Upcoming Exhibitions

Main Gallery

Sep 01 2015 - Dec 17 2015

The (Not So) Secret Life of Plants

This exhibition will explore all aspects of plant life, and specifically how humans interact with plants.  Plants are the base on which most life on the planet exists.  Plants are under stress, with diminishing natural environments and the very real possibility that many plants may become extinct even before we are aware of their existence.  This exhibition will explore the nature of plants, from the forest to the home.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog.

Opening reception Thursday, September 10, 5-7pm

Jan 01 2016 - Apr 01 2016

The Undesirables

Spring 2016 – exact dates TBD

It is a reality that we all share our homes with others.  These other occupants may be people of whom we are aware, but also a large number of creatures who have taken up residence without invitation.  This exhibition will feature artworks representing creatures we commonly (and often reluctantly) cohabit with in urban and suburban environments.  This includes all manner of critters, such as mice, rats, bed bugs, ticks, cockroaches, spiders, squirrels, raccoons, pigeons, flies, mosquitoes, wasps, and so on.  Our relationship with these creatures may be shaped by love or hatred.  The artists in this exhibition will explore the many ways that these creatures have inspired artworks.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog.

Submissions for inclusion accepted until August 31, 2015.  For instructions on how to apply, click here.

Orbit 1

Sep 01 2015 - Dec 24 2015

Pig Wars & Migration: Maria Lupo

Nationally recognized artist Maria Lupo received her BFA from Rutgers University – Newark, her MFA from Hunter College, and her Post-Masters Specialization in Art Therapy from Caldwell College.   Lupo is a Registered Art Therapist and holds a second Masters in Counseling Psychology.  Her work is included in many public and private collections.

Maria Lupo, "Porca Migration," 2012, giclee print mounted on foam core, 24"x24", courtesy of the artist

Maria Lupo, “Porca Migration,” 2012, giclee print mounted on foam core, 24″x24″, courtesy of the artist

Orbit 2

Sep 01 2015 - Dec 24 2015

Subway Series 2012-Present: James Wilson

An exhibition of drawings from life by artist James Wilson.  His ongoing “Subway Series” is composed of the artist’s observations as a passenger on Path and subway trains in and around Newark.

James Wilson, "1.11.2014," 2014, pencil on paper, 8 1/2"x11", courtesy of the artist

James Wilson, “1.11.2014,” 2014, pencil on paper, 8 1/2″x11″, courtesy of the artist

Pequod Deck

Sep 01 2015 - Oct 22 2015

Exploring Global Leadership in Tanzania

Tanzania2015For the past five years, the Paul Robeson Campus Center has been committed to designing student development programming that challenges participants as they move through critical stages of identity development. Through a series of intentional service learning initiatives, we offer our students an opportunity to serve as global citizens and active social change agents.

This exhibition features photographs from the Robeson International Leadership Exchange. This ten-day initiative based in Tanzania and Zanzibar, encourages students to engage models of leadership through a global lens. This partnership with Zanzibar University and our non-profit allies, prepares and challenges Rutgers students to cross boundaries of difference, gain cultural competency, and further their professional development.


Sep 01 2015 - May 12 2016

Bloom: Patricia Arias-Reynolds & Sarah Lamont

Sarah Lamont, "Study 2", 2015, acrylic, wood primer on canvas, 20"x16", courtesy of the artist

Sarah Lamont, “Study 2″, 2015, acrylic, wood primer on canvas, 20″x16″, courtesy of the artist

Exact closing date in May 2016 TBD

The works in this exhibition celebrate and meditate on the burgeoning energies found in nature—visible and invisible, implied through interactions of color and gesture.  Both artists, Patricia Arias-Reynolds and Sarah Lamont, are recent graduates from Rutgers University-Newark’s Department of Arts, Culture & Media.

Messier Gallery

Sep 01 2015 - Jul 28 2016

One Worm at a Time: Armisey Smith

This series of murals tells the story of a person of color navigating mental illness, working through the stigma and taking the journey through this disability to find balance, peace, and resilience.  Armisey Smith is a Newark-based illustrator, graphic designer, curator, and painter.