Art After Hours: First Tuesdays

June 6

This is the final program of the 2016-2017 season. Art After Hours does not take place in July or August. See you in September!

This month, Art After Hours offers curator-led exhibition tours and live music. The program is free and open to the public, and includes complimentary refreshments.

Exhibition Tours / 5:45 and 6:30pm

Christine Giviskos, the Zimmerli’s Curator of Prints, Drawings, and European Art, leads tours of Toutes Les Nouvelles – All the News: Current Events in Nineteenth-Century French Prints. The exhibition examines depictions of Parisian news items from the mid- to late 19th century – ranging from mundane political intrigues to serious foreign affairs – and artists’ varied approaches to the subject matter. Toutes Les Nouvelles – All the News focuses on prints created during a period that provided French artists and journalists new opportunities to disseminate their work to, and influence the views of, a broad public. In the early 19th century, before the widespread availability of photographs and daily newspapers, the relatively new medium of lithography became an economical method to mass-produce imagery and commentary through weekly and monthly journals. Industrialization and rapid urbanization also generated a market for such news sources. Near the end of the century, artists became more partisan, revealing their personal positions about such topics as the French government’s colonial ambitions abroad and suppression of free speech at home.

Live Music / All evening

The Ralph Bowen Trio is led by associate professor and ensemble director at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts saxophonist Ralph Bowen, who performs regularly at prominent New York jazz venues and festivals worldwide. Bowen works with a wide variety of other musicians and his discography includes more than 70 titles, including seven solo albums of standards and original compositions. This performance has been arranged through the New Brunswick Jazz Project, which is dedicated to presenting world class jazz performances downtown and at other Central Jersey venues.

The first Tuesday of most months / 5 to 9 pm  

Admission, activities, and refreshments are FREE TO ALL

Program dates for the 2016-2017 season: September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, and June 6

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.