This Week's Broadcasts

This week on State of the Arts, meet four of America’s greatest poets, all with strong ties to New Jersey. Pulitzer Prize winners Stephen Dunn & Gregory Pardlo, former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, and Brenda Shaughnessy at the Dodge Poetry Festival.


Thurs, 11/16 @ 11:30 pm

Sat, 11/18 @ 7:30 pm

WNET Thirteen

Sun, 11/19 @ 11:30 am


Mon, 11/20 @ 10:30 am & 3:30 pm

Wed, 11/22 @ 10 am & 3 pm

Celebrating Ceramics

This month, we're highlighting the art of ceramics and pottery in the #StateoftheArtsNJ archives.

MudGirls Studios has a social mission: to provide jobs for women dealing with multiple disadvantages. The MudGirls make pottery and tiles in Atlantic City, at a non-profit studio located at St. Michael’s Loft. The women learn skills, and create beautiful pottery and custom-made tiles for sale. MudGirls Studios was founded by designer Dorrie Papademetriou in 2016 while she was working at a day shelter for women who have suffered domestic abuse. Keep an eye out on their online shop this holiday season!


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Happening Now

Tap dancer Savion Glover and jazz bassist Christian McBride meet at NJPAC on Sat, Nov 18 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available now for this night of performance and conversation!

Our related stories: Savion Glover, Trilogy

See the magical world of trompe l'oeil painter Gary Erbe at the Noyes Galleries at Kramer Hall in Hammonton through Jan 26! This solo exhibition explores the artist's work over a span of 40 years.

Our related story: Gary Erbe

The Morris Museum presents From Flame to Flower The Art of Paul J. Stankard, an exhibition exploring the celebrated glass artist's career, through Feb 4.

Our related story: Glass Artist Paul Stankard

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

"When I get up in the morning, I begin to sculpt myself." For sculptor Chakaia Booker, every act can be a work of art—including getting dressed in the morning.

Our 2003 storyChakaia Booker

Hoboken serves as both the setting and the inspiration for Quarter Rican, a fast-talking new hip hop musical by performer & playwright Gabriel Diego Hernandez. Photo: David White Studio

Our 2023 story: Quarter Rican at Mile Square Theatre

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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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