Art After Hours: First Tuesdays

October 1 / 5 to 9 pm

How did artists like Calder, Kandinsky, and Miró respond to the dramatic scientific advances of the early 20th century? The exciting new exhibition Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein features more than 36 artists whose work was inspired by contemporary discoveries in physics, biology, and astronomy. Plus, the New Jersey-based independent alternative folk band Cold Weather Company returns to perform new music and longtime favorites. The event is always free and open to the public, and includes complimentary refreshments.

Exhibition Tour / 6pm and 7pm
Donna Gustafson, Curator of American Art and Mellon Director for Academic Programs, leads half-hour tours of Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein.

Live Music / Throughout the Evening
Enjoy music by New Brunswick’s own Cold Weather Company. Bandmates Brian Curry, Jeff Petescia, and Steve Shimchick met as Rutgers students and have since released three full-length albums, featuring rich harmonies and instrumental builds.

Films / Throughout the Evening
View the mesmerizing science films of Jean Painlevé (1902-1989), a French filmmaker whose groundbreaking work brought the beauty and strangeness of astronomical and biological phenomena to the general public. His films were widely influential, especially among Surrealist artists.

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: Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein; Women Artists on the Leading Edge: Celebrating Douglass College at 100; Recent Acquisitions in Photography; Stories of Wonder: Children’s Tales from Around the World; 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.