'The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913' is a look at the legacy of the legendary Armory Show, said to have brought modern art to America. The Montclair Art Museum's exhibition includes works by well-known American artists like Edward Hopper, Robert Henri, and John Marin, as well as their European inspirations Henri Matisse and Paul Cezanne.
The HBO hit series Boardwalk Empire tells the story of Atlantic City gangster boss 'Nucky' Johnson. Get the real story as State of the Arts meets author and historian Nelson Johnson, writer of the best-selling book on which the TV series is based.
State of the Arts visits globe-trotting young conductor Rossen Milanov, music director of the Princeton Symphony and Camden's Symphony in C, associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and principal conductor of the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra.
Robert Pinsky reads his poetry to improvised jazz at Monmouth University in his hometown of Long Branch, New Jersey. State of the Arts takes a tour round the old neighborhood with Pinsky, who says all his poetry started here. Pinsky also says he became a poet only after it became clear he wouldn t make it as a musician. He performs with bassist Ben Allison and guitarist Steve Cardenas.
The work of artist Michael Rees exists in the actual and the virtual worlds at once. An imposing sculpture of a monster made of human limbs can stand in an outdoor, public location, while its digital counterpart can be found marauding around on the artist's laptop as an animated CGI character. Meet the artist and see how he navigates the virtual and physical worlds.
A Bucks County farmhouse is the setting for Christopher Durang s new comedy starring Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, and Kristine Nielsen. State of the Arts visits the playwright in his own Bucks County farmhouse, and talks to Hyde Pierce and Nielsen about Durang, who is also their longtime friend. The play premiered at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton before moving on to Lincoln Center.
The Newark Museum s collection of Chinese art rivals any other in the world. For the exhibit 'Ming to Modern: Elevating the Everyday in Chinese Art,' curators Katherine Anne Paul and Ulysses Dietz selected 175 amazing objects from the 16th century to the present day, many of them never seen by the public until now.
State of the Arts goes behind the scenes at the LaVoy Theatre in Millville with the New Jersey Ballet's 'The Nutcracker,' which has been performed across the state for over 40 years. Directors Carolyn Clark and Paul Hilliard McRae talk about why this dance is such a perennial favorite and we meet the leads of this year's production.
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