Art After Hours: First Tuesdays

Tuesday, March 3 / 5 to 9pm
Join us for a feast for your eyes and ears, with curator-led tours of two exhibitions, a guest performance by a celebrated violinist, music from Mason Gross jazz students, refreshments, and more!  


Exhibition Tours / 5:30 and 7pm
Join curator-led tours of “It makes me think of that awful day…” The Natural World in the Anthropocene, a look at how contemporary artists have explored human impact on the environment, and A Celebration of the Books of Vladimir Radunsky, featuring delightful and witty illustrations from a master of children’s books.Two opportunities to see two unique exhibitions – catch one at 5:30pm and the other at 7pm!

Special Musical Performance / 6 to 7pm
We’re delighted to welcome violinist Suliman Tekalli, State Theatre New Jersey Artist-in-Residence for an “Informance,” featuring selections inspired by the Zimmerli’s collections. Among his many honors, Tekalli was the top prize winner of the prestigious 2015 Seoul International Music Competition. His appearance is made possible by our friends at State Theatre New Jersey, in partnership with the Center for Musical Excellence.

Throughout the evening
Enjoy music by Rutgers’ own Vaughn Stavropoulos on keyboard and Ian Young on bass. Vaughn and Ian are two talented young jazz musicians currently studying at Mason Gross.

Admission, activities, and refreshments are FREE TO ALL.

PLEASE NOTE PARKING GUIDELINES FOR VISITORS: If you plan to park in university lots to attend Art After Hours, please register your license plate here to avoid a possible citation. Special event parking in designated lots is for visitors only and does NOT include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots for which they are authorized.

Program dates for the 2019-20 season: September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3, February 4, March 3, April 7, and June 2. Art After Hours does not take place in January, May, July, and August. 

Art After Hours offers a variety of activities that enhance the museum experience, including:

  • Guided Tours: Curators provide insight on current exhibitions
  • Current Exhibitions: Everyday Soviet: Soviet Industrial Design and Nonconformist Art (1959-1989); Japan the Griffis Saw: Prints and Photographs from Jeiji Japan; "It makes me think of that awful day..." The Natural World in the Anthropocene; Dialogues--Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov: Stories About Ourselves; Intimate Details: Prints by James Tissot; Home is Where...; A Celebration of the Books of Vladimir Radunsky; Polymorphic Sculpture: Leo Amino’s Experiments in Three Dimensions; and Three American Painters: David Diao, Sam Gilliam, Sal Sirugo.
  • Live Music: Musicians from Mason Gross School of the Arts and New Brunswick Jazz Project, as well as a variety of student bands, perform throughout the museum.

In addition, special guests and events enliven these evenings with unique and engaging presentations.