Light: Installations by Bruce Munro at Longwood Gardens on Route 1 near Kennett Square, Pa., runs through September 29. Timed admission tickets are required: $18, adults; $15, seniors; $8, ages 5-18 or with valid student ID; free, ages 4 and under. Hours (until September 1): 9 AM–11PM Wednesday–Saturday and 9AM–6PM Sunday–Tuesday; (from September 2–September 29): 9AM–9PM Wednesday–Saturday and 9AM – 5PM Sunday–Tuesday. For tickets and information, call 610.388.1000, or visit: www.longwoodgardens.org. For more on Munro and his work, visit: www.brucemunro.co.uk.
Princeton University Art Museum on the university campus. Encounters explores the connections between ancient and contemporary African, Asian, American, and European art through September 16. Root & Branch examines branching forms in the history of art and science through October 28. Free. For information and hours, call 609.258.3788 or visit: http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/exhibitions/upcoming.
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum on the Rutgers campus at 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society, a showcase of exhibitions, lectures, performances, film screenings, and events focused on women artists from the Middle East and the Middle East Diaspora. Conceived and produced by Ferris Olin and Judith K. Brodsky, co-directors of the Institute of Women and Art at Rutgers. The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society events will be held at the following locations: Rutgers University, Princeton University, Princeton University Art Museum, The College of New Jersey, Arts Council of Princeton, West Windsor Arts Council, Princeton Public Library, East Brunswick Public Library, New Brunswick Public Library, Mabel Smith Douglass Library. For a full listing of events August 2012 – January 2013, visit www.fertile-crescent.org.
Nassau Club of Princeton, 6 Mercer Street. Marie Sturken’s prints, Kimono Mania: Handmade Paperworks, will be on display through September 4. For more information, call 609.924.0580 or visit: www.nassauclub.org.
Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Mansion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton. Trenton Artists Workshop Association (TAWA) present Trenton Makes, the Trenton/New York City juried exhibition on view at the Trenton City Museum through September 1 and at the Prince Street Gallery in New York City through August 18. The exhibition features scores of artists from Central New Jersey and Bucks County including Mel Leipzig, Jon Naar, Aubrey J. Kauffman, Linda Osborne, Leon Rainbow, and others. For more information, visit: www.ellarslie.org.
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum on the Rutgers campus at 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901. In Search of an Absolute: Art of Valery Yurlov, in the Dodge Gallery through November 4, features geometric abstracts by the Soviet nonconformist artist. Admission: $6, adults; $5, over 65; free to members, children under 18, Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff and for all visitors on the first Sunday of every month. For information and hours, call 732.932.7237 or visit www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.
Princeton Brain and Spine Care Institute at 731 Alexander Road, Suite 200. “The Activity of Form,” photographs by Laura McClanahan, Greg McGarvey, Barbara Osterman, and Larry Parsons, through September.