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.
Art to Table
March 20, 10:45 AM–2 PM
Our Art to Table events are for anyone who loves inspiring art and delicious food! Join us on Wednesday, March 20 for a tour of our winter exhibitions followed by a special prix fixe 2-course menu at Summit House Restaurant + Bar, in Downtown Summit. Bring your friends and enjoy a day of fine art and fine food!
Documentary Film Series: Exhibition on Screen: Young Picasso
April 5, 8 PM
MONDO in Summit
This film looks at two key periods in Picasso’s early career—the so-called Blue Period and Rose Period—taking us all the way to 1907 and the creation of Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, a painting that both shocked and irrevocably changed the art world. Working closely with Spain’s Museu Picasso and Museo Picasso Málaga, as well as France’s Musée national Picasso-Paris, the film explores Picasso’s rise to the top of the art world.
Pop Goes the Gala!
April 6, 6:30 AM–10:30 PM
This pop-art themed evening will feature a delicious three-course dinner as well as live and silent auctions. Celebrity auctioneer C.K. Swett returns to host a live auction of amazing art and thrilling experiences. This promises to be Summit’s party of the spring! Tickets will be available in February!
Documentary Film Series: 306 Hollywood
May 4, 7 PM
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
This film follows sibling filmmakers Jonathan and Elan Bogarin’s archaeological excavation of their late-grandmother Annette Ontell ‘s Hillside, NJ, home; a process which transformed the dusty fragments of an unassuming life into an epic metaphor for the nature of memory, time, and history. The screening will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception, as well as a curator-led tour of the Art Center’s current exhibitions. Following the screening, a Q&A session will be held with one of the filmmakers.