Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Fight Cabin Fever with New Online Offerings from the Zimmerli Art Museum



The Zimmerli remains closed to the public and in-person programs are suspended until further notice. News regarding operations will be posted on the museum’s home page. For Rutgers updates, please visit Universitywide COVID-19 Information.

A Feast for the Eyes



Wednesday, January 27, 5 pm EST 


LAST CALL! Toast 2021 with Zimmerli and Rutgers Club members in this exclusive virtual event inspired by artwork in our permanent collection. Enjoy a tour of food and drink themed pieces led by Amanda Potter, our curator of education and interpretation, and learn new cocktail recipes mixed by Sebastian Nieto, Rutgers Club manager. Register now. Interested in becoming a Zimmerli member? Learn more here.


Joseph Goldyne, Dirty Dish III, 1981, monotype on paper. Gift of the artist. 





Begins January 30 / 11 am to 1 pm EST


Express your creativity and fight off cabin fever with artmaking sessions! Tom Rutledge returns with watercolors (each session has a different theme), on January 30 and April 17, and Wes Sherman introduces a new medium, oil pastels, on March 13, from 10 am to noon. Each workshop costs $30; discounts are available for Zimmerli members or multiple sessions. Visit the webpage for details and to register. Register early: Space is limited for enhanced instructor interaction. 


The Moral Responsibility of the Artist



Tuesday, February 2, 7 pm EST 


Join us for a moving listening session of James Baldwin's timeless lecture "The Moral Responsibility of the Artist," followed by personal reflections by artists from a variety of disciplines on the intersections of their art and social practice. A Q & A follows. Featured speakers include Frederick Curry, Marc Handelman, Heather Hart, Marshall Jones, and Jo-El Lopez. Register hereCopresented with the Zimmerli by Windows of Understanding and Rutgers Global

Allan Warren, James Baldwin, taken Hyde Park, London





Begins Friday, February 6 / 10 to 11 am EST


Kick off your 2021 by getting creative with your family! Artists of all ages are welcome, but projects are best suited for those ages 5-13, and their grown-ups. As always, Art Together is free and you can stay as long as you like. Register here. Can’t join us at that time? The program will be recorded and shared on our YouTube page to watch whenever works best for your family. 






Begins Tuesday, February 16 / 4 to 5 pm EST


Art Adventures is an 8-week virtual art exploration program for artists of all skill levels between the ages of 7 and 14. Led by teaching artist Priscilla Cancel, students learn new skills and create their own art inspired by works in the Zimmerli’s collection in a gentle, supportive environment. The fee is $70 for Zimmerli Members at family level and above or $80 for nonmembers. Registration is now open. 


Explore Growth and Self-Expression Through Art



Begins Saturday, February 13 / 2 pm EST


This spring, the Zimmerli partners with Sisterwork, a New Brunswick start-up committed to addressing intergenerational poverty in New Jersey, for a new series. Each session invites participants to engage with artwork in our collection through mindfulness, movement, and community narratives. Registration is not required. Workshops are conducted with both English and Spanish instruction. Visit Virtual Events for details and Zoom information.


Albert E. Artigue, Albine from L'Estampe Moderne, 1898, photorelief on paper. Gift of Herbert D. and Ruth Schimmel. 


New Online Exhibitions 



Always open for online creativity and inspiration!


Find even more ways to experience the Zimmerli Art Museum on Zimmerli at Home – wherever you are, whenever you want! Explore eMuseum, Make Art at Home, Art + Music, Virtual Backgrounds, Online Exhibitions, Artist Interviews, Virtual Events, Staff Favorites, and Videos, including recordings of events you may have missed live. Don’t forget to visit our new online exhibitions: Everyday Soviet: Soviet Industrial Design and Nonconformist Art (1959–1989) and Musings by Moonlight: The Moon from Japanese Art to Japonism.  

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Ushiwaka and Benkei duelling on Gojo Bridge: An episode from the Chronicles of Yoshitsune, 1881, woodcut on paper. Gift of Donald and Ann McPhail. 




We recently sent a survey request from our partners at The Arts Institute of Middlesex County/Office of Arts & History asking for feedback about how you like to spend your free time. The survey will take about 15 minutes and inform the County’s future programming, as well as ours at the Zimmerli. Thank you for your time. 

Please take part in their survey by Wednesday, January 27.