Upcoming Events

Gallery Exhibition: Anthony Migliaccio

Oct 9-Dec 18

Gallery Exhibition: Anthony Migliaccio 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Established printmaker and painter, New Jersey native Anthony Migliaccio has been exhibiting his work since the 1970's. Today his paintings and prints are in collections internationally, and his painting excursions have taken him to scenic locations throughout the world. His work has been exhibited at prestigious venues such as the Salmagundi Club, the National Arts Club, the Noyes Museum, and several galleries, colleges and universities throughout the tri-state area. Opening Reception: October 24, 6-8 pm

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Gallery Exhibition - Evelyn Leavens Retrospective 1924 - 2013

Nov 7-Dec 19

Gallery Exhibition - Evelyn Leavens Retrospective 1924 - 2013 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

A life long Red Bank resident, Evelyn Leavens' work has been shown at City Without Walls, Aljira, Tweeds, Summit Art Center and the Morris State Museum. Leavens book of drawings “Boswells’ Life of Boswell” was published in 1958 and became #2 on The New York Times children’s best seller list. Primarily self taught, she attended the Vermont Studio Center and studied with Malcolm Morley, Archie Rand and Niel Welliver. This exhibition will include works from throughout the artist’s life. Opening Reception: Fri. November 14, 7 - 9 pm

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Met Opera: THE MERRY WIDOW (Broadcast in HD)

Jan 17

Met Opera: THE MERRY WIDOW (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

New Production The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact).

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Gallery Exhibition: Hon Eui Chen - After the Sun

Jan 20-Mar 7

Gallery Exhibition: Hon Eui Chen - After the Sun 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Born in a refugee camp on the Thai-Cambodia border, Hon Eui Chen moved to Mississippi at the age of six. Growing up in the American South, while still trying to preserve memories of her childhood in Asia brought up questions about identity that influence her work. The concept of travel and memory are also embedded in her current series of mixed media paintings – layered earthy, dark colored background with graphite drawn trees and foliage and an overlay of concrete. Lecture: January 29, 4:30 - 5:30 pm, Wilson Hall Auditorium. Opening Reception: January 29 5:30 - 7 pm

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Gallery Exhibition: Jacob Landau - Selected Paintings from the Monmouth University Permanent Art Collection

Jan 20-Mar 7

Gallery Exhibition: Jacob Landau - Selected Paintings from the Monmouth University Permanent Art Collection 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Jacob Landau (1917-2001), printmaker, painter, humanist, and teacher was an artist whose works explored the basic themes of human existence and morality with an insight that was both passionate and indignant. The art he created gained him an impressive reputation, with many of his works included in the permanent collections of the world's finest museums. In 2008, the Jacob Landau Institute donated more than 300 of the artist’s prints, drawings and paintings to Monmouth University. This exhibition will feature approximately 20 original paintings.

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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 7 - 9 pm

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National Theatre of London: Treasure Island (Braodcast in HD)

Jan 22

National Theatre of London: Treasure Island (Braodcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

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Met Opera: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG Encore (Broadcast in HD)

Jan 25

Met Opera: DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG Encore (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

James Levine returns to one of his signature Wagner works conducting this epic comedy—back at the Met for the first time in eight years—about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city.

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Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake (Broadcast in HD)

Jan 29

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must.

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David Lindley & John Hammond

Jan 30

David Lindley & John Hammond 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Throughout his long and distinguished career David Lindley has performed music that redefines the word “eclectic.” He founded and lead the first world music rock band, the Kaleidoscope, has collaborated with artists such as Jackson Browne, Henry Kaiser and Ry Cooder and is leader of his own band El Rayo-X, that intergrates American roots music and world beat with a heavy reggae influence. Lindley has been one of Hollywood’s most in demand session musicians playing with Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby and Nash, Warren Zevon, and many others. His live performances incorporate an incredible array of stringed instruments into a unique concert experience. John Hammond, Jr. is one of a handful of white blues musicians who was on the scene at the beginning of the first blues renaissance of the mid-'60s. A Grammy winner whose 50-year career has seen successful collaborations with the likes of Tom Waits, Dr. John, Duane Allman, Robbie Robertson, and G. Love and who once boasted both Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix in his band; Hammond does justice to classic blues by combining powerful guitar and harmonica playing with expressive vocals and a dignified stage presence.

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Met Opera: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN (Broadcast in HD)

Jan 31

Met Opera: LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

The magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach’s operatic masterpiece, in the Met’s wild, kaleidoscopic production.

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Gallery Exhibition: Asbury Park’s Springwood Avenue Harmony - Celebrating The West Side’s Unique Musical Legacy

Feb 1-28

Gallery Exhibition: Asbury Park’s Springwood Avenue Harmony - Celebrating The West Side’s Unique Musical Legacy 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Long before Asbury Park became known for rock music, the city’s African American community rocked on Springwood Avenue. Between 1910 and 1970, the city’s West Side pioneered the sounds of jazz, gospel and rhythm & blues. This exhibit explores, chronicles and highlights Asbury Park’s black music scene from Count Basie to Billy Brown, through an impressive collection of rare photos and memorabilia. Opening Reception: February 4, from 6-8 pm

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ART NOW:  Jennifer Haley - Writing, Performing & Producing  Virtual Realities Onstage

Feb 3

ART NOW: Jennifer Haley - Writing, Performing & Producing Virtual Realities Onstage 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 10 AM

Award winning playwright /TV writer Jennifer Haley will conduct an interactive artist demonstration. Her cutting edge work delves into ethics in virtual reality and the impact of technology on our human relationships, identity, and desire. She won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, a Los Angeles Ovation Award and Drama Critics Circle Award for her play, The Nether, which is a haunting exploration of the consequences of living out our darkest desires online. She is a member of New Dramatists (NYC) and lives in LA, where she founded the Playwrights Union. Jennifer currently writes for the Netflix original series, Hemlock Grove.

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LA Theatre Work’s In the Heat of the Night

Feb 5

LA Theatre Work’s In the Heat of the Night 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

John Ball’s 1965 novel, In the Heat of the Night, which was adapted into a five time Academy Award-winning film starring Sidney Poitier and a hugely popular television series, tells the story of black police detective Virgil Tibbs passing through the small town in the Carolinas on a hot August night in an America during the 1960s grappling with integration and an evolving acceptance of the Civil Rights Movement. Now in conjunction with LA Theatre Works, the foremost radio theatre company in the United States, playwright and screenwriter Matt Pelfrey’s riveting stage adaptation of this classic American thriller comes to life in a "live-in-performance" radio drama.

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Jason Isbell

Feb 6

Jason Isbell 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

A former member of the Southern rock outfit Drive by Truckers, Jason Isbell’s solo career has seemed effortless, from Sirens of the Ditch (2007) to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (2009), through Here We Rest (2011) and last year’s Live From Alabama. He writes open -hearted songs full of storm and drama, bursting with personal truths, and echoing with the southern sound of his Alabama upbringing. Embracing his newfound sobriety, Isbell next produced an album of haunting atonement and redemption, the sparse and impressive Southeastern, which was a critical success and commercial breakthrough. Tickets on sale Friday, August 22 at 10 am.

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