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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2011

Share Your Love of Museums and Win Big with "Your Jersey Arts Museum Moment"

STATEWIDE: Governor Chris Christie has officially proclaimed October 2011 as "Discover Jersey Arts Month" in the Garden State. To celebrate, JerseyArts.com has launched "Your Jersey Arts Museum Moment," a program presented in partnership with fourteen New Jersey museums inviting the public to share their love for their favorite museum. One grand prize winner will receive a private party for him-or-herself and twelve friends at the participating museum of their choice. The public can enter at each of the participating museums or share their story online at JerseyArts.com/museummoment.

2011 marks the fourth consecutive year in which October is declared "Discover Jersey Arts Month" by gubernatorial proclamation, and program organizers wanted to take the opportunity to highlight New Jersey's museum community. "We wanted to showcase New Jersey's fine and diverse collection of art and history museums this year," said Jim Atkinson, Program Director of Discover Jersey Arts. "These fourteen featured institutions represent a goldmine of educational, artistic, and historic treasures that are sure to entertain and delight attendees of all ages."

This year's featured museums include: Absecon Lighthouse (Atlantic City), Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum (Tuckerton), Grounds For Sculpture (Hamilton), Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton), Monmouth Museum (Lincroft), Montclair Art Museum (Montclair), Morris Museum (Morristown), Newark Museum (Newark), New Jersey State Museum (Trenton), Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton College (Oceanville), Perkins Center for the Arts (Moorestown), Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts (Millville), Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center (Millville), and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University (New Brunswick).

For more on Discover Jersey Arts Month and "Your Jersey Arts Museum Moment," visit JerseyArts.com/museummoment.

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ABOUT DISCOVER JERSEY ARTS

Discover Jersey Arts (DJA) is a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts working in partnership with other cultural service organizations statewide including the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, South Jersey Cultural Alliance, New Jersey Network and New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism. The project's mission is to increase the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey. JerseyArts.com supports this mission by providing a central clearinghouse of information on New Jersey's cultural scene.

Since its launch in the summer of 2000 following more than two years of research and development into assessing the needs of its constituents, DJA has developed a wide variety of programs and initiatives to support our state's cultural community and arts-going public. For more information visit DJA on the web at http://www.jerseyarts.com.

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