (WHITE FLAG)  by Rirkrit Tiravanija.  Tiravanija’s piece was created as part of Creative Time’s Pledges of Allegiance, a nationwide public art project that commissioned sixteen flags, each created by acclaimed contemporary artists. Each flag embodies art’s ability to channel political passion, points to an issue the artist is passionate about, and speaks to how we might move forward collectively as a country. The message of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s flag is a reference to German

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 emerging and established artists to share their works.

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.

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.

Propose an exhibition

Interested in showing your work with the Arts Council of Princeton? Complete a proposal here.