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New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Secretary of State

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  • 03/28/23 - New Jersey State Museum
    Artworks inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on display for 60th Anniversary of Letter from Birmingham Jail

    To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, the New Jersey State Museum will exhibit four prints by artist Ben Shahn that reflect ideas King put forth in his letter.

  • 01/31/23 - New Jersey State Museum
    New Exhibition Focuses on Non-objective Abstract Art

    The New Jersey State Museum presents “Beyond the Tangible,” a new exhibition of 26 non-objective abstract works by 22 artists from the Fine Art collection. The exhibition opens February 11 in the Museum’s 2nd floor gallery and features works created by American artists since the late 1930s. “Beyond the Tangible” is on view through August 27, 2023.

  • 09/06/22 - NJ State Museum
    Lunchtime Gallery Talks to Feature New Jersey Arts Annual Artists

    The New Jersey State Museum will present a series of seven in-gallery talks with artists featured in the 2022 New Jersey Arts Annual: Reemergence exhibition on select Wednesdays through the run of the show.

  • 08/18/22 - NJ State Museum
    Longtime State Museum Volunteer Among Honorees at Governor’s 2022 Jefferson Awards

    The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to announce that longtime volunteer Wayne Callahan was among the honorees at the 2022 Governor’s Jefferson Awards. Mr. Callahan was honored in the “Service Through STEM” category for his volunteer work with the New Jersey State Museum Natural History Bureau.

  • 08/04/22 - NJ State Museum
    Council for the Humanities Grant Will Support Upcoming State Museum Project

    The New Jersey State Museum (NJSM) is pleased to announce that the New Jersey State Museum Foundation is the recipient of grant funding from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) to support the a component of the exhibition "History Beneath Your Feet: Archaeology in the Capital City,” which will explore the social, cultural and environmental evolution of Trenton through archaeological artifacts.

  • 03/18/22 - NJ State Museum
    Dive In and Discover the World of Sharks

    Sharks are one of the most feared animals throughout the world, even though the odds of ever encountering one are highly unlikely. “Jaw Dropping World of Sharks,” a new exhibition from the New Jersey State Museum, aims to dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings about sharks and their relatives.

  • 01/10/22 - NJ State Museum
    New exhibition at NJ State Museum explores beauty, complexity of Black culture

    The New Jersey State Museum is pleased to present “Posing Beauty in African American Culture,” a touring exhibition opening January 29, 2022. The exhibition explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts.


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