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 Art Fans Will Love Princeton Mercer’s Museums, Historic Venues
 ARTS AND CULTURE OFFERINGS
ARE PLENTIFUL IN THE PRINCETON MERCER REGION — theater productions, musical performances,
art shows, create-your-own-art opportunities and more. Museum lovers have many destinations to choose
from and history buffs will find many interesting stops.
The Arts Council of Princeton operates the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts,
which carries out its mission of building community through art by offering exhibits, performances, free events and art and dance classes for all ages. Many exhibits showcase area artists.
Another hub of cultural activity is The African American Cultural Collaborative in Trenton, which also focuses on community – for Africans in the diaspora. Their year-round schedule of programs and activities includes movie nights,
open mics, a poetry series, professional productions, sports and wellness.
The Princeton University Art Museum’s collection of more than 100,000 works spans the world over many centuries. Guided and self-guided tours are available. The museum is always free.
Grounds for Sculpture encompasses 42 acres where visitors enjoy a collection
of contemporary outdoor sculpture set amidst a beautiful landscape of native and exotic trees and flowers. Three buildings house six galleries with rotating exhibitions. Guided tours are available.
More Museums
The Old Barracks Museum in Trenton brings Colonial America to life through interpretive programs and exhibits
that present New Jersey’s history and
its diverse people. Built to house 300 soldiers during the French and Indian War, the Old Barracks is one of the oldest surviving buildings in New Jersey, and the last remaining British barracks in North America.
Visitors to Trenton shouldn’t miss the New Jersey State Museum. With more than 2 million objects, artifacts and specimens, the museum broadly covers natural history, archaeology, ethnography, cultural history and fine art. Its 140-seat planetarium is a popular attraction.
On the site of the Roebling Co. factory and steel mill, the Roebling Museum tells the story of the company and family that built the Brooklyn Bridge and invented wire rope, used to build bridges, elevators and other staples of modern life. For another view, explore
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