Art After Hours: First Tuesdays

February 4 / 5 to 9pm
Come out of the cold and join us at our February Art After Hours, with a tour of Dialogues Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov: Stories About Ourselves, a documentary on celebrated Russian-American artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, music by Brandon Broderick, refreshments, and more.


Live Music / Throughout the Evening
Enjoy music by local musician and songwriter Brandon Broderick. In addition to pursuing his solo career, Broderick plays guitar and sings lead vocals for alternative rock band Morningside Lane.  

Exhibition Tour / 6pm
Join guest curator Ksenia Nouril for a tour of Dialogues Ilya Kabakov and Viktor Pivovarov: Stories About Ourselves, which explores the unique “album” format pioneered by these two leading Soviet nonconformist artists. The exhibition juxtaposes albums with their paintings and children’s book illustrations of the same period.

Film / 7pm
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Enter Here portrays two of Russia’s most celebrated international artists, now American citizens, as they come to terms with the new Russia. Two decades after he fled the Soviet Union, Ilya Kabakov overcomes his fears to create six art installations in venues throughout Moscow, where he was once forbidden to exhibit his art. Amidst the cacophony of a city and a country in dizzying transition, he comes face to face with the memories that have made him who he is.

Through the eyes of artists who experienced Stalin’s tyranny, through the rich underground art scene that arose during the Soviet Union’s later stagnation, Enter Here explores the ways in which art can outwit oppression, illuminate what comes next, and transcend time - offering a beacon of light for repressed societies today. (2013, 103 minutes, director Amei Wallach).

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: Women Artists on the Leading Edge: Celebrating Douglass College at 100; Recent Acquisitions in Photography; A Celebration of the Books of Vladimir Radunsky; Works in Progress: European Drawings from the Zimmerli Collection; Seeing and Knowing: The Natural History Drawings of Robert Bruce Horsfall; Polymorphic Sculpture: Leo Amino’s Experiments in Three Dimensions; Three American Painters: David Diao, Sam Gilliam, Sal Sirugo; and Irina Nakhova: Museum on the Edge.
  • 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.