Center for the Arts

Center for the Arts

The NJCU Center for the Arts brings the University's cultural offerings
together under one creative umbrella.
 
With New York City just across the river, NJCU boasts gifted faculty in music, theatre, and visual media and literary arts who share their knowledge and passion with students. Our theaters and galleries are teeming with performances and exhibitions, and we look forward to seeing you at events on campus and in the surrounding community.

FEATURED EVENTS

 

STATE OF THE DYSUNION: JOYCE YU-JEAN LEE

January 25 – March 1
Opening reception: Thursday, January 25, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 p.m.
Visual Art Gallery

In the Trump era of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” multi-media artist Lee presents a snapshot of current journalism, advertising, and the Internet. Through animated video installations, State of the DysUnion examines contemporary mass media -- its documentation, distribution, and role in shaping culture and history.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: JUDITH JAMISON
Wednesday, February 28 | 7:00 p.m.
Skyline Room, NJCU School of Business
FREE with RSVP

An evening with icon Judith Jamison - dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director Emeritus of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. As a dancer, Ms. Jamison became one of modern dance's great performers and she was appointed Artistic Director of the company in 1989 at the request of Alvin Ailey, himself. She will reflect on her life and the importance of the arts in our culture.

Ms. Jamison's appearance is presented in partnership with NJCU's Hagan Africana Studies Center and part of the University’s Black History month celebration.

IN THE HEIGHTS
Friday - Saturday, March 16, 17, 23, 24 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 18, 25 | 3:00 p.m.
Margaret Williams Theatre
$15 general / $5 student & senior

Tony Award winning musical In the Heights launched the career of composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who went on to make his name with Hamilton on Broadway. The tuneful score, spiked with Latin hip hop and dance rhythms, creates a panoramic mural of Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood, while telling an authentic story of hope, change, and self-discovery.

SPRING SCHEDULE

VENUES

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Margaret Williams Theatre
Hepburn Hall

West Side Theatre
285 West Side Avenue

Ingalls Recital Hall
Rossey Hall, Room 101

Gothic Lounge
Hepburn Hall, Room 202

Visual Arts Gallery
Visual Arts Building
100 Culver Avenue, ground level
(201)200-2496

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Hepburn Hall, Room 323
(201)200-3246

Business School
Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City

BOX OFFICE

Tickets may be purchased in advance online or in person at the box office, which opens one hour prior to performances.

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