The Puffin Cultural Forum, a project of The Puffin Foundation, Ltd., is the gallery and performance space located at the site of the Foundation’s administrative offices in Teaneck, New Jersey. Our work takes place at the intersection of the arts and the struggle for human rights as we seek to realize in our local community the Foundation’s governing motto: “…continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people”. We deeply believe in the crucial role that the arts play in shaping our consciousness, and the role of artists as agents of social change.
Perry Rosenstein, the founder and president of The Puffin Foundation and Puffin Cultural Forum, passed away on 4/3/20 from COVID-19. We invite you to share your memories, stories, and reflections on this Facebook page, and to enjoy those shared by others. Perry Rosenstein: A Life and Times Memorial.
Puffin Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine
Puffin condemns the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the murders and suffering being carried out by the wishes of President Valdamir Putin. He bears sole responsibility for the destruction, chaos, and loss of life. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this war, including the people of Ukraine, the surrounding countries, and all those around the world with family, friends and loved ones in the region. Putin has perverted the concept of anti-fascism to justify his pursuit of a new Russian empire. These despicable violations of human rights must be opposed by the world community.
Tickets on Sale now for 2022 Puffin Prize Celebration
March 21, 2023
On May 1st, Type Media Center and The Puffin Foundation will honor Heather Booth with the prestigious Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship for her lifelong activism and organizing for progressive causes. The night will feature a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, small plates, and a chance to reconnect with a community of writers, activists, Read More
“The Art of Faith Ringgold” Opening February 26th
February 8, 2023
On February 26th at 4:00pm the Puffin Cultural Forum will be presenting an exhibition of printed works and textiles by renowned Englewood-based artist Faith Ringgold. This show is in collaboration with Gallery Bergen’s upcoming show Faith Ringgold: Coming to Jones Road. Opening will feature a musical performance from Nioka Workman of the Firey Stirng Sistas and poetry Read More
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives & The Puffin Foundation announce the 2023 Alba/Puffin Award Winner
January 27, 2023
Fifty years after Roe v. Wade, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) announces that the 2023 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will go to Indigenous Women Rising (IWR). One of the largest monetary awards for human rights in the world, the ALBA/Puffin Award is a $100,000 cash prize granted Read More