Opened in 1983, the Noyes Museum of Art was the vision of entrepreneurs Fred and Ethel Noyes. An avid collector and an academically-trained artist, Fred Noyes reflected his love of South Jersey's natural features in his artwork. The Museum's permanent collection contains many of the Noyeses' personal collections including American fine and folk art, vintage bird decoys, paintings and sculptures.
Today, the Noyes Museum maintains our founders' dedication to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of southern New Jersey. As the only fine and contemporary art museum in southern New Jersey’s eight counties, the Noyes is devoted to research, education, documentation and presentation of artistic expressions. Activities include exhibitions, demonstrations, community events and educational workshops. The programs are designed to impart an appreciation for the vital relationship between arts and the community.