The Rider University Art Gallery presents an exhibit of works by Mel Leipzig, titled “Mel Leipzig: Octogenarian,” through Friday, Oct. 26, with an artist’s talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Leipzig, born in Brooklyn in 1935, resides in Trenton, N.J. He taught painting and art history for 45 years at Mercer County Community College. He retired in 2013 at age 79 and is now professor emeritus.
He has had more than 40 one-man shows, including shows at museums, art centers and university galleries. He had a retrospective at the New Jersey State Museum in 1998. In 2009 he was the subject of two exhibitions at the New Jersey State Museum.
Leipzig’s works are in the collections many museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Academy Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, the New Jersey State Museum, the Woodmere Art Museum and the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
The gallery is in the Bart Luedeke Center on Rider’s campus, 2038 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, N.J. It is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. To learn more, visit rider.edu/arts.