Upcoming Events

Gallery Exhibition: Heeseop Yoon

Jan 21-Apr 10

Gallery Exhibition: Heeseop Yoon 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 9 AM

Heeseop Yoon studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received her MFA from City University of New York and BFA from Chung-Ang University in Korea. Yoon’s subjects—interiors of junk shops and storage facilities—test the ability of the line to make order out chaos. Working from photographs, Yoon draws her subject matter freehand on sheets of transparent polyester film that are later attached to the gallery wall. She retains her exploratory sketches, her mistakes, and the corrections on each drawing. The lines not only situate the forms in the clutter, they also cross over, search out, and assess the entire scene. Illustrated Lecture: February 5, Wilson Hall Auditorium, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Opening Reception: February 5, from 5:30 - 7 pm

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Dylan Scholinski

Mar 5-Apr 10

Dylan Scholinski 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Born Daphne Scholinski, Dylan was locked up in a mental hospital at age 15 for being an "inappropriate female." Now a distinguished public speaker, author of award winning memoir The Last Time I Wore a Dress and artist, Dylan will be exhibiting his own work - which portrays the anguish of his hospital years and his ultimate triumph - as well as examples of artwork by participants in his “lead with your heart” workshop.

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Gallery Exhibition: First Senior Exhibition - Graphic Design and Animation

Mar 27-Apr 4

Gallery Exhibition: First Senior Exhibition - Graphic Design and Animation 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design and Animation. Opening reception: Friday, March 27, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Free Event


2015 Black Maria Film Festival

Apr 2

2015 Black Maria Film Festival 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

From the world-renowned Black Maria Film Festival, the Department of Communication presents a screening of highly-recognized and award-winning short films, spanning across several genres and topics. Introduction and post-screening discussion to be held by Specialist Professor Matthew Lawrence.

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National Theatre of London: A View from the Bridge (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 7

National Theatre of London: A View from the Bridge (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.

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Gallery Exhibition: Second Senior Show - Fine Art and Art Education

Apr 10-18

Gallery Exhibition: Second Senior Show - Fine Art and Art Education 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Fine Art and Art Education. Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Free Event


On Screen In Person: Tie it Into My Hand

Apr 13

On Screen In Person: Tie it Into My Hand 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

At once entertaining and deeply insightful, Tie It Into My Hand is an unprecedented look at the life of an artist, told entirely through interviews with pre-eminent directors, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and performers, including Alan Cumming, Barbara Hammer, and Harold Bloom, among many others. The filmmaker sets his interactions with the artists in the context of a fake violin lesson while using his personal struggle to play the violin despite a chronic hand injury as the catalyst for dialogue.

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Music for piano solo, and violin and piano

Apr 13

Music for piano solo, and violin and piano 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 5 PM

Featuring Monmouth University Professors Laura Dubois and Michael Gillette in music of Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, deFalla, and Albeniz. A wonderful variety of music from different eras, with some commentary and background provided by the performers.  The program will also include classical guitarist and MU student Matt Jordan, playing a piece by Villa Lobos an original composition by Laura DuBois, sung by MU alumnus Dana Ferrara, and MU students Margaret Lymberis and Mahalia Jackson.

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Janet Boltax

Apr 15-May 31

Janet Boltax 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Aging in America: Portraits and Commentary, is an exhibition of portraits by Janet Boltax comprised of individuals who are 90 plus years old, along with excerpts of interviews with them. The interviews focus on interesting facets of their lives and how they are adapting to the process of aging. Opening Reception: April 15, 6-8 pm

Free Event


World Cinema Series: Ida

Apr 15

World Cinema Series: Ida 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Pawel Pawlikowski’s "Ida" (PG-13) Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960’s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

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ART NOW: Wafaa Bilal

Apr 16

ART NOW: Wafaa Bilal 

Wilson Auditorium - 2:30 PM

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal, an Associate Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, is known internationally for his on-line performative and interactive works provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics. For his 2007 installation, Domestic Tension, he spent a month in a Chicago gallery with a paintball gun that people could shoot at him over the internet. The Chicago Tribune called it “one of the sharpest works of political art to be seen in a long time” and named him 2008 Artist of the Year. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography; MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art; amongst others.

Free Event


SOMETHING’S HAPPENING HERE SPRING SHOWCASE

Apr 16

SOMETHING’S HAPPENING HERE SPRING SHOWCASE 

Wilson Hall - 7:30 PM

A musical cavalcade featuring the Monmouth University Chamber and Concert Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, student bands and soloists. The concert is conducted by Professor Michael Gillette, Professor Bryan Jenners and Dr. David M. Tripold.

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Marc Muller’s Hippie Jazz

Apr 17

Marc Muller’s Hippie Jazz 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Drawing from influences ranging from The Beatles to Miles Davis, MU Music and Theater Arts Adjunct Professor Marc Muller presents an evening of his instrument original “Hippie Jazz” compositions in the intimate setting of the Woods Theater.

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Student Recital: Molly Mantell

Apr 18

Student Recital: Molly Mantell 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 3 PM

Molly Mantell, Music Industry major, will be performing her Senior Recital. She will be featured on voice. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

Free Event