The Drumthwacket Foundation curates temporary exhibits in the residence that showcase New Jersey-specific historic and contemporary fine art and thematic shows.


Featured Exhibits

“The People’s House”
Partnership with Artworks Trenton

On view through November 6, 2019

The Drumthwacket Foundation partnered in July with Artworks Trenton to connect community teens with professional Trenton urban artist Leon Rainbow and assistant artists Sophie Ban and Radek Selski to create three unique installations in the gardens at Drumthwacket. The immersive two-weeks program included an exclusive tour of Drumthwacket and brainstorming sessions at Artworks where the students learned about street art culture before solidifying their ideas into a cohesive design concept. Working together outdoors, the vibrantly colorful murals painted by the students reflect the spirit of community partnership and Drumthwacket, ‘The People’s House’.

View the Exhibit photos (pdf)

Toshkio Takaezu: Select Works
March 5 – November 14, 2019

Born in Pepeekeo, Hawaii to the parents of Japanese immigrants, Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011) studied art first at the University of Hawaii and later at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Strongly influenced by the Finnish ceramist Maija Grotell (1899-1973) and Zen Buddhism, Toshiko was at the vanguard of the movement to explore ceramic’s possibilities as an independent aesthetic medium.  Her signature ‘closed forms’ and torpedolike cylinders embrace the notion of ceramic pieces as artworks meant to be seen rather than used.  No longer able to contain, the vessels lose their utilitarian meaning an communicate as pure art.

The works exhibited are on generous loan from The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University.

Drumthwacket Annual Spring Carnival

Hosted by the Governor and First Lady and the Drumthwacket Foundation, the Annual Spring Carnival for Children with Special Needs is held every Spring.  Pony rides, carnival games, bounce houses, art project, face painting, and a treasure hunt make for a memorable day. The Foundation sincerely appreciates the following vendors and individuals who donate their time and talent to ensure the event’s success:

Major Sponsors:


Bimbo Bakeries, Entenmann’s, FHG Dining, Halo Farm, Inc., House of Cupcakes, Jacques Fine Catering, Mars Inc., McCaffrey’s Market, Olives, PepsiCo, Saker ShopRite of Lawrenceville, Stop & Shop and the Montgomery Girl Scouts and Montgomery Boy Scout Troop 46

Please note: The event is for special needs children ages 3 to 8 and their families. You must have an invitation code to register. If you are a parent or caregiver of a child with special needs who is between the ages of 3 and 8 but do not have an invitation code, please call or email the Foundation at for assistance.