Accessibility

OUR MISSION

The Paul Robeson Galleries is dedicated to embodying Paul Robeson’s life-long commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy, and transnationalism. Our aim is to present contemporary art and cultural artifacts as well as educational and public programming to every visitor, especially within the diverse metropolitan context of Rutgers University, the Greater Newark communities, and the northeast region of New Jersey.

LOCATIONS

Paul Robeson Campus Center
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 1st floor
Newark, NJ 07102

  • Paul Robeson Campus Center Gallery

Express Newark
54 Halsey Street, 3rd floor
Newark, NJ 07102

  • Main Gallery
  • Box Gallery
  • Window Gallery
  • PRG Offices
  • The Hive
  • Workshop 1
  • Workshop 2

PARKING AND ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCES

Accessible Parking – Express Newark

ADA compliant parking spaces are located in the 25 New Street parking deck in the basement of the Express Newark/Hahne & Co/Whole Foods building. For rates and more information, visit: https://nycparking.spplus.com/hahne-and-co.html

Route from Express Newark Accessible Parking to Entrance

An elevator is located adjacent to 25 New Street accessible parking spots, directly opposite parking lot entrance. Enter the elevator with entrance parallel to Halsey Street, not the freight elevator with the entrance facing New Street. Take the elevator to the third floor. Upon exiting the elevator, you will find The Hive and PRG Offices directly to your right. Take a left out of the elevator and continue down the hall to find the Main Gallery on the right, Window Gallery on the right, and The Box Gallery straight ahead, respectively. To find Workshop 1 (310) and Workshop 2 (312), pass the Window Gallery and turn right. Continue down the hall. Shine Portrait Studio will be on your left. Turn right. Workshops 1 and 2 are located beyond the double doors. To get back down to the parking deck via the same elevator, card swipe access must be provided by PRG staff (848-445-0506) or Express Newark security (848-445-0444). Accessible Parking – Paul Robeson Campus Center A handicap-reserved parking lot is located directly behind the Robeson Campus Center, off Bleeker Street. When traveling northeast on Martin Luther King Blvd, immediately after passing the Robeson Campus Center on your right, turn right onto Bleeker. The parking lot is on the right by the large Rutgers sign, between Dana Library and the Robeson Campus Center. Information on additional parking lots and decks can be found at http://nwkparking.rutgers.edu/locations.html.

Route from Paul Robeson Campus Center Accessible Parking to Entrance

From the Bleeker Street lot, the first floor of the building is accessible via a ramp from Norman Samuels Plaza. The Campus Center Gallery is located between the central staircase and the Robeson Food Court. All doors leading from the exterior of the building are equipped with automatic door opener buttons.

Main Entrances – Express Newark

Express Newark is located in the historic Hahne & Co. (Whole Foods) building. It has main entrances on 609 Broad Street and 54 Halsey Street, between Central Ave and New Street. All doors leading from the exterior of the building to the Express Newark entrance on the 2nd floor are equipped with automatic door opener buttons. The 54 Halsey Street entrance is identified by a gray “Grand Court” canopy. Upon entering the building, go through the vestibule and the long brick-lined hallway with Marcus B&P Restaurant on your right. Pass through the double doors and the elevator will be on your left. The 609 Broad Street entrance is to the right of the Whole Foods entrance. Upon entering the building and passing through the vestibule, continue through the Grand Court and past the large staircase. The elevator is located at the end of the hall to your right, opposite the Amazon lockers. From the elevator: Take the elevator to the second floor. Exit the elevator and take the door on your left. The main entrance to Express Newark will be on your left. Upon entering Express Newark, pass the reception desk on your left, continue under the large stairway and to your right, past the lecture hall and the restrooms. Take a left out of the elevator and continue down the hall to find the Main Gallery on the right, Window Gallery on the right, and The Box Gallery straight ahead, respectively. To find Workshop 1 (310) and Workshop 2 (312), pass the Window Gallery and turn right. Continue down the hall. Shine Portrait Studio will be on your left. Turn right. Workshops 1 and 2 are located beyond the double doors.

Main Entrance – Paul Robeson Campus Center

Located on 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard, between Bleeker and Warren Streets, the main entrance to the Robeson Campus Center leads to the second floor. The Main Gallery is located on the first floor. All doors leading from the exterior of the building are equipped with automatic door opener buttons. To get to the Main Gallery from the MLK entrance via elevator. Upon entering, turn right and follow the hallway past Room 219, through the small lounge area, and left down the hall past the Hudson, Bergen, and Union Rooms. The elevator is located at the end of the hall. Take the elevator to the first floor. Once out of the elevator, turn right to find the Main Gallery entrance past the central staircase and reception desk, before the restrooms and the Robeson Food Court.

RESTROOMS

Express Newark

Public restrooms accessible to wheelchair users are located on the second, third, and fourth floors of Express Newark.

Paul Robeson Campus Center

Public restrooms accessible to wheelchair users are located on the first and second floors of the Robeson Campus Center.

AVAILABLE SERVICES

Large Print & PDF Format

All exhibition labels and catalog texts are available in large print and PDF format upon request with two weeks’ advance notice. Please contact: 

Jacqueline Mabey, Assistant Curator

T: 973.353.0708 E: jacqueline.mabey@rutgers.edu

All programs, flyers, and brochures are available in large print and PDF format upon request with two weeks’ advance notice. Please contact:

Amalia Mallard, Program Assistant

T: 973.353.0811 E: amalia.mallard@rutgers.edu

Verbal Description Tours

Verbal description tours of the main and satellite galleries are available upon request, with three weeks’ advance notice. Please contact:

Jacqueline Mabey, Assistant Curator

T: 973.353.0708 E: jacqueline.mabey@rutgers.edu

Sign Language Interpretation

Sign language interpretation services are available for scheduled programs with at least three week’s advance notice. This service is offered free of charge. Please contact:

Bryant Lebron, Gallery Administrator

T: 973.353.0707 E: blebron@newark.rutgers.edu

Education Programs

As part of our commitment to provide access to high-quality visual arts exhibitions and programs for all, the Paul Robeson Galleries regularly customizes its programs to meet the various needs and interests of its community participants. All of our exhibition-based workshops are equipped to serve all audiences, including integrated groups and groups in which several different types of disabilities are represented. When scheduling a program with us, please notify our staff of your group’s needs and we will gladly work with you to custom-design an enriching experience. Please direct scheduling requests and inquiries to:

Amalia Mallard, Program Assistant

T: 973.353.0811 E: amalia.mallard@rutgers.edu

SUGGESTIONS & FEEDBACK

The Paul Robeson Galleries value your suggestions and feedback. Please assist us in making our patron services more effective by contacting us with your comments and suggestions.

Paul Robeson Galleries
Express Newark
Rutgers University – Newark
54 Halsey Street, Room 305
Newark, NJ 07102 USA
T: 973.353.0615 E: contact_prg@newark.rutgers.edu

Office of Disability Services at Rutgers University - Newark

“The Office of Disability Services is dedicated to the philosophy that all Rutgers University students are assured equal opportunity, access and participation in the University’s courses, programs, activities, services, and facilities. We recognize that diverse abilities are a source of strength, empowerment, and enrichment for the entire university community and we are committed to the elimination of physical, instructional, and attitudinal barriers by promoting awareness and understanding throughout the university community.”

W: https://ods.rutgers.edu/our-office