Noyes Museum of Art


Whether you want to learn, explore or experience art, the Noyes Museum of Art is a perfect place to enter the cultural and artistic environment of south New Jersey.

The Noyes Museum of Art boasts to be the only fine arts museum in southern New Jersey and has been in existence for 29 years. It was a brainchild of Fred W. Noyes Jr. and Ethel Lingelbach-Noyes, two local entrepreneurs, who are both avid collectors of art and antique. The museum receives funding on sponsor such as the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State for the general funding and a grant from Division of Travel and Tourism, New Jersey Department of State.

In fulfillment of its commitment to provide artistic and educational opportunities to students, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey tied up with the museum which will provide momentous upgrades and renovations that will support arts-related exhibits, events and performances as well as educational opportunities. It also serves as a natural extension in the commitment of the school in museum’s cultural scene.

The museum showcases 19th century American art up to the present focusing in crafts and folk art. It has more than 1,300 items of permanent collections of paintings and sculptures. Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper and Alternative Museum has donated avante-garde works for the collection. Being passionate with arts, Fred W. Noyes Jr. was able to create and collect large number of hand-carved wooden decoys such as Gideon Lippincott’s Black Duck and Tony Rudisill’s Kingfisher.

Apart from the museum located at Oceanville, a satellite gallery was also opened in Hammonton, NJ to complement the main museum. It showcases the work of the artists locally and regionally. It also serves the visitors coming from western Atlantic Cumberland, Salem, Burlington and Camden Counties. Custom framing is also added as an additional service for the enhancement of the artwork purchased by the visitors with the assistance of knowledgeable and professional staff.

The Noyes Museum of Art is also a perfect venue for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, cocktail parties, networking mixers and other special events.