Monday, November 13, 2017

This Week @ The Zimmerli Art Museum: Can Art Create Social Change?

LaToya Ruby Frazier Program

Artist Talk: LaToya Ruby Frazier
WHEN: Thursday, November 16 / 7pm
Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

In this talk, MacArthur award-winning artist LaToya Ruby Frazier discusses how she has used photography to fight injustice—poverty, healthcare and gender inequality, environmental contamination, racism, and more—and create a more representative self-portrait. Drawing from her book The Notion of Family, as well as from works of art by Frederick Douglass, August Sander, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Langston Hughes, she relates her conscious approach to photography, explores more authentic ways to talk about family, inheritance, and place, and celebrates the inspirational, transformative power of images.

Frazier, whose works exploring the post-industrial conditions of her hometown of Braddock, PA, is featured in Subjective Objective. Her photography has been exhibited widely around the world, with solo exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. She is currently Associate Professor, Photography, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has previously held academic and curatorial positions at Yale University School of Art, Rutgers University, and Syracuse University. A Q&A moderated by curator Donna Gustafson follows the talk.

Salon Concert - String Instruments

Salon Concert
WHEN: Sunday, November 19 / 2pm
WHERE: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick
ADMISSION:  Free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary

"Bad Attitude" features “String Quartet No. 2 - Demons and Angels” composed by Stacy Garrop, “String Quartet No. 2 - For Sylvia Beach” composed by George Antheil, "String Quartet No. 11 - Serioso" composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, "String Quartet No. 10" composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, and "String Quartet No. 4 - Emergence" composed by Libby Larsen, all performed by the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra. This free salon series includes complimentary wine and cheese, conversation, and insightful comments by NBCO’s Artistic Director, John Semmlow.  

NBCO’s Salons have become so popular that reservations are necessary to guarantee a seat. Reserve your spot(s) here or by emailing with the number of attendees in your party. Walk-up attendees may be turned away at the door if all seats are full.   

The Zimmerli is closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24
for the Thanksgiving holiday. We reopen the following Saturday at noon.