A visitor checks in at the Segal Gallery's front desk with the assistance of two student gallery attendants who sit on office chairs.

Visitor Guide

The University Galleries is open to the public, and we welcome students, faculty, staff, and community members to enjoy our exhibitions and programming. We encourage you to review the information below prior to your visit.

Before You Arrive

Admission is free. We suggest non-Montclair State visitors make a small donation to support our students and mission. Familiarize yourself with the university’s latest COVID-19 policies here.

  • Prior to visiting the Segal Gallery, please reserve a free timed ticket in advance of your arrival at Eventbrite. No registration is required to view the current Case Studies exhibition in the Kasser Theater lobby.
  • For groups of 11 people or more, please submit our Group Visit Request Form at least two weeks in advance of your desired visit date. This form is required for both docent-guided and self-guided tour requests, and for both the Segal Gallery and Kasser Theater lobby.
Enhance Your Visit

Explore our free digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app, to access exclusive content as you explore our past and current exhibitions. Hear insights from curators, artists, students, and more. Download ahead of time or when you arrive from Google Play or the App Store.

Checking In

Check in at the front desk of the Segal Gallery by presenting your Eventbrite registration (as a QR code or printed ticket). For the safety and security of the artwork, please store the following belongings in the cubbies next to the front desk:

  • Backpacks and bags
  • Food
  • Beverages*
  • Umbrellas
  • Coats may be hung on the coatrack

*Bottled water is allowed in the gallery.

Exploring the Exhibition

Interacting with Artwork

A symbol of a hand with an arch above an extended finger indicating interactionArtwork you can interact with will feature a hand symbol on the label. Pay attention to specific instructions on the label for each artwork. If an artwork does not have this symbol, please observe from a distance.

More ways to engage with the exhibition:

  • Have a discussion with yourself and others about the artwork. Try asking these questions:
    • What’s going on in this artwork?
    • What do you observe that makes you say that?
    • What more can you find?
  • Ask for a tour from a student educator. Our student staff is readily available to assist you during your visit, and can answer questions you may have.
  • Grab a stool and practice your drawing skills! Please avoid using permanent inks such as pens, markers, and paint. Ask a student educator about borrowing supplies, such as a pencil, paper, clipboard, and/or stool.
  • Observe how others interact with the work and reflect: are you surprised, confused, curious?


Visitors may take photos and videos for personal use only with cell phones and hand-held cameras. Please request permission via email to use professional equipment (such as professional cameras, tripods, lights, etc) from a staff member prior to your visit.

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Enjoy the Education Space

The Education Space is designed by our students and welcomes community members to create, learn, teach, and more! The space invites visitors to engage with the exhibition through a range of creative activities and is used by faculty, student, and community groups throughout the semester. Enjoy supplemental materials, read books curated by the library, or catch up on studying.

Interested in booking the space for your group? Reach out to us via email!

Contact Us

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