The world of contemporary visual art is often intimidating, challenging, and seemingly unapproachable. To help break those perceptions and barriers, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art will present “Art Conversations,” a series of three scholar-led panel talks that will provide context and insight into what defines contemporary art, its transformational trends, and its relevance and impact on society. The highly credentialed and charismatic United Nations journalist Alexandra King will moderate conversations with art critics, collectors, curators, technology producers, and artists. Artists from NJMoCA’s “Breaking News” multi-media exhibition planned for April 2016 which will address, engage people in dialogue, and foster understanding about political, cultural and
social issues saturating today’s 24-7 cable news cycle, such as race relations, energy consumption, scandals, the gun culture, immigration, and female identity and sexuality.