EXHIBITS

CURRENT

A Love Letter to Count Basie: From The Great Migration to The Harlem Renaissance
This exhibit is the first time the Count Basie collection has been shared publicly since its 2018 acquisition by the Institute for Jazz Studies, the world’s foremost jazz research center, located on the campus of Rutgers University – Newark. Read more here.

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The Fabric of Our lives: A Cultural Textile Experience
From a newborn baby wrapped in a swaddling blanket to discovering our own unique style, fabric is a major facet of our lives, whether we know it or not. Fabric, as art, is the special emphasis of this exhibit. We’re exploring the African Continent to highlight a wide array of patterns and designs that make fabricationand textiles works of art.

PERMANENT

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Dr. James Parker Legacy Room
The Parker Family Legacy Room will hold a permanent exhibit featuring a family of medical doctors and educators — These extraordinary and  beloved family left a cherished legacy. Coming early Winter of 2021. Sponsored by Monmouth Medical Center/RWJ Barnabas Health.
 

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Johnny Jazz: A Man & His Music - Exhibit & Documentary

A look at Johnny Ralph 'Johnny Jazz' Gatta Jr., a NJ butcher and lover of Jazz Music who made a mark on the jazz world and his community.

 

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Afrofuturist Design: From Ancient Dogon to Wakandan Futures

An exploration Afrofuturism as a framework for exploring and understanding issues related to race, gender, class and other social identities while expanding representation in science fiction.

 

City of Hope
A  showcase of commemorative posters from The City of Hope: Resurrection City & the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. This exhibition from the National Museum of African American History and Culture, City of Hope commemorates the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s daring vision to end poverty in the United States. Photographs and artwork by students from Monmouth University were inspired by King's vision.