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The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey offers a variety of arts and humanities-based events that inspire and educate audiences throughout the year. These events include artist talks, lectures, film screenings, theatrical performances, and exhibition-related programs open to all ages.


Color & Consciousness: A Conversation with Bevil Conway
April 21, 2018 3–5pm
Neuroscientist Bevil Conway specializes in visual perception in his scientific work and he often explores the limitations of the visual system in his own artwork. Much of Mr. Conway’s research is guided by the underlying thought that visual art can be used to reveal insights about how visual information is processed.


Road Trip to Wave Hill
April 26, 2018
Join us for a road trip to Wave Hill, the spectacular garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Riverside section of the Bronx. Experience both garden and gallery tours, then sample a taste of an inspired farm-to-table menu in The Café at Wave Hill. We will once again take advantage of Curator Mary Birmingham’s extensive knowledge of the contemporary art scene to provide an insider experience, unlike anything you’ll get from any other museum. Click the button below to purchase tickets.

Teacher’s Symposium—Freewheeling: Color in the Digital Age
May 10–11, 2018, 9 AM–3 PM Exhibition Opening
This workshop will explore how relationships to color have changed since the dawn of the digital age, and how artists can create their own system of color investigation—one that recognizes and embraces its own failures and limitations. Attendees will engage in an artist-led project designed to explore and discover their own personal relationship to color in the digital age.

Members’ Art Show & Collectors Weekend
May 18, 2018, 6-8:30 PM Exhibition Opening
The Art Center’s Members’ Committee is excited to announce a three-day celebration of art made by our members, open to the public.

Raku-Fest
May 19–20, 2018, 9 AM–5 PM
Experience the fun of a Raku firing first-hand while learning the process of glazing and the meaning and aesthetics of Raku.