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Kean University Galleries

Kean Galleries

Kean Galleries

Kean University Galleries has a rich and diverse exhibition program. As an educational resource we regularly feature the work of faculty and students in the James Howe Gallery and the Nancy Dryfoos Gallery. Many students get their first opportunity to show their work in the Student Gallery. Other exhibitions integrate the visual arts with various academic programs throughout the university. Shows in the Karl and Helen Burger Gallery highlight cultural issues and often are interdisciplinary in nature. The Human Rights Institute Gallery highlights issues related to human rights violations and victories around the world. At Kean University, we believe that art can be an effective vehicle for social change and in building awareness of critical world issues.

Neil Tetkowski Director of University Galleries

Burger Gallery

The Karl and Helen Burger Gallery, is located in the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success building across from the library. This is the largest art gallery on campus and features four exhibitions per academic year. These shows are intended to provide opportunities for our students, faculty and regional audience to become more familiar with and understand the diverse peoples of our world through art. With this exhibition program and the multi-cultural initiative, Kean University is expanding its influence to a wide audience and is an active partner with the community to spread knowledge and encourage the appreciation of the visual arts, design and culture.

The Karl and Helen Burger Gallery is open during the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Spring 2016 Hours:

Monday - Friday 10:30am - 4:30pm

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James Howe Gallery

The James Howe Gallery is located on the first floor of the Vaughn - Eames building. It is the premier teaching gallery of Kean University and features shows by visiting artists, graduate students and faculty. Shows are generally related to the studio program and sponsored by departments within the School of Visual and Performing Arts. The James Howe Gallery fall and spring semester hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

The James Howe Gallery hours are as follows:

Spring 2016 Hours:

Monday: 1:45pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:40pm

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Nancy Dryfoos Gallery

The Nancy Dryfoos Gallery is located in the Kean University Library. Exhibitions by alumni, faculty and visiting artists are featured each month.

The Nancy Dryfoos Gallery hours are: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

About Nancy Dryfoos

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Human Rights Institute Gallery

Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights
April 6, 2016 - May 25, 2016

Through a host of media - including photographs, television and film, magazines, newspapers, posters, books, and pamphlets - the project explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late 1940s to the mid 1970s. For All the World to See includes a traveling exhibition, website, online film festival, and richly illustrated companion book. This exhibition has been made possible through NEH On the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Gallery Hours are:

Monday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

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Student Art Gallery

The Student Art Gallery is located in the Vaughn-Eames building and provides students their first opportunity to exhibit artwork in a high quality gallery.

The Student Gallery Spring 2016 semester hours are:

Monday: 1:45pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:30pm

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