Museums and Theaters in New Jersey

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Theater and opera houses

Paper Mill Playhouse
About 40 km from Manhattan is Milburn, a township with around 20,000 residents, home to the Paper Mill Playhouse, one of the best theaters in the United States. The Paper Mill Playhouse is often cited as a direct Broadway competitor, not least due to its close proximity to the highly acclaimed New York theater association. The theater first opened its doors to the public in 1938, after 4 years of planning and preparation. In 1972 it was proclaimed by the former New Jersey governor William Cahill as the official state theater. It has around 1,200 seats and works closely with countless celebrities. So z. B. with Anne Hathaway, whose career began, among other things, at the Paper Mill.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is located in downtown Newark, the city’s cultural center, and is one of the largest of its kind in the entire United States. The NJPAC opened in 1997 and since then has had around 6 million visitors, many of them children and young people. It is a renowned educational institution for fine arts and its training courses have made a name for themselves worldwide. In addition to regular appearances by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the NJPAC Broadway also stages productions and hires world-famous actors. But the audience is also impressive. In 2011, the fourteenth Dalai Lama even visited the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The entire facility has many different stages and theaters, with the largest of them seating for a total of 2.

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Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey
The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey is an independent, professional theater located on the Drew University campus in Madison and has existed since 1990. It has promised itself the performance of excellent Shakespearean productions as well as other selected masterpieces and annually attracts around 100,000 visitors to the 15,000-man community in Morris County. A total of 1,500 people are involved in the success of the renowned and often acclaimed Shakespeare Theater in New Jersey, with 250 of them directly employed. In summer, the performances are often moved outside to include pieces such as B. a midsummer night’s dream to give the certain flair.

Museums and exhibitions

Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum
The Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum City is located on the top floor of the Miller Branch State Library, the state library in Jersey City. His exhibitions have been devoted to the history of African-Americans in the United States and their history in New Jersey. The collections include books, newspapers, letters, photos and artifacts that are on permanent display. Particular attention is paid to the period of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States between 1950 and 1970. The Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society was founded during the riots in the mid-1970s, and in 1984 the museum opened its doors for the first time. It is considered one of the major educational institutions in New Jersey.

Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City
The Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City was founded in 1980 and is dedicated to the subject of Russian history through art. The focus here was primarily on Russian non-conformists, artists who tried to counteract socialist realism in the former Soviet Union through literature, music and the fine arts during 1950 and 1980. Artists permanently exhibited in the Museum of Russian Art include Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich. Changing exhibitions show mostly works by current Russian artists in the USA but also in their home country.
Immigration Museum on Ellis Islands near Jersey City
Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island in Upper New York Bay was the primary arrival point for millions of immigrants to the United States. In 1965 the island was declared part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The Immigration Museum, located in the main building built in 1900, is one of the most important historical sites in the United States. It tells the story of around 12 million immigrants, whose descendants now make up around 50% of the American population. Tours are free and take around 45 minutes.

Liberty Science Center in Jersey City
The Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and educational institution in Liberty State Park, Jersey City. It was founded in 1993 and has 10 different permanent exhibitions, the largest IMAX cinema in the entire USA and the largest and original Hoberman Sphere, an engineering work of art developed by the inventor Chuck Hoberman, which is controlled via computer. The exhibitions include:
Skyscraper! Achievement and Impact: The world’s largest exhibition on skyscrapers
Eat and be eaten: Animated exhibition on the life cycle of humans and animals
Communication: Exhibition on the subject of human communication such as B. body language, linguistics, signals and signs

Princeton Battlefield State Park
Princeton Battlefield State Park is the historic site of the Battle of Princeton, where American and British troops fought on January 3, 1777 during the American Revolution. The State Park is located in Mercer County near the city of Princeton in the township of the same name. The Clarke House Museum in the same location was built by Quakers in 1772 and sheltered many fighters during the battle. Today the old renovated house is a historical memorial, military museum and research library.

New Jersey State Museum in Trenton
The New Jersey State Museum, overlooking the Delaware River, is located at 205 West State Street in the capital, Trenton. It was founded in 1895 as the first State Museum and consists of several exhibition rooms, a planetarium with 150 seats and an auditorium twice as large. The museum focuses on natural history. Its main collection consists of various artifacts from the early 19th century. It has a total of more than 2 million objects. The pride of the museum lies in the exact replica of a hadrosic acid that was excavated in the small community of Haddonfield in Camden County in 1858 and declared the official dinosaur of the state of New Jersey.

Montclair Art Museum in Montclair
The Montclair Art Museum is located in the township of the same name in Essex County and first opened to the public in 1914. It is one of the few museums in the United States dedicated exclusively to American art and that of the indigenous people. The museum’s collection consists of approximately 12,000 works of art, including paintings, photos, sculptures and artifacts from the 18th century to the present day. Important artists represented in the Montclair Museum include: B. Max Weber, Andy Warhol and George Inness, who lived in Montclair between 1885 and 1894 and dedicated many of his works to the area.

Newark Museum
The Newark Museum is the largest museum in New Jersey with 80 galleries. It was founded in 1909 and owns a fine selection of American art from Thomas Cole to Tony Smith and Frank Stella as well as contemporary and classical art, African and Asian art and antique exhibits. The Tibetan Gallery is considered one of the best of its kind in the world. The collection was bought by Christian missionaries in the twelfth century and features a Buddhist altar that was personally inaugurated in 1990 by the 14th Dalai Lama Tendzin Gyatsho.

Monuments and memorials

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In the northwest of the state is the small community of Montague, located in Sussex County. The community lives in part of the popular Skylands region, the highest area in New Jersey – home to the Kittatinny Mountains. The monument of the same name is located on its highest point, the 550 m high high point. The 67 m high obelisk was built in 1930 to commemorate soldiers who died in the war. In the granite stone monument there are a total of four windows, from which one has a breathtaking view of the surrounding nature and a total of 3 different US states: New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

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Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, also called Miss Liberty or Lady Liberty, was erected on October 28, 1886 in front of the New York harbor to greet returning home and new arrivals. It is classified as a neoclassical colossal column and was a friendship gift from France to the United States. It signs Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. Together with the immigration island of Ellis Island, Liberty Island – location of the statue – belongs to the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The two islands are about 1.6 km apart in the waters of New Jersey and New York, but the monument belongs politically to the state of New Jersey. The column was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.