Press Releases

  • December 14, 2015
  • December 12, 2015
  • December 12, 2015
  • 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

    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.

  • 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 01, 2015

    Join us for a lecture and book signing with artist and historian Nell Irvin Painter on Tuesday, October 27. Her talk "Three Words: Conceptual, Formal, and Abstract" complements the current exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades. The lecture begins at 5pm and is followed by a reception during which Painter will sign copies of her most recent book, The History of White People. Free, but space is limited and advance registration is highly recommended.

  • September 03, 2015

    The event kicks off with singer/songwriter Brooke DiCaro, who performs throughout the evening. Join a  curator-led tour of the new exhibition States of Undress: Bathers and Nudes in Nineteenth-Century French Art, followed by the lecture “The Art of Medicine: The Relationship between Medicine and the Visual Arts through the Ages” by Dr. Norman Finkelstein. Slide Jam returns for a new season with artists Jason Baerg and Elizabeth Demaray discussing their new work. An MFA candidate at Mason Gross, Baerg pushes boundaries in digital interventions in drawing, painting, and new media installation. Brooklyn-based Demaray is an interdisciplinary artist in the fields of art and technology, new media, and eco art, as well as an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Rutgers University-Camden. 5 to 9pm. Free admission and complimentary refreshments.

  • September 01, 2015
  • August 31, 2015

    Sculptor Melvin Edwards stops by the Zimmerli on Thursday, September 24, to celebrate Melvin Edwards: Five Decades with a reception from 5 to 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.

     

    This traveling exhibition is the first retrospective of the artist’s work in more than 20 years. Edwards's career - which includes 30 years as a professor at Rutgers - spans crucial periods of upheaval and change in American culture and society, and his sculpture provides a critical bridge between modernist techniques and materials and contemporary approaches to the art object.

     

    Registration is now open for fall drawing classes. Adult classes meet on Saturday afternoons, beginning September 26. Afterschool sessions for children, which are now extended to ten weeks, begin Wednesday, September 30.

  • August 31, 2015

    Stop by on September 1 as we kick off the 2015-16 school year with Art After Hours: First Tuesdays. Join curator-led tours of two new exhibitions at 6 and 6:30 pm. Melvin Edwards: Five Decades is the first retrospective of the artist’s work in more than 20 years. His career (which includes 30 years as a professor at Rutgers) spans crucial periods of upheaval and change in American culture and society, and his sculpture provides a critical bridge between modernist techniques and materials and contemporary approaches to the art object. Vagabond Artist: “Pop” Hart in Tahiti, Mexico, and the Caribbean focuses on more than 40 of this noted American realist’s watercolors, drawings, and prints of daily life and rural landscapes that he depicted during excursions in the early 1900s. These vibrant images are selected from the Zimmerli’s extensive collection of works by the artist. Throughout the evening, enjoy music provided by DJ on the terrace and complimentary light refreshments. 5-9pm. Free admission.

     

    Check out the rest of our new exhibitions!

  • June 30, 2015

    See it soon! Picturing War: Selections from the Zimmerli Art Museum Collection closes on July 5. With nearly 130 prints, paintings, photographs, and sculptures by more than 50 artists, the emphasis is on the daily lives of soldiers and civilians: their moments of turmoil, but also their compassion and determination. These artistic responses to the great civil and global wars of the modern era capture the propaganda, the human reactions, and the aftermath.

     

    Join us on July 7 for the final Art After Hours: First Tuesdays of the summer. Start with a tour of collection highlights in the American Art gallery. Then enjoy a performance by Cold Weather Company, a New Jersey-based independent alternative folk band. Combining the songwriting experience of its three members -- who met when they attended Rutgers -- the band carries a diverse sound, rich with vocal harmonies and instrumental builds. 5 to 9pm. Free.

     

    Please Note: The Zimmerli is closed on Saturday, July 4. The museum's galleries are open to the public on Friday, July 3, but university offices are closed in observance of the holiday.

  • June 05, 2015
  • June 04, 2015

    Lokuta met Segal in 1984 at the sculptor’s studio, located on his family’s farm in South Brunswick. The photographer soon returned to shoot a professional portrait, sparking an artistic alliance that would engage him for more than 16 years and result in nearly 15,000 negatives. The second installment of this two-part exhibition, on view through July 31, focuses on Segal at work on his iconic figures. And on your way to the museum entrance, visit Walking Man, a new, permanent outdoor installation by George Segal at the refurbished northwest corner of George and Hamilton Streets.

  • June 03, 2015

    Picturing War: Selections from the Zimmerli Art Museum Collection provides visitors the opportunity to reflect on specific battles and how they factor into broader themes. With nearly 130 prints, paintings, photographs, and sculptures by more than 50 artists, the emphasis is on the daily lives of soldiers and civilians: their moments of turmoil, but also their compassion and determination. Documenting the great civil and global wars of the modern era – some created on the frontline, others through the lens of history – the exhibition draws from the museum's diverse collections of American, European, Japanese, and Russian and Soviet art.

  • May 22, 2015

    Join us for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on June 2. The evening kicks off with a curator-led tour of The Doctor is In: Medicine in French Prints. As the medical profession evolved during the 19th century and began to resemble modern practices and standards (with some advancements that continue to benefit society today), doctors and the field itself became popular subjects for artists, who documented the breakthroughs, as well as the foibles. The tour is immediately followed by the final selection in the Big Ten: Art series. AlterEgo, an energetic group of medical professionals from the administrative offices to the operating room, performs a repertoire of rock and roll – mixed with blues, funk, and other groove-inspired genres – that spans from the 1950s to the present. 5 to 9 pm. Free admission and complimentary refreshments.