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The Paul Robeson Galleries
On April 9, 1979, a small gallery opened in the Paul Robeson Campus Center (350 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.), thanks to the collaborative efforts of a team determined to establish Rutgers-Newark as an arts center and bring “work of the highest quality” to the campus.
Over the decades, gallery leaders such as Alison Weld, Stuart White, Jorge Daniel Veneciano and the current curator/director, Anonda Bell, have embraced and expanded that vision. Today, the five Paul Robeson Galleries comprise an “artistic and cultural center dedicated to presenting art and cultural artifacts as well as educational and public programming in the spirit of the diverse metropolitan context of Rutgers University at Newark, the Greater Newark communities, and the northeast region of New Jersey.”
The Paul Robeson Galleries exhibitions, openings and lectures bring together city and college ‐‐ establishing a common social/aesthetic experience ‐‐ while its visual literacy programs enrich the greater Newark community. The galleries’ Art in Society program offers school tours and workshops, while ArtMoves is a gallery educational outreach program bringing arts, arts education, and arts therapy to communities and audiences not having ready access to the arts. Visual Vistas is a program for early childhood education and pre-kindergarten, while Looking Lens is designed for K-6 students. All programs are free.