Saturday, February 13, 2021

Zimmerli Art Museum Adds New Programs for February

BLOOM • NEW! Member Event • Art After Hours • Art Together  
Save the Dates • Zimmerli at Home • For Rutgers Students 


Last chance to register for Art Adventures, which starts February 16!

These afterschool sessions are open to young artists, ages 7-14.


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.


Explore Growth and Self-Expression Through Art



Debuts 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 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 Home Virtual Events for details and Zoom link (registration not required). 


Barbara 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.



“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 to register 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 Lilienfeld





Tuesday, March 2 / 7 pm EST 


In 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. 





BLOOM: Explore Growth and Self-Expression Through Art

March 13 / “Life Portraits: Share Your Stories through Art Making”

April 10 / "Thrive: Sketching Your Growth through Botany” 


Saturday Sparks Adult Art Workshops

March 13 / Oil Pastels with Wes Sherman

April 17 / Watercolors with Tom Rutledge


Member Event

March 18 / Zoom Visit with Joan Snyder 




Art After Hours, February 2, 2021 Recording


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 miss the recently added member event “A Feast for the Eyes!” and Art After Hours program “The Moral Responsibility of the Artist.” 



The 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 Museum.