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 their stories and provide insight about what inspires and drives them in the creative process.

Current Exhibition

Carlos Frias  Pan de agua 58x 60 Oil on boardThe Monmouth Museum in association with CHHANGE (Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College), The National Endowment for the Arts and The Big Read present “Carlos Frias: Bread and Fear” inspired by IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES written by Julia Alvarez.

The exhibition will be on view from October 22 – November 9, 2014. An Opening Reception will be held on Wednesday, October 22 from 6-8 pm.  

The Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. One of the books selected for the Big Read, 2014 is IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES By Julia Alvarez. Alvarez’s popular novel is a fictional account influenced by the real lives of the Mirabal sisters, who grew up in the Dominican Republic and were involved in the rebellion against dictator Rafael Trujillo in the 1930s. 


Artist Talks

Selected artists give an Artist’s Talk during their exhibition, offering the public insight into their artistic process. All opening receptions & Gallery Talks are free and open to the public. An Artist Talk with Carlos Frias will take place on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2 pm, at which Dominican Republic-born NJ artist Carlos Frias will discuss his series of works inspired by the novel “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez.