The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts is located in Princeton, kitty-corner to the Princeton Public Library at the junction of Witherspoon St and Paul Robeson Pl. The building, which is itself a work of art, was designed by local architect Michael Graves, and completed in 2008 at a cost of $7.5 million. It houses activities of the Arts Council of Princeton, including workshops, exhibitions and performances. There is also a permanent exhibition about the history of the surrounding Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, designed with help from the Princeton Historical Society.
The shady mini-plaza outside the Robeson Center offers a pleasant place for walkers to stop and rest, set in off the sidewalk on Witherspoon Street. Public art and sculptures compliment the surroundings. Bicycle parking can be seen in the background, right next to the building entrance. This is a park that has been designed with cyclists and pedestrians in mind! (note: As part of the Arts Council’s development campaign, naming opportunities are available for the bench and tree plantings.)