This Week's Broadcasts

This week on an all new episode of #StateoftheArtsNJ... J. Kenneth Leap creates grand public art in stained glass. You'll find his work at the New Jersey State Capitol, Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and at transit centers, hospitals and other public spaces across the state. He's also a mural painter, civic arts leader, and an organizer of labyrinth walks.

In a solo exhibition at the Newark Museum of Art, the young Dominican American artist Bony Ramirez uses surrealism to probe the legacies of colonialism and tourism. And, the New Jersey Ballet explores new directions with the premiere of Lauren Lovette’s Jewel Box at NJPAC.


Wed, 6/5 @ 8:30 pm

Thurs, 6/6 @ 11:30 pm

Sat, 6/8 @ 7:30 pm

WNET Thirteen

Sun, 6/9 @ 11:30 am


Mon, 6/10 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm

Wed, 6/12 @ 10 am & 3 pm

National Great Outdoors Month

This month, we're sharing art that celebrates the great outdoors.

Master glass artist Paul Stankard shares how he makes his intricately detailed paperweights. He is inspired by the South Jersey landscape where he grew up, and where he still lives and works. His creations are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Louvre, yet he barely graduated high school before entering a technical program to learn scientific glassblowing.


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Happening Now

Photographer Wendel White has a new book out with Radius Books available here, and see his new exhibition, Manifest: Thirteen Colonies, at Harvard’s Peabody Museum. 

Read more on our blog!

Century: 100 Years of Black Art at the Montclair Art Museum runs through July 7. The exhibition features work by 59 artists, including Willie Cole, Chakaia Booker, Joyce J. Scott, and Philemona Williamson.

Our related stories: Willie Cole, Chakaia Booker, Joyce J. Scott, Philemona Williamson

The Zimmerli Art Museum celebrates the centennial of renowned sculptor George Segal's birth with George Segal: Themes and Variations through July 31

Read more on our blog! 

Catch up on some of the best of State of the Arts

After an esteemed career as a professor and writer, Dr. Nell Irvin Painter returned to school to earn an MFA—an experience she describes in her highly acclaimed book, Old in Art School. Now she’s back at her writing desk with I Just Keep Talking, a collection of essays interspersed with her own art. Image by: Nell Irvin Painter

Our 2024 story: Nell Painter: She Just Keeps Talking

“I prove a theorem and the house expands…” In this 1997 video from our archives, Rita Dove reads her poem “Geometry,” then sits in conversation with host Amber Edwards. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and national Poet Laureate (1993-1995) discusses her career and her writing process, from poetry to playwriting.

Our 1997 story: Rita Dove

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Philip E. Lian & Joan L. Mueller

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Judith McCartin Scheide

Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey

Monica & Carlos Camin

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Elizabeth G. Christopherson

Hella & Scott McVay

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