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Michael Malpass Retrospective

Mar 8-Aug 18

Michael Malpass Retrospective 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Exhibition extended thorough August 18. 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. There will be a documentary screening “Michael Malpass - A Great Circle” created by Monmouth University Communication students under the direction of Erin Fleming, May 18 at 10 AM in Wilson Hall.

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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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Met Opera Summer Encore: Tosca  (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 1

Met Opera Summer Encore: Tosca (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Puccini’s enduring favorite, starring an exceptional trio of singing actors in the leading roles, features acclaimed American soprano Patricia Racette as the ultimate diva, Floria Tosca, in Luc Bondy’s production. French tenor Roberto Alagna sings Tosca’s lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and Georgian baritone George Gagnidze is the corrupt, lustful Scarpia. Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini’s sweeping, dramatic tale of murder, lust, and political intrigue.

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ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE

Jul 6-16

ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Before Loretta and before Dolly, there was Patsy – Patsy Cline, whose hits like “Crazy” and “Sweet Dreams” heralded the cross-over of country music and pop. This summer, Shadow Lawn Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Monmouth University, will present Ted Swindley’s ode to her: Always, Patsy Cline.

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Met Opera Summer Encore: L'Elisir d'Amore (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 8

Met Opera Summer Encore: L'Elisir d'Amore (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, directed by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Maurizio Benini, stars Anna Netrebko in her Met role debut as the beautiful landowner Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Mariusz Kwiecien sings Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Sergeant Belcore, and Ambrogio Maestri sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara.

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Met Opera Summer Encore: La Boheme (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 14

Met Opera Summer Encore: La Boheme (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

In one of the most dramatic saves in Live in HD history, soprano Kristine Opolais sang the role of Mimi with only a few hours notice in Franco Zeffirelli’s breathtaking production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Featuring a cast of hundreds, a glorious onstage snow scene, and a detailed reconstruction of the Latin Quarter in Paris, La Bohème also stars Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the passionate poet Rodolfo, Susanna Phillips as the flirtatious Musetta, and Massimo Cavalletti is the painter Marcello. Stefano Ranzani conducts. (originally transmitted live on April 5, 2014)

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Met Opera Summer Encore: Cosi Fan Tutte (Broadcast Live in HD)

Jul 22

Met Opera Summer Encore: Cosi Fan Tutte (Broadcast Live in HD) 

7 PM

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart's barbed romance Così fan tutte, a comic masterpiece about the romantic complications that ensue when a pair of friends decide to test their fiancée's fidelity. Lesley Koenig's sleek production features a cast filled with rising Met stars, including Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard as the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella; Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov as their fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Danielle de Niese as their feisty maid Despina. Maurizio Muraro is the cynical Don Alfonso.

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Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening

Jul 23

Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening 

Pollak Gallery - 4 PM

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. The documentary will be screened in Pollak Theatre at 4:00 PM and the guided tour immediately follow at 4:45. Free and open to the public but RSVP required. To RSVP please call 732.263.5715

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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.


Lucy Kalian: Swells and Soundings

Sep 2-Oct 14

Lucy Kalian: Swells and Soundings 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Lucy Kalian’s work is “unapologetically representational”. In the exhibit, Swells and Soundings she explores the tidal forces at work where land and water meet. Opening Reception: September 30, 6:30 to 8:30pm

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Bruce Dorfman: PAST PRESENT Paintings and Drawings in Combined Media

Sep 6-Dec 18

Bruce Dorfman: PAST PRESENT Paintings and Drawings in Combined Media 

Wilson Auditorium - 10 AM

Bruce Dorfman has had fifty-three solo exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. His work has been presented in numerous museum and university collections and gallery group exhibitions worldwide, including currently "Ways and Means: A New Look at Process in Art", July 18 – October 7, 2016 at UBS Art Gallery, NYC; June Kelly Gallery, NYC and "Making / Breaking Traditions: The Teachers of Ai Weiwei", Art Students League, NYC (2014). Lecture: September 23, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall Auditorium. Opening reception: Fri. September. 23, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Watersides: Mark Ludak & Ira Wagner

Sep 6-Nov 20

Watersides: Mark Ludak & Ira Wagner 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 10 AM

In this exhibition, photographers and Monmouth University Art & Design faculty members Mark Ludak and Ira Wagner present photographs and video reflecting life today on the coast of New Jersey. Opening Reception: September 16, 6 - 8 PM

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Jody Joseph “4 Common Threads; One Heartstring”

Sep 9-10

Jody Joseph “4 Common Threads; One Heartstring” 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale July 1. A rare, intimate performance by Jody Joseph celebrating the styles of Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, and Bette Midler, with a featured performance as Jody herself.

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Visiting Writers: The Breakbeat Poets

Sep 20

Visiting Writers: The Breakbeat Poets 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture.

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On Screen/in Person: Sweet Dreams

Sep 22

On Screen/in Person: Sweet Dreams 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rwanda's first and only all women's drum troupe, Ingoma Nshya, offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda's first ever ice cream shop, these remarkable women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. SWEET DREAMS interweaves heart-wrenching stories of tragedy with powerful examples of hope and resilience to present a moving portrait of a country in transition. There will be a Q&A with Co-Directors Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman following the screening.

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