Since 1994, the Walsh Gallery has provided visitors with the opportunity to encounter the world’s cultural heritage in an intimate, welcoming setting that promotes learning. The Gallery is one of the most vibrant nonprofit exhibition spaces in the New York area. In keeping with the mission of Seton Hall University, there is an emphasis on spiritual growth through the presentation of exhibitions that promote critical thinking and cultural appreciation. Serving both the campus and surrounding communities, the gallery hosts five exhibitions annually. Admission to the gallery and all special events is free and open to the public.
Advancing the University’s service-based mission, programming in the gallery encourages collaboration with students, various departments on campus and nonprofit organizations. The Walsh Gallery places importance on global themes which promote intercultural appreciation and awareness. Recent programming has investigated Italian immigration to America during the first half of the 20th century, New Jersey’s seminal role in film history, communal modes of art-making in the Portuguese tradition of “Colcha” and the relationship between art and science.
The Walsh Gallery regularly hosts programming and scholarly events such as the renowned Poetry-in-the-Round series which features readings by award winning authors, symposia, film screenings, artist talks and meeting space for events. Students and faculty can publicize their events, coursework and accomplishments by reserving exhibition space in the display windows, located on the first and second floor arcades of the Walsh Library. Faculty and community groups can book guided tours with advance notice. Receptions provide an opportunity to meet and speak with exhibiting artists and scholars.