Friday, January 7, 2022

Welcome 2022 with Art @ The Zimmerli Art Museum


NEW Online Content • Art Together • Reading Group • Save the Date

Programs Are Virtual at This Time


Reminder: The Zimmerli is open select days.

Visit us on January 8 and 9, from noon to 5pm. As always, free admission!

Due to ongoing developments regarding COVID-19, always check here

for the most current information before visiting the museum.

Please note significant updates to Rutgers Universitywide COVID-19 Information.

Visit Recent Announcements for all details.





Experience art wherever you are!

  • Stream two films for free: Belly of the Beast, January 10 to 16, and Mountains That Take Wing, January 17 to 23. Visit our Events page, beginning January 10, for details.
  • If, At the Zimmerli…, written by Nicole Gonzalez, is a new interactive children’s story about the artwork in the museum. Can you find the nose?
  • Preview the exhibition Angela Davis—Seize the Time on a recent episode of State of the Arts. The segment features interviews with the curators and contributors, as well as footage throughout the galleries.
  • Catch up on programs presented by the Zimmerli—including curatorial and artist talks—on the museum's YouTube channel





Sunday, January 9


This month's free project is inspired by the exhibition Stitching Time: The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project

Visit our YouTube channel, beginning January 9, for a new video with guidance to create your own paper quilt squares. Learn about patterns, fabrics, design, and what quilts can mean. 

Materials Needed: cardboard or cardstock; glue stick; pencil; several sheets of paper in different colors and/or patterns; scissors; scrap paper for brainstorming. No sewing required!

The Louisiana State Penitentiary Hospice Quilters, Love, 2016. Cotton fabric, cotton batting, thread. Courtesy of Maureen Kelleher. Photo Max Yawney. From the exhibition Stitching Time: The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project.





Friday, 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 has provided space for meaningful exchanges around the themes and questions in Davis's influential book Are Prisons Obsolete? 

It 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 welcome to join. This fourth and final session initially addresses specific chapters, but insights about the broader scope of the book and prison abolition are also discussed.

Free and open to the public, 18 and older. Registration is required. Visit the event page for more information.

Terry Boddie, Prison Industrial II, 2018. Cyanotype. Courtesy of the artist. From the exhibition Angela Davis - Seize the Time.




February 10

Virtual Member Event

Chemistry of Art

An Exploration of Materials, Technique, & Preservation


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.