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Highland Park Sculpture River Walk
Friday, April 28–Friday, September 1
GRAND OPENING: Sunday, April 30, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Featuring an open-air artist meet & greet and live performances.
A team of intrepid MFA sculpture students joins forces with the Borough of Highland Park on a sculpture intervention just across the river from Mason Gross. The result: Seven sculptures on view along the Raritan, an outdoor "gallery"  stretching from the entrance of Highland Park at the Albany Street Bridge to the beginning of Johnson Park, Middlesex County. Click here for a walk sheet guide.
The Highland Park Sculpture River Walk is a cooperative project with the Highland Park Arts Commission, Borough of Highland Park, and Mason Gross School of the Arts.
Eugene Young Environmental Education Center
20 River Road, Highland Park, NJ
This installation has been made possible through the gracious support of the following sponsors: County Concrete Corp, Harry Gordon Studios, Highland Park Arts Commission, and Smooth-on, with additional support from The Home Depot and Digital Atelier.
 
Welcome Back Show
Tuesday, September 5–Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Reception: Wednesday, September 6, 5–8 p.m.
The exhibition season kicks off with this annual show featuring the work of faculty, staff, and returning MFA students.
Mason Gross Galleries
 
Mason Gross Presents: Nevertheless, She Persisted: Female Composers of the Baroque
7:30 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2017
Cantatas, songs, and instrumental music by female composers of the 17th and 18th centuries, including Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, and Isabella Leonarda. Featuring Marguerite Krull, soprano; Dongmyung Ahn, baroque violin; David Bakamjian, baroque cello; and Rebecca Cypess, harpsichord.
Voorhees Chapel
 
The co-cureate shows
Thursday, September 28–Monday, October 16, 2017
Reception: Friday, September 29, 6–9 p.m.
Representing a hybrid of collaboration, curating, and creation, these mini-exhibits are organized by teams of BFA and MFA students. Each team conceptualizes a show and recruits peers to exhibit, showcasing art in a variety of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, media, print, and performance.
Mason Gross Galleries
 
7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 1,  2017
New Jersey Digital Audio Concert (NJDAC) features performances of computer-based music by Rutgers students, faculty, and guest composer and percussionist Adam Vidiksis, who will be performing works by Annie Neikirk, Steven Kemper (Rutgers faculty), and himself. This concert is presented by Music Technology at Mason Gross (MTMG).

Shindell Choral Hall

First Fridays
October 6, November 3, December 1, 2017
Extended gallery hours until 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, October through December, featuring rotating events and performances.
Mason Gross Galleries
 

Mason Gross Presents: Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano
12:30 p.m. October 16, 2017
Recital, master class, and Q&A with the renowned Norwegian performer and New York Philharmonic 2017–2018 artist-in-residence.
Nicholas Music Center

Mason Gross Presents: Rediscovering Telemann’s Fantasy
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Scholar and musicologist Thomas Fritzsch presents Georg Philipp Telemann’s fantasies for solo viola da gamba in honor of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Schare Recital Hall
Note: this is not a handicap-accessible venue.
 
Undergraduate Annual Exhibition
Tuesday, October 24–Thursday, November 9, 2017
Reception: Thursday, October 26, 6–9 p.m.
Artist submissions to this juried show will explore this year’s theme, “Between Either and Or.”
Mason Gross Galleries
 
MFA Open Studios
3–6 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017
Get a behind-the-scenes look into the practice of student artists as they welcome visitors into their private studios in the Civic Square Building.
 
“Why Bach Matters”
Wednesday, November 1, 7 p.m.
Presented by George B. Stauffer
Despite the general decline of classical music in today’s society, the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, in particular, seem to be growing in popularity. From movie sound tracks to concert performances to elevator muzak to public rituals, one encounters Bach’s music at every turn, where it continues to entertain, astonish, and uplift. Join Mason Gross Dean George B. Stauffer for a lecture about this phenomenon and the reasons why Bach matters.

Shindell Choral Hall

 
MFA First-Year Exhibition
Thursday, November 16–Saturday, December 9, 2017
Reception: Friday, November 17, 6–9 p.m.
Two months into their graduate study, students present this annual exhibition featuring a variety of media including photography, painting, digital projections, installations, sculpture, printmaking, lightboxes, video/sound, and film.
 
HELIX! New Music Ensemble
7 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017
World premieres from student and faculty composers alongside leading international composers.
Shindell Choral Hall
 
Sounds of Chamber Music
2 p.m. Sunday, December 3, 2017
Chamber music performances by winners of the Mason Gross Honors Chamber Music Competition.
Shindell Choral Hall
 
Rutgers Baroque Players: A Musical Banquet for the Telemann Year
7:30 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2017
Instrumental and vocal music of Georg Philipp Telemann played on period instruments in honor of the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death.
Shindell Choral Hall