The John W. Meagher Rotunda Gallery, located on the second and third floors of City Hall in Jersey City, features rotating monthly exhibits curated by the Office of Cultural Affairs.

Click here for information on open calls for upcoming exhibitions. For exhibition inquiries, contact Greg Brickey at or call (201) 547-4333.

Current Exhibitions: May 2019

“Sustainable Neighborhoods”

“Sustainable Neighborhoods” A group exhibition exploring what makes our neighborhoods sustainable, in partnership with the Jersey City Office of Sustainability.

If sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, then what does sustainability look like at the local neighborhood level? Is it a community where the consumption of fossil fuels and emissions of greenhouse gases are minimized? Does it mean maintaining clean, accessible parks and tree-filled public spaces? Being protected from flooding? Reducing waste? How about safe and reliable public transportation options? Or does it mean having small businesses nearby that you can walk to and knowing your neighbors? 2019 is Jersey City’s Year of Sustainable Neighborhoods and we want to see what that means to you as an artist.

An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, May 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the City Hall Rotunda, third floor. This reception is free and open to the public.

On view: May 1 – 31, 2019

Artist reception: Tuesday, May 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This reception will be free and open to the public.

Upcoming Exhibitions: May’s show will be a “Sustainable Neighborhoods” group exhibition exploring what makes our neighborhoods sustainable, curated in partnership with the Jersey City Office of Sustainability. For information about submitting work for May’s show, visit our Open Call page.

 Past Rotunda Gallery Exhibitions:

ON VIEW NOW: May 2019: “Sustainable Neighborhoods” Group Exhibition, 3rd floor


April 2019: “Korean Artists” Group Exhibition, 3rd floor

March 2019: “Women’s History Month” Group Exhibition, 2nd & 3rd floor

February 2019: “Black History Month” Group Exhibition, 2nd & 3rd floor


December 2018/January 2019: “Jersey City, New Jersey: Image and Narrative” Group Exhibition, 3rd floor

November 2018: “Veterans Day Group Exhibition & Flag Raising” Group Exhibition, 3rd floor

October 2018: “JCAST Preview” and “Teachers as Artist” Group Exhibition, 3rd floor

September 2018: “JCAST Preview” Group Exhibition, 3rd floor

August 2018: “49 Years Embracing the Past” Group Exhibition, 3rd floor

July 2018: “Photo Series” Group Exhibition, 3rd floor

June 2018: “Degrees of Abstraction” Group Exhibition, 3rd floor

May 2018: “Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Group Exhibition”, 3rd floor.

April 2018: “Korean Artists Group Exhibition”, 3rd floor

March 2018: “Women’s History Month Group Exhibition”, 3rd floor and the JC Public School’s “Permanent Student Art Collection” show, 2nd floor.

February 2018: “Black History Month Group Exhibition.” Click here to watch a video interview with some of the artists at the Opening.

January 2018: Rotunda was under renovation


December 2017: “Denver Art Society Group Art Exhibition,” curated by Roland Ramos

November & December 2017: “Combat Paper / Veterans’ Group Art Exhibition”

October 2017: Hispanic Heritage Month group show AND Jersey City Art & Studio Tour group show

September 2017: “The Spirit of Shackleton: An Expedition to Antarctica,” featuring photography by Sharon Sinton

August 2017: “The Teacher as Artist” group exhibition, curated by Heidi Curko

July 2017: Alan Walker & Mollie Thonneson

June 2017: Solstice; ProArts Group Show