Street Address
733 Lily Lake Road
Oceanville, NJ 08231
Mailing Address
733 Lily Lake Road
Oceanville, NJ 08231
phone: 609-652-8848
fax: 609-652-6166
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
$4 adults, $3 seniors and students
Museum Type(s)
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Michael Cagno, Executive Director
phone: 609-652-8848
Karen DeRosa, Communications and Development Director
phone: 609-652-8848


The Noyes Museum of Art, just 15 minutes from Atlantic City, wonderfully blends artistic creations with a beautiful natural setting. 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 art museum in the region, the Noyes seeks to serve residents and visitors by presenting stimulating exhibitions and programs. The Noyes Museum displays a growing collection of American fine and folk art, an exceptional collection of vintage bird decoys, and outstanding special exhibitions featuring works by leading regional and national artists, plus programs, workshops and community events.


The Noyes Museum’s collection is built around the mission statement which states: “Building upon the vision of founders Fred W. and Ethel Noyes, it is the mission of The Noyes Museum of Art to provide enriching exhibitions, educational programs and care for the collection for all its beneficiaries. The Museum fulfills this mission by providing exceptional arts education activities and through the collecting, preserving and exhibiting of fine art, crafts and folk art with an emphasis on New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic Region.”


Opened in 1983, The Noyes Museum was the vision of entrepreneurs Fred W. Noyes, Jr. and Ethel Noyes, who also created the Historic Towne of Smithville. The Noyeses were avid collectors of art and antiques. 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 Noyes' paintings and personal collections.

Artifacts Collections

Permanent Collection

The museum's permanent collection currently includes approximately 1,313 pieces of American art, ranging from painting and sculpture from the 19th - 21st century to an impressive variety over 350 waterfowl decoys. Many of the paintings are non-representational images by artists active in the latter part of the twentieth century. A substantial number of paintings in the collection are by museum founder, Fred W. Noyes, Jr. Many of the advent-garde works in the collection were donated by the Alternative Museum and Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper. Sculpture in the collection encompasses abstract works to outsider and folk art.

Particularly impressive is the unique and valuable collection of hand-carved wooden decoys. This collection was begun by Fred W. Noyes, Jr. and contains historical decoys, such as Gideon Lippincott's Black Duck, as well as very life-like examples produced by Armon Carney and Thomas Carlock. Tony Rudisill's Kingfisher is a fine example of highly carved wildlife art more closely related for forms produced in porcelain and ceramic.

Educational Programs

The museum offers many workshops, educational programs and events throughout the year. Special school tours and educational materials are available. Educator workshops are also offered. Please visit for information.


    Access: Staff Only

    Appointment required: Yes


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      Wheelchair Accessible


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