Art & Healing: expressions of trauma and gratitude

March 16 – May 19, 2019

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; and Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm.

The Monmouth Museum is pleased to present, Art & Healing: expressions of trauma and gratitude. This exhibition highlights the role of how making art can be part of the healing and recovery process after a diagnosis of cancer. The paintings, sculptures, photography, and mixed media work of the eight artists in this exhibition embody their individual response to their cancer experience.

As part of the exhibition, each artist tells, in brief statements, how their diagnosis affected their artwork. The Monmouth Museum invites the community-at-large to share the artist’s experience of cancer; an experience that affects one in four people. There will be a panel discussion with the artists on Sunday, April 14 at 2:00 pm.

Art & Healing is curated by Karen Starrett, an ovarian cancer survivor and one of the eight artists in the exhibition. The other artists are Theresa DeSalvio, Shari Epstein, Arlene Mollow, Carol Radsprecher, Bob Rivera, Nisha Sondhe, and June Wilson. All of these artists were engaged in making art long before being diagnosed with cancer. For each, the diagnosis was a life-changing experience as individual and unique as their artwork. In Art & Healing: expressions of trauma and gratitude, the artists have come together as a relevant voice expressing visual stories of trauma, healing, hope, and gratitude and the significance that making art has, and continues to have, on their lives.

Admission is $8.

Artist Panel Discussion: Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Admission Free, Sponsored by 

Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love

June 8 – September 1, 2019

The Monmouth Museum’s Main Gallery summertime exhibition Woodstock at 50: Summer of Love, will journey through the explosive era that gave life to the 1969 Woodstock Festival, the pivotal outdoor summer music and art fair held 50 years ago on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains. It will feature the renowned documentary and rock photography of the Official Woodstock Photographer, Elliott Landy )Bob Dylan’s, “Nashville Skyline”), vintage concert posters, immersive video and audio experiences, 1960’s memorabilia and ephemera along with art workshops, tours and more.

“By the time we got to Woodstock; We were half a million strong; And everywhere was a song and a celebration…” – Songwriter: Joni Mitchell

Preview Party: Friday, June 7, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Elliott Landy, born in 1942, began photographing the anti-Vietnam-war movement and the underground music culture in New York City in 1967. He photographed many of the underground rock and roll superstars, both backstage and onstage, from 1967 to 1969. His images of Bob Dylan and the Band, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, Richie Havens, and many others documented the music scene during that classic rock and roll period which culminated with the 1969 Woodstock Festival.


Preview Party with Elliott Landy