The Arts

Movies, Theater, Art, Books, TV, Music, and Dance

Illustration of Lola

Life of Lola

Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, writes his first children's book, Islandborn. 

Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

Spatial Considerations

Alumnus James Pearse Connelly brings his set design talents to leading television shows.

Child refugee


The 2018 Women’s History Month Film Festival addresses the theme of women in transition. 

New Brunswick Performing Arts Center rendering

Great Performances

Rutgers teams up to build the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, opening in August 2019.

Fred Hersch at piano

Playing for Keeps

Fred Hersch, a distinguished artist at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, is on a prolific run.

Alumnus Charles Evered sitting in theater

Art for Veterans

Charles Evered is establishing the Charles J. Evered House, an artist residency named for his father.

Detail of mixed media mural

The Healing Effects of Art

The student health services office at Rutgers–Camden brightens with a colorful mixed-media mural.

Nancy Mercado poet

The Honor of a Lifetime

Alumna Nancy Mercado receives the 2017 American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. 

Lisa Smith

Bar Code

Law school alumna Lisa F. Smith writes a colorful memoir about her struggles with addiction. 

Hardcore Twenty-Four book cover

Trenton Makes, Zombies Take

Thriller writer Janet Evanovich returns with Hardcore Twenty-Four and her heroine, Stephanie Plum.

black and white photo of baby

Baby Steps

Rutgers–Camden's Janet Golden makes the case that babies drove innovation in 20th-century America.

Tayari Jones

Love Story

Rutgers–Newark's Tayari Jones is the author of the much-anticipated novel An American Marriage.

James Baldwin in France

Notes About a Native Son

Alumnus Jules B. Farber recounts the last chapter of author James Baldwin’s life as an expatriate.