Final Art After Hours of the 2011-12 Season at Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers

June 7, 2012   

New Brunswick, NJ – The July Art After Hours moves to the second Wednesday, July 11 (due to the holiday), from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. The evening features an exhibition tour of Aspects of Architecture: The Prints of John Taylor Arms and a performance by New Jersey band Cotton. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for adults over 65, and free for museum members, as well as Rutgers students, faculty and staff (with ID), and children under 18. The Museum Store offers 20% off all purchases.

Join a tour of Aspects of Architecture: The Prints of John Taylor Arms beginning at 5:30 p.m. Arms (1887 – 1953) is a noted 20th-century American etcher who captured intricate details of some of the most recognized Western architectural icons. Selected from the museum’s collection, twenty-four prints offer exquisite views of France’s Gothic churches, Venice’s glorious Grand Canal palaces, and picturesque French and Italian towns made during the artist’s travels between 1919 and 1940, as well as a 1935 view of Manhattan’s skyline. To contextualize these prints by Arms, the exhibition includes an introduction to the history of architectural prints, with works ranging from a splendid 18th-century view of Rome by Giovanni Battista Piranesi to a 2001 print of the World Trade Center by Richard Haas. Aspects of Architecture is on view through July 31, 2012.

Local rock band Cotton returns to the museum, taking the stage for two 45-minute sets, beginning at 7 and 8 p.m., in support of their debut album In The Basement. New Jersey natives Brandon Broderick, Leo Kalik (both on guitar and vocals), Andrew Saunders (drums), and John Aponte (bass) have been busy touring the region this spring and preparing for their return to The Saint in Asbury Park this summer. The band’s set list highlights their original work, with a few covers of favorite rock classics. More information about the band, as well as their album, is available at www.cottonband.com.

ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM|RUTGERS

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum houses more than 60,000 works of art, ranging from ancient to contemporary art. The permanent collection features particularly rich holdings in nineteenth-century French art; Russian art from icons to the avant-garde; Soviet nonconformist art from the Dodge Collection; and American art with notable holdings of prints. In addition, small groups of antiquities, old master paintings, as well as art inspired by Japan and original illustrations for children’s books, provide representative examples of the museum’s research and teaching message at Rutgers. One of the largest and most distinguished university-based art museums in the nation, the Zimmerli is located on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Established in 1766, Rutgers is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning and a premier public research university.

SUPPORT

The Zimmerli’s operations, exhibitions, and programs are funded in part by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; the Estate of Victoria J. Mastrobuono; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Johnson & Johnson; and the donors, members, and friends of the museum.

LOCATION AND HOURS

The Zimmerli Art Museum is located at 71 Hamilton Street (at George Street) on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The Zimmerli is a short walk from the NJ Transit train station in New Brunswick, midway between New York City and Philadelphia.

Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and the first Wednesday of each month (except August), 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and the month of August.

Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for adults over 65; and free for museum members, as well as Rutgers students, faculty and staff (with ID), and children under 18. Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month. For more information, call 732.932.7237, ext. 610 or visit the museum’s website: www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu

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