On Saturday, June 24th, you are invited to the opening reception of the Trenton City Museum’s latest collection, “Ellarslie Open 40”. The celebration will kick off at 2 pm at the serene Ellarslie Mansion at 299 Parkside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08606. Guests will be able to enjoy a fabulous evening of art, dining, and entertainment in a festive outdoor setting. You will also have the chance to explore the museum and see some of the brilliant works of art on display. At 4 pm, awards will be given to the nominated artists. If you are interested in attending EO40’s opening reception, tickets are available for $10 in advance or $15 at the door. You can reserve your spot by purchasing tickets here: Tickets – EO40.

Ellarslie Open 40 is the Trenton City Museum’s annual juried exhibit. This expansive exhibit features the work of dozens of artists, each with a unique style and flair. This year’s show will be juried by Reginald M. Browne, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Chairman of the Creative Capital Foundation. Browne is also on the board of Silver Art Projects. This nonprofit organization connects artists with free, year-long studio space and career development opportunities that accelerate and enhance their artistic practice. Mr. Browne holds his Bachelor of Arts from La Salle University, where he is also a member of the Board of Trustees. Browne is best known for his work alongside his wife, Dr. Aliya Browne, who are renowned collectors of contemporary African diasporic portraiture and abstract expressionist art. Browne’s perspective and support of the arts will undoubtedly make him the perfect juror for this year’s exhibit.

This exhibit celebrates the Trenton City Museum and all they have accomplished since the 1st Ellarslie Open, held 40 years ago. The Trenton City Museum is a precious resource in the Trenton community, offering arts, education, and community to residents throughout the region. The museum is home to an expansive permanent collection of art and memorabilia and a number of fascinating exhibits that rotate throughout the year. The Trenton Museum Society, the minds behind this remarkable space, work tirelessly to make sure that the museum is accessible, educational, and welcoming to guests from all walks of life. As the Trenton City Museum gears up for the next 40 years, you can stay up to date and support their work by visiting their website here: Trenton City Museum – Home.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the opening reception, please get in touch with the Trenton City Museum at tms@ellarslie.org or (609) 989-1191 for more details. An incredible afternoon of arts and entertainment awaits; now, all they need is you!

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