Kean University

Karl and Helen Burger Gallery

Union, NJ

Project Details

Karl and Helen Burger Gallery

With a goal of providing opportunities for students and faculty to appreciate and understand the diversity of the world through art, the Karl & Helen Burger Gallery at Kean University’s Center for Academic Success needed a space that would deliver. A transformative space for art that connects cultures and peoples, KSS’s design materializes transparency with clerestory windows that bring in natural daylight. Selected floor-to-ceiling windows wash the space with indirect light perfect for viewing art, and the glossed floor pulls the space together with cohesion and warmth. 

The Burger Gallery’s multicultural initiative curates artistic works that fill the space with culture—from Yoruban artifacts to abstract Latino paintings, from photography retrospectives to perspectives on global ice melt. The Burger Gallery is a microcosm of human discovery and expression, sharing with Kean University students and faculty fresh perspectives and reshaping Kean students’ connection with each other, and connection with the world.

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