Michael Lenson's meticulously crafted, humanistic paintings are about people – their families, love, work, triumphs and tragedies. As a WPA artist he became one of the Federal Art Project's most accomplished muralists. The remarkable murals still grace the walls of many public buildings in New Jersey today.
Art History Talk: Michael Lenson - A Humanist Vision
Wednesday, October 7: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Regular Admission; FREE for Stockton Students, Faculty and Staff
A discussion of the work in the exhibition A Humanist Vision: The Paintings and Drawings of Michael Lenson (1903 – 1971). The discussion will be led by Barry Lenson, Michael Lenson's son, and Kate Ogden, PhD, Stockton Professor of Art History, and an authority on Lenson's work.
Linda Stein artist, activist, lecturer, performer and video artist explores the continuum between the binaries of masculinity and femininity, while inspiring the compassion, empathy and bravery it takes to become an upstander rather than a bystander. Her work concerns gender, oppression, bullying, strength, power and justice in contemporary culture.
Join us on at the Noyes Museum on November 12, 6:00 – 7:45 pm, for a lecture and performance by the artist, Linda Stein!
CAN WONDER WOMAN CRA-AC-CK GENDER STEREOTYPES?
Artist Lecture, Reception & Performance: Linda Stein: The Fluidity of Gender
Thursday, November 12, 6:00 – 7:45pm
Regular Admission; FREE for Stockton Students, Faculty and Staff
Artist talk accompanied by pop-culture images on video and stills followed by a brief performance by actors wearing Stein’s “body armor” sculptures. “My goal as an artist is to use my art to transform social consciousness and promote activism for gender justice. With my androgynous forms I invite the viewer to seek diversity in unpredictable ways, to ‘try on’ new personal avatars and self-definitions, knowing that every new experience changes the brain’s structure and inspires each of us toward a more authentic self.”
– Linda Stein
From intricate wooden sculptures to fabric compositions and fine oil paintings the exhibit is an eclectic mix of unique works from the Noyes Museum's Signature Artists.
Frozen Earth: Images from the Arctic Circle
May 29, 2015 - January 10, 2016
International artists of all disciplines share their impressions from the Arctic Circle Expedition, an annual residency led by artists and scientists.
The Polar Pom-Pom Project Educator's Worksheet
The Polar Pom-Pom Project Arctic Video
Thursday, September 10, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Climate Change Panel Discussion: Article for Discussion
A panel discussion organized by artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney will feature artist Diane Burko as moderator.
Michael Lemonick, covered science and the environment for TIME magazine for nearly 21 years, where he wrote more than 50 cover stories, and has also written for Discover, Scientific American, Wired, New Scientist, The Washington Post and National Geographic.
Dr. Jeff Niemitz is Professor of Earth Sciences at Dickinson College. He has been the president of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Andrew Revkin has covered science and the environment for 30 years in newspapers, magazines, books, documentaries and in his New York Times blog, Dot Earth, winning the country's top science journalism awards multiple times. He was a staff reporter at The Times from 1995 to 2009. He has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the fight to save the Amazon rain forest.
Amy Lipton began her career as a gallerist in New York City from 1986-1995. She is the co-founder of works for Eco Art Space, which is one of the leading international organizations in a growing community of artists, scientists, curators, writers, nonprofits and businesses who are developing creative and innovative strategies to address our global environmental issues.
Aaron T. O'Connor is the founding director of The Arctic Circle expeditionary residency program. This unique residency takes place aboard a specially outfitted, century old sailing vessel in the High Arctic.
"The Polar Pom-Pom Project" by Deborah Hamon
Deborah Hamon received a BFA from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California in 1990 and an MFA in 2002 from the University of California, Davis. From 2002-04 she received an Affiliate Artist Studio Award at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. In 2004, Hamon was invited to participate inHearts in San Francisco, a public art project.
Young-at-Art Gallery (YAG) displays art work created at schools or community organizations.
This is a free service to the community. The exhibits change monthly.
Pleasantville Middle School
Grades: 6 - 8
Art Teacher: René DeSanto
Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Grades: 9 - 12
Art Teacher: Dr. Fatjona Lubonja
to find out about opportunities for young artists!
August 12 - December 6, 2015
Anthony J. Rudisill has built his entire life’s work around nature and art, garnering local, national, and international recognition for his paintings and carvings.
As a boy, Rudisill enjoyed making field sketches of birds. Upon moving from Haverford, Pennsylvania to the Jersey Shore, his father introduced him to Fred Noyes—who later founded the Noyes Museum of Art—and arranged for his son to take art lessons from Noyes. However, Rudisill soon became restless, abandoned his lessons, and instead took to the plentiful marshes of South Jersey to explore in his boat. To earn a living Rudisill began working at age 19 as a commercial artist. In his spare time, he created highly accurate bird carvings and wildlife paintings. Years later he again encountered Fred Noyes, who introduced him to Walter “Drew” Newman, Jr., owner of Newman Galleries in Philadelphia. Newman was so impressed with Rudisill’s work he began immediately promoting the artist, enabling him to become commercially successful. As Rudisill gained recognition, he earned clients such as the Franklin Mint and the National Wildlife Federation; his work was shown at the Smithsonian Institution, and his carvings won him Best in the World from the Ward Foundation Wildfowl Carving Competition in 1978 and 1983.
After 60+ years of painting and sculpture, he continues to strive for new challenges and enjoys tackling seemingly impossible subjects, bringing them to life in a painting with a few sketches of his pencil and strokes of color with his brush.
Sensual Nature: Michelle Kalman
November 10, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Opening Reception on Thursday, November 19, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Michelle Kalman creates commanding, sensual sculpture that pushes the boundaries of ceramics in size and expression. Her large pieces are alive with fluid, feminine gestures rarely seen at a scale of over five feet and 700 pounds. Her smaller work communicates intense intimacy that is no less dramatic. Powerful, clear and flowing forms are her hallmark. Kalman builds all of her work by hand without traditional wheel-throwing and rarely uses tools of any kind; she is self-taught. Sensual Nature, at Kramer hall, is her first solo exhibition. In 2012-13, Kalman participated as a guest artist in the Sweet Edge Sculpture Tour in New Hope, PA, and was featured in Bucks Country Magazine. Her sculpture is also currently on exhibit in downtown Philadelphia through the Center for Emerging Visual Artists.
Wind and Waves, Grew Calm: David Macomber
November 12 - December 27, 2015
David Macomber was born at the peak of summer, by the beaches of New Jersey. Coming from a commercial fishing family, he understands first hand that all life revolves around the power of the sea. This knowledge and experience, naturally bleeds into his daily creative process.
Macomber finds his inspiration in old signs and street art. Mixing these metropolitan influences with his relationship to the ocean – he has developed a style labeled as "Urban Nautical." Unlike conventional "surf art," he doesn't draw the perfect wave or showcase tropical destinations. Rather, Macomber is telling the story of the sea in a way that allows people to remember their experiences with the waves and weather.