Art in Town

Art On Campus

Art in the Workplace

Art In Trenton

Other Galleries

Art by the River

To the North

Other Museums

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In the Galleries

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Art in Town

Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158

Nassau Street, 609-921-6748. "Old Traditions, New Beginnings," a major

exhibition celebrating 250 years of Princeton Jewish history, jointly

presented and exhibited at the Jewish Center of Princeton.

This is the first-ever exhibit on the history of Princeton’s Jewish

community, scheduled to coincide with the Jewish Center’s 50th

anniversary. Topics addressed include early arrivals, family life,

social organizations, work and business pursuits, religious

traditions, and anti-Semitism.

Marsha Child Contemporary, 220 Alexander Street,

609-497-7330. New oil paintings by Andrei Zadorine. Gallery hours are

Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To July 3.

Firebird Gallery, 15 Witherspoon, 609-688-0775. Featuring

paintings by Gennady Spirin and Charles Santore. Gallery hours are

Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Art On Campus

Art Museum, Princeton University, 609-258-3788. "A Window

into Collecting American Folk Art: The Edward Duff Balken Collection

at Princeton," 65 paintings and drawings by major 19th-century figures

who include Zedakiah Belknap, Erastus Salisbury Field, Sarah Perkins,

Ammi Phillips, and Asahel Powers. A native of Pittsburgh, Balken was a

member of Princeton Class of 1897 who later became curator of the

department of prints and drawings at the Carnegie Institute. Open

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Free

tours of the collection are every Saturday at 2 p.m. To June 11.

Also, "Photographs by Barbara Bosworth," a survey exhibition of

panoramic photographs and the debut of the 24-print narrative

sequence, "The Bitterroot River," to June 18; "Yayoi Kusama: Early

Drawings from the Collection of Richard Castellane," to July 30. "The

Dawn of Maya Kings: An Exhibition of an Early Mayan Stela," to July

30; and "Flora and Fauna in Chinese Painting," to July 30.

Firestone Library, Princeton University, 609-258-3184. "A

Century for the Millennium: 100 Treasures from the Collections of the

Princeton University Library," on view in the main exhibition gallery

to November 5.

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Art in the Workplace

Stark & Stark, 993 Lenox Drive, Building 2, Lawrenceville,

609-895-7307. "Shapes, Scenes, and Such," a display of artwork by

staff and family members of Stark & Stark. Also, a show of watercolors

by Trenton painter Marguerite Doernbach. Show is curated by Gary

Snyder Fine Art. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To September

9.

Breakout!, Summit Bancorp Gallery, Route 1 at

Carnegie Center, 609-799-6706. "Breakout!" a group show, curated by

DeLann Gallery, with drawings by Cynthia Goodman Brantley, figurative

sculpture by Bob Mataranglo, oils by Adel Al-Hillawi, and quilts by

Barbara Pivnick. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. To June 23.

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Art In Trenton

Extension Gallery, 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,

609-890-7777. "Dream Fulfilled, To God be the Glory," an exhibition of

sculpture by Joseph W. Acquah of Ghana, west Africa. Gallery hours are

Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To June 29.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Spring Exhibition. In the Museum: "Red Grooms:

Sculptures," 40 brightly-painted, humorous sculptures by the New York

City artist. In the Domestic Arts Building, "Bill Barrett: Sculpture

and Painting," bronze sculptures, paintings, and drawings. Also,

"Andrzej Pitynski: Partisans-Freedom Fighters," drawings and models of

the monumental bronze sculpture of Polish partisans and freedom

fighters currently installed near the Hamilton Train Station. Public

hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To July 2.

New work outdoors includes sculptures by Barry Hehemann, Petro Hul,

Sharon Loper, Helena Lukasova, Scott McMillin, and Paul Muick. The

22-acre landscaped sculpture park and water gardens are on the former

state fairgrounds site, with indoor exhibitions in the 10,000 square

foot museum, and renovated Domestic Arts Building.

New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street,

Trenton, 609-292-6310. "Forgotten Gateway: The Abandoned Buildings of

Ellis Island," Larry Racioppo’s exhibition of the little-known world

of Ellis Island’s abandoned buildings, poignant reminders of their

historical significance and current disrepair, to June 30. Museum

hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5

p.m.

Also "Building a Collection: Fine Art at the New Jersey State Museum,"

to August 20; "The Art of Jack Delano," July 29 to September 4. On

extended view: "Of Rock and Fire;" "Washington Crossing the Delaware;"

"New Jersey and the Great Ice Age;" "Dinosuar Turnpike;" "A

Convocation of Eagles;" and "Amber: the Legendary Resin."

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Other Galleries

Hopewell Township Library, 245 Pennington-Titusville Road,

609-737-2610. Ewing Art Group Members’ Show: works in oil, acrylics,

watercolor, and mixed media. To June 29.

Montgomery Cultural Center, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, 609-921-3272. "Insights," a shared exhibition by Jane Garvey

Adriance, Dorothy Wells Bissell, and Seow-Chu See; to June 30.

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Art by the River

ABC Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street,

609-397-0275. "Nature’s Mysteries," an exhibition of oils by Edith

Skiba. A resident of Lamberville since 1997, Skiba teaches at College

of New Jersey and at Rutgers. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 1

to 9 p.m.; Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To July

1.

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4588. A shared show by Taylor Oughton and Peter Petraglia.

Oughton is a landscape painter featuring on the unspoiled sections of

Bucks County. Petraglia works in abstract realism and surrealism.

Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To

June 4.

Goldsmiths Gallery, 26 North Union Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4590. Photographs by New Jersey multi-media artist Victor

Macarol whose work has been shown at the New Jersey State Museum,

Galerie Fink in Paris, and Galerie Mesmer in Basel, Switzerland. Open

Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To September 21.

Kevin Kopil Furniture Gallery, 28-B Bridge Street,

Lambertville, 609-397-7887. "Art for Living Spaces" by Vermont

landscape artist Jake Geer is featured at the gallery where

handcrafted furniture design is exhibited together with fine art.

Geer, whose studio is in Bridgeport, Vermont, takes as his subjects

pastoral vistas, farms and barns, sunrises, and salt marshes. Gallery

is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5

p.m. To June 30.

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To the North

American Hungarian Foundation, 300 Somerset Street, New

Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "Mihaly Munkacsy in America," featuring works

of the celebrated Hungarian painter who, at the time of his death in

1900, had become the most famous Hungarian in the world. His 1890

commission, "The Conquest of Hungary," can be seen today in the

Hungarian parliament building. His American patrons included Cornelius

and William Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, William Astor, Joseph Pulitzer, and

department store magnate John Wanamaker. Museum hours are Tuesday to

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. $5 donation. To

June 18.

Quietude Garden Gallery, 24 Fern Road, East Brunswick,

732-257-4340. The contemporary sculpture gallery’s "New Artists, New

Ideas, New Season" show, featuring work by more than 100 artists in

natural outdoor installations. Featured artists include Sarah

D’Alessandro, Charles Welles, and Liz Whitney Quisgard. Gallery hours

are Friday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

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Other Museums

Hunterdon Museum of Art, Lower Center Street, Clinton,

908-735-8415. "Narratives in Thread," Robert Forman’s exhibition of

figurative and narrative paintings composed entirely of thread with

subjects ranging from self-portraits to documentation of the artist’s

hometown of Hoboken. Also, in the Merck Gallery, an exhibition of

Huichol yarn paintings from northern Mexico, selected by Forman.

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To June 18.

James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street,

Doylestown, 215-340-9800. "The Art Gene," the annual Bucks County

Invitational, curated by Bruce Katsiff, focuses on four pairs of

related artists: George and Daniel Anthonisen; Robert and Jason Dodge;

Emmet and Elijah Gowin; and Barbara and Mark Osterman. The show

includes videos of the artists discussing their work. To July 2.

Also, the new Children’s Gallery, featuring artwork by children ages 3

to 12, through June 30.

Museum hours Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday &

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 adults; $1.50 students; children free.

Website: www.michenerartmuseum.org.


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