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Need a study break? VisitStudy All Night, which
we have transformed into a virtual meeting place for Rutgers
students! From Reading Days through the end of final exams, check out
the virtual Study Hall for ambient music and footage; stretch and
take a moment to breathe with movement techniques; choose from a
selection of art activities; listen to a playlist created by students
who work at the museum; and try out healthy snack suggestions.
film explores the story of VNIITE, the All-Union Scientific Research
Institute of Technical Aesthetics, an organization that is all but forgotten. Formed in the USSR in 1962, it brought together the
most progressive Soviet designers and became the head organization
for the nationwide design system. Now, thanks to the efforts of the
Moscow Design Museum, the story of this remarkable organization is
being pieced back together, based on interviews with former staff, or
"Vniitians," as they called themselves. The
film features the most significant VNIITE projects and documents the
epoch as seen by people in design.
Druzhinina, Director of Development and Curator for International
Projects of Moscow Design Museum, and Julia Tulovsky, Curator of
Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art at the Zimmerli, introduce the film and answer audience questions.
Register for free at go.rutgers.edu/VNIITEMay14. In Russian with English subtitles.
still from Discovering Utopia.
SOCIAL JUSTICE AS A THEME
IN JEWISH ART
Thursday, May 20 / 6 pm
Margaret Olin, senior research scholar at the Yale
Divinity School, and Hannah Shaw, graduate curatorial assistant at
the Zimmerli, discuss the topic from a range of art historical
perspectives. In addition, learn more about the upcoming
exhibition Dateci: Sheba Sharrow
and Primo Levi. It
is based on a series of four mixed media paintings by Sharrow, whose
work is well known in New Jersey and the Philadelphia area. Typical
of her focus on 20th-century war and genocide, she was inspired by
the poem Dateci (Give Us) by Levi, a writer and survivor of Auschwitz. The
presentation is followed by an audience Q&A. Members are invited
to register for free at go.rutgers.edu/ZAMmembersMay20. Not yet a member? Learn more here!
Margaret Olin. Photo Faisal Saleh.
VIRTUAL SUMMER ART CAMP
July 6-30 / Weekly
Morning Sessions, 9 am to 12:15 pm Eastern
All children between the ages of six and 14 are
invited to explore their creativity and develop new skills in the
arts alongside our teaching artists in virtual classrooms. Several
favorite classes are returning, including The Secrets of Drawing and
Art Meets Science, as well as new ones, such as Over the Rainbow:
Exploring Color and Say It with Art – Making Art with a Message.
Registration is open atgo.rutgers.edu/summerartcamp. Questions? Call 848-932-6787 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Zimmerli Art Museum has 40 videos (and counting!) on its YouTube channel.
Watch recordings of programs you may have missed, such as Art After
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Still from recording of Art After Hours on April 6,
when Rutgers students discussed their roles in developing the virtual
exhibition Musings by Moonlight: The Moon from
Japanese Art to Japonism.
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