The New Jersey State Museum was founded by an act of the state legislature in 1895. Initially it was a natural history museum. It later added archaeology, ethnography, cultural history and fine arts to its collections. It moved into its current facility as part of the state’s cultural complex in 1965 and it became a division of the N.J. Department of State in 1983. It has a surprisingly diverse and interesting collection of works by 20th century American artists. Here are some samples.
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