Gallery & Exhibits

Logo: Blue decorative frame around words "Gallery at the Metuchen Library"The Library Gallery offers the community the opportunity to display works of art or personal collections of interest. Exhibit space includes secure upright or flat display cases in the foyer and open wall space in the gallery itself.

The Mission of the Library Gallery:

  • To serve our community educationally and aesthetically by exhibiting and fostering the arts in the community.
  • To provide exhibition space to promising emerging artists.
  • To highlight local artists in the community.
  • To provide a venue for established artists who wish to enrich the community by displaying in a local space.
  • To enable the public library to enrich the cultural life of Metuchen.

Interested in displaying an exhibit?
Please use the Exhibit Application Form located below this page.
For questions, please email the Gallery Director, Margaret Cohen – mhcohen.nj@gmail.com


Current Gallery Exhibit

Collage of three pieces of art by Cynthia Gladis, included in the exhibit "A Love Letter to the Lowcountry Sand Stories of South Carolina."

A Love Letter to the Lowcountry – Sand Stories of South Carolina

Works by Cynthia Gladis

On display March 1 – May 1, 2024

Artist Reception: Sunday, March 10, 2-4pm

Let photographer Cynthia Gladis take you for a late afternoon stroll on the beach where the surf kisses the sand in the Gallery at the Metuchen Library’s newest installation, “A Love Letter to the Lowcountry – Sand Stories of South Carolina”. Visit the Gallery and be transported to sleepy southern shores, feel the spray of saltwater, smell the ocean and relax as the setting sun warms your shoulders. You may never look at sand the same way again.

Cynthia is a Metuchen artist who was one of FRAMES Magazine’s Artists in Residence, has been published in several magazines and included in group exhibitions both locally and across the country.

Please join us for the Artist Reception Sunday, March 10, 2-4 p.m. Beach blankets optional.


Library Front Lobby Exhibit

A stack of embroidered fabric.

The Art of Ukrainian Embroidery

On display April 5-April 30, 2024

An exhibit of heirloom traditional Ukrainian embroideries (Ukrainian: vyshyvanky), the pride of Ukrainian heritage, presented by the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Branch 98.

On display are a selection of beautiful traditional women’s and men’s shirts, pillows, table scarves, runners, and ritual cloths (rushnyky). They exemplify the uniqueness of regional motifs, designs, colors, and types of embroidery stitches. The display highlights examples of the ceremonial and ornamental place of embroidery in the life of the Ukrainian family and culture.


Previous Exhibits

Check out our previous Exhibits at the Metuchen Library.