Register for Summer Art Camp: Only a Few Classes During Week 4 Still Have Openings!

PLEASE CONSULT http://bit.ly/ZArtCamp FOR CLASSES THAT ARE NOT FULL

March 29, 2013

Registration Open: Summer Art Camp at Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers

New Brunswick, NJ – The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University is pleased to announce open registration for Summer Art Camp, with weekly sessions from June 24 to July 26. More than 20 topics – from traditional techniques to new media – are available. Classes are designed for children seven to 14 years old, from beginning to advanced levels. Morning, afternoon, and all-day classes are available, with early bird fees ranging between $135 and $365 through April 30, and regular fees between $170 and $365 beginning May 1. Registration includes all materials and gallery tours. Complete information and registration form are available at http://bit.ly/ZArtCamp. For additional questions, contact the Education Department at education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu or 848.932.6766.

During the hot days of summer, the Zimmerli is the place to be for budding young artists! Studio classes explore such mediums as pastels, sculpture, and watercolor, as well as styles that examine the techniques of ancient Egypt, 19th-century masters, and abstraction. Among popular topics returning this year are Dinosaur Delights, Japanese Animé, and Puppet Power. New classes feature Urban Expressions: The Art of Graffiti and Fashion Design. Wes Sherman, an 11-year veteran at the museum, leads a faculty of practicing artists and arts educators at Zimmerli Summer Art Camp. He is a successful, independent artist and holds an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

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 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.

SUPPORT

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/Department of State, 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.

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., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and the month of August. Holidays are January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, and December 24 and 25.

Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for 65 and over; 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 848.932.7237 or visit the museum’s website: www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu

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