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ART NOW: Wafaa Bilal

Apr 16

ART NOW: Wafaa Bilal 

Wilson Auditorium - 2:30 PM

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal, an Associate Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, is known internationally for his on-line performative and interactive works provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics. For his 2007 installation, Domestic Tension, he spent a month in a Chicago gallery with a paintball gun that people could shoot at him over the internet. The Chicago Tribune called it “one of the sharpest works of political art to be seen in a long time” and named him 2008 Artist of the Year. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography; MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art; amongst others.

Free Event


Something's Happening Here Spring Showcase

Apr 16

Something's Happening Here Spring Showcase 

Wilson Hall - 7:30 PM

A musical cavalcade featuring the Monmouth University Chamber and Concert Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, student bands and soloists. The concert is conducted by Professor Michael Gillette, Professor Bryan Jenners and Dr. David M. Tripold.


Janet Boltax - Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary

Apr 15-May 31

Janet Boltax - Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary, is an exhibition of portraits by Janet Boltax comprised of individuals who are 90 plus years old, along with excerpts of interviews with them. The interviews focus on interesting facets of their lives and how they are adapting to the process of aging. Opening Reception: April 15, 6-8 pm

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Ida

Apr 15

World Cinema Series: Ida 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Pawel Pawlikowski’s "Ida" (PG-13) Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960’s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Free Event


On Screen In Person: Tie it Into My Hand

Apr 13

On Screen In Person: Tie it Into My Hand 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

At once entertaining and deeply insightful, Tie It Into My Hand is an unprecedented look at the life of an artist, told entirely through interviews with pre-eminent directors, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and performers, including Alan Cumming, Barbara Hammer, and Harold Bloom, among many others. The filmmaker sets his interactions with the artists in the context of a fake violin lesson while using his personal struggle to play the violin despite a chronic hand injury as the catalyst for dialogue.

Free Event


Music for Piano Solo, and Violin & Piano

Apr 13

Music for Piano Solo, and Violin & Piano 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 5 PM

Featuring Monmouth University Professors Laura Dubois and Michael Gillette performing the music of Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, deFalla, and Albeniz. A wonderful variety of music from different eras, with some commentary and background provided by the performers. The program will also include classical guitarist and MU student Matt Jordan, playing a piece by Villa Lobos an original composition by Laura DuBois, sung by MU alumnus Dana Ferrara, and MU students Margaret Lymberis and Mahalia Jackson.

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Second Senior Show - Fine Art and Art Education

Apr 10-18

Gallery Exhibition: Second Senior Show - Fine Art and Art Education 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Fine Art and Art Education. Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Free Event


National Theatre of London: A View from the Bridge (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 7

National Theatre of London: A View from the Bridge (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.


2015 Black Maria Film Festival

Apr 2

2015 Black Maria Film Festival 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

From the world-renowned Black Maria Film Festival, the Department of Communication presents a screening of highly-recognized and award-winning short films, spanning across several genres and topics. Introduction and post-screening discussion to be held by Specialist Professor Matthew Lawrence.

Free Event


Nine for IX: Let Them Wear Towels

Apr 1

Nine for IX: Let Them Wear Towels 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

A look at how women sports reporters, Lisa Olson, Melissa Ludtke, Claire Smith, Lesley Visser, and Jane Gross fought to be accepted, regardless of gender, and create a harassment-free work environment. Nine for IX is a series of documentary films which originally aired on ESPN celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Four of the episodes will be screened during the year.

Free Event


National Theatre of London: Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 31

National Theatre of London: Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.


Met Opera: LA DONNA DEL LAGO Encore (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 29

Met Opera: LA DONNA DEL LAGO Encore (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

New Production Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott.


POSTPONED: Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely

Mar 27

POSTPONED: Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

This event has been postponed until further notice. Daughter of Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock, Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. This versatile singer-songwriter has moved audiences of all kinds with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk. The New York Times described her blend as “...a love of mixing things up...[her] vocal style ranges from a dirty blues moan to a gospel shout to an ethereal croon.” Leading her renowned band--BIGLovely, launched in 1996--she instantly connects, inspires and empowers. Reagon has collaborated with top innovators in music field including Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger, Dar Williams, Lizz Wright, Me’shell Ndegéocello and Marc Anthony Thompson (aka Chocolate Genius). There will be a post-show discussion with Toshi Reagon free to all ticket holders.


Gallery Exhibition: First Senior Exhibition - Graphic Design and Animation

Mar 27-Apr 4

Gallery Exhibition: First Senior Exhibition - Graphic Design and Animation 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design and Animation. Opening reception: Friday, March 27, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: A Woman in Berlin

Mar 25

World Cinema Series: A Woman in Berlin 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Max Faberbock's "A Woman in Berlin" (Unrated) A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Free Event