Monmouth Museum and Cultural Center

Address

765 Newman Springs Road
PO Box 359
Lincroft, NJ 07738
County: Monmouth
http://www.monmouthmuseum.org

Contact

Ms. Catherine A. Clark

Grant Amount

$15,000

Program Area

Arts

Focus

Grant Details

For general operating support of arts, cultural, and educational programming that engage the community through creativity and build life-long learning of art, history and science.

Organization Background

As Monmouth County's only multi-faceted museum, the Monmouth Museum recognizes its responsibility in fostering the arts and learning. Founded in 1963 as a "Museum of Ideas", the Museum holds no collections but instead presents changing exhibitions in art, history and science to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves. The Museum strives to present both exhibitions of national significance and showcase regional talent in its galleries. For decades, visitors have been exposed to new ideas, methods of creativity and new experiences at the Museum. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Museum operates a facility devoted to accessible exhibitions and inclusive programs that express original ideas along with a proven dedication to foster the work of NJ artists with its widely recognized NJ Emerging Artists Series. It serves and engages the community by presenting an ongoing schedule of quality exhibitions in the areas art, culture, history and science along with workshops and educational programs. The Museum facility includes four exhibition spaces/galleries: the 2,300 square foot Main Gallery which presents changing arts, science, history cultural exhibitions; the 950 square foot Nilson Gallery which presents the works of NJ artists and exhibitions related to culture and the history of our community; the 2,400 sq. ft. Becker Children's Wing which presents rotating educational programs for school-age children; and the WonderWing, a large permanent installation of an under-the-sea learning adventure for preschoolers. The Monmouth Museum provides an unmatched experience in our geographical area to enjoy cultural programming normally only available when visiting large cities. A private, non-profit organization, the Museum is entirely supported by individuals, foundations, corporate, county and state grants, income from special events, membership dues and admissions. Key personnel consists of a volunteer Board of 15 trustees, 3 full time employees (an Executive Director, Arts & Education Manager and Special Projects Coordinator), 18 part time employees consisting of 2 Education Assistants, 1 Public Relations/Marketing Coordinator, 1 Social Media/Public Relations Administrator, 1 Bookkeeper and 13 Docents. The Museum relies on a strong base of over 100 volunteers.

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