Art After Hours: First Tuesdays


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

Exhibition Tours / 5:45 and 6:30pm
Anna Rogulina, a Dodge-Lawrence Fellow at the Zimmerli, Ph.D. student in the Department of Art History at Rutgers, and the curator of the exhibition, leads a tour of A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s. Drawn from the museum’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, A Vibrant Field is the first exhibition at the museum to explore the wide range of meanings that the natural world held for unofficial artists in the Soviet Union. While answering to specific Soviet realities, the artists’ works also raise questions about one’s individual and collective relationship with the natural world that remain relevant today. 

Slide Jam / 7 to 8pm
Patrick Strzelec makes abstract sculpture in a variety of materials, including aluminum, ceramic, epoxy, steel, and wood. Wry humor and personality are pervasive qualities of the work, linking him to a tradition of painting and sculpture that includes artists such as Eva Hesse, Richard Serra, and Franz West. He has been a recipient of numerous awards and grants, and his work can be found in national and international public and private collections. Daonne Huff is one half of the collaborative team (along with Kiowa Hammons) behind the moniker Hot Hands. Their multi-disciplinary pieces infuse electro-acoustic music, personal narratives, re-appropriated lyrics, object-theater, dance, and film to address themes of social critique and identity politics. Hot Hands is represented in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, currently on view at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  

Live Music / All evening
The Rutgers Scarlet Knight Jazz Trombones, led by Mason Gross professor (and Grammy nominee) Conrad Herwig, returns to the museum for an evening of grooves from Rutgers’ top student musicians, performing on trombone, bass, guitar, and piano. The group has shared the stage with such distinguished musicians as Paquito D’Rivera, Eddie Palmieri, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and many others. 

The first Tuesday of most months / 5 to 9pm  
Admission, activities, and refreshments are FREE TO ALL

Program dates: 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.