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Express Newark is a center for socially engaged art and design in Newark, NJ where people co-create, collaborate, and make art for social change.

Supported by Rutgers University – Newark, Express Newark’s exhibitions, classes, and programs actively cultivate a dynamic, open, and welcoming space for artists of all ages.

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Inspired by Leroi Jones’s influential text, five newly commissioned art installations explore what it means to be “Blues People” in the twenty-first century. They will be on view until July 19, 2024. 

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Public lectures and artist talks on the social-political topics and aesthetic themes inspired by the book, “Blues People.”

A series of musical, poetry, dance, and theater performances done in the spirit of “Blues People” — all free and open to the public.


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