Saturday, May 1, 2021

Zimmerli Art Museum Announces New Programs for May 

Study All Night  Film Screening Member Event
Virtual Summer Art Camp • Zimmerli on YouTube


 May 1, 10 am: Get Creative With Your Family

Join Us for the Final Art Together of 2020-21


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.





Tuesday, May 4 - Wednesday, May 12 / Ongoing


Need a study break? Visit Study 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. 

Study All Night is supported by The Yard at College AvenueProgramming and activities are provided free of charge.






Friday, May 14 / 12 noon Eastern


The 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 themselvesThe film features the most significant VNIITE projects and documents the epoch as seen by people in design.


Olga 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 Zimmerliintroduce the film and answer audience questions. Register for free at Russian with English subtitles.


Film still from Discovering Utopia.






Thursday, May 20 / 6 pm Eastern


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 Not yet a member? Learn more here!

Margaret Olin. Photo Faisal Saleh.





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 at Questions? Call 848-932-6787 or email





ICYMI, Catch Up at Your Convenience!


The Zimmerli Art Museum has 40 videos (and counting!) on its YouTube channel. Watch recordings of programs you may have missed, such as Art After Hours, Art Together, virtual talks with artists and scholars, exhibition and gallery tours, and MORE. Subscribe now and be among the first to know when we post new content!

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 Museum.