Displays & Exhibits

Art exhibits may be viewed in the Community Room. Displays are in locked cases in our vestibule. Coordinated with Kathleen Palmer, Volunteer.

The library seeks local artists who would like to exhibit their work. If you have something that you would like to loan for library display, or if you’re interested in exhibiting your artwork or collections, please call Madelyn English at 908-766-0118 or click here to email.

Upcoming Events

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Paintings by Members of the Millburn-Short Hills Art Center

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On view: May 1-30, 2017

Founded in 1940, the Millburn-Short Hills Art Center is one of the oldest art associations in northern and central New Jersey. A group of over 100 exhibiting visual artists, M-SHAC, as it is commonly known, encourages art education and appreciation; offers opportunities for growth in the arts and the development of local talent; and sponsors programs for its members and the community. All the members share a common set of goals and a love of art.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Contemporary Art Group Exhibit


On view: June 2-29, 2017

The Contemporary Art Group is a nonprofit, collegial organization of working artists who meet on a regular basis at The Watchung Arts Center and exhibit their work together. CAG is a supportive group where there is mutual respect among members, where members exchange ideas, provide information about exhibit opportunities, and share their own artistic development.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Summer Sizzle: Paintings by Medy Bozkurtian

Cruising the Danube

On view: July 5-30, 2017

Paintings in pastel, oil and acrylic.  Ms. Bozkurtian describes her artwork as “greatly influenced by my world travels and inspired by my love of music, people and nature. I endeavor to capture the essence and spirit of my diverse range of subjects with expressive realism and a touch of impressionism. Music is an integral part of the creative process for me.” In recent years she has been exploring and enjoying painting with watercolors, and studied this fascinating medium at the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Egypt: The Sands of Time

Felucca on the Nile River at Sunset

Artist’s reception and talk:
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30-8:30 pm
On view: August 1-30, 2017

This exhibition of photographs by Douglas Munch will display images of ancient and modern Egypt that Munch made in November and December, 2016 during his journey along the Nile River. The photographs will offer the viewer impressions of the simultaneously timeless and modern natures of Egypt. Photographs of both antiquities and modern life will bring forth this enduring contrast of cultures from a land which, in 450 BCE during a visit to Egypt, the Greek historian Herodotus called “The Gift of the Nile.”  Dr.Munch will give a two-part talk on Egyptian history in connection with this show. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.