Student Artists preparing in Calcia Hall

Past Programs


Fall Semester 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Reassessing American Abstraction: The Art of Ben Wilson
A Panel Discussion moderated by Guest Curator: Professor Jason Rosenfeld, PhD.
In conjunction with the landmark exhibition BEN WILSON: From Social Realism to Abstraction

Ben Wilson, In Plane Sight, 2000, Oil on Masonite, 53 3/4 x 47 5/8 inches, 2012.001.077

Thursday, November 2, 2017
The Holocaust in Metal and Stone: A Presentation by Sculptor Milton Ohring
The George Segal Gallery’s Annual Holocaust Remembrance Event, presented in collaboration with the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest

Milton Ohring was born in Stryj, Poland and graduated from the High School of Music and Art in New York. He obtained a doctorate in metallurgical engineering from Columbia University. Following his retirement as Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, he returned to his first love – art.

Milton Ohring, Warsaw Ghetto Vortex, 2017, Aluminum, 28 inches high

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Figuratively Speaking: Posing for George Segal for 15 Years
A Talk by Model Wendy Worth

Wendy Worth grew up in New York City. Early in her career, Andy Warhol became her mentor and arranged her job with the Contemporary Art collectors, Robert and Ethel Scull. When Robert Scull was being cast by George Segal, it was part of Wendy’s job to document it. It was also the start of a life-long friendship between Wendy and George.

Segal cast Wendy about 25 times, as well as drawing her in pastels and photographing her. An artist herself, Wendy was also a muse for the artist Lucas Samaras, and is the only human to have been wrapped by Christo!


Spring Semester 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
INTIMACIES: Personalizing a Narrative
A Panel Discussion moderated by Guest Curator and Exhibiting Artist, Montclair State University Professor Julie Heffernan featuring exhibiting artists David Antonio Cruz, Doron Langberg, and Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver, David and Goliath, 2016, oil on canvas, 68 x 52 in.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Green,howiwantyougreen  –  A Performance by David Antonio Cruz
is based on Sonnets of Dark Love, by the Spanish poet Garcia Lorca. The performance clashes high art against queer slang, playing with language, music and double entendres.

David Antonio Cruz, Bybeingcarefulofthecompanyyoukeep, 2016, Oil and enamel on wood, 4 x 4 feet



Fall Semester 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016
All That Jazz: Art / Philosophy / Action
A Panel Discussion moderated by Guest Curator Mimi Weinberg and featuring Stacy Renee Morrison, a photographer who teaches at the School of Visual Arts and Montclair State University, and Dr. John Peffer, a specialist in modern African art and photography and Associate Professor of Nonwestern and Contemporary Art History at Ramapo College.

Kristin Capp, Macarao Capoeira, Salvador, Brazil, 2002, Archival pigment print, 24 x 20 inches
Montclair State University Permanent Collection, Gift of David Ganz and Dina Cagliostro


Thursday, November 10, 2016
Nazis, Rescuers and Cigars in the Philippines
Screening of the documentary Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust
The George Segal Gallery’s Annual Holocaust Remembrance Event, presented in collaboration with the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest

Picture still taken from Rescue in the Philippines, produced and directed by 3 Roads Communications, consultation provided by Frieder Films, LLC

Spring Semester 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017
A West African Drum Performance featuring The Montclair State University West African Drumming, Singing and Dancing Ensemble, Directed by Professor Robert Levin, perform music of the Ewe, Ga, and Dagomba people

Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Masks We Wear: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Share Stories of Service and Identity in Africa
A Panel Discussion moderated by George Segal Gallery Education Coordinator and Nepal RPCV, Adam Swart and featuring three very special guests: Glenn Miller (Benin RPCV), Carolyn Demefack (Cameroon RPCV), and Raven Moore (Cote d’Ivoire RPCV)

Mabu Mask, Kwifon Society, Cameroon Grasslands, Wood, traces of ochre paint
33.5 x 19 x 13.5 inches, Montclair State University Permanent Collection
Gift of Emily Wingert, 1986.001.001

Friday, March 31, 2017
Poetry & Politics Reading and Panel Discussion
Literary readings and panel discussion featuring Jonterri Gadson, Teka-Lark Lo, Vi Khi Nao, and Vincent Toro. The panel will be moderated by Montclair State University professor Claudia Cortese. The panel is co-sponsored by Live Lit and is part of the Montclair Literary Festival.


George Segal Gallery presents an Artist Talk Thursday, February 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Cliff Tisdell: “Influences and Inspirations”

Invited artist for the George Segal Gallery’s annual fundraising exhibition, Art Connections 11, visual artist Cliff Tisdell will present a gallery talk, Influences and Inspirations, on February 12, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Segal Gallery.  Tisdell has extensively exhibited his artwork throughout the country for 10-plus years and studied at the Art Students League, Parsons School of Design and Rutgers University.  The presentation will focus on his artistic process and influences, which include British pop art, cartoons, Viola Frey, Robert Rauschenberg and others.  Modern Living ( 2014), a mixed-media relief and Figure with Tire (2014), a carved wood sculpture, are currently on display at the Segal Gallery.

Art Connections 11 Logo
Proceeds from the annual fundraising exhibition, Art Connections, helped to make this program possible.  We would also like to thank the George Segal Advisory Board.


George Segal Day

George Segal's Street Crossing
Photo by Mike Peters
George Segal’s Street Crossing (1992).  Seven
Bronze figures with white patina, 72 x 144 in.,
Montclair State University Permanent Collection,
Gift of the George and Helen Segal Foundation.

George Segal Day, December 18, 2014.

MSU Paper Collection Image

Montclair State University Works on Paper Collection: History and Highlights

November 6, 6:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m

The George Segal Gallery will present two gallery lectures on November 6.  Director and Curator of the George Segal Gallery, M. Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, will present Montclair State University Works on Paper Collection: History and Highlights.  The current exhibition, on display through December 20, is the first in a series to showcase artists from the permanent collection.  Rodriguez will provide an overview of the exhibition and focus on the significant contributions to mid-20th-century art by George Segal and Andy Warhol.

George Segal Gallery Advisory Board Chair, Patricia G. Selden, will present Owning Art: Creating Collections, Buying Art, Practicalities of Ownership, Becoming a Collector.  An educator and a fine art consultant, Selden is also a founding member of the Montclair Arts Council and has provided leadership to six public art projects in Montclair, NJ.

Admission to the program is free, but seating is limited.  Please RSVP by calling 973-655-6941 to reserve seats.  The George Segal Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time:  6:00 – 7:00pm
Location: George Segal Gallery, 4th floor, Red Hawk Parking Deck

photo of Bob Max

Bob Max

November 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The George Segal Gallery, in partnership with the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest, welcomes guest speaker, Bob Max, for a special gallery talk on Veterans Day, November 11.  New Jersey native and WWII veteran, Max was taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge by the German army and was forced into a Nazi labor camp.  After being starved, brutalized and denied shelter, Max escaped and was later hospitalized for ten months.  George Segal Gallery Director and Curator, M. Teresa Lapid Rodriguez, will provide an introduction and link many of the themes that Max will speak about with the artwork of Ben Wilson (1913 – 2000), and George Segal (1924 – 2000).  Both artists explored themes of the Holocaust and anti-Semitism; Wilson through his abstract expressionist paintings and collages, and Segal through his sculptural installations.

Admission to the program is free, but seating is limited.  Please RSVP by calling 973-655-6941 to reserve seats.  The George Segal Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time:  11:00am
Location: George Segal Gallery, 4th floor, Red Hawk Parking Deck

Selfie with Segal – Digital Photo Contest

The winners of the “Selfie with Segal Digital Photo Contest” will be announced December 17. Winners may pick up their prizes at the Gallery during the evening of the reception, December 18, 6:00 p.m.