• About Our Events + Series

    The Monmouth University Center for the Arts oversees the performing, visual, and literary arts in order to collectively promote the vital pursuit of creative thinking and expression.

     

    Performing Arts Series

    This season features next-generation bearers of the greatest pedigrees in modern American music along with return engagements by some of the most popular artists to appear at the university.

    Broadcasts: The Met


    Presented in Hi Def video and surround sound, showcasing the talents of the world’s premier performers and visionary directors, the big-screen broadcasts from New York’s Metropolitan Opera combine the electricity and immediacy of live performance with a technical artistry that ensures there’s not a bad seat in the house.
     

    On Screen: In Person

    ON SCREEN: IN PERSON tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region. Monmouth University will be one of the host sites for the 2012-13 series. There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker following each screening. This series is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication. For more information about ON SCREEN: IN PERSON please visit the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Web site.

       

     

    All screenings are open to the public. Admission compliments of Monmouth University.

    ON SCREEN: IN PERSON is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program.

    Provost Film Series

    African Journeys: Haunting Legacies, Fragile Futures

    Organized by the Provost’s Office and the Office of Global Initiatives, The Provost’s Film Series for 2012-2013 will focus on “African Journeys: Haunting Legacies, Fragile Futures.” The films to be shown will capture the tribal and colonialist legacies—and the responses of various African nations to them—as well as the challenging economic, social, cultural, and ecological realities that these nations and communities face in the future.

     

    Host: Dr. Thomas S. Pearson
    Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
    All films are free and open to public.

     

    The ART NOW Series


    ART NOW: Performance, Art, & Technology Visiting Artist Series transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries and embraces artistic manifestations in diverse forms and spaces. This series advocates and provides support for provocative work that transforms, challenges, and re-imagines what we know and what we think we know. Our aim as artists and scholars at Monmouth is to foster experiential conversations with interdisciplinary artists working to engage the public in new ways.

    For information about this series, contact Dr. Deanna Shoemaker, chair of the ART NOW committee, at dshoemak@monmouth.edu or at 732-263-5194.

    All events are free and open to the public.

    Broadcasts: The Met


    Presented in Hi Def video and surround sound, showcasing the talents of the world’s premier performers and visionary directors, the big-screen broadcasts from New York’s Metropolitan Opera combine the electricity and immediacy of live performance with a technical artistry that ensures there’s not a bad seat in the house.
     

    Visiting Writers

    Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts Visiting Writers Series brings the most celebrated poets and authors from around the world (Andrei Codrescu, Colm Tóibín, Adam Zagajewski,) and our own back yard (Long Branch’s own US Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky) to the beautiful auditorium of the University’s centerpiece, historic Wilson Hall. With our Visiting Writers Series, we hope the audience will experience a renewed sense of their relationship to poetry and fiction, to language, and to be moved emotionally by that writer’s representation of what it means to be a human being, whether that experience is one of joy, celebration, longing, or sorrow. For additional information, please contact the director of the Visiting Writers Series, Michael Thomas at 732-263-5635.

    Free and Open to the Public