Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, was established in 1984, when a core group of artists came together in search of affordable work space in Newark. Aljira offers vital career development and exhibition opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; provides transformative experiences for Newark-area teens; and has helped to position Newark as a significant cultural destination.
The exhibition will examine the important role that Aljira has played, and continues to play, in the contemporary arts in the state and region. The exhibition will include works from Aljira’s own rich and diverse collection, as well as works borrowed from artists who have exhibited or studied at Aljira. The exhibition will include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs.