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Image: Visitors viewing the exhibition "Mirror Mirror" discuss "Of Faces X (Portraits of Archive Pictures)" by Anne-Karin Furunes. c/o Duda Penteado

Who We Are

Named for esteemed political activist and Rutgers University alumni, the Paul Robeson Galleries began in 1979 in the Campus Center as a student collaboration and have grown to be a network of galleries across the Rutgers University-Newark. The PRG mission and programming embody Robeson’s life-long commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy, and transnationalism. This mission is carried out in the presentation of visual arts exhibitions, gallery education and other public programs, and in partnerships with community organizations. 

The Galleries continue to have a deep relationship with the department of Arts, Culture and Media, mentoring students in the curatorial process, educating them about museum practice, exhibiting graduate student work and facilitating partnerships between Newark artists, faculty and students. The Galleries’ mission is to encourage visual literacy and artistic expression, and does so through partnerships with artists, the university and Greater Newark communities.

Paul Robeson Galleries does not charge an admission fee.

Latest from Paul Robeson Galleries

DIY UPCYCLED SCRUNCHIE 

Newark based fashion designer Amanda Lalite provides six steps for a DIY upcycled scrunchie.

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VIRTUAL ARTS EDUCATION RESOURCES 

We’ve created an updating list of at-home art-making activities, virtual story times, tutoring resources and more.

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FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER CHRYSTOFER DAVIS ON DOCUMENTING NEWARK DURING COVID-19 

Newark based fine art photographer, filmmaker and teaching artist Chrystofer Davis, has been documenting the city during COVID-19 in a series titled, “Social Distancing in Newark.” 

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COVID-19 & THE ARTS 

We’ve created an updating list of resources for art workers and art organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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What We Do

Through the addition of the Express Newark galleries: the Box, Window, and Main Galleries, as well as purpose built arts studios, workshops, and storage, the Paul Robeson Galleries has expanded its offerings: curating museum quality shows, artist-in-residence programs and extensive workshops for all ages. The Paul Robeson Galleries strive to continuously uphold Express Newark’s third space vision of a community-centric cutting edge, arts and educational experience.

“Artists are the gatekeepers of truth. We are civilization’s radical voice.”

Paul Robeson

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Learn more about Paul Robeson Galleries by visiting their website artgallery.newark.rutgers.edu, or by exploring their events, exhibitions, and stories below:

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