Stop By in November

Signature Programs Continue this Fall at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers

 

New Brunswick, NJ – This November, the Zimmerli continues its diverse schedule of programs and events. From longtime favorites Art After Hours: First Tuesdays, Passport to Art, and Teacher Workshops, to this year’s new Music at the Museum series with the Mason Gross Extension Division and a special Discovering Islamic Art demonstration presented by The Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Activities take place at the Zimmerli Art Museum, located at 71 Hamilton Street on the Rutgers University-New Brunswick campus. The full schedule is available at www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.

 

On November 4, the Zimmerli stays open late for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays, inviting visitors to unwind after classes or work. The evening includes a curator-led tour of Sports and Recreation in France, 1840-1900 at 6 p.m. As Rutgers enters its first season of competition in the Big Ten, this exhibition visits late 19th-century France for a glimpse at the origins of how we perceive sports today, especially in the media. The tour is immediately followed by the next selection in the Big Ten: Art series, which spotlights one intriguing work of art from the collection each month. At 6:30, the Rutgers Afro-Caribbean Ensemble makes its museum debut with a vibrant selection of Latin, Salsa, and Afro-Cuban styles. Mason Gross professor Bill O'Connell leads these top student musicians from the Department of Jazz Studies. At 7 p.m., Slide Jam welcomes artist David Ambrose and the collective BroLab to discuss new projects. Ambrose explores elements found in or on architectural facades, interiors, or floor plans in his pierced-paper paintings. The five artists who make up BroLab have built a practice bridging art and design principles exploring minimalist objects, with a broad vision that connects art to a live activity of both creation and engagement. Art After Hours takes place from 5 to 9p.m., featuring free admission and complimentary refreshments. To learn more, visit bit.ly/ArtAfterHourZTues.

 

Registration is now open for the upcoming sessions of Drawing Club for Children and Young People and Passport to Art. Drawing Club for 9 to 14-year-olds meets after school (4:15-5:15 p.m.) for five Wednesdays, beginning November 5. Professional educators guide both beginning and advanced young artists through the full spectrum of drawing techniques, including pencil and charcoal, and such genres as still life and portraiture. Light and Color is the next topic explored during Passport to Art on Saturday, November 8, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. These interactive workshops invite families to spend quality time together while exploring their creativity. Advanced registration is required and children must be accompanied by an adult. For complete details about all classes, visit bit.ly/ZAMclasses.

 

On Sunday, November 9, Music at the Museum features the program From Mozart to Prokofiev - Flute and Piano Magic. Amy Tu (flute) and Yevgeny Morozov (piano) perform selections by Mozart, Prokofiev, Chopin, Liszt, and Bizet. This family-friendly weekend concert series organized by the Mason Gross Extension Division and hosted by the Zimmerli is inspired by the artwork in the museum. The performance begins at 2 p.m. and admission is free. For the complete schedule, visit bit.ly/ZAMMatM.

 

The Zimmerli opens to the public for Discovering Islamic Art, a demonstration presented by The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, on the afternoon of Monday, November 17. The Center invites the campus community and general public to engage in Islamic art not as something that is overly academic, but as something vibrant and alive today. Five of the region’s most talented artists and calligraphers will practice live demonstrations and display their work, introducing visitors to Islam’s cultural and artistic richness. The program is free and open to the public. Visitors may drop in any time from 2 to 5 p.m.

 

Registration is open for two Teacher Workshops in December. Writing and the Visual Arts returns on Friday, December 5. Led by Alfredo Franco, Director of Education from the Delaware Art Museum and Rutgers Creative Writing Professor, the session explores the interconnection of these two disciplines. Teachers explore how to use art images to generate fiction, poetry, and descriptive writing in their classrooms. On Friday, December 12, Storytelling and Balanced Literacy sets forth teaching strategies for creating reading and writing curricula. Storyteller Gerald Fierst examines how orality functions as the gateway to literacy. Each session takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and addresses corresponding Core Curriculum Standards. The fee for each class is $50 per participant, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and supplies. Attendees also receive six professional development credit hours for each session. For complete descriptions and to register, visit bit.ly/ZAMTeachers

 

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.

 

VISITOR INFORMATION

Admission is free to the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. The 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.

 

The Zimmerli Art Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and the first Tuesday of each month (except August), 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays, as well as the month of August.

 

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 café is closed major holidays, as well as the months of July and August.

 

For more information, visit the museum’s website www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu or call 848.932.7237.

 

SUPPORT

The Zimmerli’s operations, exhibitions, and programs are funded in part by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and income from the Avenir Foundation Endowment and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment, among others. Additional support comes from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Estate of Victoria J. Mastrobuono; and donors, members, and friends of the museum.

 

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