May Reception for “Aspects of Architecture” Exhibition at Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers

April 12, 2012

New Brunswick, NJ – Celebrate the new exhibition Aspects of Architecture: The Prints of John Taylor Arms with a reception during Art After Hours on Wednesday, May 2, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for 65 and over; and free for museum members, children under 18, and Rutgers students, faculty, and staff (with ID).

Art After Hours is the popular eclectic evening series held on the first Wednesday of the month at the Zimmerli. The May program begins with a 5:30 p.m. exhibition tour, led by Marilyn Symmes, Zimmerli’s Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts and Curator of Prints and Drawings. A performance of medieval music complements the inspiring prints of Gothic architecture, beginning at 6:30 p.m. An informal perspective drawing class for aspiring artists of all ages and levels takes place from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. Artist Patricia Brace explores how Arms employed linear perspective and instructs participants in drawing buildings, applying the principles of two-point perspective. The Museum Store features 20% off all purchases and a drawing to win a $25 gift certificate redeemable during the Red Dot Sales Event throughout June.

John Taylor 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: The Prints of John Taylor Arms is on view from April 14 through July 31, 2012.


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.


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. Please note the museum is closed December 24 and 25, and January 1.

Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for 65 and over; and free for museum members, children under 18, and Rutgers students, faculty, and staff (with ID). 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:


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