Hunterdon Art Museum

Address

7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, NJ 08809
County: Hunterdon
www.hunterdonartmuseum.org

Contact

Ms. Marjorie F. Nathanson

Grant Amount

$50,000

Program Area

Arts

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support of contemporary art, craft and design, and education and community outreach that fosters the highest standards of artistic excellence.

Organization Background

Mission: The Hunterdon Art Museum connects people to contemporary art, craft, and design in ways that educate, challenge and inspire.

History: The museum is located on the banks of the Raritan River in a mill built in 1836. Founded as the Hunterdon County Art Center in 1952 by a group of local artists and businessmen, the museum has played a vital role in the art and commercial communities since its beginning. A scenic landmark, it was placed on the National Historic Register in 1982. The museum has been transformed from a mill to exhibition spaces and classrooms, and recently the parking area was converted into a terrace overlooking the Raritan River, a place for the community to enjoy. Renovations to the building have made it fully ADA compliant.

The organization has been the provider of art programs and exhibitions for over 60 years. The museum's permanent collection focuses on works on paper, primarily prints.

Key Personnel:

Marjorie Nathanson has been the Executive Director for eighteen years. She holds an M.A. in art history for Columbia University and a B.A. from Simmons College. Previous experience includes seven years on the curatorial staff of the Museum of Modern Art. She is on the Executive Committee of ArtPride and on the Board of the Clinton Guild.

Jennifer Brazel has been the Museum's Director of Education for 6 years. She holds a M.A. in art history for the American International University, London and a B.A. from Rutgers University. She previously held a staff position at the Zimmerli Museum.

Rosemary Maravetz, the Exhibitions Coordinator has an extensive background in collections management and conservation experience. She holds a B.A. in art history from Rutgers University and a Certificate in Preservation Management from Rutgers also.

Ann Villa is the Director of Development, she holds a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute. Prior to joining the museum's staff she was Director of Donor Relations for the national office of Family Promise and Director of Distinguished Events at the American Cancer Society.

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