Artists return to their New Jersey roots for a virtual exhibit 


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The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, is moving forward in an innovative way as museums and most businesses remain closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The museum is hosting its first virtual exhibit, welcoming home artists celebrating their local roots and diverse art, according to a press release.

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The R’emerged Exhibition is taking place online in a virtual gallery available online at now through June 3.

The exhibition features the current works of alumni New Jersey Emerging Artists spanning the last 13 years, according to the press release.

According to Donna Kessinger, executive director and curator, “We are excited to bring this alumni retrospective to the community and to showcase the talented New Jersey artists who found their start with us. The exhibition features some truly remarkable artwork.”

The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series was established by the Monmouth Museum in 2007 to provide local artists with a launchpad and nurturing environment for their career development, including their first museum-caliber solo show, according to the press release.

More than 70 artists have been featured since the program’s inception in 2007 and it has become a popular staple for art lovers and the entire community.

Campbell Grade, assistant curator, said, “It is really special when our artists come back to Monmouth County to share their work. It is a wonderful opportunity to see where they are on their artistic journeys.”

Conversations with exhibiting artists and videos will be shared on the museum’s social media accounts and YouTube page throughout the exhibit. The artists’ pieces are available to purchase online by visiting

The Monmouth Museum is an independent, nonprofit organization established in 1963. It is one of the largest private museums in New Jersey, with annual attendance exceeding 50,000, according to the press release.

The museum presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain, while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning. For more information, visit

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