Two Weeks Left For “Discover Jersey Arts Month”

STATE—Gov. Chris Christie officially proclaimed October 2011 as “Discover Jersey Arts Month.” To celebrate, has launched “Your Jersey Arts Museum Moment,” a program presented in partnership with 14 New Jersey museums inviting the public to share their love for their favorite museum.

One grand prize winner will receive a private party for him-or-herself and twelve friends at the participating museum of their choice. Hundreds of entries have been received at the participating museums and online, and with the program running through Oct. 31, there are two weeks left to attend a museum and share experiences. The public can enter at each of the participating museums or share their story online at

This marks the fourth consecutive year in which October is declared “Discover Jersey Arts Month” by gubernatorial proclamation, and program organizers wanted to take the opportunity to highlight New Jersey’s museum community. “We wanted to showcase New Jersey’s fine and diverse collection of art and history museums this year,” said Jim Atkinson, Program Director of Discover Jersey Arts. “These fourteen featured institutions represent a goldmine of educational, artistic, and historic treasures that are sure to entertain and delight attendees of all ages.”

This year’s featured museums include: Absecon Lighthouse (Atlantic City), Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen’s Museum (Tuckerton), Grounds For Sculpture (Hamilton), Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton), Monmouth Museum (Lincroft), Montclair Art Museum (Montclair), Morris Museum (Morristown), Newark Museum (Newark), New Jersey State Museum (Trenton), Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton College (Oceanville), Perkins Center for the Arts (Moorestown), Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts (Millville), Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Millville), and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University (New Brunswick).

For more on Discover Jersey Arts Month and “Your Jersey Arts Museum Moment,” visit

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