The visual arts are an integral part of life at NJCU, a proud participant in the Jersey City art community. Our three art galleries on campus and one outdoor sculpture space feature exhibits by acclaimed international and emerging artists as well as thesis shows by undergraduate students. University art galleries also host related programs such as artist's talks, panel discussions, and performance events.
New Jersey City University's Art Department maintains two galleries on campus: the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, located on the 3rd floor of Hepburn Hall, and the Visual Arts Gallery, located at the basement of the Visual Arts Building. Both campus galleries exhibit the work of historic artists, local and international contemporary artists, students, and faculty members.
In addition the Student Union Gallery is located on the first of Gilligan Student Union Building (GSUB) and offers exhibition space and opportunities.
In additional to showcasing a diverse range of art, NJCU campus art galleries offer related programs such as artist's talks, panel discussions, and performance events. The galleries are committed to broadening the artistic horizon for its campus and community by presenting art works with a wide range of subject matter, styles, and media, which reflect the cultural diversity of the greater metropolitan area.
The galleries afford students a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between classroom instruction and the professional art world. Students engage themselves in the gallery activities through co-op internships, work-study programs, student assistantships, and course work in preparation for their subsequent careers.
Almost monthly, each gallery opens a new exhibition with a lively reception, drawing a social crowd not only from the campus but also from the neighboring Jersey City art communities and New York City. Our exhibitions are listed in the New York area Gallery Guide, local newspapers, and state-wide publications. NJCU art gallery events are also often reviewed by the media throughout the New York metropolitan area.