Noyes Museum of Art – Explore Art with Your Kids

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018by

Like many kids my boys were off from school for a few days this month for President’s Day. I was determined to make the most of those days by exploring more places to visit in New Jersey. Initially, my plan was take them outdoors. We’d visit some playgrounds, maybe a zoo and then come back and share our experiences with you. Mother Nature was not up for that and rain was predicted for the forecast. That meant I had to go to plan B. I needed some indoor places that are family friendly. That’s when I looked over our free places to visit in New Jersey. I had a lightbulb moment when I discovered that the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey was located in the same building as the Noyes Museum of Art art gallery in Atlantic City. With one visit, we could tell you about two places to visit in South Jersey. Even better both museums offer multiple locations across Atlantic County. So the boys and I put aside two days and went about exploring both museums and all their locations. In this story, we’re introducing you the the Noyes Museum. Later, you can click over to read our Eye Opening Exhibits at the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey article.

 

Noyes Museum of Art

My memories of the Noyes Museum go way back to before I even had children and they had one location in Galloway, not far from the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. When I was a Girl Scout leader I would bring my troop here for arts and craft activities. Later when I had my own boys, I brought them to the Noyes Museum for their fall events. Set back from the main road it was a picturesque setting to enjoy and learn about art.

 

The Noyes Museum opened in 1983 with exhibits that complimented Fred and Ethel Noyes’ Collection. Fred W. and Ethel (Lingelbach) Noyes, Jr. were local entrepreneurs as well as avid art and antique collectors. The art museum has grown significantly with 4 locations in South Jersey and multiple locations where Noyes artwork is on display. Their passion for providing opportunities to learn about, explore, and experience the arts continues.

 

For kids the Noyes Museum of Art offers art classes and a Noyes Museum of Art art summer camp that my boys enjoyed last summer. We all got a kick out of seeing their artwork on display at the Noyes Art Garage when we visited last week. I think that’s when it hit my boys that yes, they were capable of creating art and they should be proud of their art. With that discovery they were thrilled to explore more art and the Noyes galleries.

 

You can learn more about the Noyes Museum of Art and their locations at their website, noyesmuseum.org and keep reading below.

 

Explore Art with your kids at the Noyes Museum of Art

 

Noyes Museum of Art – Atlantic City locations

The Noyes Museum of Art has two locations in Atlantic City. The first is in the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University. The second Atlantic City location is inside the Claridge. While both locations contain a variety of art paintings and pieces both are also very different from each other.

 

Kids art at Noyes Museum Art Garage

My boys loved seeing the art they made during the Noyes Museum Art Camp.

 

Noyes Museum of Art Exhibits in Atlantic City

Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University Exhibits

The Noyes Art Garage, to me and my boys, was more of a modern-day, pop-culture type of art museum. With a collection of art galleries, studios, art shops, and the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey in the back, the Noyes Art Garage has an electic collection of artwork, made from different medium including painting, pastels, photography, illustration, found object sculpture, street art, apparel and more, for kids and grown ups alike to enjoy.

 

At the Arts Garage, you may even find individual artists at work creating art. All visitors, young and older, are invited to watch the artists create pieces, ask questions, and buy artwork they like.

  • There is a collection of wall murals in the parking garage and a mosaic wall on the outside of the museum.
  • Kimberly Camp paintings & art pieces – For Kimberly Camp, of Camden, New Jersey artistitry runs in the family. As a child she enjoyed exploring museums and galleries with her family. She started creating art as early as 12 years old. While some children sold lemonade she was selling dolls and paintings. Camp’s work focuses themes of family life, democracy, social equality and diversity. This is a temporary exhibit.
  • Noyes Museum Duck House – The Noyes Art garage has on hand a duck house along with signage explaining these unique homes for ducks.
  • Constantine Gedal Photography – Gedal says, “There are two elements that I employ in my imagery—human beings and one’s surroundings…I portray moments of an object’s journey of becoming a subject against a background of vastness which is turning a subject into an object and dissolving into thin air such as a sea line disappears in the midday sunshine.” This is a temporary exhibit.
  • Officially Inside Out – A collection of artwork from local artists using different materials and styles.
  • AC Oriental Gallery – The AC Oriental Gallery showcases Lingnan watercolor paintings and straw plating art. Traditional Chinese painting is featured from local artists from as close as Atlantic City, Philadelphia, New York and as far away as China (Guangdong and Beijing). This Noyes Art Garage gallery also included two styles of hand carved art from China—Hetain Nephrite carving and shell carving.
  • Kids Art – Among the galleries and studios we found examples of art kids created during the Noyes Museum art classes and summer camps.
  • Arts Alley (Outside) – Outside of the Noyes Art Garage is what’s referred to as the Arts Alley. Discover more kids’ art, sculptures, paintings and even seating to sit and take it all in.

 

Noyes Art Garage art gallery in Atantic City

 

My 9 year old’s shares his thought on his favorite piece of art at the Noyes Arts Garage.

I like the Greg Alber photography because it has things like flowers, boats, cities, beaches, brides, and a sunset. They are all peaceful things. And looking at things can calm anger. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Hate has only one cure and that is love.” Peaceful things can come in all shapes and sizes. Whenever someone thinks they are in a peaceful place draw a picture about it so it can be put in a museum and it can be shared with the world.”

 

Kimberly Camp painting at Noyes Art Garage

One of the Kimberly Camp paintings on display at the Noyes Art Garage.

 

My 11 year old’s review of the Noyes Museum of Art

I like the Noyes Stockton Gallery because there is art about families and people. Families are good because they inspire love and friendship. Love and friendship are important because they are both needed for a good and nice world. People are good because we are people and we are alive. We are important and unique. We are all different and awesome. This is why I like the Noyes Stockton Gallery.

 

Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University Shops

  • Greg Alber Photography
  • Venus Flytrap
  • Touqueer Art Gallery
  • Ron Ross Cohen Art
  • The Little Doll House by the Sea
  • Atlantic Cafe – There’s a cafe towards the front of the garage that sells some snacks and beverages.

 

The Little Doll House by the Sea at the Noyes Art Garage in Atlantc City

These dolls were ready to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles. – The Little Doll House by the Sea

 

You can watch our brief tour of the Noyes Art Garage below.

 

Noyes Museum of Art Exhibits in Atlantic City

The Noyes Gallery at Claridge Exhibits

The Noyes Gallery at Claridge is a 26,000 square foot gallery inside the historic Claridge hotel. It resembles more of a traditional art gallery and includes artwork from the Noyes Museum’s collection and regional artists. This Noyes Gallery has three levels of artwork to admire and appreciate.

  • Happenstance is Boss by Joe Lugara – Oil paintings and abstracted digital images
  • Painting with Light by Steve Kuzma – A local artist from Ventnor, Kuzma’s local work includes large panoramas, seascapes (many painted on location), and landscapes.
  • The World’s Uncertainty by Valeria Marcus – Paintings inspired by the human form as well as the abstract, Marcus’ work makes strong use of shapes, lines, and color. 

 

Again, my 9 year old son offers his reviews of his favorite pieces of Noyes Museum art at the Claridge.

I like this picture because it has two poles. The open field could be used for lots of things. The light poles could have a big curtain on them and have a party. And during the party you can tell spooky stories. The kids could play tag have a nerf gun fight and do lots of other things. The beaches could be used to play. So this picture could be used for a lot of things.

 

Noyes Museum of Art in Claridge Hotel Artwork of Ventnor Library

Noyes Museum of Art in Claridge Hotel Artwork of Ventnor Library by Steve Kuzma, My sons’ favorite.

 

This picture below was made by Valeria Marcus. The flowers show lots of promise and peace. The color shows the life in the flower that it’s next to. The picture shows so much. All the artist in the world have made lots of different pictures.

 

flower art Noyes Museum of Art in Claridge Hotel Artwork of Ventnor Library

 

The lights on the ceiling (see picture below) lets us see the great paintings that people must have put months of work in to this. So all I can say is that I am speechless. There are two colors gold and blue. It makes really good detail. 

 

My 11 year old shares his reviews on the same artwork and lights at the Claridge Noyes Museum Gallery.

I like this picture because it shows an open field. Open fields have potential. You could play soccer, football, field hockey, rugby, miniature golf, tennis, and have some races. I love open fields. I love having green stains on my knees. Oh, I love the smell of grass.

Noyes Museum of Art in Claridge Hotel Artwork of Ventnor Library

My boys taking notes on their favorite piece of art.

 

I like the lights on the third floor of the art museum because of how the lights were positioned. They make a interesting shape. The light bulbs also look like diamonds.

 

Ceiling lights at Noyes Museum of Art in Claridge Hotel

My boys were fascinated by the ceiling lights at the Claridge Noyes Museum Art Gallery.

 

(Talking about the flower picture above.) I like this picture because it looks like a flower. Flowers are very pretty and beautiful. I also like all of the colors in this picture. Colors can express moods such as anger, happiness, and sadness.

 

Noyes Museum of Art – Atlantic City locations and parking

Noyes Museum of Art Exhibits in Atlantic City – Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University

The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University location is 2200 Fairmount Avenue in Atlantic City. Parking for the Atlantic City Noyes Museum of Art was available at Wave Garage on Fairmont Avenue. There was a fee for parking. We paid $8, but you can park for free in the Wave Garage when you spend $25 or more at the shops in the Arts Garage.

Noyes Art Garage Parking Rates

 

Noyes Museum of Art Exhibits in Atlantic City – The Noyes Gallery at Claridge

The Noyes Gallery at Claridge location is at 123 South Indiana Avenue in Atlantic City. Parking for the Atlantic City Noyes Museum of Art was available at the Claridge hotel. There was a $10.70 fee for self-parking. However, parking was available in an outside adjacent lot for $5 per car.

 

Noyes Museum of Art Hours for the Atlantic City Locations

Noyes Museum of Art Exhibits in Atlantic City – Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University

The Atlantic City Noyes Museum of Art, for the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. For more information call (609) 626-3805.

 

Noyes Museum of Art Exhibits in Atlantic City – The Noyes Gallery at Claridge

The Atlantic City Noyes Gallery at Claridge is open daily from 8 am until 7 pm. For more information call (609) 487-4400.

 

Atlantic City Noyes Museum of Art Admission Fees

Admission is free at both of The Noyes Museum of Art locations in Atlantic City.

 

Noyes Museum of Art -Noyes Galleries at Stockton’s Kramer Hall in Hammonton

The Noyes Galleries in Hammonton are located at Stockton’s Kramer Hall at 30 Front Street in Hammonton, New Jersey. Not only does this art gallery offer a setting with college classrooms but it’s also a part of the revitalization in Downtown Hammonton. Classrooms are upstairs while the art galleries are on the main level. A former sewing factory, Kramer Hall Noyes Galleries feature artwork from the founder Fred Noyes, as well as artists from New Jersey, across the mid-Atlantic region, and Stockton students. Exhibitions change on a regular basis.

 

Exhibits at Noyes Galleries at Stockton’s Kramer Hall in Hammonton

  • Without Papers by Jim Dessicino – Through personal narratives, sculptures and historical documents Jim Dessicino shares his family’s immigrant journey from Italy to South Jersey.

 

Jim Dessicino WIthout Papers exhibit at Noyes Museum of Art in Hammonton photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

  • Fred Noyes The Artist – A collection of artwork created by Fred Noyes, the namesake of the Noyes Museum of Art. Fred was an academically trained artist and created many pieces which reflect his love of Southern New Jersey. His art and personal collection of vintage bird decoys are a part of the Museum’s vast permanent collection of 19th to 21st century fine and folk art.

 

Fred Noyes exhibit at Noyes Museum of Art in Hammonton photo credit Jersey family fun

 

  • Prints from the Permanent Collection: Jerome Kaplan, Hulda D. Robbins and Benton Spruance – You can see examples of these prints below.

 

  • Photography by Kevin Husta Old “Hammonton” – In a gallery, towards the back of the building, we were able to view Husta’s framed photos that introduced my boys and I to some of Hammonton’s iconic historic locations.

 

Kevin Husta Old Hammonton exhibit at Noyes Museum of Art in Hammonton photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

  • The Lure of South Jersey – A small display case of local artifacts.
  • Diane Savona Preserves – Savona has created an eight foot tower from hundreds of mason jars. Each jar, filled with artifacts, tells a unique story about the history of the Pine Barrens and the impact of South Jersey across New Jersey and elsewhere. For example did you know Sayreville bricks were used to build the Empire State Building?

 

Diane Savona Preserves exhibit at Noyes Museum of Art in Hammonton photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Noyes Museum of Art – Hammonton location and parking

The Hammonton location of the Noyes Museum of Art is at Stockton’s Kramer Hall at 30 Front Street in Hammonton, New Jersey. Parking for the Hammonton Noyes Museum of Art was available in a small parking lot for the Stockton building and along the street. There was no charge for parking.

 

Hammonton Noyes Museum of Art Hours

The Hammonton Noyes Galleries at Stockton’s Kramer Hall is open daily Mondays through Saturdays. Mondays through Fridays you can visit the art galleries from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Saturdays guests are welcome from 10 am to 4 pm. They are open late the third Thursday of every month until 8:00 pm as part of the Downtown Hammonton Third Thursday events. Please note APRIL 7th, 2018, KRAMER HALL WILL BE CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE. For more information call (609) 626-3420.

 

Diane Savona Preserves exhibit at Noyes Museum of Art in Hammonton photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Hammonton Noyes Museum of Art Admission Fees

Admission is free at The Noyes Museum of Art in Hammonton.

 

Noyes Museum of Art – Noyes Gallery at Seaview in Galloway

The Noyes Gallery at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club is a 2,500 square foot satellite gallery that highlights selections from the Noyes Museum’s collection, and work by regional artists. The collection of art spans a hallway and a gallery room located on a lower level near the Seaview gift shop. You’ll find an electic collection of art that includes abstract sculptures, unique paintings, poems, portraits, and more.

 

Noyes Museum of Art in Galloway photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Noyes Museum of Art in Galloway Exhibits

  • Hallway of Paintings – We’re still checking into the official name of this exhibit, but in the main hallway, outside of the Seaview Golf Shop are numerous paintings.

 

Noyes Museum of Art in Galloway photo credit Jersey Family Fun

 

  • History of Seaview – A few small display cases are set up with documents and artifacts that show the history of the Seaview Hotel.
  • Atlantic City Lives by Michael McGarvey and Peter E. Murphy – The paintings and poems in the Atlantic City Lives exhibit introduces us to the people (adults and children) of Atlantic City “America’s Favorite Playground,” during and after the period where gambling was in its prime. The wood engravings are by Michael McGarvey while the poems are written by Peter E. Murphy. Being a local who worked in the casinos during my college years, the poems and images took me back to those times.

 

atlantic city lives exhibit at Noyes Museum of Art in Galloway photo credit Jersey Family FUn

 

Noyes Museum of Art – Galloway location and parking

The Galloway location of the Noyes Museum of Art is at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club at 401 South New York Road in Galloway, NJ. Self parking for the Galloway Noyes Museum of Art at Seaview was available for free. Valet parking is available.

 

Galloway Noyes Museum of Art Hours

The Galloway Noyes Museum of Art at Seaview is open daily with no specific hours listed.

 

Noyes Museum of Art in Galloway Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

 

Galloway Noyes Museum of Art Admission Fees

Admission is free at The Noyes Museum of Art in Galloway.

 

See more of our Noyes Museum of Art pictures in this Facebook Album. You can learn more about the Noyes Museum of Art at their website, noyesmuseum.org

 

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Explore Art with your kids at the Noyes Museum of Art

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally.She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name.She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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