Upcoming Events

Fall Exhibitions: Timed Entry – January

On Saturday, October 3, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will reopen its spring exhibitions that were closed this past March due to Covid-19. To provide the safest viewing experience possible, visitors must make reservations through artcenternj.org for limited, one-hour time slots. All four

Winter Break Workshops for Adults & Teens

Sign up now and start the season by focusing on sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, and more! And with both in-person and online options, there's a safe, inspirational workshop to fit your every need. Click here to find out more and to register.

Artist Talk: Community Storytelling Through Contemporary Art

Please join us on January 12 at 7 PM for a conversation between Art Center Curator, Mary Birmingham, artist Yvette Molina, and artist Elisabeth Smolarz as they discuss the communal storytelling projects currently on view at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Click here

How to Fly: A virtual event for MLK Jr. Day

On Monday, January 18, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will participate in Summit’s Day of Justice, Equality, and Service to Others. From 1-3 PM, the Art Center will host a virtual community project titled, How to Fly. The project will entail decorating individual

Winter/Spring Exhibitions Opening

On Saturday, February 6, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will reopen its winter/spring exhibitions. To provide the safest viewing experience possible, visitors must make reservations through artcenternj.org for limited, one-hour time slots. All four exhibitions—(de)coding; Spandita Malik: Threads of Identity; Scaffold: Equity of

Embroidery Workshop with Spandita Malik

In correlation with her exhibition Spandita Malik: Threads of Identity, currently on view in the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Gallery, VACNJ is offering a limited seating, in-person embroidery workshop with the New York-based Artist. Malik, who is originally from India, asks each participant to bring

Virtual Art Therapy for Parents

These pandemic times have been tough for parents. Take some time for self-care and join this five-week virtual art therapy session and learn to use active art-making and the creative process to reduce stress and anxiety. Each session will be limited to 10 people and

International Women’s Day: Virtual Artist Talk

International Women’s Day is Monday, March 8. In celebration of that date, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will host a virtual artist talk with Spandita Malik, Elan Cadiz, and Rasika Reddy, all women artists with solo exhibitions on view at the Art Center

Virtual Road Trip

This year, our road trip has gone online! Join VACNJ curator Mary Birmingham on Wednesday, March 24, for a virtual road trip exploring the growing trend of quilts in contemporary art.  She will share her impressions of three recently closed exhibitions: Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch at The Bronx

In-Person Spring Break Art Camp (ages 5–9)

In-Person Small Group Spring Break Art Camp (ages 5–9) Monday, March 29–Friday, April 2 Join us for a special Small Group Spring Break Art Camp for kids ages 5–9! Young artists will learn from our talented teaching artists, create unique art projects, and socialize with

In-Person Spring Break Art Camp (ages 10-12)

In-Person Small Group Spring Break Art Camp (ages 10–12) Monday, March 29–Friday, April 2 Join us for a special Small Group Spring Break Art Camp for weens ages 10–12! Young artists will learn from our talented teaching artists, create unique art projects, and socialize with

Virtual Artist Talk: (de)coding

Join VACNJ Curator Mary Birmingham as she moderates this conversation with several of the exhibiting artists featured in the Art Center’s Main Gallery exhibition (de)coding. Learn how each artist creates codes in their work and what the word "decoding" means to them. Participating artists: Gina Adams,