Art Galleries

“I was spending a rainy day in Princeton and had heard of D&R Greenway’s walking trails and art exhibits. I found my way to the Johnson Education Center. Inside a beautifully restored  barn I found an exhibit of nature photography and paintings. What an uplifting experience and a great way to spend an hour on a rainy day!” -Hugh L. Evans

Gallery hours are weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm, except for holidays. Please call 609.924.4646 ahead of time to ensure that art exhibitions are viewable in all rooms.

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The Marie L. Matthews Gallery

About the gallery

The Marie L. Matthews Gallery was named in honor of Marie L. Matthews, a noted Princeton artist. Marie Matthews lived a full life as an accomplished nature photographer and was very active in community philanthropy. A graduate of the University of California-Berkeley with a Masters Degree in Education from Goucher College, Marie belonged to many Princeton area boards and supported local and national causes. Her family named this gallery to honor Marie’s generous spirit and love of art and nature.

Current Exhibit

Soul of a Tree
Unique wood sculptures, wood on wood, forest bathing photography and views from a treehouse.

Through April 20, 2018
Reception: Friday, March 16

“Nest” by John Napoli, exhibiting artist

The Jay Vawter Decoy Collection

About the collection

Close to eighty artistic carved decoys were gifted by collector Jay Vawter of Princeton to D&R Greenway Land Trust in February 2012.  This gift seeks to inspire a conservation ethic by creating appreciation for the waterfowl and bird species on display.

D&R Greenway’s work to preserve critical natural habitats – including marshes and wetlands, rivers and streams – was the impetus behind the gift.

An astute collector of high quality decoys, Jay selected D&R Greenway as a recipient of his gift because: “D&R Greenway preserves lands full of these birds.”

Many of the decoys in the Vawter Collection have won awards, such as a Merganser drake that won best in show at the Ward World Championships. Lem and Steve Ward, hunters and fisherman, weren’t trained artists but developed their ability to create lifelike birds by observing birds in the marshes and waterways.  In 1975, the Ward Museum opened in Salisbury, Maryland. Every decoy in the Vawter Collection was carved by an artist represented in the state-of-the-art Ward Museum.

Current exhibit

Return to the River
Ducks, Decoys and the Delaware

Olivia Rainbow Gallery

About the gallery

Named by Leslie and Chris Kuenne of Princeton in memory of their daughter Olivia, a burgeoning artist who loved the outdoors, the gallery exhibits works of children and students from pre-school through high school ages. Throughout the year, changing exhibits feature nature through the eyes of children and showcase art from local schools and partner organizations.

Current Exhibit

Art Collaborations! Students K through 8th Grade
through March 29


Upcoming exhibits:

April 2 through May 4 


May 7 through June 4 


June 5 through July 31 


August 1 through September 4 



Species on the Edge:
Winners, Annual Contest on
NJ’s Threatened, Endangered Species
September 5 through October 12 


October 16 through November 21


Our Mission: To Preserve and Care for Land and Inspire a Conservation Ethic, Now and Forever

Land Preserved
20,267 Acres
Upcoming Events
May 06

Greenway Gala

Johnson Education Center
2018 Greenway Gala Sunday, May 6 4:00 – 6:00 > Read More
May 10

Twilight Fly Fishing 101

6 pm
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Co-Sponsor, Orvis-Princeton Instructor: Bruce Turner, > Read More
May 23

The Poetry of Nature: Cedar Ridge Preserve

10:30 am - Noon
Cedar Ridge Preserve
Join us at Cedar Ridge Preserve for the second > Read More

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