Main Gallery

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

Current Exhibition: Neo-Latino: Critical Mass

Artworks on image above: Monica S. Camin Critical Mass 64″x 54″ Oil pastel, pencil & paper 2016; José Rodeiro Picnic at Bath Beach 40”x 30” Oil on canvas 2016; Ricardo Fonseca An Act of Love 24″ x 36″ Digital photographic manipulation 2014; Raúl Villarreal Neo-Latino flag logo.

September 16 – November 6, 2016

When does a population reach a point of pivotal change? When does a group go from being an element of a community to being a leading voice in its future? These are questions examined in Neo-Latino: Critical Mass, a group art exhibition presented at the Monmouth Museum from September 16 – November 6. This is a pivotal time for the Latino/a voice, especially with this year’s monumental election. The works of art presented will delve into the importance of a collective but diverse visual dialogue around the cultural and socio-political Latino/a experience. Critical Mass will feature artists with roots in or ties to Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Portugal and Spain. Neo-Latino is a collective of diverse artists collaborating to curate and create a space for the Latino/a voice in the 21st century. The artists selected to exhibit their work are:

Luis Stephenberg Alers, Imna Arroyo, Josephine Barreiro, Hugo X. Bastidas,

Olga M. Bautista, Monica S. Camin, Angélica Muñoz Castaño, Christie Devereaux,

Ricardo Fonseca, Carlos Frias, Maria Cristina Jadick, Alexis Mendoza,

Elizabeth Jiménez Montelongo, Hugo Morales, Lisette Morel, Gabriel Navar,

Isabel Nazario, Julio Nazario, George Rivera, José Rodeiro, Catalina Santamaria,

Nicola Stewart, Sergio Villamizar, Raúl Villarreal.

The growing population and diverse cultures in the United States exist in constant flux and are moving toward a Latino integrated/ majority/infused future. The Neo-Latino collective believes that the presence and voice of Latinos/as in the arts is now more critical and constant than ever.