Friday, August 27, 2021

Zimmerli Art Museum Reopens in New Brunswick on September 1


Hours • Exhibitions • Programs • Member Mornings
Safety Protocols • Website & Logo









Admission remains FREE for all visitors, but we have updated our hours:

Wednesday & Friday 11am to 6pm

Thursday 11am to 8pm

Saturday & Sunday Noon to 5pm


Galleries are closed Monday & Tuesday, but the lobby & café are open.

Schools are invited to schedule class tours on Tuesdays,

in addition to Wednesdays through Fridays. Learn more!


Roger Duvoisin, This is the time of leaf fall..., illustration for It's Time Now!, published 1969. Gouache on illustration board. Gift of Louise Fatio Duvoisin. Used by permission of the Literary Estate of Roger Duvoisin in the care of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. Photo Peter Jacobs. From the exhibition Mood Books: The Children’s Stories of Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin.





Opening September 8, Angela Davis—Seize the Time is our featured exhibition for 2021-22. With more than 250 objects, it focuses on Davis and her image, inspired by and centered on a private archive, based in Oakland, California. In addition to archival posters, photographs, and printed news materials, the exhibition includes works by contemporary artists who assert Davis’s significance as a Black intersectional feminist and engage with her as a historical participant, thinker, and activist in a larger narrative that extends into the present day. The exhibition examines the role of the archive in history and memory, and positions Davis as as a continuing touchstone for individuals and groups who call for social justice, the abolition of prisons, and the end of economic disenfranchisement. 

Also Opening...

September 1

Communism Through the Lens: Everyday Life Captured by Women Photographers in the Dodge Collection

Mood Books: The Children’s Stories of Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin

The New Woman in Paris and London, c.1890-1920

Dateci: Primo Levi and Sheba Sharrow

Stitching Time: The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project

Labor Sweated Here: Histories of Workers and Environments in New Jersey

September 8

Microcosm of Mexico: 100 Original Woodcuts by José Guadalupe Posada

October 2

Mark Loughney: Pyrrhic Defeat, A Visual Study of Mass Incarceration, 2014 to the Present

November 6

Painting in Excess: Kyiv's Art Revival, 1985-1993

Visit the Exhibitions section of our website for more information and a preview of works on view.

Elizabeth Catlett, Angela Libre, 1972. Screenprint on foil. Lisbet Tellefsen Archive. © 2020 Catlett Mora Family Trust / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. From the exhibition Angela Davis—Seize the Time.





We have a variety of free programming this fall, including the return of two in-person events! 

Join us at the museum for the debut of SparkNights, the museum’s new monthly social event, on Thursday, September 9, from 4:30 to 8:00 pm. On select evenings throughout the year, SparkNights features unique experiences that encourage exploration, play, and relaxation throughout the galleries.

Drop by the museum for the Opening Celebration for Campus and Community on Thursday, October 14, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Visitors have the opportunity to view all of the new exhibitions and celebrate the reopening of the museum. 

Register for Virtual Lecture: Dr. Erika Wolf on Soviet Photography on Friday, October 1, from noon to 1:30 pm. Held in conjunction with the exhibition Communism Through the Lens: Everyday Life Captured by Women Photographers in the Dodge Collection, the program focuses on the work of women artists.

Visit our new Events Calendar for complete details. Plus, we will add even more programs in the coming weeks.

Zenta Dzividzinska, Untitled, 1965. Gelatin silver print on paper. Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Photo Peter Jacobs. © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / AKKA-LAA, Riga. From the exhibition Communism Through the Lens: Everyday Life Captured by Women Photographers in the Dodge Collection.





Enjoy new members-only hours, with curator-led insights around the museum,

on Saturday, September 11, or Sunday, September 19, from 10 am to noon

Reserve your spot: or 848.932.6771

 Not yet a member? Learn more here.

Clementine-Helene Dufau, cover La Fronde, c. 1898. Lithograph. Gift of Harold and Barbara Kaplan. Photo Peter Jacobs. From the exhibition The New Woman in Paris and London, c.1890-1920.





Visitors must wear face coverings and maintain a safe distance from each other while inside the museum.

At this time, advance reservations are not required for general admission, but some programs require registration. 

While making your plans to return to the Zimmerli, please review the most current visitor information, including directions, parking, and accessibility.

Clementine-José Guadalupe Posada, portfolio, The Frivolous Frog, published 1947. Woodcut on paper. Gift of Jack Lord. From the exhibition Microcosm of Mexico: 100 Original Woodcuts by José Guadalupe Posada.





In addition to introducing our new logo at the top of this message, we have launched a redesigned, which is mobile-friendly and accessible. Find an expanded selection of visually rich artwork and engaging digital content throughout the site, as well as new ways to experience the museum in person and virtually.


For safety protocols across Rutgers, please visit

Universitywide COVID-19 Information.



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.