College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

VPA Gallery Jubilee Exhibit: 25@25 A Community of Artists

Please Note: Gallery CLOSED through April 24, 2020

This academic year is a special one here at Cal State Monterey Bay and the Visual and Public Art Department, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary! As we continue a number of celebrations and programs to commemorate this milestone, we are pleased to announce our Jubilee exhibition, 25@25: A Community of Artists, featuring 25 years of VPA visiting artists.

Photo by: Angelica Muro

Exhibition Dates: March 13-May 13, 2020

Opening Reception: UPDATE 3/13/20: This reception has been cancelled per directive from the Office of the President. We hope to hold a closing reception and will update as information becomes available.

Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 am-4 pm UPDATE 3/13/20: Please note, the Gallery will be closed through April 24.

The VPA Gallery in CAHSS 504 is accessed via the atrium lobby, ground floor level.

25@25: A Community of Artists will showcase dynamic programming from our Visiting Artist Series. Each semester, this series features emerging and established figures in contemporary art and community engaged practice by actively seeking out prominent artist scholars to give free, public, on-campus presentations. This series creates a forum for engagement and dialogue with our students through artist mentorship, which provides insight into the creative process and artistic practices while also conveying analytical thinking, social responsibility, and skills of communication and community building in relation to the VPA, College, and CSUMB’s mission. This type of face-to-face engagement is invaluable to our students, and we are excited to organize a first-time exhibition of works by members of VPA’s Visiting Artist Series.

Exhibiting Artists Include:

The Visual & Public Art Gallery is located in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Building 504, ground floor, lobby entry. For more information, visit

More About CAHSS

The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences empowers students to critically examine their place in the world: to imagine, to communicate, to collaborate, to create, and to transform. Our graduates are engaged global citizens ready for the realities of the 21st century. They apply values, interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to provide creative and socially-responsible solutions for the future. Our College offers 9 majors and houses the following academic departments:

  • Cinematic Arts & Technology Department (CART)
  • School of Humanities & Communication (HCOM)
  • Music & Performing Arts Department (MPA)
  • Psychology Department (PSY)
  • School of Social, Behavioral & Global Studies (SBGS)
  • Visual & Public Art Department (VPA)
  • School of World Languages & Cultures (WLC)