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NJ MoCA Art Conversations: Sculpture Tour and Michael Malpass Film Screening

Apr 28

NJ MoCA Art Conversations: Sculpture Tour and Michael Malpass Film Screening 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

The world of contemporary visual art is often intimidating, challenging, and seemingly unapproachable. To help break those perceptions and barriers, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art will present “Art Conversations,” a series of three scholar-led panel talks that will provide context and insight into what defines contemporary art, its transformational trends, and its relevance and impact on society. This event will include a tour of the sculpture on campus including the new J. Seward Johnson pieces and the Michael Malpass Retrospective in Pollak Gallery. There will also be a screening of the new documentary, about Michael Malpass titled "Michael Malpass - A Great Circle" created by Monmouth University Communication Students under the direction of Erin Fleming, Director of Production Services.

Free Event


Andy Statman

Apr 27

Andy Statman 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Had there been a planetarium in 19th-century Galicia, or a kosher deli in Depression-era Kentucky, Andy Statman’s music might have been playing in the background. Meandering through time, geography and culture in a few passionate, organic gusts of music, neither the man nor his inimitable hybrid sound has a very clearly defined “before” or “after.” Statman, one of his generation’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions as “a spontaneous, American-roots form of very personal, prayerful Hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz.” Presented by the Jewish Cultural Studies Program at Monmouth University.


CANCELLED: An American Celebration of Grandmother Earth

Apr 20

CANCELLED: An American Celebration of Grandmother Earth 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Traditional Native American storytelling is deeply rooted in the earth - honoring all life, especially the plants and animals we depend on. Years upon years of a kinship with the land, life, water and sky has lead to intimate connections to the earth and a relationship of give and take with the natural world. Kevin Locke, visionary Hoop Dancer, preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator leads an ensemble of multi-talented performers in an uplifting evening of storytelling interwoven with traditional Native American music and dramatic dance elements. Featuring music from Locke’s 2009 Nammy (Annual Native American Music Awards) award-winning album “Earth Gift" this world-premiere event will empower and energize us all to become stewards of our surroundings, preserving our world for posterity and encourage us to live together as part of the Universal heartbeat.


GUERRILLA GIRLS ON TOUR: Act Like A Feminist Artist

Mar 9

GUERRILLA GIRLS ON TOUR: Act Like A Feminist Artist 

Pollak Theatre - 1:15 PM

Aphra Behn shares her experiences as a feminist activist and artist for almost 20 years as a member of Guerrilla Girls (1997-2001) and Guerrilla Girl On Tour! (2001 – present). Revealing the inside workings of the grassroots groups, she discusses the successes (protests; fax blitzes; speak-outs and street theatre); the struggles (hate mail; death threats; backlash) and the downright defeats (sabotage; infighting). Act Like a Feminist Artist 
is a 60 to 90 minute interactive talk, audience members will be challenged to rethink the concepts of what it means to be an “activist,” “artist,” and “feminist.” The talk is framed with readings from Aphra’s upcoming memoir, “UN/MASKED, My Secret Identity Revealed” (Skyhorse Publications, October 2016.) A lively Q and A will follow the talk.

Free Event


Heidi Rose Performance Artist in Mirror Image and Twin

Feb 17

Heidi Rose Performance Artist in Mirror Image and Twin 

Hawk TV Studios - 4:30 PM

Mirror Image: Two cousins are born five months apart to identical twin mothers. Shaped by their mothers’ careers as 1950s pop singers, these women both complement and contradict one another as their lives unfold. Mirror Image reveals a life and relationship that now exist only in dreams, memories… and on stage. Twin: Identical twin girls each have a personality that is in some ways too big for their bodies. Too big to control. Too big to contain. They have lived their whole lives off-balance. Would they have been better proportioned had the egg not split? This performance is presented as a work in progress.

Free Event


NJ MoCA Art Conversations: The Intersection of Technology and Contemporary Art

Feb 10

NJ MoCA Art Conversations: The Intersection of Technology and Contemporary Art 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

The world of contemporary visual art is often intimidating, challenging, and seemingly unapproachable. To help break those perceptions and barriers, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art will present “Art Conversations,” a series of three scholar-led panel talks that will provide context and insight into what defines contemporary art, its transformational trends, and its relevance and impact on society. The highly credentialed and charismatic United Nations journalist Alexandra King will moderate conversations with art critics, collectors, curators, technology producers, and artists. This panel will focus on the influence and incorporation of breaking technologies on contemporary art. Panelists will include Zachary Kaplan, Atif Akin, and Andrew Demirjian

Free Event


The Fifth Beatle: The Untold Story of the Jew Who Made the Beatles by Vivek J. Tiwary

Feb 8

The Fifth Beatle: The Untold Story of the Jew Who Made the Beatles by Vivek J. Tiwary 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

The Jewish Cultural Studies Program at Monmouth University presents a talk "The Fifth Beatle: The Untold Story of the Jew Who Made the Beatles" by Vivek J. Tiwary the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Tony Award-winning Broadway producer, and the founder of multi-platform arts and entertainment company Tiwary Entertainment Group. Vivek’s graphic novel The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story, based on the untold life story of Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, received worldwide critical acclaim and won a number of prestigious literary awards including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Reality-Based Work and two Harvey Awards including Best Original Graphic Novel. It is a Lambda Literary Finalist for Best LGBT Graphic Novel, an American Library Association Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives Permanent Collection. The Fifth Beatle is now being adapted into a feature film that has secured unprecedented access to Beatles music. Vivek is writing its screenplay and will serve as a producer.

Free Event


Downton Abbey Exclusive Preview Screening

Dec 20

Downton Abbey Exclusive Preview Screening 

Wilson Hall 104 - 2 PM

Join Monmouth University and NJTV for an exclusive screening and celebrate the final season! There is also a screening December 17. Free and open to the public however RSVP is required. Please RSVP with date of choice at specialevents@monmouth.edu

Free Event


Downton Abbey Exclusive Preview Screening

Dec 17

Downton Abbey Exclusive Preview Screening 

Wilson Hall 104 - 6 PM

Join Monmouth University and NJTV for an exclusive screening and celebrate the final season! There is also a screening December 20. Free and open to the public however RSVP is required. Please RSVP with date of choice at specialevents@monmouth.edu

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Holiday at the Hall

Dec 5

Holiday at the Hall 

Wilson Hall - 7 PM

A New Twist on Our Tradition of Scholarship


SOLD OUT - A Celebration of Bruce Springsteen's The River, The Ties That Bind Preview Screening

Nov 17

SOLD OUT - A Celebration of Bruce Springsteen's The River, The Ties That Bind Preview Screening 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Please note this event is SOLD OUT! The Friends of the Bruce Springsteen Special Collection, along with Monmouth University and Backstreets.com announce a special event to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the release of The River and the forthcoming release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection box set.


NJ MoCA Art Conversations: Secrets of the Contemporary Art World

Nov 12

NJ MoCA Art Conversations: Secrets of the Contemporary Art World 

Wilson Auditorium - 7 PM

The world of contemporary visual art is often intimidating, challenging, and seemingly unapproachable. To help break those perceptions and barriers, New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art will present “Art Conversations,” a series of three scholar-led panel talks that will provide context and insight into what defines contemporary art, its transformational trends, and its relevance and impact on society. The highly credentialed and charismatic United Nations journalist Alexandra King will moderate conversations with art critics, collectors, curators, technology producers, and artists. This panel will focus on Insights into the nuances and impact of contemporary visual art on society and will feature STEPHEN WESTFALL, artist and critic who is a contributing editor to Art in America; ISAAC LYLES owner of the Lyles King Gallery in NYC; and art collector STEVE SHANE.

Free Event


Cabaret for LIfe presents Smokey Joe's Cafe

Aug 6-9

Cabaret for LIfe presents Smokey Joe's Cafe 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Cabaret for LIfe presents Smokey Joe's Cafe directed and choreographed by Jose de las Cuesta and musical direction by Corey Everly.


Jody Joseph presents Four Common Threads: One Heartstring

Jul 11

Jody Joseph presents Four Common Threads: One Heartstring 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

In an intimate setting, Jody Joseph reveals her feelings about life and love through the powerful songs of four legendary artists. While unveiling the musical DNA that threads through the heart and soul of Jody Joseph, and the artists who influenced her life: Joni Mitchell, Bette Midler, Janis Joplin, and Stevie Nick, she sings and talks about the common thread that weaved its way thru her own musical life and also shows the parallels in her own songwriting. This particular show, where Jody is performing as herself, is up front and personal, riveting, witty, and real.


MARC COHN and SHAWN COLVIN

Jun 12

MARC COHN and SHAWN COLVIN 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Two brilliant tunesmiths, each presenting a complete show, all in one unforgettable evening. As a storyteller, Shawn Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy and a searing sense of humor. Her spellbinding songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis told through clever lyrics, polished phrases and delicious sarcasm. Songwriter and singer, Marc Cohn combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. The Grammy-winning artists behind such classics as “Sunny Came Home” and “Walking in Memphis” will leave the audience spellbound in what is sure to be a great night of music.