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Nilson Gallery, Meeting Room and Patio

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The newest addition to the Monmouth Museum is The Nilson Gallery and Tower. The 400 square foot Nilson Gallery offers beautiful exhibition space with large windowed views of the Brookdale campus. Its adjoining stone patio is nestled in a lovely wooded scene.

The Nilson Gallery can be rented for corporate or private meetings. The second floor above The Nilson Gallery houses our administrative offices, and its Tower above boasts our logo and provides us more visibility on the Brookdale campus.

See our Calendar of Events for current happenings in the Nilson Gallery.

The Monmouth Museum New Jersey Emerging Artists Series is an ongoing program for artists in all mediums who are residents of NJ, who have never had a one-person show. The Nilson Gallery provides a unique and exciting opportunity for New Jersey artists to showcase their work. 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.

The Monmouth Museum NJ Emerging Artists Series is an ongoing program for artists in all mediums who are residents of NJ, who have never had a one-person show. The Nilson Gallery in the Monmouth Museum provides a unique and exciting opportunity for New Jersey artists to showcase their work.

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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.The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series at the Monmouth Museum is supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

VISIT STELLA THE STEGOSAURUS!
Permanent exhibition
The Monmouth Museum recently installed a large Stegosaurus 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 stegasauruscomprised of hundreds of car parts – he used as many as eight to ten automobiles to build a single dinosaur.
A local artist, raised in Colts Neck, and a resident of Farmingdale, Gary established a gallery, Iron Butterfly, in Red Bank, featuring other artists he selected as well as his own work. Gary's art has been exhibited at museums throughout the country, including the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the Boston Children's Museum and the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. A traveling exhibition of his work, Jim Gary's Twentieth Century Dinosaurs has toured worldwide since the late 1970's. Pictured on the Museum's outdoor patio with our Stegosaurus sculpture is Tess Martin and her grandmother, Joann Kreger. Tess submitted the winning name of "Stella" in our dinosaur naming contest.

 

 
 
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