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Michael Malpass Retrospective

Mar 8-Aug 18

Michael Malpass Retrospective 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Exhibition extended thorough August 18. Michael Malpass’s (1946-1991) artistic legacy consists of sculpture, drawings , collage, paintings, and assemblages. He is best known for his spheres, which revitalize found industrial objects using bandsaw and traditional blacksmithing techniques. He described his sculpture, overall, as "a blend of artistry, collage, craftsmanship and movement," terms that could be applied to his work in other media, as well. His vast, stimulating and powerful body of work has established him as one of the most respected sculptors of the 20th century. There will be a documentary screening “Michael Malpass - A Great Circle” created by Monmouth University Communication students under the direction of Erin Fleming, May 18 at 10 AM in Wilson Hall.

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J. Seward Johnson Sculptures

Apr 8-Aug 31

J. Seward Johnson Sculptures 

Pollak Theatre - 9 AM

From now until the end of August, a small collection of J. Seward Johnson Sculptures will be exhibited on Monmouth University grounds. The sculptures on display include God Bless America, Strolling Professor, and Between Classes. J. Seward Johnson is most widely known for his sculptures depicting people engaged in every day activities.

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Shawn Mendes - SOLD OUT

Aug 16

Shawn Mendes - SOLD OUT 

OceanFirst Bank Center - 7 PM

With his #1 debut album, #1 single “Stitches”, & now second Pop Radio hit “I Know What You Did Last Summer” extending his momentum at into the new year, Island Records recording artist Shawn Mendes has announced his Shawn Mendes World Tour, opening across Europe with 11 dates in April-May, and then arriving in North America with 26 dates starting on July 15th at Mizner Amphitheater in Boca Raton FL, through the August 21st homecoming date at Air Canada Center in Toronto (Please see full list of dates below). Preceding these shows, Shawn will play his biggest New York City concert to date, headlining Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, March 5th, which sold-out in under 5 minutes when tickets went on-sale this past fall. Tickets to this event are SOLD OUT.


Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening

Aug 18

Art Walk and Michael Malpass Film Screening 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

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.

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Lucy Kalian: Swells and Soundings

Sep 2-Oct 14

Lucy Kalian: Swells and Soundings 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Lucy Kalian’s work is “unapologetically representational”. In the exhibit, Swells and Soundings she explores the tidal forces at work where land and water meet. Opening Reception: September 30, 6:30 to 8:30pm

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Bruce Dorfman: PAST PRESENT Paintings and Drawings in Combined Media

Sep 6-Dec 18

Bruce Dorfman: PAST PRESENT Paintings and Drawings in Combined Media 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Bruce Dorfman has had fifty-three solo exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. His work has been presented in numerous museum and university collections and gallery group exhibitions worldwide, including currently "Ways and Means: A New Look at Process in Art", July 18 – October 7, 2016 at UBS Art Gallery, NYC; June Kelly Gallery, NYC and "Making / Breaking Traditions: The Teachers of Ai Weiwei", Art Students League, NYC (2014). Lecture: September 23, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall Auditorium. Opening reception: Fri. September. 23, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Watersides: Mark Ludak & Ira Wagner

Sep 6-Nov 20

Watersides: Mark Ludak & Ira Wagner 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 10 AM

In this exhibition, photographers and Monmouth University Art & Design faculty members Mark Ludak and Ira Wagner present photographs and video reflecting life today on the coast of New Jersey. Opening Reception: September 16, 6 - 8 PM

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Jody Joseph “4 Common Threads; One Heartstring”

Sep 9-10

Jody Joseph “4 Common Threads; One Heartstring” 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale July 1. A rare, intimate performance by Jody Joseph celebrating the styles of Stevie Nicks, Janis Joplin, Carly Simon, and Bette Midler, with a featured performance as Jody herself.

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Visiting Writers: The Breakbeat Poets

Sep 20

Visiting Writers: The Breakbeat Poets 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture.

Free Event


On Screen/in Person: Sweet Dreams

Sep 22

On Screen/in Person: Sweet Dreams 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Rwanda's first and only all women's drum troupe, Ingoma Nshya, offers a place of support, healing and reconciliation. When the group decides to partner with two young American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda's first ever ice cream shop, these remarkable women embark on a journey of independence, peace and possibility. SWEET DREAMS interweaves heart-wrenching stories of tragedy with powerful examples of hope and resilience to present a moving portrait of a country in transition. There will be a Q&A with Co-Directors Lisa Fruchtman and Rob Fruchtman following the screening.

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William Close and the Earth Harp Collective

Sep 24

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective recently pushed the boundaries of the “performance experience” when they finished third on NBC’s hit show “America’s Got Talent.” The group received massive praise and admiration from fans and all three judges. William Close is an installation artist and musician who has developed over 100 new types of musical instruments. He is the inventor of the majestic stringed instrument, The Earth Harp, the world's largest stringed instrument.

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National Theatre Live: THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Sep 29

National Theatre Live: THE THREEPENNY OPERA 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Tickets on sale soon. Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr. and Mrs. Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off… With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs. Peachum. This bold,anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Rufus Norris. Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.

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CSNsongs

Oct 1

CSNsongs "Celebrating The Music Of Crosby Stills Nash & Young 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

CSNsongs is more than a tribute band. It is a group of seven New Jersey based musicians that create a full production show paying homage to the folk/rock group that changed music in the 1960s and '70s." All of "Crosby Stills Nash & Young's" compositions are highly respected by "CSNsongs" and are reproduced perfectly as they were originally written, recorded and performed throughout Crosby Stills Nash & Young's musical legacy. The iconic group’s music was born at the famous Woodstock Music Festival when Crosby, Stills and Nash hit the stage and changed the face of folk/rock music forever. Their music continued throughout the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s and is still popular and relevant today. CSN Songs helps audiences relive such special musical moments as Suite Judy Blue Eyes, Ohio, Love the One You’re With, Just a Song Before I Go, and Southern Man.

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Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing

Oct 6

Aquila Theatre’s Much Ado About Nothing 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Shakespeare’s great comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, highlights Aquila Theatre’s 25th anniversary season. Spying, subterfuge, deception, false identities, slander, manipulation and love all take part in this wonderfully entertaining battle of the sexes. Much Ado About Nothing, thought to have been written in 1598, belongs to a group of Shakespeare’s more mature romantic comedies. It is an exuberant, philosophical, and festive play excelling in combative wit, melodrama, and potential tragedy.

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Art Now Visiting Artist Sheryl Oring: I WISH TO SAY

Oct 6

Art Now Visiting Artist Sheryl Oring: I WISH TO SAY 

Magill Commons - 11:30 AM

After typing more than 2,500 postcards to the President from dozens of campuses and other locations around the country, Sheryl Oring’s I WISH TO SAY is coming to Monmouth to engage students in discussions about politics and social change.

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