Current Exhibitions

The Universe of Ben Jones

Ben Jones
September 5 – December 8, 2023
South & East Galleries, Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts

This extraordinary retrospective presents six decades of creative expression by the artist Ben Jones. Many of the works—bold, insightful, and in a visual language all his own—have rarely been exhibited or are on display here for the first time. Come see how Jones’s symbology has transcended global and local issues of ecology, technology, politics, and spirituality, making him the conscience of his generation and of today. This exhibition is part of a year-long Mellon Foundation-funded collaboration between William Paterson University and New Jersey City University that will celebrate the American artist Ben Jones, a 1963 graduate of William Paterson and a New Jersey City University professor emeritus of art.

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Faculty Exhibition 2023

September 5 – September 29, 2023
Court Gallery, Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts

On view in Court Gallery, this exhibition features work by faculty who teach animation, drawing, digital art, graphic design, textile design, painting, photography, and sculpture. The works in the exhibition reveal the faculty’s unique artistic practices as they innovate across diverse media. Exhibiting artists include Miriam Bisceglia, Eileen Foti, Andrea Geller, Ashley Gerst, Joumana Jaber, Ahni Kruger, Julie Nagle, Leslie Nobler, Papa Tall, Steve Rittler, and Robin Schwartz.

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