Press Releases

  • May 17, 2016

    In order to accommodate commencement ceremonies and celebrations throughout May, the Zimmerli has extended the deadline to submit photos to the HereNow: Rutgers 250 initiative. More than 1,800 (and counting) photos create a dynamic, once-in-a-lifetime collage that celebrates the university’s milestone anniversary. We encourage you not to miss this opportunity to make history by encapsulating YOUR Rutgers experiences for future generations. Upload images from 2015 and 2016 at herenow250.rutgers.edu. Following the deadline, a panel of arts professionals will select 250 photos to be featured in a full-color art book available this fall.

  • May 16, 2016
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  • May 03, 2016

    The Zimmerli is pleased to welcome PaparazZi Café, accessible through the museum lobby and Voorhees Hall. The convenient location provides an inviting bistro atmosphere for the Rutgers community and campus visitors to relax and refuel during their busy schedules. The menu at this authentic espresso and cappuccino bar features a variety of breakfast, lunch, and snack options. Patrons also can treat themselves to hand-squeezed lemonade, gelato, and sorbet. In addition, Rutgers students are welcome to use RU Express as payment and Zimmerli members receive 10 percent off café purchases as a benefit.

     

    Join us at an Exhibition Celebration for Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Science in the Dodge Collection on April 14. The afternoon begins with a curator-led tour by Ksenia Nouril, a Dodge Fellow at the Zimmerli and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History at Rutgers. Guests John J. Curley (Wake Forest University) and David Foglesong (Rutgers) discuss American and Soviet Cold War art and politics. A reception follows. 4 to 6:30pm. Free and open to the public.

  • April 28, 2016

    May 3: Art After Hours: First Tuesdays features exhibition tours of Raging through Time: The Art of David Wojnarowicz and Abstraction Squared; Slide Jam with artists Spencer Merolla and Ben Suga; and pop/blues/hip hop duo Kay and Ray.

     

    May 4-5: Looking for a new spot to study for finals? Rutgers students can take advantage of Study After Hours, when the Zimmerli remains open for 24 hours straight. Comfortable and quiet gallery spaces are equipped with free WiFi, electrical outlets, and added seating. During the overnight hours, the museum offers complimentary snacks, beverages, and creative study break activities, as well as yoga and meditation sessions (mats provided). Rutgers ID required for entry after 5pm.

     

    All programs are free.

  • January 26, 2016

    Early Adopters? Honoré Daumier and the Art of La Caricature and More than Fifteen Minutes of Fame: Warhol’s Prints and Photographs demonstrate how these artists - working nearly 150 years apart - took advantage of new technologies to disseminate their work to the masses, influencing the views and tastes of their contemporaries. Daumier and Warhol also established legacies that remain relevant in today’s visual political commentary and pop culture, apparent in the endless supply of – and demand for – ideas and images across social media.

     

    Music at the Museum spotlights the talents of Mason Gross faculty members. On Sunday, February 21, “Chamber Music for Tenor, Violin, and Piano” features Jing Yang (piano), Christopher Sierra (tenor), and Julie Castor (violin) at 2pm. In addition, Jing Yang presents a preconcert forum at 1pm. Organized by the Mason Gross Extension Division and hosted by the Zimmerli. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

     

    Final Weeks! Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity, the first US retrospective of this radical Soviet conceptual artist, closes March 6.

     

  • January 21, 2016
  • January 19, 2016
  • December 15, 2015

    Make Art History! On January 19, the Zimmerli opens the museum exhibition HereNow: Rutgers 250, its first crowdsourced project. Although this show will continue to grow online and in the gallery through the spring semester, there is only one opportunity to be part of opening day. To have your photos printed and installed for this special day, submit them to herenow250.rutgers.edu by early January.

     

    Now Open: Honoré Daumier and the Art of La Caricature features prints by Daumier and his fellow La Caricature artists J. J. Grandville and Charles Traviès. These comic portraits of French political figures from the early 1830s are based on Daumier's Celebrities of the Juste-Milieu sculptures, which are on permanent view in the gallery.

  • December 14, 2015
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  • December 11, 2015

    The Zimmerli launched its interactive initiative HereNow: Rutgers 250, which invites students, alumni, faculty, staff, and visitors to share photos of their experiences with Rutgers University. The photos will be used to create a digital gallery, museum exhibition, and book, celebrating the global Rutgers community and capturing life across the New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark campuses, as well as at the university’s locations across New Jersey and around the world.

     

    HereNow is part of the yearlong commemoration leading up to the university’s 250th anniversary on November 10, 2016. A signature event of the Rutgers 250 celebration, it also recognizes the Zimmerli’s upcoming 50th year of bringing innovating arts exhibitions and programs to its audiences.

     

    Submit your photos to herenow250.rutgers.edu through July 10, 2016. Use #RUHERENOW250 to share images on social media.

  • December 09, 2015
  • December 02, 2015

    Music at the Museum spotlights the talents of Mason Gross faculty members. On Sunday, December 13, Holiday Jazz features Tara Buzash, Daniel Silverstein, Will Macirowski, Isaac Dye, Peter Park, and Anthony Fazio at 2pm. In addition, a preconcert forum beings at 1pm. Organized by the Mason Gross Extension Division and hosted by the Zimmerli. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

     

    Rutgers Students: Looking for a new spot to study for finals? Stop by the Zimmerli for Study After Hours, beginning at 10am on Monday, December 14, and lasting for 24 hours! Enjoy comfortable and quiet gallery spaces, free WiFi, complimentary snacks and beverages, and study break activities.

     

    New Works on View

    In honor of World AIDS Day, two iconic works are now in the lobby: Silence = Death by AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) and Ignorance = Fear. Silence = Death. Fight AIDS. Act Up. by Keith Haring. Created in 1987 and 1989, respectively, these protest posters represent important tools that have been used by activists to give visibility to their cause. Inaugurated on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day has been held every year since. This day is an opportunity for the global community to show solidarity with those who are living with HIV and to honor those who have lost their lives due to this deadly pandemic.

  • November 29, 2015

    The Rutgers Scarlet Knight Jazz Trombones, directed by Professor Conrad Herwig, return to the museum performing their popular arrangements of holiday classics throughout the evening.

     

    A guided tour of Artists of Black Mountain College: Woven and Intertwined spotlights works by Josef Albers, Anni Albers, and Ruth Asawa, who were connected through the school.

     

    Actors from Crossroads Theatre Company present selections from its 6th Annual Holiday Jubilee, The Story of an Inspirational Gospel Choir.

     

    Slide Jam welcomes artists Wes Sherman and Irina Danilova to discuss their new work.

     

    Art After Hours takes place from 5 to 9pm, offering free admission and complimentary refreshments, featuring Hidden Grounds.

     

    New Works on View

    In honor of World AIDS Day, two iconic works are now in the lobby: Silence = Death by AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) and Ignorance = Fear. Silence = Death. Fight AIDS. Act Up. by Keith Haring. Created in 1987 and 1989, respectively, these protest posters represent important tools that have been used by activists to give visibility to their cause. Inaugurated on December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day has been held every year since. This day is an opportunity for the global community to show solidarity with those who are living with HIV and to honor those who have lost their lives due to this deadly pandemic.

  • October 12, 2015
  • October 11, 2015

    The Zimmerli stays open late on November 3 for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays. The event kicks off with the Rutgers Afro-Caribbean Ensemble. Directed by Professor Bill O'Connell, this group of top student musicians from Mason Gross School of the Arts perform Latin, Salsa, and Afro-Cuban styled selections. A curator-led tour spotlights the new exhibition Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity, the first U.S. retrospective on the groundbreaking work of this Soviet conceptual artist. Slide Jam welcomes artists Megan Suttles and Jim Toia to discuss their new work. 5 to 9pm. Free admission and complimentary refreshments. To learn more, visit bit.ly/ArtAfterHourZTues.

     

    The Zimmerli invites the public to “Poetry, Art, and Music: A Tribute to Jayne Cortez,” which honors the late poet and her influence on the arts, on Wednesday, November 4, from 4 to 6pm. Poets Evie Shockley, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, and Thomas Sayers Ellis, as well as saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, perform original prepared works, as well as improvisations, that evoke the spirit of Cortez’s aesthetics. Scholar and author Carter Mathes also provides remarks about Cortez’s collaborations with sculptor Melvin Edwards. Co-sponsored by the Department of English at Rutgers, the program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades. Free and open to the public. A reception and opportunity to visit the exhibition follow the readings.

  • October 11, 2015

    Join us on  November 12 to celebrate Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity, the first U.S. retrospective on the groundbreaking work of the Soviet conceptual artist. Visitors are invited to attend any or all parts of the evening’s program:

     

    4:30 / Curator-led tour of the exhibition, which features 157 works from the artist’s multidisciplinary oeuvre, including prints, collages, literary compositions, and conceptual performances

     

    5:00 / Roundtable discussion with: Irene Bakhchanyan, the artist's wife; writer Alexander Genis, a friend who collaborated with the artist on his emigrant publications, including the journal 7 Days (on view in the exhibition); Russian-American artist Vitaly Komar, a friend of the artist; and filmmaker Andrei Zagdansky

     

    6:00 / Screening of Zagdansky’s 2015 documentary Vagrich and the Black Square (in Russian, with English subtitles)

     

    7:30 / Reception

     

    Free and open to the public. Registration is not required.