Marie L. Matthews Gallery
at the Johnson Education Center
This gallery has on exhibit works from a variety of media, inspired by the beauty of the natural world. Marie L. Matthews Gallery is located inside a circa 1900's restored barn that is also home to D&R Greenway Land Trust.
You may visit the galleries during weekdays from 10am to 5pm, except for holidays. Please call 609.924.4646 ahead of time to ensure that art exhibitions are viewable in all rooms.
The video catalog of previous art shows can be found on our YouTube channel.
Top Introductory Photo - Spirit by William Vandever, Digital archival print
"Coexisting Structures: Artists, Architects, and Nature"
Exhibit is open for viewing through May 29
Artists and architects study patterns in nature to design a built environment compatible with the natural order. This exhibit is a visual celebration and exploration of this balance.
Marina Ahun, Fred Diseroad, George Donovan, Richard Farmer,
Susan Hockaday, Bill Hoo, Robert Kear, Jonathon Wells
Michael Graves Architecture & Design, Ford 3 Architects LLC, Studio Hillier,
The New Jersey Barn Company, Joshua Zinder Architecture + Design
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, very active in philanthropic affairs. She raised a family and traveled widely. She graduated from the University of California-Berkeley and received a Masters Degree in Education from Goucher College. She served as a trustee of the Lymphoma Research Foundation, Corner House Foundation, and Mothers 2 Mothers Program. The generous spirit of Marie lives on in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery.
Olivia Rainbow 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 mirror the theme of the art displayed in the Marie L. Matthews Gallery.
"All Eyes on Nature!"
Arts Exchange Students of The Arts Council of Princeton and Homefront
Open for viewing through June 25
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, when Jay Vawter learned his children were not interested in inheriting his collection, he decided they would make a perfect charitable gift. He selected D&R Greenway as the recipient 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.
Carver Ben Heinemann
Click here for directions to the Johnson Education Center
One Preservation Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
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