Rowan University Art Gallery


Please note: Due to on-going construction around campus several parking areas have been impacted. If you are visiting the gallery at Westby Hall please be sure to stop at the visitors gate, located on rt 322 in the center of campus, to get a pass to park in lot A. It is a short walk from there to Westby Hall.

Go to this campus map for parking area locations:


Rowan University Art Gallery now has two locations. Our campus based gallery will remain at Westby Hall and our new gallery is at 301 High Street in downtown Glassboro. The Galleries at Rowan serve as a premier cultural destination for South Jersey, the Rowan community, and surrounding region. As a center for contemporary art by emerging and established professional artists from the region, nation, and global community, the gallery is committed to presenting the most current in contemporary art practices. Find out more about the Rowan University Art Gallery at NPR's Friday Arts.


Rowan University Art Gallery at Westby Hall


September 14, 2015 - January 30, 2016

Elegy for Tesla is a multi-media, motion-activated installation inspired by the life of electrical engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla. Concieved and created by artist Jeanne Jaffe, it integrates technology with sculpture, evocative soundscapes, and theatrical sets to create a psychological dreamscape and biographical narrative. Jaffe’s work often selects historical figures that embody disparate psychological characteristics. The choice of Tesla as a subject was driven by his historic contributions to wireless communications technologies that brought him fame and celebrity, and without which our current digital world would not have been possible. This exhibition was produced in collaboration with the College of Engineering.

The installation includes a variety of three-dimensional objects, with imagery culled from Tesla’s inventions and explorations. These include life-size figurative sculptures of Tesla as a young man and in his later years. Additionally, digital technology has been used to develop speech soundscapes, which convey musical tonality to suggest a range of emotions and psychological states; and stop-motion video animation depicts Tesla as a marionette acting out scenes from his historical arc. There is also an immersive video projection of Niagara Falls, where Tesla invented the first hydro-electrical power station.

For additional information on this project go to the exhibitions link located at the top right of this page

photo credit: Ken Yanoviak

Rowan University Art Gallery at 301 High Street

Selections from The Sister Chapel

through January 30, 2016

The current exhibition features a selection of monumental figure paintings from The Sister Chapel, accompanied by a group of preparatory studies that reveal the making of this important installation. In February 2016, after an absence of more than thirty-five years, the components of The Sister Chapel will be fully reunited in the Rowan University Art Gallery at Westby Hall. To celebrate the return of this powerful work of contemporary art, Maureen Connor’s previously unrealized tent enclosure is being fabricated. For the first time in its history, The Sister Chapel will be exhibited as its creators intended.

For additional information on this project go to the exhibitions link located at the top right of this page



Gallery Hours, academic year:

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00 PM

Both galleries are closed on election day, Thanksgiving weekend, between Christmas and New Years, and all other NJ state holidays. Gallery West is also closed during University Winter and Spring Breaks, and during the summer months.

Directions and Accessibility
Rowan University Art Gallery / Westby Hall. From the west, take 676 to Rt. 55 to exit 50A Rt. 322 E. Take rt 322 to the visitors gate located on the right in the center of campus. Return to rt 322 and make a left out of the visotrs gate exit. Go back to the traffic light and make a right onto Joseph L. Bowe Blvd. Follow that to the North Entrance and make a right then the first right onto Chestnut. This will take you to parking lot A. Rowan University Art Gallery/West is located in Westby Hall. The hall is the building at the far end of this parking lot next to the Science building along Route 322. If entering the building from the south side, go down one flight of stairs, through the doors then right at the first corridor.

Rowan University Art Gallery / 301 High Street. Located on the south east side of campus in downtown Glassboro. Follow directions above, but remain on Rt. 55 until exit 48. At the end of the exit ramp make a left on to Ellis Avenue and take that 1.8 miles to the intersection of High Street and Ellis. The gallery is located on the opposite north west corner of High Street and Mick Drive.

The galleries are wheelchair accessible. For patrons requiring additional services please contact the Director at the listing below.

Driving Directions and Parking Map

Contact Information

Mary Salvante, Gallery and Exhibitions Program Director

Tel. 856-256-4521

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