Main Gallery

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

Current Exhibition

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Exhibition:  January 17 – March 8, 2015

This annual international exhibition features work in a variety of genres and media.

Juror: The Monmouth Museum Exhibition Committee

The Annual Juried Art Exhibition was founded by the Monmouth County Arts Council in 1979 and for 35 years it has been held at the Monmouth Museum. In 2011 the Museum assumed complete sponsorship of this annual exhibition. We will continue to build on the excellent reputation of this long-established exhibition and champion its success for many years to come.

Award Winners:

Jurors’ Award – Gary Dates, Hazlet, NJ
Jurors’ Award – Andy Graziano, Fair Lawn, NJ
Jurors’ Award – Jude Hazcar, Brick, NJ
Jurors’ Award – Robert Pierosh, Yardley, PA
Honorable Mention – Clifford Blanchard, Morristown, NJ
Honorable Mention – Irma Ostroff, New York, NY
Honorable Mention – Bill Ross, Point Pleasant, NJ
Honorable Mention – Nathan Taves, Columbia City, IN
Honorable Mention – Karen Terry, Monroe Township, NJ
Honorable Mention – Lois Wilkes, Middletown, NJ

Click here to see footage from the opening reception of the 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibition by Discover Jersey Arts !

Upcoming Exhibition

jersey shore titleOpening Reception:  Friday, March 20th from 6-8 pm
The Jersey shoreline has a long history of tourism. The mass of humanity that descends on coastal towns each summer is both the lifeblood of shore businesses and the scourge of local year-round residents. From the seven U.S. Presidents that vacationed in Long Branch, to the world renowned Asbury Music Scene, this exhibition provides a glimpse into some of the vast history of this wonderful area we call home. Take a trip back in time to the grand hotels, shore amusements and the modes of transportation used for travel to the Shore. Get a glimpse of unique Shore events like the Asbury Park Baby Parade and the former summer homes of U.S. Presidents, through photographs, maps, artifacts, paintings, signs, advertising, souvenirs, and memorabilia.

Sunday Lectures: All lectures at 2:00 pm, with paid admission. Free to Museum members.

March 29 Food of the Jersey Shore – Karen Schnitzpahn, Author & Historian
April 19 The Asbury Park Baby Parade – Don Stine, Asbury Park Historical Association
April 26 The Church of the Presidents – Jim Foley, Long Branch Historical Museum

Contributors: The Asbury Park Historical Society, Asbury Park Musical Heritage Society, The Bruce Springsteen Special Collection at Monmouth University, Dorns Classic Images, The Hartford Family Foundation, Long Branch Historical Museum Association, The Monmouth County Historical Association, Spring Lake Historical Society, The Township of Ocean Historical Museum, and many private Jersey Shore collections.

Premiere Exhibition Sponsorship by:  CAB color logo