Press Releases

  • October 01, 2015

    Join us for a lecture and book signing with artist and historian Nell Irvin Painter on Tuesday, October 27. Her talk "Three Words: Conceptual, Formal, and Abstract" complements the current exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades. The lecture begins at 5pm and is followed by a reception during which Painter will sign copies of her most recent book, The History of White People. Free, but space is limited and advance registration is highly recommended.

  • September 03, 2015

    The event kicks off with singer/songwriter Brooke DiCaro, who performs throughout the evening. Join a  curator-led tour of the new exhibition States of Undress: Bathers and Nudes in Nineteenth-Century French Art, followed by the lecture “The Art of Medicine: The Relationship between Medicine and the Visual Arts through the Ages” by Dr. Norman Finkelstein. Slide Jam returns for a new season with artists Jason Baerg and Elizabeth Demaray discussing their new work. An MFA candidate at Mason Gross, Baerg pushes boundaries in digital interventions in drawing, painting, and new media installation. Brooklyn-based Demaray is an interdisciplinary artist in the fields of art and technology, new media, and eco art, as well as an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Rutgers University-Camden. 5 to 9pm. Free admission and complimentary refreshments.

  • September 01, 2015
  • August 31, 2015

    Sculptor Melvin Edwards stops by the Zimmerli on Thursday, September 24, to celebrate Melvin Edwards: Five Decades with a reception from 5 to 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

     

    This traveling exhibition is the first retrospective of the artist’s work in more than 20 years. Edwards's career - which includes 30 years as a professor at Rutgers - spans crucial periods of upheaval and change in American culture and society, and his sculpture provides a critical bridge between modernist techniques and materials and contemporary approaches to the art object.

     

    Registration is now open for fall drawing classes. Adult classes meet on Saturday afternoons, beginning September 26. Afterschool sessions for children, which are now extended to ten weeks, begin Wednesday, September 30.

  • August 31, 2015

    Stop by on September 1 as we kick off the 2015-16 school year with Art After Hours: First Tuesdays. Join curator-led tours of two new exhibitions at 6 and 6:30 pm. Melvin Edwards: Five Decades is the first retrospective of the artist’s work in more than 20 years. His career (which includes 30 years as a professor at Rutgers) spans crucial periods of upheaval and change in American culture and society, and his sculpture provides a critical bridge between modernist techniques and materials and contemporary approaches to the art object. Vagabond Artist: “Pop” Hart in Tahiti, Mexico, and the Caribbean focuses on more than 40 of this noted American realist’s watercolors, drawings, and prints of daily life and rural landscapes that he depicted during excursions in the early 1900s. These vibrant images are selected from the Zimmerli’s extensive collection of works by the artist. Throughout the evening, enjoy music provided by DJ on the terrace and complimentary light refreshments. 5-9pm. Free admission.

     

    Check out the rest of our new exhibitions!

  • June 30, 2015

    See it soon! Picturing War: Selections from the Zimmerli Art Museum Collection closes on July 5. With nearly 130 prints, paintings, photographs, and sculptures by more than 50 artists, the emphasis is on the daily lives of soldiers and civilians: their moments of turmoil, but also their compassion and determination. These artistic responses to the great civil and global wars of the modern era capture the propaganda, the human reactions, and the aftermath.

     

    Join us on July 7 for the final Art After Hours: First Tuesdays of the summer. Start with a tour of collection highlights in the American Art gallery. Then enjoy a performance by Cold Weather Company, a New Jersey-based independent alternative folk band. Combining the songwriting experience of its three members -- who met when they attended Rutgers -- the band carries a diverse sound, rich with vocal harmonies and instrumental builds. 5 to 9pm. Free.

     

    Please Note: The Zimmerli is closed on Saturday, July 4. The museum's galleries are open to the public on Friday, July 3, but university offices are closed in observance of the holiday.

  • June 05, 2015
  • June 04, 2015

    Lokuta met Segal in 1984 at the sculptor’s studio, located on his family’s farm in South Brunswick. The photographer soon returned to shoot a professional portrait, sparking an artistic alliance that would engage him for more than 16 years and result in nearly 15,000 negatives. The second installment of this two-part exhibition, on view through July 31, focuses on Segal at work on his iconic figures. And on your way to the museum entrance, visit Walking Man, a new, permanent outdoor installation by George Segal at the refurbished northwest corner of George and Hamilton Streets.

  • June 03, 2015

    Picturing War: Selections from the Zimmerli Art Museum Collection provides visitors the opportunity to reflect on specific battles and how they factor into broader themes. With nearly 130 prints, paintings, photographs, and sculptures by more than 50 artists, the emphasis is on the daily lives of soldiers and civilians: their moments of turmoil, but also their compassion and determination. Documenting the great civil and global wars of the modern era – some created on the frontline, others through the lens of history – the exhibition draws from the museum's diverse collections of American, European, Japanese, and Russian and Soviet art.

  • May 22, 2015

    Join us for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on June 2. The evening kicks off with a curator-led tour of The Doctor is In: Medicine in French Prints. As the medical profession evolved during the 19th century and began to resemble modern practices and standards (with some advancements that continue to benefit society today), doctors and the field itself became popular subjects for artists, who documented the breakthroughs, as well as the foibles. The tour is immediately followed by the final selection in the Big Ten: Art series. AlterEgo, an energetic group of medical professionals from the administrative offices to the operating room, performs a repertoire of rock and roll – mixed with blues, funk, and other groove-inspired genres – that spans from the 1950s to the present. 5 to 9 pm. Free admission and complimentary refreshments.

  • May 04, 2015
  • May 01, 2015

    The Zimmerli presents School’s Out Story Time on Friday, June 26, at 11am and 1pm, as part of Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission and programs to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015. 

     

    School’s Out Story Time invites families to enjoy the books Lily’s Victory Garden and Pennies in a Jar, read by Rutgers students who work at the Zimmerli. Both stories take place during World War II, focusing on children who face challenges on the home front. In Lily’s Victory Garden, the title character initiates a project to contribute to her community. Pennies in a Jar recounts how a boy overcomes his own fears while his father is serving in the war overseas. This program is free. Stories are appropriate for children ages eight and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission is free.

  • April 29, 2015

    The Zimmerli stays open late on May 5 for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays. The evening kicks off with a curator-led tour of Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union, the first exhibition at the Zimmerli to chart the development of Hyperrealism by artists who lived and worked in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Ukraine during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Immediately following, find out the penultimate selection in the Big Ten: Art series. Slide Jam welcomes photographers Ying Liu and John Matturri to discuss their new work. Musicians Brandon Broderick and Leo Kalik return to the museum. Art After Hours takes place from 5 to 9pm, offering free admission and complimentary refreshments.

     

    Rutgers Students: Need a new spot to study? Find out more about Study After Hours! The Zimmerli remains open overnight on May 6, just for you!

  • April 15, 2015

    There’s a new presence on the College Avenue Campus: Walking Man, a permanent outdoor installation by internationally renowned sculptor – and longtime South Brunswick resident – George Segal. You can find the bronze figure in stride at the refurbished northwest corner of George and Hamilton Streets, where it appears headed toward the museum’s entrance. Inside, visit the exhibition George Segal in Black and White: Photographs by Donald Lokuta for rare glimpses of the sculptor in his studio.

     

    Recently Opened: Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union is the first Zimmerli show to chart the development of Hyperrealism by artists who lived and worked in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Ukraine during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

     

    Join us for Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 25! Stop by between 10am and 4pm for scavenger hunts (with prizes!), face painting, caricatures, and a special art activity inspired by Bugs & Frogs & Toads! Oh My! Original Children's Book Illustrations by Nancy Winslow Parker, as well as gallery discovery tours. The Zimmerli also welcomes the Brodsky Center, leading an activity in creating Art Cards, and the Mason Gross Extension Division, presenting various performances. Follow updates on Facebook and Twitter (#Rutgersday). Rutgers Day offers free parking and admission, as well as shuttles among the campuses. The event is rain or shine.

     

  • March 07, 2015
  • February 20, 2015

    The Zimmerli stays open late on April 7 for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays. The evening kicks off with a curator-led, family-friendly tour of Bugs & Frogs & Toads! Oh My! Original Children’s Illustrations by Nancy Winslow Parker, followed by “A World of Insects.” John Cambridge, a PhD candidate in the Rutgers Department of Entomology, presents this illustrated talk designed to appeal to all ages. Slide Jam welcomes artists Basia Goszczynska and Ken Weathersby to discuss their new work. And the Rutgers Scarlet Knight Jazz Trombones, led by Mason Gross professor (and Grammy nominee) Conrad Herwig, return to the museum for an evening of grooves from the university’s top student musicians. Free.

     

    The public is invited to a special program on Thursday, April 9, beginning at 2:30pm, in conjunction with the new exhibition Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union. A panel discussion focuses on the perception and construction of reality in art works of the Soviet era, as well as the instrumental role of photography as a medium in conveying reality in the Soviet Union. Participants include Dr. Katherine Hill Reischl (Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, Princeton University), Dr. Andres Kurg (Architectural Historian and Researcher, Institute of Art History of Estonia Academy of Arts, Tallinn), and Dr. Jeremy Canwell (independent scholar). The program also features the short animated film Incident with an Artist by director Grigory Kozlov, a tour, and a reception. Free.

  • February 19, 2015

    Registration is now open for Drawing Club for Children and Young People (9-14YO). Sessions begin Wednesday, March 11, and meet after school (4:15-5:15pm) for five weeks. For complete details and to register, visit bit.ly/ZAMclasses.

     

    Music at the Museum spotlights the talents of Mason Gross faculty members. On Sunday, March 15, at 2 pm, "Piano Plus" features pianists Zoe Browder, Allison Brewster Franzetti, Karen Dalley, and Jing Yang, accompanied by soprano Pamela Stein and percussionist Peter Saleh. The ensemble performs works by Mozart, Crumb, and Salkind-Pearl. This family-friendly weekend concert series is organized by the Mason Gross Extension Division and hosted by the Zimmerli. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

  • February 19, 2015
  • January 30, 2015

    Get creative! Passport to Art returns for spring on Saturday, February 14, with the topic Creating a Still Life. And only a few spots remain for Drawing Society for Adults, which meets on six select Saturdays from February 21 to May 2. For additional details about all classes and to register, visit bit.ly/ZAMclasses.

     

    Music at the Museum spotlights the talents of Mason Gross faculty members. On Sunday, February 15, at 2pm, "Art of the Guitar" features works by Coltrane, Herzog , Domeniconi, Albeniz, Gnattali, J.S. Bach, Dyens, Milan, and Tarrega. This family-friendly weekend concert is organized by the Mason Gross Extension Division and hosted by the Zimmerli. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

     

    Join us between classes or after work for a special reception for Picturing War: Selections from the Zimmerli Art Museum Collection on Tuesday, February 17, from 4 to 8pm. This new exhibition undertakes a cross-cultural examination of major civil and global wars of the modern era, with an emphasis on depictions of soldiers and civilians. It features 130 works from the museum’s wide-ranging collection of American, European, Japanese, and Russian and Soviet art. Curator-led tours will take place at 5, 6, and 7pm. Free admission and complimentary refreshments. 

  • January 29, 2015