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September 2023

| September 30, 2023 - October 17, 2023


Multiple experimental shows in one, Co-Cureate features a vast array of works curated and created by students and alumni. A corresponding featured exhibition will showcase emerging Indigenous voices in Contemporary Art.

| September 30, 2023 - October 17, 2023

Jason Baerg: Selected Works from Tawâskweyâw

Rutgers presents a solo exhibition by Jason Baerg in the second iteration of its annual exhibition series featuring contemporary Indigenous artists. This is a homecoming for Baerg, who earned his MFA in Visual Arts at Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2016.

October 2023

| Tue, October 3, 2023 | 7 PM

ARTIST TALK: Jason Baerg

Jason Baerg, a Red River Métis originally from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, is now a registered member of the Métis Nations of Ontario and actively serves his community as an Indigenous activist, curator, educator, and interdisciplinary artist.

| Wed, October 11, 2023 | 7 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture: Alex Da Corte

Alex Da Corte explores the nuances of contemporary life in his videos, installations, paintings, and sculptures, which are often united together in richly-hued, dreamlike environments. Touching upon notions of identity, intimacy, and taste, Da Corte’s work reimagines the familiar in wholly unexpected ways. 

| Sat, October 14, 2023 | 1 PM

MFA Open Studios

Graduate students in Art & Design open the doors to their studios this Fall, inviting you to get up close to their art and practice. See the art right where it’s made and get to know this exceptionally talented pool of students from around the world.  

| Fri, October 27, 2023 | 7 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture: Jordan Strafer

Jordan Strafer (b. 1990, Miami) is a New York-based artist working primarily in video. She received her BFA from The New School in 2016 and her MFA from Bard College in 2019. Strafer’s work has been included in group exhibitions at SculptureCenter, New York (2020); Red Tracy, Copenhagen, (2020–21); The New Museum, New York (2021); Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin (2021); and Ludwig Forum, Aachen (2023). Strafer’s videos, PEAK HEAVEN LOVE FOREVER (2022), was presented as part of the Currents section of the 60th New York Film Festival in 2022. Solo presentations of her work include PUNCHLINE at Participant Inc, New York in 2022, LOOPHOLE at Secession, Vienna, and Index, Stockholm, and MERCY NO NO at Heidi, Berlin in 2023.

| October 30, 2023 - November 14, 2023

Undergraduate Annual Exhibition: Recycle, Regenerate, Renew

On view: October 30–November 14, 2023 Reception: Thursday, November 2, 6–9 p.m. Inspired by the Zimmerli Art Museum’s exhibit Jim Toia: Notes on Threatened Landscapes, this year’s annual open invites student artists to partner with nature, reflecting…

November 2023

| Wed, November 8, 2023 | 7 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture: JJJJJerome Ellis

JJJJJerome Ellis is an artist and a proud stutterer. He makes music and writes books.

| Wed, November 15, 2023 | 7 PM

Visiting Artist Lecture: Lars Shimabukuro

Lars Shimabukuro (b. Honolulu, Hawai’i) is a mixed and trans artist whose work expands ideas of homelands, family, and memory to include the queer landscapes that raised them.

| November 27, 2023 - December 14, 2023

MFA First-Year Exhibition

Graduate students present early bodies of work during their first semester at Mason Gross.

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