Fabulous Food

November 18 – December 30, 2018


Images above left to right: Penn Station, by Peter Meadowsong; Birthday Cake, by Karissa Harvey; The Ice Cream Eaters, by Anthony Almeida; Pumpkin Pie, by Lora Marie Durr.

Opening Reception: November 18, 2018 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm | Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Family, Friends, Fun, and Food! This year, the Monmouth Museum’s Annual Holiday Exhibition, Fabulous Food celebrates the intersection of art and food. In this merry and mouth-watering international juried show, the Main Gallery will be adorned with artists’ two and three-dimensional depictions of food and the festivities surrounding the sharing of a meal. Regardless of country, religion, politics, socio-economic status, race, class, and gender, creating a partaking in traditional meals and social activities during the holidays is a common thread present in all communities.

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

The Main Gallery will also feature our popular Winter Wonderland Model Train Display and a Christmas Tree decorated by The Friends of the Monmouth Museum.


Winter Wonderland Model Train Display

November 18 – December 30, 2018

Opening Reception: November 18, 2018 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Admission to the opening reception is free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Friday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm | Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00pm

This is the Monmouth Museum’s 31st year presenting the popular Holiday Model Trains display in their Main Gallery of the Museum. This is one of the most unique Train Exhibitions in the world because it is surrounded by an International Juried Art Exhibition, this year’s theme is, Fabulous Food, which includes a display of Kids Works who have created pieces in the Green Arts Studio of their favorite Holiday Foods!! The trains have 6 lines on 3 levels, with over 1200 scale feet of track. The model train layout includes an airport and Jersey Shore seaside boardwalk amusement park. Much of the community is represented by the various real estate named for local businesses and families. Museum Volunteers and the Ocean County Society of Model Railroaders assemble the Holiday Model Trains and create numerous upgrades and additions to this ever-expanding display. The exhibition is designed for kids of all ages, with interactive buttons accessible for their height. In addition, if you bring your children to see the Trains, the Museum has two children’s wings with various interactive activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. There are a variety of Children’s Holiday activities planned around the train exhibition including a parade around the Museum and Model Train Display with a ginger-ale toast to celebrate New Year’s Eve, on Sunday, December 30th at 2 pm. The Holiday Train Display runs through December 30, 2018. Admission $8