Wednesday, December 1, 2021


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.






Thursday, December 9 / 11 am to 12 noon


Zimmerli 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 artistic heritage.

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 cultural development.

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. 


Visit the event page for all details and member registration information. Not yet a member? Learn more!

Nicholas 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.





Fridays, December 10 & January 14, / 7 to 8 pm


The 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 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.

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 the Time.





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.

This month, use only black and white materials to create your own winter scene inspired by illustrations in the book White Snow, Bright Snow, on view in
Mood Books: The Children’s Stories of Alvin Tresselt and Roger Duvoisin.

Please visit the Art Together page for all updates.

Roger 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.





Tuesday & 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!

Care packages distributed while supplies last.

Study All Night is supported by The Yard at College Avenue.

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.





Thursday, December 16 / 6 pm to 8 pm


Mountains 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.

Free and open to the public. Please contact for Zoom registration information.

This program is organized in collaboration with Paul Robeson Galleries Express Newark, Woman in Media-Newark, and the Zimmerli. 





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.

Watch the episode online!




While making your plans to visit 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.