Anne Reeves Studio Second
Named for the founding director of the Arts Council
of Princeton, the Anne Reeves Studio is primarily for our Artist-in-Residence
program, but we are pleased to offer this space for rent when it is available.
This room houses a large, round window that frames a picturesque view
of downtown Princeton. Large wooden tables in the center of the room
make it perfect for a conference, workshop, or other learning experience,
but can also be cleared for a blank space as needed. The walls of this
room are also used as part of our extended exhibition space.
Painting Studio Second Floor
The Painting Studio is located between the Anne Reeves
Studio and the Solley Theater, adjacent to the Theater Lobby. This space
can be used for arts workshops or sittings. For events that are catered,
this room is ideal for food staging and prep with a sink and ample room
for tables. Double doors slide open for easy access to the Anne Reeves
Robert L. Solley Theater Second Floor
The Solley Theater offers state-of-the-art technology,
sound, and lighting in a near-black box setting. Modular staging and
seating allows many configurations in this venue. Six 12' windows with
blackout drapes, a dropdown full-size movie screen, professional quality
speakers, a performer's "green room," technical support, and
a Steinway grand piano are also available for use in this space.
Theater Lobby Second Floor
The Theater Lobby is airy, with two walls of windows
overlooking the sculpture garden on the Michael Graves Terrace, and is
the home of the Arts Council's Video Lounge, showing audio and visual
works of established and emerging regional artists. This space is used
when the entire second floor is contracted for an event. The Theater
Lobby can also be used for a bar or refreshment station or as a registration
location for your event.
Second Floor Suite Second Floor
The Second Floor Suite (Solley Theater, Theater Lobby,
Painting Studio, Anne Reeves Studio, and the Communiveristy Room) can
be rented for large functions such as fundraisers, bar and bat mitzvahs,
Barbara Boggs Sigmund Lobby
The glass enclosed rotunda makes for an elegant entry into the Paul Robeson
Center for the Arts. This space houses the reception desk, a video information
monitor that can broadcast performances from the Solley Theater, and an interactive
sculpture by artist Joshua Kirsch featuring the names of over 2,000 donors
to the Capital Campaign. The lobby flows into the main exhibition gallery.
Peg and Frank Taplin Gallery
The Taplin Gallery is a museum-quality space for contemporary exhibitions,
changing throughout the year. The Arts Council of Princeton's exhibition program
explores pressing issues, promotes diversity, and honors the work of local
artists. The inaugural exhibition Return: Home featured eleven New Jersey affiliated
artists who addressed the theme of "home" through personal and cultural
perspectives. For a current description of exhibitions, visit here.
Burke Studio First Floor
The Didi and Jim Burke Studio is a multi-use art space
for children's classes and adult classes using a variety of materials.
This space is ideal for team building art experiences and can be used
as a breakout space in conjunction with other rooms.
Michael Graves Terrace
and Sculpture Garden Outside
The courtyard area on the Witherspoon Street side of
the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts was generously donated by Judith
and William Scheide and named for Michael Graves, the Princeton architect
who donated his design for the renovation and expansion of the building.
Sculpture on the terrace will be changed every four to six months. This
is a delightful space for brown bag lunches or breakout space for a seminar.
For larger events, the terrace can be used as gracious outdoor space.
Digital Arts Studio Lower Level
The Digital Arts Studio is equipped with nine Macintosh computers and software
ideal for graphic design, digital photography and enhancement, video editing
and web design. Proximity to the darkroom makes for easy transition from traditional
to digital photography.
Dance Studio Lower Level
The Dance Studio features spring loaded wooden floors and an entire wall of mirrors. Also available is an upright piano for accompaniment and barres (during ballet season).