State of the Arts

S37 E2 | FULL EPISODE

State of the Arts: The Princeton Show

On location to Princeton, NJ: The Princeton Symphony celebrates Bernstein at 100; the Princeton Children's Book Festival; Architect Steven Holl designed Princeton University's new Lewis Arts complex and collaborates with choreographer Jessica Lang; The Scott and Hella McVay Poetry Trail; and the West Windsor Arts Council celebrates the 80th anniversary of “The War of the Worlds” with art.

AIRED: November 17, 2018 | 0:26:46
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Narrator: On this episode of "State of the Arts,"

a look at Princeton, New Jersey's,

remarkable art scene,

both in the small but cosmopolitan town

and at the world-class university.

A tour around campus reveals sculptures

by internationally known artists such as Louise Nevelson,

David Smith,

Ursula Von Rydingsvard,

Tony Smith,

Ai Weiwei,

and Doug and Mike Starn.

There are public readings by some of the most

fascinating novelists and poets working today

and the always-free Princeton University Art Museum.

In town, Morven Museum and Garden,

once the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence,

is now home to exhibitions of history and art.

Near the public library,

the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

honors the trailblazing actor, singer, and local hero.

They offer community art classes and more

in a building designed by the late Michael Graves,

whose architectural firm is headquartered in Princeton.

The Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre

features exceptional productions

and sometimes world premieres that go onto Broadway.

Woman: The younger generation is like that.

They just strip to their underwear

right in front of everybody.

Narrator: Princeton is also home

to the Westminster Choir College,

the only school of its type in the world.

In fact, not a night goes by

without some interesting event taking place.

On this special all-Princeton episode

of "State of the Arts," we make a few stops,

starting with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein

with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra...

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A visit to the annual Princeton Children's Book Festival...

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We find out more about a collaboration

between a choreographer and the architect

behind Princeton University's new Lewis Arts complex.

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We commune with nature and poetry

on The Scott and Hella McVay Poetry Trail.

McVay: A sense of awe and wonder before the natural world.

Narrator: And an artist joins the anniversary celebration of

"The War of the Worlds" radio broadcast

about Martians landing in the nearby

community of Grover's Mill.

Welles: The metal casing is definitely extraterrestrial.

Narrator: "State of the Arts," on-location this time

with some of the most creative people in Princeton, New Jersey.

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

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Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

Narrator: Creating a dance about space is a poetic endeavor.

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Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,

Announcer: The New Jersey State Council on the Arts,