Every Fall for the past five years, the Gallery has hosted an exhibition that focuses the public's attention on an aspect of Newark's vanishing architecture. These include exhibits relating to the Pabst Brewery, the old Essex County Jail, downtown central Newark, the recently demolished Westinghouse Factory building and the old downtown theaters. Each exhibition features roughly 40 established and emerging artists, mostly from the greater Newark area. For Fall 2016, we were proud to have “Richard Meier – Newark Architect and Artist” on view from September 29 through November 20th, 2016 with special programming to coinciding with Newark’s Open Doors Art Festival during the weekend of October 20-23.
Every Spring we host a solo show for emerging artists, again, mostly from the greater Newark area. Artists are chosen for this show based on how their work relates to architecture and design. One show featured an artist who sketched, painted and made ceramic models of extant buildings throughout Newark. Another showcased an artist who was a furniture and lighting designer.
In addition to art exhibitions, student and alumni work is regularly featured in the Gallery during special events such as the annual Design Showcase, and faculty engage in exhibitions of their own design work.
For more information about exhibits, please contact:
Curator, CoAD Gallery