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

Spring Training: People, Places, Play
April 22 –June 14, 2019

Artist and D&R Greenway trustee James Fiorentino is renowned for his portriats of sports legends such as Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle and Casey Stengel. This exhibition includes his and other artists’ work celebrating the lands where we play.

Exhibiting artists:

Hana Aviv, Lisa Budd, Kate Leigh Cutler,
Mike Dziomba, James Fiorentino, Bernie Hubert,
Sean Kane, Jack Quinn, Laura Renner, Ewa Zeller

Opening Reception April 26, 5:30-7:30 pm
RSVP at 609-924-4646 or rsvp@drgreenway.org

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.

Exhibit Schedule

Exhibit Schedule:

STUART COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
of the SACRED HEART

“Nature n Campus”
March 1 through April 12

EDEN INSTITUTE
Art of Nature by Eden Students
(For Autism Month)
April 15 through May 31

ART OF THE QUILT ~ “TREES”

by Gail Mitchell
Inspired by “TREES” Quilt

PRINCETON JUNIOR SCHOOL ARTISTS
June 3 through July 3

PRINCETON ACADEMY
Nature Art by Ryan Lilienthal’s Students
July 8 through August 30

CONSERVE WILDLIFE FOUNDATION
“Species on the Edge”
Juried Exhibition
NJ Endangered and Threatened Species
September 3 through October 31

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

Land Preserved
20,492 Acres
Upcoming Events
Jan 01

Jun 08

Spring Native Plant Sale

Friday 3-6 pm, Saturday 9 am-noon
Johnson Education Center

Sale from D&R Greenway’s Native Plant Nursery

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