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The Fine Art of Denim

Pollak Gallery

EXHIBITION EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 14!! Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts is pleased to present The Fine Art of Denim, a juried exhibition of artists who use recycled denim in new and creative ways. The works featured in this exhibit come from artists all over the United States and abroad. Pieces were selected from almost 100 entries by juror Vincent DiMattio, an accomplished artist and Monmouth University Professor in the Department of Art and Design, where he has taught for over 50 years and served as department chair and as gallery director for more than 20 years.

Natasha Tretheway – Monmouth University Summer Music & Arts Festival

Virtual

A special reading by former United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Tretheway, as part of the 2021 Monmouth University Summer Music & Arts Festival. For more information on the festival visit: https://www.monmouth.edu/mca/festival/.

Free and open to the public.

Monmouth University Music & Arts Festival 2021

Virtual

Entering its 2nd year on the virtual stage, this year’s Monmouth University Music & Arts Festival will feature members of the Garden State Philharmonic performing music from Civil War era Marches through Ragtime, Dixieland, and Jazz featuring music by composers George Gershwin, Scott Joplin, C.W. Handy, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong. The festival will also highlight selections and solos from The Monmouth University Chamber Choir, a performance by the Blue Hawk House Band and a special reading by former United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Trethaway. The festival will premiere at 7:00 PM on July 1st and be available to view through July 31st. To receive the streaming link for the festival you will need to register.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required

Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Virtual

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises.

Free and open to the public

Virtual Tuesday Night Record Club: James Taylor, Sweet Baby James

Virtual

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature James Taylor, Sweet Baby James.

Free and open to the public

Virtual Tuesday Night Book Club: Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Virtual

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.

Free and open to the public

Special Edition Tuesday Night Record Club: Bruce Springsteen’s The Rising

Virtual

During this special Thursday-night edition of Tuesday Night Record Club, host Ken Womack and guest Bob Santelli, GRAMMY Museum Founding Executive Director, and Monmouth ’73, mark the twentieth-anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that inspired one of Bruce’s most moving albums. When you register you will be provided the ZOOM meeting link to join the conversation.

Free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Tuesday Night Record Club: Joe Jackson, Look Sharp!

Virtual

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss. This event will feature Joe Jackson, Look Sharp!

Free and open to the public

Tuesday Night Book Club: Charles Yu, Interior Chinatown

Virtual

Join us for Tuesday Night Book Club! Hosted by Monmouth University’s Ken Womack and Michael Thomas, each month we’ll explore a different novel. All you have to do is Zoom in and join the discussion! This month’s novel is Charles Yu's Interior Chinatown.

Free and open to the public