The “Positron” (1976–77) by Latvian artist Valdis Celms operated a bit like a disco ball, flashing various colors of light as the goliath metal orb rotated.
Amid Racial Tensions at Rutgers, a Lenape Friendship Dance Offers a Moment of Release
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Most amateur historians of New York and the tri-state area are aware of the Lenape as the region’s first inhabitants.
Encountering a Frank Lloyd Wright House 1,200 Miles from Where It First Stood
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — On August 17, 1953, Gloria and Abraham Wilson sent a letter to one of the most famous architects in the United States. It began: “Dear Mr. Wright: Would you design a house for us?”
Manhattan’s Last Natural Vista Will Be Protected
The unbroken vista of cliffs and trees on the New Jersey Palisades will be preserved after LG Electronics agreed to redesign their headquarters in a settlement with conservation groups.
The Vanishing of America’s Historic Mental Asylums
Between 1848 and 1890, dozens of grand mental asylums were built around the United States under the Kirkbride Plan, designed by Thomas Story Kirkbride.
New Art in New Jersey
NEWARK — New Jersey’s image is calcified with tired cultural signifiers. It’s old hat. So it was lovely to encounter the Newark Museum’s latest exhibition, Ready or Not: 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual, a show displaying works by 40 contemporary artists based in the state.
Palisades Preservation Becomes a National Issue
The preservation of a natural vista in New Jersey in the face of an intruding development is moving from a local to national concern. The Palisades, that stretch of cliffs and streets viewable from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Cloisters branch of medieval art, have been protected for decades from any construction over 35 feet in order to maintain the uninterrupted tree line.
New Jersey Frank Lloyd Wright Home Is Relocating to Crystal Bridges in Arkansas
A New Jersey Frank Lloyd Wright house is relocating to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, through an acquisition announced this Wednesday.
My Mother, Me and the Armenian Genocide
Like almost every April 24th I can remember, on Tuesday, the day people commemorate the Armenian Genocide, I sought solace in my thoughts and searched for a way to mark the occasion.
Attention Holiday Shoppers: NY Museum Sets Up Shop in Tony NJ Mall
Manhattan’s Museum of Arts and Design’s retail arm has crossed the Hudson to pitch their tent between Saks Fifth Avenue and Cole Haan on the Short Hills Mall’s second floor.
Your Weekend Guide to the Hoboken Artists’ Studio Tour
November 3 marks day one of the Hoboken artists’ studio tour. Here a list of recommendations of things you should see and do over the next few days.
Art For the Weekend: Newark Open Doors Studio Tour Preview
Newark is getting ready to blow up this week. The city’s Open Doors Studio Tour, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, kicks off Thursday night with a sneak preview of the exhibition Call & Response at 570 Broad Street. The four-day festival features more than 300 artists. Events include group exhibitions, site-specific installations, open studios, poetry readings, dance performances, and music.