The Noyes Museum of Art, opened in 1983, was the vision of noted entrepreneurs Fred W. and Ethel Lingelbach Noyes, Jr. who were passionate art and antique collectors. Fred was a trained artist in the academics and directed many works which reflect his fondness for southern New Jersey's natural features. His art and personal collection of vintage bird decoys are now a part of the museum?s large permanent collection of 19th to 21st century folk art and fine art.
Building upon the fundamentals of the Fred and Ethel Noyes Collection, The Noyes Museum of Art provides the southern New Jersey area a chance to explore, learn about, and experience the arts.
The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College will be recognized for making a thriving cultural environment for experiencing the arts in the southern New Jersey region. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has entered into collaboration with the Noyes Museum of Art that will benefit enthusiasts and students of the arts, as well as the Colleges and museums of the State of New Jersey.
Working in many different media and styles, this distinct group of students and artists creates from the cultural and natural remains that they discover in the environment. Each artist in their own way selects from what is left behind, neglected by others, in an act of redemption. The work is a kaleidoscopic display of the students? passion for personal development and growth.
Stockton, which has a longstanding commitment to the humanities and arts, will tie up with the Noyes Museum and will provide important upgrades and renovations to expand and help a wide selection of educational programs, exhibits, events and performances at the nearby off-campus facility.
The Noyes Museum of Art is home to the state?s top Performing Arts Center. Its Visual Arts Program is growing and a new Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is currently being developed.