This Week's Broadcasts

In the early 20th century, American painters, dancers, and playwrights were experimenting with the styles they'd learned in Europe. This special episode takes a look back at New Jersey's regional Impressionist painters, and at the 1913 Armory Show, where the public saw radical new trends in art. Plus, two great modernist American classics that continue to inspire artists today: Thornton Wilder’s Our Town (1938) and Martha Graham’s iconic Appalachian Spring (1944).


Wed, 1/18 @ 8:30 pm

Thurs, 1/19 @ 11:30 pm

Sat, 1/21 @ 7:30 pm

WNET Thirteen

Sun, 1/22 @ 11:30 am


Mon, 1/23 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm

Wed, 1/25 @ 10 am & 3 pm

Looking forward to 2023

We're looking forward to more of New Jersey's art, dance, music, and more in 2023.

Frederick Law Olmsted’s parks transformed cities across America, including his last major design: Cadwalader Park in Trenton. In 2022, State of the Arts explored the park’s history, and the efforts to restore it. Olmsted’s great contribution to landscape architecture and his signature motifs are discussed.

This year is Frederick Law Olmsted's bicentennial! In celebration, the Library of Congress is calling for volunteers to transcribe his subject files.


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Happening Now

The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is holding a series of Virtual Public Listening Sessions this month. Jan 18 and Jan 24 sessions are focused on how the Council can better serve individual artists, while the Jan 19 and Jan 25 sessions focus on arts organizations. See here for registration information.

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company at NJPAC! Tickets are available now for their Jan 21 and 22 performances

Our related stories: Seven ChoreographersImagine Ellis Island with Nai-Ni Chen

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

"We still have a lot to learn from nature." Artist Jim Toia collaborates with mushrooms, woodpeckers, and jellyfish.

Our 2015 storyJim Toia

Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 60 women and non-binary singers. Formed after the 2017 Women’s March, RRC combines social justice awareness and a legacy of protest music. Photo: Oluwaseye Olusa

Our 2022 story: Resistance Revival Chorus

Did you know you can watch our past features online? You can catch all of our stories and full documentaries on our Youtube channel and website.

Don't forget to follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram, too! We post special behind-the-scenes content and sneak peaks into new episodes, plus current arts events happening around the state. 

Pictured: Found object sculpture created by artist Eric Schultz and Trenton-area kids, inspiring Passage Theatre's OK Trenton Project. Photo courtesy the artist.
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Producers Circle:


Peter A. Benoliel & Willo Carey

W. Carl Burger

Melanie & John Clarke

Hella & Scott McVay

Philip E. Lian & Joan L. Mueller

Pheasant Hill Foundation

Germaine B. & Richard F. Trabert

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