Arts, Culture & Media

"Hi, my name is Jordan. What’s yours?" It’s the icebreaker that artist Jordan Casteel uses whenever she stops strangers on the streets of her neighborhood in Harlem. “I am a painter, and I have been working on this project,” she says, with her disarming manner. “Would you be interested in participating?”
On Thursday, February 2nd, as part of its Aliveness series, Express Newark will host the opening reception for Willie Cole's art interventions, Spirit Catcher and Lumen-less Lantern, two large-scale, chandelier-like sculptures that address Newark's water crisis and our planet's plastic problem, and Things We Do in the Dark: Cinematic Experiments in Kinship, a film exhibition curated by cultural worker Farrah Raha
March 30, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register | Website  
March 17 - 19 New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ Join us for Philip Roth Unbound, a weekend-long festival that will celebrate, challenge and explore the life, legacy and work of novelist and Newark-native Philip Roth, on what would have been his 90th birthday weekend.
As we enter a new year, we've gathered the top stories from the last one. It was an eventful 2022. Our notable coverage included a Pulitzer Prize; a National Book Award; millions of dollars in research grants; faculty experts weighing in on the biggest news stories of the year; and brilliant collaborations between our alumni, faculty, students and our home city of Newark, NJ. Below are just a few of the highlights.  
The note is written on Frank Sinatra’s personal stationery and inscribed with the words, “Count – Swing, you mother! Ol’ Blue Eyes.’’
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Salamishah Tillet, who is a Henry Rutgers Professor at the School of Arts & Sciences-Newark (SASN), will co-curate an exhibition of monumental-scale artworks called Pulling Together, created by six artists for Beyond Granite, a commemorative program launching on the National Mall and around Washington, D.C. in 2023.
December 4, 2022 Rutgers–Newark Chorus Winter Concert: O Be Joyful The Rutgers University–Newark Chorus and conductor Dr. Brian Harlow will present their annual Winter Concert on Sunday, December 4th at 3:00pm at St. Mary's Church, 520 MLK Jr. Blvd., Newark, a church with amazing acoustics just a couple of blocks from campus.  
Alumnus David Sloan (SASN ’76), who for several decades was an Emmy Award–winning Executive Producer at ABC News, has been giving back to his alma mater for years, propelling Rutgers University–Newark’s Journalism program into the digital era by donating funds for a multimedia journalism lab and cutting-edge newsroom-classroom.