MILLVILLE, NJ (December 31, 2021) – The Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center campus will be closed to the public during the winter months of January, February, and March. The Museum of American Glass, Folklife Center, and Artist Studios will be closed for exhibition changes, inventory purposes, and repairs during this period. The campus will reopen on Friday, April 1, 2022, when WheatonArts returns to its seasonal operating schedule, open April through December. The Museum Stores will be available online at shop.wheatonarts.org or by scheduled appointment.
During the 2022 winter season, WheatonArts will continue online programs, including the Family Art Workshop video tutorials posted every first and third Tuesday of the month, sponsored by PNC Arts Alive. The virtual Wheaton Conversations series returns on Thursday, January 13, with artists Kait Rhoads and Jen Elek, and January 27 with Dan Dailey and Richard Royal. Registration is free for these live discussions, and links to both are on the WheatonArts website. Past episodes of the Wheaton Conversations series and Family Art Workshops are available on the WheatonArts YouTube channel.
Dedicated to the mission of engaging artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity, WheatonArts is proud to partner with the New Jersey Theater Alliance’s Stages Festival and the Pushcart Players to offer a free afternoon of performing arts. On Saturday, March 5, the Pushcart Players will perform a free play production of Stone Soup and Other Stories. The Stages Festival is the state’s largest annual theatre festival, offering discounted and free theatre performances, workshops, and events for all ages. Details regarding The Stages Festival can be found at www.njtheatrealliance.org and www.stagesfestival.org.
For more information about WheatonArts’ programs, call 856-825-6800 or 800-998-4552, or visit wheatonarts.org. Winter hours at WheatonArts run January through March, with the entire campus closed to the public. WheatonArts is open April through December; days and hours may vary. Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events, and programs to all persons with disabilities. Please provide two weeks’ notice of additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State, and is supported in part by the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
About WheatonArts: With a history spanning five decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass (accredited by the American Alliance of Museums) houses one of the most comprehensive collections of American glass in the country – from the first glass bottles made in America to celebrated works by Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, and other contemporary glass artists. Visitors experience the art of glassmaking, ceramics, and flameworking in the Artists Studios. From April through December, the Museum of American Glass and Down Jersey Folklife Center present special exhibitions. WheatonArts also offers traditional and multi-cultural programs, classes, workshops, performances, and weekend festivals. The award-winning Museum Stores offer traditional and contemporary art and craft in all mediums.