Art After Hours: First Tuesdays

Please note: Art After Hours WILL NOT be held in May, due to Rutgers reading period and our Study All Night program. It will return in June. 

April 3 / 5-9pm

Art After Hours returns with an opportunity to hear from celebrated photographer Bill Owens, live music from Noordzo, exhibition tours, refreshments, and more!


Throughout the evening: New Brunswick’s own Noordzo plays its unique blend of “psychedelic Afro-Cuban surf jazz.” Noordzo appears as part of our collaboration with Hub City Music Festival, a month-long moving musical feast that benefits Elijiah’s Promise.

5:30-6pm & 6:15-6:45pm / Curator-led Tours
Join Curator of American Art Donna Gustafson for a tour of It's Just a Job: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel on Working in 1970s America, as well as the work of another artist who celebrated the common man, sculptor George Segal. 

7pm: Artist Talk by Bill Owens
For over 40 years, Bill Owens has chronicled the “American dream” with a wry, yet compassionate eye. His books, Suburbia (1972) and Working (I Do It for the Money) (1977), are landmarks of twentieth-century documentary photography. Join us as Owens discusses his life in photography on the occasion of our exhibition It's Just a Job: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel on Working in 1970s America. Aside from his notable artistic achievements, Owens is also a pioneer in craft beer and spirits, and is the founder and president of the American Distilling Institute, the oldest and largest organization of small batch, independently owned distillers in the United States.

Admission, activities, and refreshments are FREE TO ALL.

Program dates for the 2017-18 season: September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, and June 5. Art After Hours does not take place in May, July, and August. 

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

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