Monmouth University

Center for the Arts

With an abundance of caution, Monmouth University is cancelling all classes for the remainder of this week. In taking further precautions, the Center for the Arts has decided to cancel all events through spring break (3/22/2020).

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Gallery Exhibitions

Closed: Access and Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion

Acts of injustice, bias, and disrespect, against groups and individuals, continue to play out across our nation. This juried exhibition will feature works that define what it means to be a good citizen in a global context, a person appreciative of all cultures and committed to fairness with respect and equality for all. By looking broadly at access and opportunity for all members of society regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation we can help everyone recognize, appreciate, and respect difference.

Participating Artists include:

Joan Appel
Brandin Barón
Amy Block
Janet Braun-Reinitz
Lindsay Brennan
Kelly Burke
Monica Camin
Bonnie Carlson Diana
Marina Carreira
Ashley Carroll
Jacob Clayton
Linda Rae Coughlin
Rosemary Fineberg
Sandra Frankel
Linda Friedman Schmidt
Zach Horn
Rusty Leffel
Jonathan Lessuck
Jacqueline Madara-Campbell
Rashna Madon
Rosemary Meza-DesPlas
Maria Morales
Andrea Phox
John Piccoli
Robert Selby
Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser
Sandy Taylor
Nettie Thomas
Hui Tian
Emily Tironi
Shoaib Wazir
David Weed
Guta Galli and Aaron Wilder

Opening Reception:

February 8 from 6-8 pm held in conjunction with our special event Black Like Me.

Box Office: 732.263.6889

Jan21, 2020

Mar13, 2020

Monday - Friday 10 AM to 7 PM Saturday - Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
Free and open to the public

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CANCELLED – Mr. Ray

Mar 26 2020

10 AM
Pollak Theatre

Children's Theatre

CANCELLED – Mr. Ray

Mr. RAY brings flavor and funk in his interactive children’s show for ages 2-6. Children around New Jersey continue to grow up with his original favorites like Ellie the Elephant, ROY G BIV and Boo Boos Go Away as well as rockin’ renditions of primary school and adult favorites. From Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds to Woody Guthrie’s classic This Land is Your Land, expect kids to dance, clap, and wiggle about. mr. RAY’s show engages kids’ minds and bodies leaving them inspired to be kind to everyone, to create and dream, and to stay healthy and active.

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POSTPONED – Cyrano de Bergerac
Broadcast in HD

Mar 26 2020

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

National Theatre: Broadcast in HD

POSTPONED – Cyrano de Bergerac

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to theatres from the London’s West End. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

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CANCELLED: Colin Hay – Waiting For My Real Life

Mar 27 2020

7:30 PM
Pollak Theatre

Performing Arts Series

CANCELLED: Colin Hay – Waiting For My Real Life

Colin Hay- Waiting For My Real Life weaves its story around intimate footage from Colin’s successful 2013 world tour. It features interviews with close family and friends as well as celebrity admirers Hugh Jackman, Mick Fleetwood, Zach Braff, Sia Furler and many others reflecting on the impact of this powerhouse singer on their lives and work – giving a glimpse into the heart of one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th century.

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POSTPONED – My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy!

Mar 28 2020

8 PM
Pollak Theatre

Jewish Cultural Studies

Performing Arts Series

POSTPONED – My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m In Therapy!

Starring the author and Broadway star of the show, Steve Solomon. This show has now become one of the longest running one-man comedies in history! The show just celebrated its four thousandth performance. In My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy! – using dialects, accents and sound effect, Steve brings to the stage dozens of wild characters we all relate to; all brought to life by Steve’s comedy magic. His four shows have had audiences in three countries guffawing since 2003. Almost one million people have seen his shows. The audience follows along on this wonderfully funny journey about growing up, mixed marriages, ex-wives, dogs, cats, dieting, and dozens of other side-splitting situations we can all relate to.

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POSTPONED – Songwriters By The Sea

Mar 28 2020

8 PM
Lauren K. Woods Theatre

Department of Music & Theatre Arts Productions

POSTPONED – Songwriters By The Sea

Distinguished NJ Songwriters Joe Rapolla and Joe D’Urso are back this year hosting the celebrated Songwriters by the Sea series at the Lauren K. Woods Theatre. What once started in a small coffee shop as an area for local songwriters has now grown into a series that features some of the top songwriters in the country. This year, the show features special guest artists Tom Chapin and Jen Chapin with an intro set by George Wurzbach. The show will also feature Monmouth University student openers.

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