Textured Waters

by Paintings by Léni Paquet-Morante & Susan DeConciniMarch 13, 2021 - April 3, 2021

When artists Susan DeConcini and Léni Paquet-Morante submitted individual proposals for an exhibition, the Arts Council’s gallery committee saw an exciting pairing because of their shared interest in water as a subject matter. Susan’s watercolors on paper explore her interest in the movement and textures of ocean waves and other water surfaces in motion. Painted at a variety of water environments, Leni’s plein-air landscape interpretations inform her studio work. Together, these artists’ works provide a contemplation of water as both a familiar subject and intriguing

Legends of the Arts: A Black History Month Exhibit

by Museums in MotionFebruary 6, 2021 - March 6, 2021

Join the Arts Council of Princeton and Museums in Motion as we pay tribute to “Legends of the Arts” during Black History Month 2021.   Take a stroll through decades of culture and excellence related to some of the most notable individuals in American history. Legendary figures such as poet and author Langston Hughes, actor and singer Paul Robeson, and the timeless, regal Motown singing sensations known as The Supremes will be featured, to name just a few. View riveting photographs of Lena Horne, the first black woman

Travels: Domestic and aBroad

by Krysia Kolodziej and Libby RamageJanuary 4, 2021 - January 30, 2021

  When artists Krysia Kolodziej and Libby Ramage met in the early 1990s, Krysia was editing for Princeton University Press and writing poetry; Libby was starting her work teaching art to very young children while making and exhibiting her own art. Both inveterate savers of ephemera, they have been supporting each other’s art-making ever since.   Libby’s mixed media pieces–with painting and drawing using acrylics and charcoal–were created from a scrapbook originally compiled by her stepfather’s mother, Hilda, a formidable woman who reigned over her family

2020 Member Exhibition

by ACP MembersNovember 21, 2020 - December 19, 2020

If you’re like us, all you want right now is to see 2020 in the rearview mirror. Virus, politics, environmental chaos, lanternflies … there’s no doubt that it’s been a time of great anxiety and stress. During it all, making art has brought us together and kept us engaged in an otherwise isolated time. Whether you posted a doodle a day, experimented with clay, or mastered the color mixing of oil paints, art proved to be a powerful weapon in combating loneliness and inspiring self

Day of the Dead Exhibition

November 2, 2020 - November 14, 2020

  Day of the Dead, or el Día de los Muertos, is a celebration of life.   El Día de los Muertos is observed in Mexico and throughout the world this time of year, where family and friends gather to remember and honor those who have died. Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars using sugar skulls, marigolds, and favorite foods of those who have passed.    The memories and desires of the dearly departed are remembered each year on November 1 and 2 with

Art and Music: Touching Sound

by Princeton Artist AllianceSeptember 26, 2020 - October 24, 2020

We hear music. But what does music look like? A picture is worth a thousand sounds. Art and music complement one another and form a connection. The stimuli from each strengthen the other. Artists find their inspiration from many sources.   The artists of Princeton Artists’ Alliance are collaborating with the musicians of Mobius Percussion in the exhibition Art and Music: Touching Sound. Inspired by the musicians’ performance of Paper Melodies (my music box music) composed by Jason Treuting of So Percussion, the visual artists have

Arts Council Instructor Exhibition

September 9, 2020 - September 19, 2020

One of the Arts Council of Princeton’s greatest assets is the team of incredible teaching artists we employ to share their talents with our community. Visit our Taplin Gallery to view painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles, and mixed media to inspire your own creative path! Learn about each instructor and the classes they’re offering this Fall, including both virtual and in-person options.   

The Princeton Paper Crane Project

August 1, 2020 - August 29, 2020

The Princeton Paper Crane Project is a celebration of love, eternal strength, and resiliency of the human spirit.

McVicker at 90: A Retrospective

by Charles McVickerFebruary 22, 2020 - March 14, 2020

  I feel I am a reporter and interpreter. My paintings are autobiographical in the sense that they are the result of experiences and travels. I paint what I think is important or beautiful. I am moved by the idiosyncrasies of people and the beauty and fragility of nature. And I have always been intrigued by the magic of paint and design. -Charles McVicker Charles McVicker is an award-winning painter of landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits.  He works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor.  He

Inside Out…When Worlds Collide

by Jon Sarkin, Jennifer Levine, Kenneth LewisJanuary 4, 2020 - February 15, 2020

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Inside Out…When Worlds Collide, an exhibition of works by three individuals who became artists by chance. The exhibit will be on display in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery, from January 4 through February 15, 2020.  Becoming an artist was not the initial intention for Jon Sarkin, Jennifer Levine, or Kenneth Lewis Sr. Through distinct circumstances, art and the need to create became the driving force in their lives. Despite receiving no formal training, these artists are consumed in the process.