University Galleries and Collections

Upcoming Exhibitions

Faculty Exhibition

September 15 - October 16, 2020
Court Gallery

Highlighting recent work by the faculty of William Paterson University’s art department, the innovative artwork on view represents a variety of media such as ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, woodworking, and more.

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Fashion Is a Verb: Art, Performance and Identity

September 15 - December 11, 2020
South Gallery

Co-curated by Professor of Philosophy Laura Di Summa and Gallery Director Kristen Evangelista, this exhibit explores fashion as an art form that is inherently dynamic and linked to sociocultural issues. To ‘fashion’ as a verb is to interrogate oneself and to examine the daily aesthetic practices that are necessary for the establishment of our identities, communities, and values. This exhibition reveals that fashion is not just a consumer object, but an artistic vehicle often connected to individual and social identity, and investigates fashion as an interactive performance. Works on view will include photographs, textiles, and installations by artists Lisa Anne Auerbach, Zehra Dogan, Mari Katayama, ORLAN, Natasha May Platt, Yelaine Rodriguez, Cindy Sherman, and Jean Shin.

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Sierra of Creation

November 2 - December 11, 2020
Court Gallery

This exhibition features video and installations by contemporary Mongolian artists who are examining the impacts of climate change on people and landscapes. Artists Tuguldur Yondonjamts, Munkhbolor Ganbold and Bat-Erdene Batchuluun collaborated with climate scientists from William Paterson University and Columbia University and archeologists from Yale University, at a field site in Mongolia’s Tarvagatai River Valley.This exhibition was organized by Art Space 976 (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia) as an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s STRAX program to foster interdisciplinary and cultural exchange and is associated with a grant from the National Science Foundation's Arctic Social Science Program.

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