• The 2018 Woodruff-Matsuo Lecture welcomes Sarah E. Thompson, Curator of Japanese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to discuss “East Meets West: Japonisme and European Art” on April 19 at 3:30pm. Beginning in the 1860s, Japanese prints, ceramics, and other wares became available in Europe, inspiring artists to incorporate Japanese subjects and techniques into their works. A reception follows. Free and open to the public.


    Nicole Fleetwood, Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers-New Brunswick and scholar of incarceration, speaks about her collaboration with Aperture magazine on its latest issue, “Prison Nation," on April 24. A panel discussion is followed by a reception. Free and open to the public. (Rescheduled from March 21.)


    Join us for Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 28. Visit current exhibitions and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities - all for free!


    Rutgers Students: Study All Night returns May 1-2! Prepare for finals among your favorite works of art and take part in study break activities that include art projects, as well as meditation and healing movement sessions. Admission and activities are provided free of charge.     [Please note that Art After Hours: First Tuesdays returns June 5.]


    Visit Untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag) by Rirkrit Tiravanija any time! The message is a reference to German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (the English translation of ‘Angst essen Seele auf’), which appeared in Tiravanija’s Untitled 1994 (Fear Eats the Soul), a bar he constructed in a Cologne gallery. It is the current flag featured in Pledges of Allegiance, a nationwide public art project by Creative Time. Each of the 16 flags in this commissioned series is created by an acclaimed contemporary artist to reflect the current political climate. Share your pics on social media with #PledgesOfAllegiance, tagging @CreativeTimeNYC and @zimmerliartmuseum on Instagram and Facebook, as well as @creativetime and @zimmerlimuseum on Twitter.



  • Hands on with a Vision, Pedro Reyes, 2017

    For Pledges of Allegiance, Reyes offers the flag of the pUN: The People’s United Nations. His design symbolizes pUN’s mission to protect the planet.