Welcome to the University Galleries at the Ben Shahn Center for Visual Arts, William Paterson University. The University Galleries present exhibitions of contemporary art, oversee the University’s art collections, and offer educational programs. The Galleries are dedicated to exploring creative processes, furthering scholarship, and fostering a dialogue about the visual arts and culture. We invite you to visit our exhibitions, attend public programs, and participate in this conversation. Exhibitions are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Patrons with disabilities or special needs, please visit our ACCESSIBILITY page.