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For 85 years, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been recognized as a leading arts institution in the tristate region, serving over 30,000 individuals each year. Comprised of a studio school serving children, teens, and adults; a contemporary art museum; educational outreach programs serving K-12 schools; and art & healing programs in conjunction with health and social service organizations, the Art Center engages the community in visual learning, interpretive programs, and art-making experiences.

The Art Center has received accolades from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts each year since 2008: a designation as a Major Impact Organization as well as a Citation of Excellence. The Art Center has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. The Art Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums Association, granting Sustaining Level Members reciprocal access to over 800 institutions across the continent.

There are many reasons to visit the Art Center: experience an art class or workshop, view our current exhibitions, or join us for a dynamic program.

Founded in 1933 as a community-based organization, the Art Center is a leader in the tristate region.

At the Art Center, we believe in the power of art to inspire, amaze, and enrich.

Get involved with the Art Center! We welcome new volunteers, docents, interns, staff, and faculty members to join our team.

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Major support for the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is provided in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wilf Family Foundations, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the WJS Foundation, and Art Center members and donors.