Gallery Events

The Gallery, located in Weston Hall in the heart of the College of Architecture and Design, hosts two exhibits each year curated by Matt Gosser. Each exhibit is introduced with an opening reception which presents live entertainment, usually local college bands. Some of the gallery shows are accompanied by panel discussions or a film screening. The College also participates in the Newark Open Studio Tour which features an array of galleries and artist studios in Newark’s burgeoning art scene.

Every Fall for the past several 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. “Richard Meier – Newark Architect and Artist”  was on on view in Fall 2016. 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.

In Fall 2017, we are proud to present Newark native Willie Cole’s most recent artistic creations: “Willie Cole: Made in Newark” will open to the public on Thursday, October 12 from 6-9 p.m with a reception with live entertainment, food and drinks. The exhibition will close on Monday, November 20, 2017 with a lecture by the artist starting at 5:30 p.m. CoAD Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with additional times by appointment only. CoAD Gallery is located on the second floor of Weston Hall, NJIT campus (on the corner of MLK Blvd. and Warren St., Newark).

For more information about exhibits, please contact:

Matthew Gosser
Curator, CoAD Gallery
973.596.3080