Portrait of a Woman, Thomas Sully, signed verso, 19th c

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the Galleries open to the general public?
Yes, the University Galleries are open to the public. Exhibitions are scheduled during the academic year, but summer visitors are able to explore outdoor sculptures around campus.
How much is admission?
Admission to the University Galleries is free. Visitors to the Montclair State University campus are required to park in the Red Hawk Parking Deck, which is paid parking Rates are determined by the duration of parking.
Where is the Galleries located?
Our main exhibition space, the George Segal Gallery, is located on the 4th floor of the Red Hawk Parking Deck. The Segal Gallery can also be accessed via outside corridor that runs adjacent to the Alexander Kasser Theater.
What are the COVID-19 policies?
Visitors are encouraged to wear masks. Hawk Check must be completed prior to arrival and presented at the front desk upon arrival. Please review Montclair State University’s complete COVID-19 policies here.
I am an artist. How can I submit my work for consideration?
University Galleries strives to plan exhibitions 3-5 years in advance. If you would like to submit your work for consideration for any future exhibitions, please email galleries@montclair.edu. We are unable to respond to each submission, but may reach out to learn more about your project.
I have some artwork at home. Can you appraise it for me?
Art appraisal is a highly specialized field. Please refer to the Appraisers Association of America to identify an appropriate appraiser.
I have some artwork at home. Can I donate it to the Galleries?
Inquiries about potential gifts of artwork to the University should be directed to Helene Barsamian, Director of Development, College of the Arts. She can be reached at barsamianh@montclair.edu or 973-655-3440.
Who was George Segal?
George Segal was born in the Bronx, New York City on November 26, 1924. Segal spent much of his life in New Jersey, where he and his wife Helen owned a chicken farm. Segal became known for his figurative sculptures, creating full-body plaster casts of his models. Segal’s work is in dozens of museum collections worldwide, as well as in numerous other public spaces, such as Port Authority Bus Terminal and Christopher Park in New York City. Segal’s work celebrated the ordinary and the everyday, while also addressing socio-political issues. George Segal earned the National Medal of Arts in 1999, awarded by President Clinton. Segal passed away on June 9, 2000.