The George Segal Gallery displays art in an interesting location.
The George Segal Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the Red Hawk Parking Deck on the campus of Montclair State University, will provide anyone, art-lover or newcomer to the art world, with a memorable and thrilling experience. The gallery, built in 2006, is the world’s only gallery in renowned sculptor George Segal’s name and has become a very well known art destination in New Jersey.
With over 3,000 feet of exhibit space, the gallery holds many works from Segal himself, as well as collections that have been donated and collected throughout the years. The collections that are permanently housed at the George Segal Gallery include works from Alexander Calder and Alberto Giacometti, the Lida Hilton Print Collection and the Lucy Lewis Collection of Contemporary Native American pottery.
The George Segal Gallery features six exhibitions every year, as well as an annual exhibition featuring works from the students who are graduating from the Department of Art and Design at Montclair. The exhibits feature works of major American artists, regionally and internationally acclaimed artists and even the works of Montclair State University’s faculty.
The current exhibition at the George Segal Gallery is the Art Connections 10, a fundraising event that supports the mission of the gallery. The 10th annual Art Connections event boasts 84 works of contemporary art from New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina and New York. Four artists from Montclair will have their work featured at the event. The flyer for the Art Connections 10 states that the sale offers a wide selection of art for all levels of collecting. This must-see exhibit ends on Feb. 22, 2014.
The George Segal Gallery has received awards from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for its public service to the arts and artistic programming. Before making your way over to the George Segal Gallery, be sure to check out his Street Crossing exhibit, located in front of Alexander Kasser Theater adjacent to the gallery. The exhibition features seven sculptures of people walking.
The George Segal Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. They are closed for holidays and for the month of August.
This state of the art gallery has pieces of art that will appeal to any art-lovers sensibilities. Be sure to stay updated on the current exhibits of the moment, and check out the Art Connections 10 for great works of art from many contemporary artists.