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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.



Curated and organized by Phyllis Kornfeld;
March 29th - July 23rd, 2018
Reception: Tuesday, April 10th 2018; 4:00 - 6:00pm


Spring 2017 Hours:

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 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:

Fall 2017 Hours:

Monday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Wednesday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm  

Friday: 10:00am- 1:00pm

Gallery hours are subject to change







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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.




March 25th - My 30th 12th, 2018

The Nancy Dryfoos Gallery hours are:

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm 

Saturday: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm - 12:00am

Gallery hours are subject to change

About Nancy Dryfoos

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Human Rights Institute Gallery


February 1st - June 20th, 2018
Reception: Thursday, February 1st, 2018; 3:30 - 4:30 pm; 5:00 - 7:00pm


Gallery Hours are:

Monday-Wednesday: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Gallery hours are subject to change



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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 Fall 2017 semester hours are:

Monday -Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 4:30pm

Gallery hours are subject to change


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