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(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton University Library’s new exhibition explores the transformation of text production and distribution across Europe during a revolutionary 20-year period, featuring the Gutenberg Bible and an unprecedented selection of early printed books held by Princeton’s Scheide Library, as well as loans from nine leading libraries in the United Kingdom and North America. The exhibition is on display now through December 15, 2019, in the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, located in the Firestone Library lobby. ... READ ON

(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theatre in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is kicking off its 25th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of The Lucky Ones by Lia Romeo. This show will be accompanied by an exhibit of the works of Cyn Bird, a New Jersey visual artist, entitled “Imaginary Places.” Dreamcatcher’s lobby serves as both a gathering place for the audience and also an exhibit space for local, professional artists whose work complements the onstage offerings of the company.... READ ON

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) --  The Montclair Art Museum (MAM), one of the Tri-State's most treasured art institutions, has announced that its Director, Lora Urbanelli, has informed its Board of Trustees of her intent to retire in summer 2020.  The ninth director of the museum since its inception in 1914, Urbanelli will have led MAM for more than 11 years, one of the longest tenures in recent history. ... READ ON

(BELMAR, NJ) — The arts throughout the Garden State is on display with three digital Fall 2019 Season Preview guides produced by New Jersey Stage in partnership with ArtPride New Jersey and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Guides for North Jersey, Central Jersey, and South Jersey are available for free at Each has regional content, advertising, and event listings specific for the area covering events taking place from September through November.... READ ON

(TRENTON, NJ) -- Pioneering video artist Nam June Paik and the monumental public art installation he created in Trenton will be the subject of “PBS (1963-2000), Then and Now” which will be on display at Artworks Trenton from September 14 – October 19.  This exhibition will focus on Paik, considered one of the most innovative artists of the 20th Century, and will detail how he came to create his neon and video Trenton masterwork, which recently underwent a full restoration after being unlit for more than a decade.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Gallery Aferro is a platform for the exchange of ideas in service of advancing human dignity and beauty, with a focus on visual arts as the vehicle. Located in Newark, the gallery opens three exhibits on October 5: The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project featuring the Quilts of Angola Prison; Still Living Out Loud: Geri Hahn, and Elevator Music 6: SilvaGunner.... READ ON

On Friday, September 27, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will hold an opening reception for Painted Threads and Nadia Haji Omar: Ascension from 7:30–9 PM.... READ ON

(NEW HOPE, PA) -- With 180 artisans from around the country and a museum curator at the helm of the widely-celebrated juried festival, the New Hope Arts & Crafts Festival committee, award-winning artists, volunteers and overall townspeople enthusiastically prepare for their largest arts & crafts festival yet on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019.  The Festival is a rain or shine event & is taking place on the grounds of the New Hope Solebury High School, 182 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA.... READ ON

(UNION, NJ) -- The Karl and Helen Burger Gallery at Kean University is hosting a solo exhibition of 30 artworks by Brazilian-American artist and cultural activist Duda Penteado, now through December 12.  Penteado has lived in both the United States and Brazil for more than 20 years. His multidisciplinary work is based on performances, videos, installations, murals, sculptures, paintings, and other visual projects. ... READ ON

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) --  Watercolor is one of the most versatile media used for landscape, portrait, and abstract painting. Hudson County Community College (HCCC) invites budding artists to enjoy a “Watercolor Workshop” on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm.  The workshop will be held in the Gabert Library, located at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City – across the street from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. Space is limited, and the cost is $60 per person.... READ ON

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