Zimmerli Art Museum Announces Rutgers Day Activities

April 6, 2012

New Brunswick, NJ – The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers is delighted to participate in the annual Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 28, with free family programs on the College Avenue campus, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join the museum for scavenger hunts, face painting, caricatures, storytelling, tours, and an art workshop. Activities take place throughout the museum, as well as outdoors on Voorhees Mall, adjacent to the building. For a complete list of Rutgers Day events, visit http://rutgersday.rutgers.edu/.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Be an Art Detective: Scavenger Hunts: Solve the puzzles in the galleries of the Zimmerli Art Museum to win exciting prizes! This activity is enjoyable for the entire family.

I am Art: Face Painting: Butterflies, dinosaurs, “R” for Rutgers pride: These are some of the face painting options inside the museum or beneath the Zimmerli tent on the Quad.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Caricatures: The Funny Side of Art: Your portrait for posterity – or just for fun. Sit for a caricature artist and see yourself in a whole new light!

11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (half-hour sessions)

Preschool Adventures in Storytelling: Young children and families will be transported into the world of fantasy as they join storyteller Ellen Musikant for adventures of the imagination, sponsored by the PNC Foundation’s Grow Up Great program.

Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. (half-hour sessions)

Gallery Discovery Tours: Docents lead small groups for a V.I.P. look at the special exhibitions and permanent collections of the Zimmerli Art Museum, one of the largest university art museums in the country. Tours include children’s book illustrations; American, Russian, and European art; and the Zimmerli’s special exhibition Rachel Perry Welty 24/7.

Noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. (20-minute sessions)

Children’s Art Workshop: Create a masterpiece, inspired by artworks in the Zimmerli’s exhibitions. We’ll supply the art stations and materials for children to explore their creative genius, under the guidance of professional artists and art educators from the Expressive Arts 4-H program at Rutgers. Ages 5-13.

Rutgers Day offers free parking and admission, as well as on-campus shuttles among the College Avenue, Cook/Douglass, and Busch campuses. Each campus features a vast array of activities and entertainment, as well as opportunities for prospective students and their parents to explore the university. The event is rain or shine.

Rutgers Day is sponsored in part by Barnes & Noble At Rutgers, Saint Peter's Healthcare System, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.


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.

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 732.932.7237, ext. 610 or visit the

museum’s website: www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu



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