The Arts Council of Princeton at Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, is exhibiting “Terrace Project: New Sculpture by Rory Mahon” through March 30. “Drawing Beyond: An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing,” with works by Eve Aschheim, Caroline Burton, Theresa Chong, and other artists, is currently on view. On March 27 at 7:30 p.m., Princeton University Professor Susan Stewart will lead a panel discussion with artists in the exhibit about their approaches to their work. Opening March 24 is “Arnold Roth: A Selection of Work from Area Collections.” For more information call (609) 924-8777 or visit www.artscoun
Artworks, 19 Everett Alley in Trenton, is showing “The Capital City College and University Art Exhibition” through April 24. The exhibit highlights the work of emerging and young regional visual artists as well as the centers of art instruction in the central New Jersey region. A reception is March 31, 4-6 p.m. Visit www.artworkstrenton.com.
College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Route 31 in Ewing Township, is presenting “Illuminating Data: Visualizing the Information that Moves Our World” through April 18 in the Arts and Interactive Multimedia Building. The exhibit will showcase how artists engage with data. Visit www.tcnjartgallry.pages.tcnj.edu/ or call (609) 771-2633 for information.
D&R Greenway Marie L. Matthews Galleries, 1 Preservation Place, shows “Babbling Brooks and Silent Springs” through May 4. Also featured is “Voices for the Marsh,” a juried photography show about the Hamilton-Trenton-Bordentown Marsh. On April 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., a juried poetry reading, “Water, Water Everywhere,” with flutist Judith McNally, will be presented.
Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, is showing “Digital Noir: Black-and-White Photographs by Richard Trenner” along with “Ingenuous Tapestries” by Rhoda Kassof-Isaac through April 22. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. or by appointment.
Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, has on the main floor of the Museum Building, “White Hot: Expressions in Iron,” an exhibition of contemporary work from nine artists working primarily in cast or fabricated iron. The mezzanine hosts “Creating Steelroots,” an exhibition of maquettes and drawings by Steve Tobin, also the featured artist in The Meadow. In the Domestic Arts Building: on the main floor are the works of the winners in the International Sculpture Center’s 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards. In the mezzanine gallery is “Instrumental Transitions” composed of 14 small-scale machinist works by Michael A. Dunbar. These exhibitions will remain up until April. www.groundsforsculpture.org.
Historical Society of Princeton at Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, is presenting “Einstein At Home,” an exhibit featuring home furnishings, personal memorabilia, and photographs of Albert Einstein with family, friends, colleagues, and national dignitaries, through August 19. Admission is $4 per person; free to HSP members. At the HSP’s Updike Farmstead on Quaker Road, “The Art of First Lady Ellen Axson Wilson: American Impressionist” is on display. Opening hours are Saturday and Wednesday from 12-4 p.m. For more information, call (609) 921-6748 x100 or visit www.princetonhistory.org.
The James A. Michener Art Museum at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa., is hosting “Mavis Smith: Hidden Realities” through May 20. “Intelligent Design: Highlights of Arts and Crafts Studio Craft Movements” is a permanent exhibit featuring works by Wharton Esherick, George and Mira Nakashima, David Ellsworth, and others. “Have Gags Will Travel: The Life and Times of a New York Cartoonist” will look at the work of Sylvia Getsler through July 1. Tickets are now on sale for “Offering of the Angels,” a selection of 45 Renaissance and Baroque masterworks from the Uffizi Gallery, coming to the museum April 21-August 10.
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, is hosting “at/around/beyond: Fluxus at Rutgers” through April 1, and a series of original children’s book illustrations that will be on view until June 24. Rachel Perry Welty’s first solo show, “24/7,” runs through July 8.
Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, has a photo exhibit by Philip Liu. Mr. Liu’s work is focused on his cultivation of lotus and water lilies. The show is in the library’s East Lobby Gallery. The library is also holding its Third Annual Trashed Art Contest, in which artists can submit one piece of original artwork in any medium with a minimum of 75 percent recycled content. There are two categories, for adults and children who live in Mercer County. The entries will be on display through April; a reception is April 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 30 is the entry deadline.
Lawrenceville School’s Hutchins Rotunda Gallery on the campus, Main Street in Lawrenceville, presents “Basin Logic” by Lauren Rosenthal, March 26-April 21. A reception is March 30, 6:30-8 p.m. Visit www.lawrenceville.org.
Mariboe Gallery, Peddie School, Hightstown, opens “Life Sentence,” drawings by Israeli artist Shai Zurim, March 30. The show runs through April 19, when there is a reception from 6:30-8 p.m.
Mercer County Community College Gallery, West Windsor, is showing “Mercer County Artists 2012” through April 5. On that day at noon, Russian artist and visual art professor Yevgeniy Fiks will speak on his Soviet and Post-Soviet art in the Communications Building, Room 109. Visit www.mccc.edu/gallery for hours.
Morven Museum & Garden presents “Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist’s Journey through Amnesia,” through June 3. The show tells the story of Princeton native Lonni Sue Johnson. On March 31 at 2 p.m., “Puzzles of the Brain: A Discussion of Art, Science and Memory” will be held in conjunction with the exhibit, at McCosh 50, Princeton University. More information is available by visiting www.morven.org or calling (609) 924-8144, ext. 106. Museum hours are Wednesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. on. There is free on site parking.
Mudd Manuscript Library at 65 Olden Street, Princeton University, is presenting “She Flourishes,” showcasing the history of women at Princeton, through August 31. The show documents the struggles and accomplishments of women associated with the University.
Numina Gallery, Princeton High School, 151 Moore Street, shows “Selected Works from Sara Schneckloth” through March 28. The artist will lead a collaborative workshop with 25 students who will complete a large drawing to be displayed at a reception March 28 at 7 p.m.
Princeton Brain and Spine Care Institute at 731 Alexander Road, suite 200, presents Art Times Two’s “Eyejinks,” an exhibition of recent works by Princeton area artists John Franklin, Rory Mahon, and Andrew Wilkinson. The exhibit will be up through March 31.
The Princeton University Art Museum presents “Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930,” 40 works of art never before exhibited, through June 24. “John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum” will run through June 10. Museum hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Call (609) 258-3788.
Rider University Art Gallery presents “The Outside From Within: Envisioning Forest and Sea,” drawings and paintings by Professor of Fine Arts Harry I. Naar. The show runs through April 15. On March 22 at 7 p.m., Judith K. Brodsky, professor emerita and founding director of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Print and Paper at Rutgers, will have a conversation with Mr. Naar in the gallery followed by audience questions. The gallery is in the Bart Luedeke Center on the campus, 2083 Lawrenceville Road.
Straube Center is presenting a “Fine Art Show: Grace, Strength and Freedom,” through May 25. Local artists will be featured. The center is on Route 31 at West Franklin Avenue in Pennington, in buildings 100 and I-108.
Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Cadwalader Park, is hosting the 2012 Spring Forward weekends March 24 and 31. Included will be a morning of workshops for artists on March 24, and an afternoon devoted to writing and visual arts collaboration on March 31. Workshops will be followed by discussion of the Trenton Artist Workshop Association’s upcoming summer show, “Trenton Makes.” Register for workshops at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 22.
West Windsor Arts Center, 952 Alexander Road, Princeton Junction, shows “Inside Out: Visionary Artists Tell Their Stories” through April 27. The exhibit is the work of self-taught artists. The arts center partners with HomeFront’s ArtSpace to produce this show. Artists ages 13-33 are invited to submit works that explore, connect, or break down the barrier between sight and sound for an exhibit set to open in May. The deadline is April 1. Visit www.westwindsorartscenter.org/Call-to-Visual-Artists.html for details.