Perkins Center for the Arts has been making creativity and inspiration happen since 1977.
Classes are led by teaching artists who deepen the educational and artistic experiences of our students. Weekly classes and one-day workshops are available for all ages throughout the year. They include hands-on activities that focus on learning artistic disciplines and fostering global thinking and lifelong learning.
Perkins Center for the Arts’ Moorestown & Collingswood galleries offer regional artists, working in a wide variety of mediums, wonderful opportunities to have their work seen, not only by the viewing public, but also by curators from prestigious institutions and regional galleries. Curators from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Woodmere Art Museum and Johnson & Johnson Collection select prints from our photography exhibition for their institutions’ permanent collections.
Conservatory of Music
The Conservatory of Music at Perkins Center for the Arts has been the premier provider of private and ensemble music instruction in the region since 1977. Programs support and expand the understanding and appreciation of classical and contemporary music by the greater community while employing and supporting professional musicians who preserve, teach and promote this work.
Folk Life Center
Under the guidance of the Folklife Center Director, Karen Abdul-Malik, Perkins seeks to preserve, perpetuate and build awareness of South Jersey’s rich cultural history, traditions and folk art. Our programming includes The Butterfly Storytelling series, oral history projects, other special events throughout the year as well as homebound outreach visits to share the folk arts with those in need.