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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 […]

Posted on: Monday, Oct. 24, 2022

Long Branch Native and Former Us Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky Looks Back at His Jersey Roots in New Book 

Monmouth University Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome former three-term US Poet Laureate and Long Branch, NJ native Robert Pinsky for an evening of conversation in celebration of the release of his memoir Jersey Breaks on November 10th at 7:30 pm in the Great Hall Auditorium.

Posted on: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022

Women’s History: Passion and Power on Exhibit – Encaustic Works Honor Historic Women

Monmouth University, Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the gallery exhibition Women’s History; Passion and Power featuring the work of Julie Dzikiewicz a Virginia-based artist. Dzikiewicz works in ancient encaustic technique using melted wax as paint. The wax is layered and re-fired to create luminous, stained-glass effects and three-dimensional texture. […]

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Miriam Beerman: 1923–2022 Nothing Has Changed Opens This Fall in the DiMattio Gallery

Monmouth University Center for the Arts has announced the opening of a new gallery exhibition Miriam Beerman: 1923–2022 NOTHING HAS CHANGED. The show runs from September 6 to December 11 in the Rechnitz Hall DiMattio Gallery. The exhibition showcases Beerman (1923–2022) as one of the 20th-century’s most provocative artists, whose humanist expressionist works highlight her […]

Posted on: Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Center for the Arts Awarded Grant by New Jersey State Council on the Arts at Their 56th Annual Meeting

The Center for the Arts was one of over 700 arts organizations, projects, and artists throughout the state that was awarded a grant by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts at their 56th Annual Meeting. NJSCA Council Chair Elizabeth Mattson noted, “Of the $28.3 million announced today, roughly 70% is to support the […]

Posted on: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Aging and the Lived Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (t/gnc) – Older Adults: Narratives Through Art- Call for Entries

As told in their own voices through art and film this exhibit seeks to share some of the diverse lived experiences of transgender and gender non-conforming older adults (T/GNC) in the United States and throughout the world. The exhibit centers T/GNC individuals’ unique narratives and make their lives visible. We hope that this program provides […]

Posted on: Thursday, July 7, 2022

Center for the Arts Receives Arpa Grant From Monmouth County Commissioners

The Center for the Arts was one of 93 nonprofit organizations awarded grant through the Monmouth County American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) COVID-19 Community Recovery Grant Program. Each nonprofit organization was eligible to receive up to $500,000 in funding for expenses and/or lost revenue during the Pandemic. Nonprofits could also apply for funding for enhanced […]

Posted on: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Monmouth University Presents a True Beatnik Night of Poetry, Jazz and “Harp” Beats

Poetry and music go together, but rarely do you have a chance to experience a beatnik night like Monmouth University’s Center for the Arts has planned for July 9 in the Pollak Theatre. The evening’s lineup mixes a local legend, up-and-coming talent, and a hometown guy who has reached the pinnacle of his craft. The […]