The Visceglia Art Gallery is the centerpiece of visual culture for faculty, staff and students at Caldwell College and the surrounding community. It is also the proving grounds for B.A. and B.F.A candidates in the Art Department. Three to four exhibitions per year presenting a wide variety of works in all media from both nationally and regionally recognized artists are offered.
The primary goal of exhibition content is education. Work by contemporary artists as well as historical and cultural art and artifacts are featured together with panel discussions to examine the exhibition’s purpose. Frequently featured subjects engage discussion on current issues in the arts or address key aspects of the art department’s curriculum. This format not only highlights the concerns presented in the artwork, but broadens individual viewpoints by emphasizing the relevancy of visual art to both students and the community. In this way the gallery offers a wide range of visual media and exhibitions that serve a broad audience.
Past exhibitions have included collections such as “Letterforms: The History of Type in Graphic Design” This exhibition, loaned by the Pratt Institute, coincided with the art department’s course on the History of Design. Earlier an exhibition titled, “Remains of the Day” brought four different sculptural installation works to the gallery followed by a public panel discussion to broaden the discussion of the artist’s motives and frames of reference. Other exhibitions have celebrated works by art students from the Methany School and Hospital Arts Access Program which brings together severely disabled children and adults with professional artists. Using innovative tools and techniques these students now engage the art making process at higher levels.
Exhibiting at the Gallery
Artists interested in submitting artwork or proposals for review please send your materials and a SASE to:
Kendall Baker, Director
120 Bloomfield Avenue,
Caldwell, NJ 07006