The Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy,
Rutgers University

http://policy.rutgers.edu/

The Bloustein School is committed to a rebirth of the public-service ethic in the United States. The ethic focuses on good civic design in its broadest sense-encompassing such endeavors as housing, transportation, workforce development, public health, economic development, ecological balance, and social justice for the disadvantaged. The ethic strives for a scholarly atmosphere that is inspirational, creative, productive, and personally fulfilling. The ethic reaches to the larger world beyond academia-that is, to community, state, national, and international clienteles.

Edward J. Bloustein-Rutgers president, constitutional scholar, active citizen, philosopher, and teacher-lived a life of civic engagement that the school's ethic seeks to perpetuate. Research, teaching, and outreach at the Bloustein School aim for intellectual originality and practical rigor in an atmosphere of spirited and open debate. Bloustein activities are rooted in diversity of experience and thought. They create settings where individuals and communities can flourish. The Bloustein ethic strives to improve the quality of public discourse by producing ideas and measures that have impact.

The Bloustein ethic engages those who do their jobs not just honorably, but with a passion for their work that alters their surroundings. The Bloustein School seeks to foster new research and thinking that achieve both scholarly recognition and public acceptance.




The College of New Jersey Art Gallery

http://tcnjartgallery.pages.tcnj.edu/

TCNJ's Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the new Art & Interactive Multimedia (AIMM) Building on the beautiful campus of The College of New Jersey. The Gallery presents five exhibitions annually, including curated exhibitions featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists, as well as student, faculty, and alumni exhibitions. All exhibitions, artist talks, and gallery programs are free and open to the public.




East Brunswick Public Library

http://www.ebpl.org

As the information center of the community, the East Brunswick Public Library strives to deliver the highest level of timely service to library users of all ages as it promotes literacy, lifelong learning, personal fulfillment, and the principles of intellectual freedom. The library is known for its wide ranging and diverse public programming attended by audiences drawn from all segments of the community.




The Institute For Advanced Study

http://www.ias.edu/

The Institute for Advanced Study is one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry. The Institute exists to encourage and support fundamental research in the sciences and humanities – the original, often speculative, thinking that produces advances in knowledge that change the way we understand the world. It provides for the mentoring of scholars by Faculty, and it offers all who work there the freedom to undertake research that will make significant contributions in any of the broad range of fields in the sciences and humanities studied at the Institute.

The Institute is a private, independent academic institution located in Princeton, New Jersey. It was founded in 1930 by philanthropists Louis Bamberger and his sister Caroline Bamberger Fuld, and established through the vision of founding Director Abraham Flexner. Past Faculty have included Albert Einstein, who remained at the Institute until his death in 1955, and distinguished scientists and scholars such as Kurt Gödel, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Panofsky, Homer A. Thompson, John von Neumann, George Kennan and Hermann Weyl.




The Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

http://www.princeton.edu/arts/index.xml

The Lewis Center for the Arts is an academic unit made up of the programs in Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, Visual Arts and the Princeton Atelier. It is designed to put the creative and performing arts at the heart of the Princeton experience. This mission is based on the conviction that exposure to the arts, particularly to the experience of producing art, helps each of us to make sense of our lives and the lives of our neighbors.

The Lewis Center is named in honor of Peter B. Lewis of the Princeton Class of 1955. A Charter Trustee of the University, Mr. Lewis is Chairman of the Board of the Progressive Corporation. Among his many gifts to Princeton, Mr. Lewis made a $101 million gift to the University in support of a new vision for the creative and performing arts on campus. It is through this extraordinary generosity that the Lewis Center was established.

The Lewis Center for the Arts will allow Princeton to fully engage with a range of programs that integrate the creative and performing arts into a broad liberal arts education. The Center will give a new focus and force to the Programs in Creative Writing, Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts, as well as to Film and Video, Musical Theater and to the Princeton Atelier. It will also have close links to the Center for African American Studies, School of Architecture, Department of Art and Archaeology, Council of the Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English, Department of Music, Princeton University Art Museum and the McCarter Theatre Center.




New Brunswick Public Library

http://www.nbfpl.org/about.html

The New Brunswick Free Public Library strives to give personalized, quality service to the community. The library traces its roots back to the 1796 Union Library Company. The present library, incorporated in 1890, has been serving the community for over a century from its Carnegie building (completed in 1903) on Livingston Avenue. The library was expanded in 1990 with the addition of a larger Reference Room and a Community Meeting Room. In 1994, the Children’s Room was expanded and a Storytime Room was added. A new elevator completed in 2002 provides handicapped access to multiple levels of the library and added convenience for others discouraged by stairs. The library is administered by a professional staff of ten under the direction of a Board of Trustees. Open in the evening and on Saturdays throughout the year, the library is also open most Sundays between September and May. Library users can also telephone or email the library with questions.

The Library stresses service especially to children and teenagers. The Children’s Room offers a variety of programs including storytimes and a summer reading program. For teens, there is a homework center as well as our expanding Young Adult collection of books and magazines. Visits to the Library by classes, day care groups, scout troops or other groups can be arranged by calling either the Children’s or Young Adult Librarians. The Library is an electronic doorway while still having 80,000 books, over 200 periodicals, and over one thousand audio/video materials. In addition to many online databases, the Library has microfilms of New Brunswick newspapers including the Home News from 1783 until today. An extensive New Brunswick collection includes maps, reproducible pictures, slides, and pamphlets from New Brunswick and the surrounding communities.




The Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers-Newark

http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery/home/index.html

The Gallery's mission and programming embody Paul 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 Paul Robeson Gallery is an artistic and cultural center dedicated to presenting art and cultural artifacts as well as educational and public programming in the spirit of the diverse metropolitan context of Rutgers University at Newark, the Greater Newark communities, and the northeast region of New Jersey. The Gallery's programs strive to: Present arts and visual culture exhibitions and events of the highest quality
Enrich the University arts programs with cross disciplinary collaborations
Provide gallery educational experience to local and regional communities
strengthen collaborative relationships with Greater Newark's artistic, cultural, and educational organizations
Advance Paul Robeson's legacy of encouraging cross-cultural artistic freedom and cultural democracy, emphasize the role of arts and culture in the shaping and functioning of society
Reflect the spirit of the University's diverse metropolitan context
Enhance the quality of life for the campus and Greater Newark communities.






Princeton Public Library

http://princetonlibrary.org/

The Princeton Public Library is the heart of a vibrant and civically engaged community; a place where people celebrate words, ideas and community every day.

With its prime downtown location adjacent to Hinds Plaza and the Spring Street Garage, the library is ideally situated to welcome thousands of people each day. A world-class collection, expert staff and thousands of engaging programs each year mean that everyone can find something at the library. For more than 100 years, the Princeton Public Library has been changing the lives of Princeton residents.

A TRANSFORMED LIBRARY FOR A DIGITAL FUTURE
Today’s Princeton Public Library reflects the values, passions and diversity of our community. We are considered by many to be a leader and innovator for others in the library field. We are proud of our reputation and grateful for the positive feedback we receive every day from those who use the library. We are committed to maintaining our excellence and will continue to transform our library and services to incorporate the latest developments in information technology, digital content, and new ways of sharing information. We’re your library, continually changing and adapting to bring you the very best that libraries have to offer.




Rutgers University New Brunswick Student Center

http://getinvolved.rutgers.edu/centers/center-listing/5

The Rutgers Student Center (RSC) is located in the heart of the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University, one mile from the Downtown New Brunswick Theater, Hotel and Restaurant District. The Student Center is surrounded by historic Rutgers' buildings, it has a large food court, and it is home to many student organizations including Rutgers University Program Association and The Daily Targum.




The West Windsor Arts Council

http://www.westwindsorartscenter.org/

The mission of the West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) is to manage the West Windsor Arts Center and provide professional quality community arts programming in order to support, educate, inspire and promote the arts and art appreciation in the greater West Windsor community.

In addition to the mission, the WWAC has established the following guiding principles: WWAC programs will reflect high professional standards; high regard for cultural diversity; and equitable and fair payment for artists.

The West Windsor Arts Council began in the fall of 2002 when West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh and interested community members developed a plan to utilize the historic Princeton Junction Firehouse as an arts center. The Mayor’s Art Center Formation Task Force established the West Windsor Arts Council with a mission to establish an arts center at the old firehouse and provide community arts programming throughout West Windsor. Starting in early 2003, the volunteer group began to produce arts programs at various venues throughout West Windsor. A board of directors was created to oversee development of the new arts council.

In May 2003, the West Windsor Township Council, in response to a presentation and proposal from the WWAC board, voted unanimously to accept a resolution to establish a new arts center in the old firehouse, with management provided by WWAC. With the Township Council’s resolution as an official endorsement of the WWAC plans, the WWAC board filed for non-profit status and in January 2004 received the IRS’s determination letter declaring the West Windsor Arts Council a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. The West Windsor Arts Center opened its doors Sept. 25, 2010, and offers live performances, art exhibits, classes and workshops to the greater West Windsor community.




The Zimmerli Art Museum

http://www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu/

The Zimmerli seeks to educate, inspire, and challenge diverse audiences by providing them with the direct experience of art in its many forms. The museum supports Rutgers’ educational mission by collecting, researching, preserving, and displaying works of art, and by making its unique collections and archives accessible for study and enjoyment by the Rutgers community and visitors from throughout New Jersey and beyond. The Zimmerli aspires to reach all ages through its exhibitions, publications, and educational programs.

Highlights:
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum houses more than 60,000 works of art, ranging from ancient to contemporary art.
The permanent collection features particularly rich holdings in: Nineteenth-century French art
Russian art, from icons to avant-garde material, and Soviet nonconformist art from the Dodge Collection
American art with notable holdings of prints, as well as original illustrations for children’s books

One of the largest and most distinguished university-based art museums in the nation, the Zimmerli is located on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Established in 1766, Rutgers is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning and a premier public research university. The Zimmerli is located on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University, a short walk from the NJ Transit train station in New Brunswick, midway between New York City and Philadelphia.