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BLOOM: Explore Growth and Self-Expression Through Art
Debuts Saturday, February 13 / 2 pm
This spring, the
Zimmerli partners with Sisterwork, a New Brunswick
start-up committed to addressing intergenerational poverty in New
Jersey, for this new series of free public workshops. The first
session, “Strike a Pose: Our Bodies as Works of Art,” explores the
different ways that body movement and performance have informed
visual culture, while participants learn a variety of yoga poses
inspired by the museum's collections. Workshops are conducted with
both English and Spanish instruction. Visit Zimmerli at HomeVirtual Eventsfor details and Zoom link (registration not
Morgan, Martha Graham -
"Letter to the World" (The Kick), 1940, printed c. 1980. Gelatin silver
print on paper. Gift of Robert Brooks. Barbara and Willard
Morgan photographs and papers, Library Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
NEW! MEMBER EVENT
“The Fate of Art in Vienna during the Nazi Era”
Wednesday, February 24 / 6 pm EST
Many works of art that were in private
collections before World War II were displaced, looted, or forcibly
sold during the National Socialist period. Recent attempts to recover
lost and stolen masterworks have led to high-profile ownership
disputes in the United States. In this lecture, Rutgers alumna
Victoria S. Reed, Curator for Provenance at the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, examines the fate of these collections. She pays particular
attention to the journeys of highlights from the MFA’s collection, as
well as recognized paintings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.
Current Zimmerli members are invited toregister on Zoom. Not yet a member? Learn more here.
Frans Hals, Portrait of a Man, about 1665. Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, Gift of Mrs. Antonie Lilienfeld in memory of Dr. Leon
ART AFTER HOURS
Tuesday, March 2 / 7 pm EST
recognition of International Women's Month, the evening features a
preview of Communism Through the Lens: Everyday
Life Captured by Women Photographers in the Dodge Collection.
This upcoming exhibition of rarely seen images explores themes of
political art, documentary photography, and gender. Spanning almost
the entirety of the Soviet Union’s history - from the 1920s through
the 1990s - it offers a historical look at how women photographers
interpreted life in the communist state. Register for free here!
Maria Snigerevskaya, Untitled, 1987. Gelatin
silver print on paper. Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of
Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union.
Saturday, March 6 / 10 to 11 am EST
Get 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? Sessions are recorded and
posted on Zimmerli at Home Videos to watch whenever works best
for your family.
Always open for online creativity
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the recently added member event “A Feast for the Eyes!” and Art After
Hours program “The Moral Responsibility of the Artist.”
FOR RUTGERS STUDENTS...
Zimmerli returns to Rutgers Global’s Friendship Fridays on February
19. Artist, curator, and Rutgers alum Wes Sherman guides
participants through an hour-long still life sketch lesson. This
weekly pop-up lounge for Rutgers students is free and no experience
is required, just grab your favorite writing instrument and some
paper, and join a session at 10 am or 4 pm (EST). Find all details
and Zoom links here.
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 and the donors, members, and friends of the Zimmerli Art