These NJ arts venues examine provocative topics from superstorms to war

(Courier Post/Gannett NJ) - So far, 2018 has outdone even 2017 for gripping news cycles, political intrigue, a rapidly changing media landscape, deep reflections on gender roles and sudden celebrity flame-outs.

And as for superstorms, well, let's hope we're not just getting started.

It's not surprising then that many of our state's most venerable arts institutions are using their gallery walls and theatrical stages to explore some of these very issues, just as they also pivot to grow new audiences in a competitive field.

Fall is arguably the best time to get out and explore museums, galleries, theaters and other arts venues throughout the Garden State, from north to south.

To get you started, we've selected six offerings — from three theaters and three visual arts institutions — well worth your attention.
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