Monday, March 20, 2017

UPCOMING PROGRAMS @ THE ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM

Photography Symposium
WHEN:
March 23 (6 pm) & 24 / 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
WHERE:
Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s

Photo by Allan Sekula

Photo by Allan Sekula

This interdisciplinary symposium seeks to question standard narratives around the reemergence of documentary photography during the tumultuous decade of the 1970s.

Thursday, March 23 / 6 pm
Jorge Ribalta, whose recent exhibition Not Yet. On the Reinvention of Documentary and the Critique of Modernism at Madrid’s Museo Reina Sofia, examined this issue, gives the keynote. Ribalta's address is preceded by a reception.

Friday, March 24 / 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
The participants in the full-day symposium include international art historians, curators, and artists.

Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s is organized by Sarah Miller, an independent scholar specializing in the history of photography, and Drew Sawyer, a curator of photography and art journal editor, in collaboration with the Developing Room and Zimmerli Art Museum. It is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA) at Rutgers, and the Office of the Dean of Humanities at Rutgers.

ADMISSION: The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Visit the Developing Room website for details.


Day Trip: Metropolitan Museum of Art
WHEN: Tuesday, March 28 / 8:15 am to 7 pm

Photo by Brett Beyer / The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photo by Brett Beyer / The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Reserve quickly; limited seating available!

Reflect on color, light, and brushstrokes as you examine landscapes, portraits, and still lifes in late nineteenth-century France. The survey of French painting between Neoclassicism and Post-Impressionism offered by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection is second only to collections in Paris. Guests receive a guided tour on this topic.

In the afternoon, guests explore the museum on their own and have the opportunity to view works from the Zimmerli collection on loan for the exhibition Seurat’s Circus Sideshow.

The cost includes transportation, admission, tours, and lunch in the museum's public cafeteria. For registration and details, visit the website.


Exhibition Celebration: Reception, Tour and Film

WHEN: Wednesday, March 29 / 4:30-7 pm

Ojärs Ãbols, Processes on the Earth, 1978. Oil and collage on canvas. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / AKKA-LAA, Latvia. Photo Jack Abraham.

Ojärs Ãbols, Processes on the Earth, 1978. Oil and collage on canvas. © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / AKKA-LAA, Latvia. Photo Jack Abraham.

Join us for a special program in conjunction with A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s-1980s, including a curator-led exhibition tour by Anna Rogulina, exhibition curator, Dodge Fellow at the Zimmerli, and Ph.D. candidate in the Rutgers Department of Art History, and a film screening.

Drawn from the museum's Dodge Collection, A Vibrant Field is the first Zimmerli exhibition to explore the wide range of meanings that the natural world held for unofficial Soviet Union artists.

The 2015 award-winning documentary Babushkas of Chernobyl is a portrait of a group of women who defy scientists’ warnings and government restrictions by remaining inside the city of Chernobyl’s radioactive Exclusion Zone, following the 1986 nuclear disaster.

The program is preceded by a reception.

The exhibition is made possible by the Avenir Foundation Endowment Fund, the Thickman Family Foundation, and the Dodge Charitable Trust—Nancy Ruyle Dodge, Trustee.

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 Fund, 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 and the donors, members, and friends of the Zimmerli Art Museum.