Art All Day attendees have a one-day-only opportunity to visit all three of these historic institutions along West State Street and learn about the remarkable art collections housed in each, as well as the important public art along this stately Capital thoroughfare. Attendees can take the full Progressive Art Tour, featuring all three institutions, or pick and choose which individual tour they would like to attend.

Tour schedule and highlights:

12:30 p.m., New Jersey State Museum, 205 West State Street

Museum Director Margaret O’Reilly gives a personal tour of the iconic sculpture found on and around the Museum campus. The tour features two arts inclusion projects – Diana Moore’s classical vessels and Clyde Lynds’ monumental Stelae and Fountain “Confluence,” as well as several works from the Museum’s collection including an iconic Alexander Calder stabile, and sound sculptures by Harry Bertoia and Toshiko Takaezu (demonstrated during the tour).

1:30 p.m. New Jersey State House and Annex, 131-137 West State Street

State House Tour Coordinator David April will conduct the tour. Highlights include: Kenneth Leap’s painted glass skylight map of New Jersey depicting the state’s folklore, legends, and attractions; Hiroshi Murata’s monumental marquetry murals; John Goodyear’s “The Dawn of Law,” five marble panels depicting justice and law making.

2:30 p.m. Thomas Edison State University, 110-115 West State Street

TESU Vice President John Thurber will give a tour of the art installed within TESU’s remarkable linked townhouse headquarters, anchored by the Cass Gilbert-designed Kelsey Building. A highlight will be an up-close viewing of N.C. Wyeth’s monumental painting depicting George Washington’s visit through Trenton on his way to his 1789 New York presidential inauguration.

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