Register for Classes Starting February 22 (Teens and Adults) and March 12 (9-14 YO)

December 13, 2013




New Brunswick, NJ – The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University is pleased to announce spring art classes for all ages, beginning in late January. Professional educators address the needs of both beginners and advanced students, with opportunities to draw from both live models and the museum’s collection. Advance registration is required; information is available at Drawing Club for Children (6 to 8 years old) and Young People (9 to 14 years old) meet Wednesdays after school, beginning January 29 and March 12, respectively. ZAM Session for Teens and Young Adults and the Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults meet on select Saturday afternoons, beginning February 22. To register, please contact the Education Department at or 848.932.7237.

The Zimmerli’s popular Drawing Club for Children and Young People meets five Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Sessions for 6 to 8 year olds run January 29 through February 26. Youngsters from 9 to 14 years in age meet March 12 through April 9 (please note new dates). The fee is $50 for Zimmerli members and $75 for nonmembers. Children discover the secrets of drawing, learning various techniques – including pencil and charcoal – and such genres as still life and portraiture.

ZAM Session for Teens and Young Adults meets six Saturdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m.: February 22, March 8 and 22, April 5 and 19, and May 3. The fee is $60 for Zimmerli members and $80 for nonmembers. ZAM Session is a dynamic art program that offers young artists the opportunity to develop their skills in a museum setting, an inspiring environment for college-bound students.

The Zimmerli Drawing Society for Adults (18 and older) meets six Saturdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.: February 22, March 8 and 22, April 5 and 19, and May 3. The fee is $100 for Zimmerli members and $135 for nonmembers. Each session is overseen by a master artist. The museum provides drawing boards and select sessions include live models; participants are asked to bring their own drawing pads, portable easels, and other suggested materials.


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 19th-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 Art Museum is supported by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, as well as the income from the Avenir Foundation Endowment Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment Fund, and the Voorhees Family Endowment Fund, among others. Additional support comes from the Estate of Victoria J. Mastrobuono and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Contributions from other corporations, foundations, and individuals, as well as earned income, also provide vital annual support for the Zimmerli’s operations and programs.


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.

Z Café featuring the Food Architects is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a variety of breakfast, lunch, and snack items. The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and the month of August.


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 848.932.7237 or visit the museum’s website:


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