This Week's Broadcasts

This week on #StateoftheArtsNJ... At Passage Theatre in Trenton, The OK Trenton Project is based on a true story of kids, art, gangs, and the desire to make our world a more beautiful place.

Also on this week's episode, drummer, Montclair resident, and 2022 NEA Jazz Master Billy Hart is teaching and performing at legendary clubs including Birdland. Frederick Law Olmsted’s parks transformed cities across America, including his very last major design: Trenton’s Cadwalader Park. And Ride the Cyclone at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton.


Thurs, 6/13 @ 11:30 pm

Sat, 6/15 @ 7:30 pm

WNET Thirteen

Sun, 6/16 @ 11:30 am


Mon, 6/17 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm

Wed, 6/19 @ 10 am & 3 pm

National Great Outdoors Month

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

Steven R. Carty is a second-generation basket weaver from Mount Holly, on the edge of the Pine Barrens. He’s known for using wild materials, including invasive plants, as materials for his baskets. In this feature, State of the Arts goes on location with Steven to Whitesbog Historic Village as he gathers wisteria vine, an invasive plant that is threatening native holly forests. We also visit a workshop at Peters Valley School of Craft as Steven guides students in the subtle techniques needed to create baskets and bark containers out of natural materials without the use of power tools.


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Happening Now

Photographer Wendel White has a new book out with Radius Books available here, and a 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! 

Don't miss Discovering Grant Castner: The Lost Archive of a New Jersey Photographer until September at the NJ State Museum in Trenton!

Pictured: Grant Castner with safety bicycle, Trenton, 1894 | Gift of Robert R. Jones in Memory of William R. Paquin | NJ State Museum

Our related story: Grant Castner

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

Yass Hakoshima (1928-2022), founder of the Yass Hakoshima Movement Theatre, performed his piece depicting the types of people you might run into while spending a day in the city, live in the New Jersey Public Television studios in 1983.

Our story: Yass Hakoshima

In 1957, Alice Childress was on the verge of being the first Black woman to have a play on Broadway, but she refused to compromise in order to make white audiences more comfortable. More than 60 years later, her work is having a renaissance.

Our story: Alice Childress

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Producers Circle:


Pheasant Hill Foundation

Philip E. Lian & Joan L. Mueller

in memory of

Judith McCartin Scheide

Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey

Monica & Carlos Camin

Melanie & John Clarke

Elizabeth G. Christopherson

Hella & Scott McVay

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