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ART AFTER HOURS / November 3 POETRY, ART, AND MUSIC / November 4
WHERE: Zimmerli Art Museum corner Hamilton & George Streets, New Brunswick ADMISSION: Free admission & complimentary refreshments
Clockwise from top left: Afro-Caribbean music, Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity, Jim Toia, and Megan Suttles
Art After Hours: First Tuesdays WHEN: Tuesday, November 3 / 5 to 9pm
The evening kicks off with a curator-led tour of Vagrich Bakhchanyan: Accidental Absurdity, the first U.S. retrospective on the artist. Slide Jam welcomes artists Megan Suttles and Jim Toia to discuss their new artwork and answer questions. The Rutgers Afro-Caribbean Ensemble, directed by Professor Bill O’Connell, performs throughout the evening.
Complimentary refreshments courtesy of Hidden Grounds. ADMISSION: FREE.
Clockwise from top left: Evie Shockley, James Brandon Lewis, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs,Carter Mathes, and Thomas Sayers Ellis
Poetry, Art, and Music: A Tribute to Jayne Cortez WHEN: Wednesday, November 4 / 4 to 6pm
Poet Evie Shockley performs her elegy to the performance artist and poet Jayne Cortez and scholar Carter Mathes provides remarks about Cortez’s collaborations with her husband, sculptor Melvin Edwards. Shockley, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Thomas Sayers Ellis, and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, perform original prepared works, as well as improvisations, that evoke the spirit of Cortez’s aesthetics. Held in conjunction with the Zimmerli’s exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades, the program is a collaboration between the museum and the Department of English at Rutgers.
ADMISSION: FREE admission and complimentary refreshments.
The Zimmerli's operations, exhibitions, and programs are funded in part by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and income from the Avenir Foundation Endowment, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment Fund, and the Voorhees Family Endowment, among others. Additional support comes from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Estate of Victoria J. Mastrobuono; and donors, members, and friends of the Zimmerli Art Museum.