Freedom of speech is the foundation of our communities and our nation. The works in this collection may awe, illuminate, challenge, unsettle, confound, provoke, and, at times, offend. We defend the freedom to create content and exhibit such work, and we recognize the privilege of living in a country where creating, exhibiting, and experiencing such work is a constitutional right.
To exhibit a work of art is not to endorse the work or the vision, ideas, and opinions of the artist. It is to uphold the right of all to experience diverse visions and views. If and when controversies arise from the exhibition of a work of art, we welcome public discussion and debate with the belief that such discussion is integral to the experience of the art. Consistent with our fundamental commitment to freedom of speech, however, we will not censor this collection in response to political or ideological pressure.
The Hudson County Community College Foundation art collection includes painting, sculpture, photography, American craft pottery, historical artifacts, and ephemera. The Collection reveals aspects of America’s and New Jersey’s rich artistic and cultural history from the Hudson River School period to today. In recent years, the College’s acquisition efforts have focused on strengthening its American and New Jersey modern and contemporary collections. We invite you to discover the extraordinary creative diversity represented by the hundreds of works installed throughout our campus.
Since 2006, the HCCC Foundation art collection has grown to over 1,500 works. The collection includes works by major American artists, a strong, growing collection of emerging and established New Jersey artists, and Foundation Student Art Award winners. These works are installed in thematic, curated groups throughout the 10 campus buildings in Jersey City and Union City for the educational benefit of students and the community.
Did you know?
Of the over 1,500 works in the Foundation Art Collection, over 1,200 were donated.
Nationwide, less than 5% of artworks on museum walls are by women. Here at HCCC about 50% of artworks on the walls are by women.
We have over 470 works by New Jersey artists.
The Collection includes artworks by people of many different cultural backgrounds. Please see our Collections for more specific information.
Thanks to our 115+ donors who have given us works of art, art books, frames, Plexiglas installation boxes, and other related materials. The College is grateful for these gifts.
Donor generosity and the HCCC Matching Program for Donor Gifts for the Fine Arts makes this collection possible. For every dollar a donor gives for art, the HCCC Foundation and the College each match that gift. To donate, please contact Nicholas A. Chiaravalloti, J.D., Ed.D., Vice President for External Affairs and Senior Counsel to the President, Hudson County Community College Foundation, 70 Sip Avenue, 4th Floor, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306. firstname.lastname@example.org, (201) 360-4009.
If you are an artist or collector with artwork you wish to be considered by the College Foundation for acquisition, please follow the guidelines below. Do not submit original artwork, as the College cannot return items to senders.
Please send all unsolicited submissions to Andrea Siegel, PhD, Coordinator, HCCC Foundation Art Collection, Hudson County Community College, 71 Sip Avenue, Room 614B, Jersey City, New Jersey 07306, ASiegel@hccc.edu. If you have any questions, please call (201) 360-4007.