Welcome to the Shiva Gallery
The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery is the primary fine art gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The program feature a variety of media and concepts, but is heavily focused on social issues and the humanities. Opened in 2013, the gallery is 4,050 square feet and is located on the ground floor of John Jay's 620,000-square foot building that sits on 11th Avenue and 59th Street in New York City, a four block walk from Central Park. The building was designed by Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill.
The Shiva Gallery contains a moveable wall system that allows the space to be reconfigured for each exhibition or cleared in its entirety for use as a multi-purpose space.
Our Most Recent Exhibitions and Events
For more information, please view Current Exhibitions & Events
On view September 8-October 21, 2016
with an opening reception on
Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm
This exhibition examines issues of rampant violence during WWII, the Vietnam War, Khmer Rouge and other conflicts where innocent non-combatants were affected. While these conflicts impacted everyone, women, children, elderly and the infirm suffered to a greater extent because of their vulnerability. Women especially were the subject of sexual assault and exploitation, and their bodies were often and still are, violated as a war tactic. The plight of women who suffered during times of conflict continues in the aftermath of war, not only because of the enormous psychological and emotional trauma that has marked them, but also the social and cultural stigma attached to their horrendous experiences.
The President’s Gallery
899 Tenth Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10019
On view from September 15 through November 04, 2016
With on Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 5:30 PM-7:00PM.
This exhibition celebrates women and their varied roles as seen in the works of global artists. From the beginning of time and seen in mother religions, and different ethnic mythologies woman was sought out as nurturer, shaman, and goddess. In matrilineal societies, descent has been passed down through the mother as evidenced in Egypt, Sri Lanka, Northwest India, in the Mosuo people of China, the Basques of Spain and France, and in Judaism. In Catal Huyuk, Asia Minor and Mesopotamia we came across her as the mother goddess Astarte, also known as Ishtar or Inanna. In Minoan culture the female was worshipped together with the bull god and their sanctuaries were situated between two mountains meant to act as corollary to both male and female sexual
The President’s Gallery From July 25th, through August 19th, 2016 With an Opening Reception will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. The President’s Gallery of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce Stratifications by acclaimed Greek sculptor Antonia Papatzanaki. This second exhibit of the summer by
The President’s Gallery from June 20, 2016, through July 15, 2016 with an opening reception on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM The President’s Gallery at John Jay College, in conjunction with the Department of Art & Music, is pleased to announce the opening of 3rd Atlantic Obeah,an exhibition of recent work
Latest Gallery News
- 19 January 2015 by admin, in Gallery News
The Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery is Named in Honor of the Largest Donation in the College’s HistoryThe generosity of alumnus and Adjunct Professor Andrew Shiva and his wife, Anya,...READ MORE +