The University Galleries’ educational programs include: lectures, panel discussions, artist and curator talks, exhibition tours, and workshops with hands-on demonstrations, which foster critical thinking, discussion, and discovery among the University students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
Private Group Tours
For a more in-depth look at the exhibitions, the University Galleries offer private tours for students, community groups, and the general public. Group tours are available by appointment during gallery hours, Monday – Friday from 10 am – 5 pm, and select Sundays from 12 – 4 pm.
Exhibition checklists, catalogues, artist statements, and related materials are available to enhance the visitor’s experience while viewing the shows. Gallery staff members are available to provide guidance or to answer any questions.
Since 2010, the Galleries have co-organized an Annual Children’s Arts Workshop for K-12 students in conjunction with the University-wide Cross-Cultural Arts Festival. Each year, the Festival focuses on a different region of the world and endeavors to highlight the University’s rich cultural activities as well as the institution’s mission of diversity, community outreach, and multiculturalism. The Children’s Art Workshop is developed in conjunction with the Art Department, College of Education and Office of Field Experiences. Approximately 100 elementary, middle school, and high school students participate in exhibition tours and engage in hands-on art making activities in media such as collage, mural painting, and water marbling. The exhibition tours encourage students to examine, discuss, and interpret works of art. This art viewing experience is followed by a hands-on workshop exploring related artistic techniques. This daylong event promotes the development of creative and visual literacy skills and addresses the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in the Visual and Performing Arts.
To book a tour, please contact Program Assistant Emily Johnsen at 973-720-2654.
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