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Michael Malpass Retrospective

Mar 8-Jun 30

Michael Malpass Retrospective 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Michael Malpass’s (1946-1991) artistic legacy consists of sculpture, drawings , collage, paintings, and assemblages. He is best known for his spheres, which revitalize found industrial objects using bandsaw and traditional blacksmithing techniques. He described his sculpture, overall, as "a blend of artistry, collage, craftsmanship and movement," terms that could be applied to his work in other media, as well. His vast, stimulating and powerful body of work has established him as one of the most respected sculptors of the 20th century. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, April 1, from 6-8 PM and will include a premiere screening of a new documentary “Michael Malpass - A Great Circle” created by Monmouth University Communication students under the direction of Erin Fleming, director of Production Services at 7:30 pm in Pollak Theatre

Free Event


J. Seward Johnson Sculptures

Apr 8-Aug 31

J. Seward Johnson Sculptures 

Pollak Theatre - 9 AM

From now until the end of August, a small collection of J. Seward Johnson Sculptures will be exhibited on Monmouth University grounds. The sculptures on display include God Bless America, Strolling Professor, and Between Classes. J. Seward Johnson is most widely known for his sculptures depicting people engaged in every day activities.

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Annual Student Show

Apr 24-30

Annual Student Show 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the select works by Monmouth University students in Photography, Graphic Design, Animation and Studio Art.

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NJ MoCA Art Conversations: Sculpture Tour and Michael Malpass Film Screening

Apr 28

NJ MoCA Art Conversations: Sculpture Tour and Michael Malpass Film Screening 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

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. This event will include a tour of the sculpture on campus including the new J. Seward Johnson pieces and the Michael Malpass Retrospective in Pollak Gallery. There will also be a screening of the new documentary, about Michael Malpass titled "Michael Malpass - A Great Circle" created by Monmouth University Communication Students under the direction of Erin Fleming, Director of Production Services.

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Met Opera: Elektra (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 30

Met Opera: Elektra (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Tickets on sale Friday, July 24. The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.

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Student Recital - James Long

Apr 30

Student Recital - James Long 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 4 PM

James Long is a student of Professors Clarke, Lim and Moon and is a Music Performance Major.  James will be featured on guitar, voice and piano.  Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

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CANCELLED: NILS LOFGREN DUO

May 1

CANCELLED: NILS LOFGREN DUO 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Due to E Street Band's River Tour being extended the NILS LOFGREN show must be CANCELLED. Ticket purchases will automatically be refunded to your credit card within 48 hours. If you have any questions please call 732.263.6889. Thank you for your understanding.


Best Of The Eagles

May 6

Best Of The Eagles "The Eagles Tribute Band 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Welcome to the Best Of The Eagles "The Eagles Tribute Band"! Established in 2012 with veteran musicians from central New Jersey the Best Of The Eagles play the music of The Eagles drawn primarily from “Their Greatest Hits Vols. 1 & 2” which sold over 40 million albums combined and include the Joe Walsh years. With six powerful vocals, outstanding harmonies, and precision playing, the Best Of The Eagles are extraordinarily true to the sound and image of The Eagles.

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MET OPERA: Roberto Devereux (Encore)

May 8

MET OPERA: Roberto Devereux (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini. Tickets on sale Friday, July 24

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MET OPERA: Elektra (Encore)

May 15

MET OPERA: Elektra (Encore) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts. Tickets on sale Friday, July 24

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Curious George: The Golden Meatball

May 18

Curious George: The Golden Meatball 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical. All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away. Something pretty big. And that “something” was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O’Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more. Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest…in Rome. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome...and meatballs...and the “secret ingredient” to cooking!

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BRAVO AMICI - Encore Performance!

May 22

BRAVO AMICI - Encore Performance! 

Pollak Theatre - 4 PM

You asked for it and they are coming back!! After resounding praise and astounding audience feedback BRAVO AMICI will be returning to the Pollak Theatre to close out the our 20th anniversary performing arts season. Geoff Sewell, founder of the classical crossover opera band Amici Forever and his cast of exceptionally talented Broadway performers will be singing your favorite pieces from well-known operas, Broadway musicals and popular music in a style they wittily refer to as “pop-opera.” We promise you will be blown away!!!

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Shawn Mendes - SOLD OUT

Aug 16

Shawn Mendes - SOLD OUT 

MAC At Monmouth - 7 PM

With his #1 debut album, #1 single “Stitches”, & now second Pop Radio hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer” extending his momentum at into the new year, Island Records recording artist Shawn Mendes has announced his Shawn Mendes World Tour, opening across Europe with 11 dates in April-May, and then arriving in North America with 26 dates starting on July 15th at Mizner Amphitheater in Boca Raton FL, through the August 21st homecoming date at Air Canada Center in Toronto (Please see full list of dates below). Preceding these shows, Shawn will play his biggest New York City concert to date, headlining Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, March 5th, which sold-out in under 5 minutes when tickets went on-sale this past fall. Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT.


William Close and the Earth Harp Collective

Sep 24

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective recently pushed the boundaries of the “performance experience” when they finished third on NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent.” The group received massive praise and admiration from fans and all three judges. William Close is an installation artist and musician who has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments. He is the inventor of the majestic stringed instrument, The Earth Harp, the world's largest stringed instrument.

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BENISE - Strings of Passion: 10 Year Anniversary World Tour!

Oct 15

BENISE - Strings of Passion: 10 Year Anniversary World Tour! 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale 4/29 for Center for the Arts donors; 5/4 for general public. The Prince of Spanish Guitar, BENISE is ‘Bennissimo!’ in this special 10 year anniversary production called “Strings of Passion”. Armed with his fiery Spanish Guitar, a stage full of musicians, and an international dance troupe, BENISE takes us on a musical journey through Salsa, Flamenco, Samba, Waltz and Tango, fused with classic rock anthems by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Santana and The Eagles…to name a few. Go center stage with BENISE in this amazing production that takes your audiences to Spain, China, Paris, Egypt, India, Cuba, Italy, Dubai, the Heartland of America…and more: the Theatrical World Music and Dance Spectacle that has been called “The Latin Riverdance”.

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