Fifty Years of Rock and Roll On Display March – June 2016
Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this exhibition traces the history of Rock music through Posters starting with Alan Freed’s Moondog Coronation Ball in 1952, cited by many as the first rock and roll concert.
The Monmouth County Experience of the Vietnam War On Display Fall 2016
In a partnership with Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University and the Monmouth County Historical Association, this exhibit presents fresh research on the experiences of local residents both at home and in country.
Oil Paintings & Sculpture
Unsung Heroes: An Artist’s Perspective on Vietnam is a collection of 42 oil paintings and 1 bronze sculpture created by artist Gregory Perillo between 2002 and 2005. The original oil paintings were created with a mixed medium of turpentine, linseed oil, and varnish to achieve a matte finish. The sculpture was created as a scale model for a larger version installed on the Wagner College campus in 2005. The art captures what Perillo believes to be the essence of the experiences of Vietnam Veterans; loneliness, sacrifice, bravery and patriotism, characteristics that make them Unsung Heroes. Perillo donated the collection to the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation in 2011. A portion of this collection is on display in our Testimony Theater throughout most of the year.