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RECONNECT WITH ART THIS WINTER @ THE ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM
Member Event • Reading Group • Art Together
Study All Night: 2021 Edition • Film Screening
• State of the Arts
Plan Your Visit
December 2: Join Us for the
Final SparkNight of 2021
Stop by the museum after
classes or work to explore our galleries
for engaging activities
inspired by the artwork on view!
Please visit individual
event pages below
for all details, including safety protocols, registration
information, parking, and accessibility.
BETWEEN EAST AND WEST:
EXPLORING THE RIABOV COLLECTION OF RUSSIAN ART
Thursday, December 9 / 11 am to 12 noon
members are invited to join Julia Tulovsky, PhD, Curator of Russian
and Soviet Nonconformist Art, as she discusses the museum’s George
Riabov Collection of Russian Art, showcasing Russia’s diverse
The Riabov Collection is the only public
collection in the United States that presents an overview of Russian
art from the 14th through 20th centuries. Works in all media capture
the styles and subjects that exemplify Russia’s rich history and
The Collection was generously gifted by
Rutgers alum George Riabov (1925–2013), in honor of his parents Basil
and Amelia Riabov. Over the years, it has grown through contributions
from many donors, including Ralph and Barbara Voorhees, Norton and
Nancy Dodge, Allan and Marion Maitlin, Schering Plough, the Class of
1954, and the Class of 1958.
Nicholas Roerich, The Sacred Lake, 1917. Tempera and oil on boar. The George Riabov
Collection of Russian Art, donated in memory of Basil and Emilia
Riabov. Photo Jack Abraham.
SEIZE THE TIME
Fridays, December 10 & January 14, / 7 to 8 pm
Zimmerli and Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers-Newark are co-hosting
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
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.
New participants are invited to join either or
both upcoming Zoom sessions. While each session initially focuses on
specific chapters, insights about the broader scope of the book and
prison abolition are also welcome.
Free and open to the public, 18 and older.
Registration is required. Visit the event
page for more information.
Roberto Lugo, To
Disarm: Angela Davis Mugshot,
2019-2020. Stoneware, china paint, enamel, and gun parts.
Collection of Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University. Museum
Purchase with funds from Michael B. McCulley. Photo Wexler Gallery.
From the exhibition Angela Davis - Seize
Sunday, December 12 / 1 to 3 pm
Stop by in person for
our FREE drop-in family art workshop!
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.
Duvoisin, The postman slipped..., illustration for White
Snow, Bright Snow,
published 1947. Gouache and graphite on paper. Collection Zimmerli
Art Museum at Rutgers. 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.
STUDY ALL NIGHT: 2021 EDITION
& Wednesday, December 14 & 15 / 10 am to 6 pm
Rutgers students are invited
to study for exams and work on final projects among some of
your favorite works of art in quiet gallery spaces. Please Note: A
limited number of tables are available during the designated hours.
PLUS: Pick up a care package! Whether you
study in the museum or just stop by, take home a variety of items to
help you relax through finals: individually wrapped cookie,
coffee coupon, coloring book with colored pencils, Zimmerli soothing
eye mask, and more goodies!
Hugo Gellert, The
World Moves Ahead,
1943. Color screenprint. Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers.
Gift of Dr. David and Ruth Robinson Eisenberg. Photo Peter Jacobs.
VIRTUAL FILM SCREENING OF MOUNTAINS
THAT TAKE WING
Thursday, December 16 / 6 pm to 8 pm
That Take Wing: Angela Y. Davis and Yuri Kochiyama, A Conversation on
Life, Struggles & Liberation offers
the gift of these two remarkable women’s lives, sharing the pair’s
recorded exchanges in 1996 and 2008. The film’s unique format honors
the scope and depth of their knowledge on topics ranging from Jim
Crow laws and Japanese American internment camps to Civil Rights,
anti-war, women’s and gay liberation movements to today’s campaigns
for political prisoners and prison reform. Intercut with compelling
period footage, Davis's and Kochiyama’s cogent observations, keen
analyses, and steadfast resolve to create a more equitable, humane
world offer inspiring lessons in empowerment and community building
for current and future generations.
The screening is followed by a conversation
between feminist and activist Jillian Montilla, who works with Pour
Nous, and Kelly Outing, community manager at =SPACE.
Preview the exhibition Angela Davis—Seize the Time on a new episode of State
of the Arts. The
segment features interviews with the curators and contributors, as
well as footage throughout the galleries.
Spotlighting the most creative people in New Jersey
and beyond since 1981, State of the Arts is the New York and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award-winning
series that features documentary shorts about the Garden State's
extraordinary array of artists and arts venues. It airs on NJTV,
WNET, and ALL ARTS.
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