Join Curator from Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers On Day Trip to Manhattan Museums

October 18, 2011

New Brunswick, NJ – Join the Associate Curator of European Art from the Zimmerli Art Museum, Christine Giviskos, on a bus trip on Thursday, November 17, to the Neue Galerie and Morgan Library & Museum in New York City for two exhibitions of rarely seen European masterworks. The bus departs at 8:30 a.m. from the Sears parking lot on Route 1 in New Brunswick and returns by 5 p.m. The cost of the trip, which includes transportation, lunch, and guided tours, is $115 for Zimmerli members and $125 for nonmembers. Please call 732.932.7237, ext. 611, or email to register. 

The day begins with a private guided tour of the Neue Galerie before it opens for public hours. In honor of the Neue’s 10th Anniversary, The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century/Germany, Austria, and France provides a rare glimpse into one of the finest private art collections in the world, that of museum co-founder Ronald Lauder. The exhibition focuses on six areas: medieval art, arms and armor, Old Master paintings, 19th- and 20th-century drawings, fine and decorative art of Vienna 1900, and modern and contemporary art. Among the artists represented are Beuys, Brancusi, Cézanne, Kandinsky, Klimt, Matisse, Picasso, and Richter. Lunch follows at Café Fledermaus, located in the lower level of the Neue Galerie. The décor is inspired by the Cabaret Fledermaus in Vienna, commissioned by Fritz Waerndorfer and opened in 1907.

The Morgan Library and Museum features a docent-led tour of David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre. This is the first-ever U.S. showing of some of the finest French drawings from the period between 1789 and 1848, when France experienced tremendous political and cultural upheaval. Rarely does the Louvre allow so many iconic works to travel; the Morgan is the only venue for this exhibition of eighty drawings.

Trips in 2012 include: Van Gogh Up Close at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fairmount Park Houses on February 7; the Cloisters and Bronx Museum of Art on April 26; and the Delaware Art Museum and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library on June 12.


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 avant-garde material; Soviet nonconformist art from the Dodge Collection; and American art with notable holdings of prints, as well as original illustrations for children’s books. 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.


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.


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, 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

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