In The Galleries

Main Gallery

Exhibitions in the Main Gallery showcase art in all mediums, as well as exhibitions featuring cultural history and science.



Nilson Gallery

The Nilson Gallery features the work of New Jersey artists, including the New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, a unique and exciting forum for NJ artists who have never had a one-person show of their work in our State. The artists selected for this Series represent the diversity of talent in the State and demonstrate their creativity in a wide variety of media. Gallery talks scheduled during the exhibitions offer artists the opportunity to share insights on their work.



Visit Stella The Stegosaurus!


Visit a large Stegosaurus, the dinosaur sculpture on permanent display in the Museum’s patio garden. Artist Jim Gary (March 17, 1939 – January 14, 2006) was a self-taught metal sculptor best known for his large whimsical creations of dinosaurs assembled from discarded automobile parts. Welded by hand and painted in vivid colors, Gary’s sculptures are almost life-size, and each is stegosaurus comprised of hundreds of car parts – he used as many as eight to ten automobiles to build a single dinosaur.

Exhibition Committee

Exhibitions at the Monmouth Museum are selected by a committee of arts professionals. Proposals are reviewed quarterly and chosen based on their artistic merit, dedication to mission, and community interest. The schedule is planned two years in advance. Independent jurors are retained to select works for most juried exhibitions and occasionally the Committee will serve as the adjudication team. Proposals for exhibitions may be submitted at any time of the year.

Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee: Daniel J. Fenski, Chairman, Stan Cain, Marianne Ficarra, Craig Gunter, Nancy Haulenbeek, Erik Johanson, Sandy Johanson, Doug Yorke

Staff:  Avis H. Anderson, Catherine Clark