‘The world discovered me after I designed the Richards Medical Building but I discovered myself after designing that little concrete block bathhouse in Trenton." Architectural icon Louis I. Kahn made that statement in 1970, four years before his death. In the 50 years since he designed the Trenton Bath House adjacent to the pool at the Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Ewing, thousands of people have discovered and enjoyed his creation.
And not just swimmers – architects and architectural students from all over the world come to gaze in awe at the simple concrete and wood structure. "Japanese architects get off the plane, and the first place they want to see is the Trenton Bath House," says Susan G. Solomon, an independent curator who in 2000 wrote "Louis I. Kahn’s Trenton Jewish Community Center" for Princeton Architectural Press. Solomon has done more than just study the Bath House; she co-authored the nomination that put the 1955 building on the National Register of Historic Places. Solomon also spearheads the campaign to save the Bath House, which, while functional, is badly in need of repair.
According an article in the January 11 issue of New Jersey Jewish News, the JCC intends to purchase a $3.1 million 80-acre site in West Windsor on Clarksville Road to build a Jewish community campus. According to Paul Schindel, vice president of the JC board: "One of the major forces propelling the project forward is the recognition that the demographic center of the region’s Jewish community has shifted from Ewing to the West Windsor/Princeton area." The closing is expected to occur no later than September and the move won’t take place for about two years.
The bath house is covered by a Ewing preservation ordinance so it can’t be destroyed but Solomon is still concerned. "My concern is that the future owner might let it deteriorate; nothing in the ordinance says you have to keep it up, you just can’t intentionally destroy it. An even more important concern of mine is that the JCC, which is controlled by United Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks, should think very carefully about who they sell to. They own this gem, and I’m hoping they will consider who is the most appropriate owner and who could do the most for this building."
As part of these endeavors Solomon has curated "If I Owned the Trenton Bath House," an exhibition that poses this hypothetical question to leading area architects, designers, and other interested parties. Their answers – essays and visual renderings – comprise the exhibit, along with historic photos of the building, at Art’s Garage at 326 4th Avenue in Ewing. The show is on view through Thursday, September 22.
Louis Kahn was a Jewish immigrant born in Estonia around 1901. He was brought up in Philadelphia, where he maintained an office for many years. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania and became one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. His use of restraint and expressiveness became widely appreciated as an antidote from the International Style popular in his day. He also fathered three children, two out of wedlock. His son, Nathaniel Kahn, who was only 11 when his father died, saw Kahn rarely. His search to find out more about this elusive figure led to his 2003 documentary, the Oscar-nominated "My Architect," which stirred public interest in Kahn once again.
Kahn didn’t design a lot of buildings, especially when compared to his contemporaries, but the few that he completed are considered masterpieces. "He was an artist – artists don’t get jobs," says the legendary architect Philip Johnson in "My Architect." "He was the most beloved architect of our time." I.M. Pei, who also appears in the film, says: "When he found a client who was sympathetic, he was a client for life."
Kahn’s successes included the Jonas Salk Institute in La Jolla, California; the Richards Medical Center in Philadelphia, and the Yale University Art Center in New Haven, Connecticut. For many, his crowning achievement is the Capital Complex in Dhaka, Bangla-desh, a 23-year project, built by hand and completed in 1983, 19 years after Kahn’s death.
But the little bath house in Ewing attracts as much attention as any of these stunning structures.
When the Trenton Jewish Community Center decided to move the Trenton Y to Ewing in 1954, they commissioned Kahn to design the new facility. He had experience in the Jewish community; while teaching at Yale, he had consulted on the New Haven Jewish Community Center in New Haven, and had designed synagogues in Philadelphia and buildings in Israel. He received the Trenton commission in July, 1954.
The original plan was to build an entire complex, and Kahn was full of ideas on how to use the 47-acre lot. A community center, athletics fields, picnic sites, and of course, an outdoor pool all figured in. Of all Kahn’s plans, however, only the Bath House and pool area were built. Kahn’s earliest drawings for the building date back to 1954; the project was completed in October, 1955. The governing body was not satisfied with Kahn’s designs, nor with the costs. He was never officially dismissed from the project; they simply stopped considering his ideas.
The Bath House is, at first glance, unprepossessing, especially for visitors who are not students of the architectural form. It is a simple building. The entrance leads around a concrete wall to a walled outdoor center space with changing rooms on the left and right. The roofs of the changing room form a pyramid shape, and are separated from the walls by empty space, allowing natural light to enter. The changing rooms are sparse, containing showers on one wall, and benches. Kahn had traveled extensively in Greece and Rome, and many experts feel that he was heavily influenced by the ancient buildings of those countries. Others call attention to the sense of Jewish mysticism that they see in Kahn. Entering the changing rooms one also is reminded of the simple Jewish bath houses of the old shtetls of Eastern Europe.
Famed architect Robert Venturi wrote to Susan Solomon: "I’ll never forget the excitement Louis Kahn’s Trenton Bath House design evoked in me when I first saw it, and I continue to be aware of its significant effect on my work over time…Viva the spatial richness of the Trenton Bath House – valid and vital – and its inspiring quality."
The aesthetics of the Trenton Bath House sneak up on one. "Kahn is difficult," admits Susan Solomon. "But there is something basic and human that reaches people. So many people have looked at Kahn and said he was a Jewish mystic. I don’t think that at all but I do think that there is a sort of basic humanism that is part of Judaism, and if there is a Jewish part of Kahn, that is what it is."
The question of what is to be done with the Trenton Bath House remains up in the air. Estimates put the price of restoration at close to half a million dollars.
The answers to the question "If I owned the Trenton Bath House" have been varied and fascinating. A farmer’s market, an artist’s space, a skateboard park, and a research center have been suggested.
Kathleen James-Chakraborty, associate professor of architecture at the University of California, wrote: "I fantasize about its walls covered with photographs of Jewish suburban life in the 1950s, the context out of which it was rather incongruously created. There must be artists who could create specific installation pieces here that respond to the history of the place and the strength of its geometries without being ponderously reverential."
Lydia Soo, associate professor at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, says: "I believe the original image of it, captured in the old photographs, should be made real again in the form of a publicly-owned landmark. In the crypt of St. Paul’s Cathedral stands the tomb of the architect Christopher Wren with the inscription ‘Lector si monumentum requiris circumspice’ – "Reader if you seek a monument, look around you." Similarly, we and succeeding generations, as joint owners of the Bath House, should be able to go there, look around, and experience not only a monument to, but also by, a great American architect – the seminal work of his career, as well as an icon of modern architecture."
And from Alexander Tzonis, professor emeritus of Architectural Theory and Design Methods at the University of Technology of Delft: "unlike literary works that can be easily treasured, buildings are not easy to preserve even if they are small. But small buildings of great significance have one advantage when threatened: they can be easily moved, rebuilt in locations where their value can be more appreciated. If Kahn’s Bath House was indeed threatened and if I had a say about its future: what could have been a better place to raise it again than Jerusalem, perhaps at the foot of the Israel Museum Hill, perhaps becoming part of the museum complex or next to it."
But we will leave the final word to someone who actually used the Bath House for its real purpose: a place for people to enjoy and spend some time away from the world’s cares. Here is journalist Judi Hasson:
"Summer was always special growing up in Trenton, New Jersey. From the age of 5 until 18, I spent nearly every sunny day at the Jewish Community Center pool on Lower Ferry Road.
"Many years later, I realized I had been privileged to experience one of Louis Kahn’s first buildings – the Trenton Bath House. And the serenity I felt when I passed through the cement openings became understandable. There was something almost mystical when I walked into the pyramid-shaped buildings with the suspended roofs, but I was too young to understand it then, and now I’d like to go back and feel it once again. Every outdoor pool I have gone to since then always seemed to be missing something. So I do think it is important to preserve this unique building as a tribute to a 20th century genius who created a timeless space. I think the blueprints for the Bath House should be made available online for any pool anywhere to use. And I believe the Bath House should be restored and used exactly as Kahn wanted it to be wherever the JCC decides to relocate – as a living, breathing example of a community’s life in the summertime when living is fun and there’s no better place to go but the pool."
"If I Owned the Trenton Bath House…", Art’s Garage, 326 Fourth Street, Ewing. An exhibit celebrating 50 years of continuous use and anticipating the Jewish Community Center’s move from Ewing. Historic and contemporary photographs accompany statements by architects, art historians, and journalists, about the modest structure designed by architect Louis I. Kahn. On view through September 2. Call 609-937-6939 for information. Open Monday to Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.
Dynasty Arts, 20 Nassau Street, Unit F, 609-688-9388. "Last Dynasty," oil and watercolor, and limited edition prints. Artist and owner, Lu Zuogeng, combines Chinese brushwork with Western watercolor. Also, Chinese antique furniture of Ming and Qing dynasties. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Failte Coffeehouse, 9 East Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-466-6681. "Black and White and Color," a new exhibit by Hopewell photographer Arthur Hochman. All works are for sale. Exhibit runs through the month of July. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gold Medal Impressions, 43 Princeton Hightstown Road, West Windsor, 609-606-9001. Gallery of photographer Richard Druckman, a freelance photographer for Associated Press. Six rooms and over 250 photographs of professional football, basketball, hockey, tennis, and Olympic events. Photographs for sale are matted and framed and in a variety of sizes and prices. Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Historical Society of Princeton, Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, 609-921-6748. "Princeton Recollects" exhibition was organized to celebrate the accomplishments of the Princeton History Project. In the 1970s and 80s, the project was dedicated to collecting and preserving memories, and publishing "The Princeton Recollector," a monthly magazine. The exhibition includes original letters, documents, and artifacts. Free. Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Hopewell Frame Shop Gallery, 24 West Broad Street, 609-466-0817. "Goin’ Down the Shore," a watercolor exhibit by Elaine Hahn. A native of Missouri, she is a signature member of National Watercolor Society and her works can be found in private and corporate collections nationwide. On view through July 30. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
La Principessa Ristorante, Route 27, Kingston Mall, 609-921-3043. "La Dolce Vita, " a collection of original photographs from Italia by Ed Tseng. The exhibition remains on permanent display. Restaurant hours are Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 4:30 to 9 p.m.
Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, 609-921-0100. "The Tree Series and "The Gates Series," recent selections of photographs by Princeton resident Sally K. Davidson. Davidson worked with a macro lens exploring the color, form, shape, and texture of trees. Her photos of The Gates capture the installation and the viewers within Central Park. On view through August 3. Gallery is open Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday until 3:30 p.m.; and Sunday from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Saturdays.
Princeton Public Library, First Floor Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-9529. Photographs from acclaimed photographer Ricardo Barros’ 2004 book, "Facing Sculpture," will be the first exhibit in a new series of collaborative art exhibitions presented by Princeton Public Library and the Arts Council of Princeton. Exhibit takes place in the library’s second floor Reference Gallery. "Facing Sculpture" features more than 60 interpretive portraits of sculptors with examples of their work. During the slide talk, Barros will display alternate portraits, discuss photographic treatments, present many more images of sculpture, and describe the sculptors’ thoughts on their work, as well as his personal response to the sculptors and their artwork. Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m.
Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-4377. Photographic show by Barbara K. Suomi. Using a 30 plus year old Canon FTB with a 50mm lens, she creates photographs that focus on strong colors, textures, graphic design, and compositional features. A native of New Jersey, she lives and works in Princeton. On view through August 1. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Songbird Studio, 538 Brunswick Pike (Route 518, outside Lambertville), 609-397-5797. Alisha Hastings-Kimball’s new studio to show and sell her ceramic works. Her works include pieces from earthenware, stoneware, and raku clays. The exhibit includes unique works including pea pod platters and corset wall hangings.
Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855. "Color Me Alive," and exhibit of Catherine DeChico’s colorful paintings and black and white photographs. Her acrylic painting, "Albert Einstein" is also on view. On view through August 14.
Princeton University Art Museum, 609-258-3788. Medieval, Renaissance, and baroque galleries are open. "Thomas George: A Retrospective," a survey of the work of longtime Princeton resident Tom George celebrates his recent gift to the museum of works on paper and paintings from the 1950s to the present. Through September 11. The museum’s galleries are open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Tours are given on Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Hall Gallery, 20 Library Place, 609-497-7990. Paul Bonelli’s visual adaptation of the biblical Book of Ecclesiastes features a series of hand-colored woodcuts. On view through July 16. Open Monday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Art in the Workplace
Educational Testing Services, Chauncey Hall, 609-497-9622. Plainsboro artist Doug Opalski’s first exhibition includes recent watercolors he has painted. On view through August 8. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
University Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street, 609-497-4192. Exhibit of watercolor paintings by Ellen Faber. On view to July 20. A portion of the proceeds from the show benefit the establishment of a new community Breast Health Center. Gallery is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hopewell Campus, 609-252-5120. Outdoor sculpture show features works by seven prominent East Coast artists: Hope Carter of Hopewell, Kate Dodd, Richard Heinrich, John Isherwood, Joel Perlman, John Van Alstine, and Jay Wholley. Exhibition is on view during business hours and will remain in its location for two years.
The artists were selected by a panel composed of Alejandro Anreus, veteran curator and scholar, Jeffrey Nathanson, now executive director of the Arts Council of Princeton, and visual artist Sheba Sharrow, working under the guidance of Kate Somers, curator of the company’s corporate gallery in Lawrenceville.
Also, "Canvassing the Coast: Contemporary Paintings Inspired by the New Jersey Shore." Each of the nine regional artists offers a personal interpretation of today’s coastal region through the choice of medium and style of expression. Through July 18. Open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends, 1 to 5 p.m.
Art by the River
Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0804. "Voices in the Valley" a shared exhibit of new paintings by Constance Bassett and Taylor Oughton. On view through August 7. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Atrio Restaurant, 515 Bridge Street, Stockton, 609-397-0042. Exhibit features the works of Will Hubscher of Stewartsville featuring black and white monoprints. Curated by Riverbank Arts. Through July 31. Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner.
Eagle Diner, 6522 York Road, New Hope, PA, 215-862-5575. "Celebration of the River Towns," a new and evolving photographic exhibit by Robert DeChico. Through August 30. The diner is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Harrison Street Gallery, 108 Harrison Street, Frenchtown, 908-996-0062. New gallery with exhibit of works by Victoria Wallace, Gloria Kosco, Mimi Strang, Dee Shapiro, Susan Roseman, and James Feehan. On view through August 30. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
J.B. Kline & Son Gallery, 25 Bridge Street, Lambertville, 609-397-7026. "Chaos and Harmony," an exhibit by Roy Freedle (aka Cato) featuring large paintings depicting mankind’s alternative emotional states of chaos and harmony. On view through July 31. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Louisa Melrose Gallery, 41 Bridge Street, Frenchtown, 908-996-1470. "Scapes I," an exhibit featuring watercolorist Elsa Hermann and news works by W. Cal Burger, Julie Friedman, Carol Magnatta, John Reilly, Carol Ross, and Rhoda Yanow. On view through July 31.
New Hope Arts, Union Square, West Bridge Street and Union Square Drive, New Hope, 215-862-3396. Second annual New Hope Sculpture Exhibition featuring an indoor exhibition of more than 88 works by 43 nationally and internationally recognized artists and an outdoor show of seven large-scale works installed throughout the town. Through April, 2006.
Peggy Lewis Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly Street, 609-397-0275. "The River Poets Art Exhibit" to benefit Friends of the Lambertville Library. Works by Bill Donlen, Elaine Restifo, Robert Muller, and Judith Lawrence. On view through July 14. Gallery open Monday to Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. ; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pelegrino Shill Art Gallery, 204 North Union Street, Lambertville, 609-397-2889. "Our Town," an exhibition of works by John Larson featuring the faces and places of the community. Through July 30. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phillips Mill, River Road, New Hope, 215-862-0582. "Major Bucks County," an exhibition in conjunction with the diamond jubilee celebration features the work of 90 artists with paintings and sculpture chosen from the Impressionist artists of the artist colony. Through July 17.
Art In Trenton
Gallery 125, 125 South Warren Street, Trenton, 609-393-8998. Summer Group Exhibit on view through August 5. Norma Greenwood’s exhibit, "Painting the Light" features two portraits, Moki and Enlightened Being En Lighted.On view through August 5. Days Later, an exhibit on view through August 5. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Old Barracks Museum, Barrack Street, Trenton, 609-396-1776. "Furniture, Curios and Pictures: 100 Years of Collecting by the Old Barracks," a display in the gallery included in the tour admission fee. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the last tour is at 3:50 p.m.
Trenton Artists Workshop Association, Ellarlsie Museum, Cadwalader Park, Trenton, 609-394-9436. "TAWA I," a summer exhibition featuring artists Randall Greenbaum, Eric Kunsman, and Deborah Reichard. On view through July 31. "TAWA II," a summer exhibition featuring artists Jean Burdick, William Hogan, and Arlene Milgram. Gallery talk by the artists, Sunday, August 7, 1 p.m. On view through September 11. Gallery open Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
American Hungarian Foundation Museum, 300 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "Calm Between the Storms," an exhibit of close to 70 works of Hungarian Interwar Art from the Salgo Trust for Education. Through September 4, 2005. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Hunterdon Museum of Art, 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, 908-735-8415.
"49th Annual National Juried Print Exhibition," an exhibit in all print mediums from printmakers across the country. Jeanne Jaffee, sculptor and printmaker, is this year’s juror. On view through August 7. Also, "Tom Burckhardt: Works on Paper," an exhibit of earlier abstract paintings combining stripes, dots, and plaids with figures, objects, and landscapes. On view through August 7.
James A. Michener Art Museum, Union Square Complex, Bridge Street, New Hope, 215-340-9800. New Hope satellite facility opens with the relocation of the popular, interactive multi-media show, "Creative Bucks County: A Celebration of Art and Artists," featuring 19th and 20th century painters, writers, composers, and playwrights. Also on exhibit, "Pennsylvania Impressionists of the New Hope School." Museum admission $6 adults; $2 youth. Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Also, "Selling Dreams: Film Posters 1945-2005, an exhibition drawn from the holdings of local collector Mark del Costello, and featuring movie posters from 15 countries spanning 60 years. This exhibition includes poster art from classic films including Some Like It Hot, Rebel Without a Cause, A Star Is Born, Dr. Strangelove, Lawrence of Arabia, Bonnie and Clyde, and Reservoir Dogs.
James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown, 215-340-9800. "The Artists Among Us," a permanent interactive exhibit dedicated to the history and legacy of the artists who have made New Hope an internationally recognized arts colony. It is a permanent exhibition. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Museum admission $6.50 adults; $4 students.
Also, "Emily Brown: The Evolving Landscape," an exhibit highlighting contemporary landscape painters. The exhibit features more than 50 works from the 1970s to 2004 including paintings, prints, and drawings. On view through September 18.
Also, "Art in 2 Worlds: The Native American Fine Art Invitational" is a contemporary art exhibition organized by the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. On view through October 16.
Also, "Animals on the Loose: A Mercer Menagerie," an exhibit designed for children ages three to eight and their families. Extended through December 31.
Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New Brunswick, 732-932-7237. Ongoing exhibits are "Art in Paris from Daumier to Rodin" and "Japonisme: Selections from the Collection." Also, "Beyond the Limits of Socialist Realism: Part II: Theater Posters from the Soviet Union," through July 31. Museum hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Spotlight tours every Sunday at 2 and 3 p.m. Admission $3 adults; under 18 free. Free admission on the first Sunday of each month.
Also, "Original Illustrations for Children’s Books." Through July 17, 2005. "The Color of Night: How Artists Work with Darkness." Through July 31, 2005. "Soviet Propaganda Posters." Through July 31, 2005. "Modern Stories: Narrative Prints from the Rutgers Archive for Printmaking Studios." Through July 31, 2005.
Also, "Dialogues: Henry Ossawa Tanner and Romare Bearden." Through July 31. Also, "A Promised Gift: Ceramics and Work on Paper from the Charles Sills and Caryl K. Sills Collection." Through July 31. Also, "Individuals: Selections from the Dodge Collection." Through July 31.
Also, "A Witness to War: Edward Steichen’s U.S. Navy Photography, 1942 to 1945." Through January 29, 2006. Also, "Original Illustrations for Children’s Books from the Rutgers Collection." Through February 5, 2006. Also, "Soviet Propaganda Posters, Part II." Through January 29, 2006. Also, "Eduard Gorokhovsky." Through January 15, 2006. Also,"Selections from the Henderson Collection of American Stained Glass Design." Through February 19, 2006.
Out of Area
Artists House Gallery, 57 North Second Street, Philadelphia, 215-923-8440. David Steir’s solo exhibition of 25 new oil paintings. Shteir, a resident of Carversville, Pennsylvania, grew up in Princeton, where his parents, Edwin Steir, who has his own law practice, and Judy, a realtor with Gloria Neilson, still live. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1986, then earned a bachelors in fine arts from Bates College and also attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Governors Island National Monument, The Gorbachev House, New York, 212-440-2232. "We Were Here," an exhibit of photographs and interviews of Governors Island in the City of New York by West Windsor artist Donna L. Clovis. Take the ferry. On view through August 30.
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, North Branch Station, 908-725-2110. "Intolerance," an exhibit of original prints and photographs by 32 artists exploring and interpreting prejudice, politics, and man’s inhumanity to man. On view through July 23. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.