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.
Gallery viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 1-5 PM.
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
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On view from October 8, 2013 – December 10, 2013
The German artist and pacifist Kathe Kollwitz observed in 1944 that “Every war is answered by a new war, until everything, everything is smashed. That is why I am wholeheartedly for a radical end to this madness…Pacifism simply is not a matter of calm looking on; it is work, hard work.” The artists in “Women’s Call for Peace” embody this very idea of pacifist militancy. While women are rarely the perpetrators of war, they nonetheless suffer its devastating effects—the loss of their sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and homes. Therefore, women must assume responsibility for ending violent human conflict; they must raise their voices against violent aggression and insist on a world that is safe for themselves and their children. These are the goals of the distinguished participants in “Women Call for Peace”—Christian, Muslin, and Jewish, Black, White, and Asian—whose art works eloquently and vehemently advocate for global peace.
On view from April 15th – May 22nd, 2013 Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery History! Hauntings and Palimpsests investigates ways in which artworks convey complex layers of information and experience through narrative and through process. The works in the exhibition encompass a variety of media, from video to print, from photograph to drawing, from sculpture
Exhibiting artists: Janet Ballweg, Romare Bearden, Marcus Benavides, Nancy Buchanan, Sue Coe, Willie Cole, Helen Gerritzen, Leon Golub, Dimitra Gounari, The Guerrilla Girls, Hee Sook Kim, Anthony Kirk, Vassiliki Kollipetsa, Kathe Kollwitz, Komar & Melamid, Jacob Lawrence, Renee Magnanti, Despina Meimaroglou, Philip Reisman, Faith Ringgold, Christos Sarakatsianos, Christine Smith and Vicky Tsalamata.
On view from June 13th, 2012 – September 7th, 2012 President’s Gallery Brazil has sanctioned same-sex civil unions throughout its territory and hosts the largest Gay Pride parade in the world. At the same time, the country has one of the highest rates of violence against homosexuals. Crimes Against Love memorializes some of these victims
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 +