The start of the spring 2016 semester is an exciting time as students return to campus, though it's an particularly extraordinary time for the George Segal Gallery as the gallery exhibits its recent 2015 acquisitions. Two prints by Salvador Dali are central pieces of this impressive acquisition and are significant additions to Montclair State's collection. The artwork will be the first pieces by the prominent Spanish surrealist to join the collection. In addition, several prints by George Segal, the artist who the gallery is named after, are also part of the acquisition and will also be on view.
The acquisition will be exhibited at the George Segal Gallery from January 21 through February 20, 2016 and will be celebrated with an opening reception on Thursday, January 21 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The show is curated by M.Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, the Director of gallery.
The George Segal Gallery serves as the flagship facility of the University Art Galleries, boasting more than 3,000 square feet of exhibition space and 3,300 square feet of office, classroom and storage space. In addition to housing some important works by George Segal, the gallery has become home to a growing permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, which includes works by Richard Anuszkiewitz, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Clarence Holbrook Carter, Andre Masson, Mayer William Schlesinger, the Lida Hilton Print Collection and the Lucy Lewis Collection of Contemporary Native American pottery.