In The Galleries
Exhibitions in the Main Gallery showcase art in all mediums, as well as exhibitions featuring cultural history and science.
The Nilson Gallery features the work of New Jersey artists, including the New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, a unique and exciting forum for NJ artists who have never had a one-person show of their work in our State. The artists selected for this Series represent the diversity of talent in the State and demonstrate their creativity in a wide variety of media. Gallery talks scheduled during the exhibitions offer artists the opportunity to share insights on their work.
Visit Stella The Stegosaurus!
Visit a large Stegosaurus, the dinosaur sculpture on permanent display in the Museum’s patio garden. Artist Jim Gary (March 17, 1939 – January 14, 2006) was a self-taught metal sculptor best known for his large whimsical creations of dinosaurs assembled from discarded automobile parts. Welded by hand and painted in vivid colors, Gary’s sculptures are almost life-size, and each is stegosaurus comprised of hundreds of car parts – he used as many as eight to ten automobiles to build a single dinosaur.