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Paul Mecurio taking "Permission to Speak" on tour - first stop Monmouth University!
Posted on: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023

Paul Mecurio Taking “Permission to Speak” on Tour – First Stop Monmouth University

Mecurio is an Emmy and Peabody Award winning comedian who works and appears on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."

Long Branch students  participate in masterclass with Ballet Hispánico
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023

Long Branch Students  participate in Masterclass With Ballet Hispánico

Monmouth University Center for the Arts and the largest Latinx/Latine/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States, Ballet Hispánico joined forces to bring an exclusive opportunity to Long Branch High School's dance students. LBHS dance teacher Megan Ruland's students were treated to a memorable masterclass led by Ballet Hispánico's Associate School Director, Rodney Hamilton.

Lázaro Niebla Hosts Artist Demonstration
Posted on: Friday, Sept. 29, 2023

LáZARO Niebla Hosts Artist Demonstration for Students in Department of Art and Design

Artist Lázaro Niebla recently conducted an artist demonstration for students in Monmouth University's Department of Art and Design. The event, hosted by the Center for the Arts, served as a complement to Niebla's ongoing exhibit in the Pollak Gallery.

Lazaro Niebla, (Arraigados) The Rooted
Posted on: Monday, Sept. 25, 2023

Celebrating Diversity and Achievements in the Hispanic Community

Monmouth University in West Long Branch is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The university, given its close location to both Long Branch and Asbury Park, has always had a strong Hispanic student and faculty population.

crowd of people mixed together, colorful illustration concerning inclusion and diversity concept
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023

Journeys of Interdependence: Portraits of First-Generation Identity in Higher Education

This juried exhibition invites artist to submit works that interpret the first-generation college experience through portraiture and welcomes portraits made in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textiles, video, performance, and time-based media.

The Boxmasters
Posted on: Thursday, June 15, 2023

The Boxmasters Rock New Jersey

You may know Billy Bob Thornton as an Oscar-winning writer, Oscar-nominated actor, and award-winning director, or maybe you simply know him as “Bad Santa,” but did you know he is also an accomplished singer and songwriter?  Along with his friend J.D Andrew, Billy founded the rock and roll group, The Boxmasters. The Boxmasters have recorded […]

Posted on: Friday, March 24, 2023

The Center for the Arts Presents “Les Paul Experience” – Featuring Exclusive One-Night-Only Concert With Premier Jersey Guitarists/ Performers and Rare Photography Exhibition.

Monmouth University Center for the Arts is pleased to present The Les Paul Experience, a musical tribute concert and photography exhibition celebrating the life & career of the legendary jazz musician, inventor and musical pioneer known as the “father of the electric guitar,” Les Paul.

Posted on: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023

Call for Entries: Diversity Lives Here: Representation Through Art

Artists are invited to submit original artwork for Monmouth University’s new art exhibit, Diversity Lives Here: Representation Through Art. The United States is more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Subsequently, higher education institutions are now comprised of a more diverse community. Despite an increasingly more diverse population, many colleges and universities (especially predominantly white […]

Posted on: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

Gallery Exhibit & Film Screening to Focus on the Experiences of Transgender/Gender Nonconforming Older Adults

Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts and the LGB+ Older Adult Project, present Aging and the Lived Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (T/GNC) Older Adults: Narratives through Art on view in the Pollak Gallery from January 23 - March 11. As told in their own voices through art and film, the artists featured in this juried exhibit share some of the diverse lived experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming older adults (T/GNC).

Posted on: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023

Mona Lisa Redefined – Call for Entries

Mona Lisa has been described as the most admired, written or sung about work of art in existence, possessing unique qualities that include the subjects mystifying expression, strong composition and delicate modelling of forms. This call for entries challenges artists to re-reimagine Mona Lisa – the how is up to you – whether it be […]