Friday, October 1, 2021

Activities for All Ages in October @ The Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick


Please visit individual event pages below for all details, including
safety protocols, registration information, parking, and accessibility. 





Thursday, October 7 / 4:30 - 8 pm


Spark your curiosity. Spark your creativity. Spark a connection.

SparkNights features unique experiences throughout the galleries. This month, make a screenprint inspired by the exhibition Angela Davis – Seize the Time, explore the galleries to find memory games, selfie spots, and reflection prompts, and MORE! 

Free and open to the public. Presented in collaboration with Rutgers Global and New Brunswick Parking Authority.





Sunday, October 10 / 1 - 3 pm


Our FREE drop-in family art workshop returns in person!

Each month, join us for a new project inspired by a work on view in the museum, and spend some quality creative time together. No registration required.

Workshop will be held outdoors, weather-permitting.

Please visit the Art Together page for all updates.

José Guadalupe Posada, All Hallow's Eve, published 1947. Woodcut on paper. Gift of Jack Lord.






Thursday, October 14 / 5 - 7:30 pm


Join us to celebrate the reopening of the museum and new exhibitions.

We look forwarding to seeing you!

Please visit our Events Calendar for more details, including the schedule for

the evening, parking registration, and the most current safety protocols.

Félix Beltrán, Libertad Para Angela Davis, 1971. Offset poster. Lisbet Tellefsen Archive. From the exhibition Angela Davis - Seize the Time.





Thursdays, October 21 & 28, Friday, October 22


To celebrate American Archives Month this October, the Zimmerli is hosting a series of virtual discussions in conjunction with the exhibition Angela Davis - Seize the Time.

Session 1: Issues in Black Archival WorkOctober 21, 7 pm

Session 2: Artists and Archives, October 22, Noon

Session 3: Archiving the Invisible: Black Sonic Archives, October 28, 7 pm

Visit our Event Calendar for all details and to register on Zoom. 

The series is organized by Gerry Beegan, co-curator of the exhibition and professor in Art & Design at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts.

 Selection of material from Lisbet Tellefsen’s archive. Courtesy of Lisbet Tellefsen.





First Meeting: Friday, October 29 / 7pm

The Zimmerli and Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers-Newark are pleased to partner to host a reading group exploring prison abolition in conjunction with the exhibition Angela Davis – Seize the Time. This series provides space for meaningful exchanges around the themes and questions in Davis's influential book Are Prisons Obsolete? 

The series is facilitated by educator, scholar, and Rutgers alum, Michael Anderson. He also is a facilitator with Noname Book Club, which is dedicated to uplifting POC voices.

The group meets on Zoom: October 29, November 19, December 10, and January 14. 

Free and open to the public, 18 and older. Registration is required and opens October 1. Visit our Events Calendar for more information.

Carrie Schneider, Abigail Reading Angela Davis (An Autobiography, 1974), from the series Reading Women. 2014 C-print. Image courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. From the exhibition Angela Davis - Seize the Time.





Saturday, October 30 & November 20 / 1 - 3:30 pm


October 30: Autumn Landscape in Watercolor with Tom Rutledge

Learn tips and tricks in a project inspired by a painting from the Zimmerli's collection (above).

November 20: Exploring the Potential of Colored Pencils with Wes Sherman

Think beyond the coloring book and discover creative ways to use colored pencils in exploring your artistic potential.

Workshops take place on Zoom. No experience is necessary. 

Registration is $40, $35 for Zimmerli members, for each workshop. Register for both workshops and save 10%!

Visit our Events Calendar for registration information and supply lists (participants must provide their own materials).

Jasper Francis Cropsey, Autumn on the Delaware River, 1856. Oil on canvas. Gift of Norman and Dainne Finkelstein, Rutgers class of 1982. 




While making your plans to return to the Zimmerli, 

please review the most current visitor information. 

Free Admission

Wednesday & Friday 11am - 6pm | Thursday 11am - 8pm 

Saturday & Sunday Noon - 5pm

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

Paparazzi Café

Monday & Tuesday 8:30am - 2:30pm | Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 7:30pm  | Closed Friday, Saturday, & Sunday


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.