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Mailing Address:
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)

Current Exhibitions

Aljira at 30:
Dream and Reality

Now Through
September 28

East Gallery
First Floor

Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, was established in 1984, when a core group of artists came together in search of affordable work space in Newark. Aljira offers vital career development and exhibition opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; provides transformative experiences for Newark-area teens; and has helped to position Newark as a significant cultural destination.

The exhibition will examine the important role that Aljira has played, and continues to play, in the contemporary arts in the state and region. The exhibition will include works from Aljira’s own rich and diverse collection, as well as works borrowed from artists who have exhibited or studied at Aljira. The exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs.

Panel Discussion
Sunday, September 28, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join moderator Judith K. Brodsky (Artist, Educator, Arts Administrator) and panelists Will "Kasso" Condry (Artist, Member of S.A.G.E. Coalition, Trenton), Victor Davson (Artist, Executive Director, Aljira), Chuck Schultz (Filmmaker) and Fausto Sevila (Artist, Educator), as they discuss their experiences with art as a vehicle for social change.

IMAGE CREDIT: Rafael Sanchez
Look Don't Touch, 1985
Aljira's first solo exhibition
(Installation between outside windows of Aljira's third floor space at 7th & Orange Streets, Newark)