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show proof of full vaccination (two mRNA doses or the single
J&J) or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72
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Thursday, February 3 / 4:30 to 8 pm
SparkNight returns in person! Explore this month's mix of creative gallery games
and activities. In our studio, make your own winter landscape, using
just black and white, inspired by the work of Roger
Duvoisin. Free and open to the public.
Please Note: No refreshments are being served this
month. We recommend trying one of the many delicious options at The
Yard or in downtown New Brunswick before or
after you visit the museum.
Save the Date for SparkNight on March 3!
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.
VIRTUAL MEMBER PROGRAM
Thursday, February 10 / 11 am to 12 noon
Chemistry of Art: An Exploration of Materials,
Technique, & Preservation explores the Zimmerli’s
collection in a new way! Rutgers chemistry professor Geeta
Govindarajoo discusses chemical composition and technique used to
create select works, as well as their protection and care from a
scientific point of view.
Plus: Have you downloaded your virtual membership
Hiroshige, Asakusa Ricefields and
from the series One Hundred Famous
Views of Edo,
1857. Color woodcut. Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. Mindy
and Ramon Tublitz Purchase Fund. Photo Peter Jacobs.
Sunday, February 13 / 1 to 3 pm
Have you ever tried painting without your fingers or a
brush?! Stop by the museum to give it a shot! Inspired by the work of
Whitten, and others who experimented with new ways of
creating paintings with non-traditional tools, this month's project
allows you to play with a variety of alternatives for applying paint
Whitten's painting Lapsangis on view in our Art of the Americas Gallery through
March 31. It is on loan from Art
Bridges, a foundation that creates and supports programs
that expand access to American art in all regions across the nation.
They energize the field by exhibiting and activating works of art in
exciting and innovative ways, as well as supporting partner
institutions in deepening their connection with their
No registration is
necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Whitten, Lapsang, 1974, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 67 ⅝ x
39 ⅝ in. Art Bridges.
VIRTUAL ARTIST TALK
Wednesday, February 16 / 7 to 8:30 pm
Join us for Alexander Melamid: Of the Two Worlds, a
rare opportunity to hear directly from this icon of Soviet
Nonconformist art. Melamid has lived in the United States since 1978.
In this lecture, he looks back at his career to offer “kind of a manual
of how to emigrate to the country of Art. Warning: emigration is not
for the faint-hearted.”
With longtime artistic partner Vitaly Komar, Melamid
created “Sots Art,” fusing satire to the unforgiving rules of Soviet
culture, creating incisive yet humorous critiques of both life in the
USSR and the excesses of the Western art world in general. The
Zimmerli’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art
from the Soviet Union includes more than 100 works by the artists.
A Q&A follows the talk. Free and open to the
here to receive Zoom Link.
Alexander Melamid. Photo courtesy of the artist.
MUSIC IN EXCESS: A
CONCERT OF UKRAINIAN AVANT-GARDE MUSIC
Saturday, February 26 / 2 to 3 pm
In conjunction with the exhibition Painting in Excess: Kyiv’s Art Revival,
concert features Ukrainian compositions from the 1980s and early
1990s, recreating the cultural atmosphere of this time. Selected with
the assistance of musicologist Dr. Leah Bastone from Vienna
University, the compositions reflect the trying and transitional
times of perestroika and the burst of creativity they engendered.
Works by late modern and postmodern Ukrainian composers include:
Volodymyr Runchak, Homo Ludens III (1991); Ivan Nebesnyy, Dialogue
with my own reflection (1992);
Valentyn Sylvestrov, Postlude No. 3 for
Cello and Piano
(1981-82); and Yuri Laniuk, Anticipation Sonata (1993).
Free and open to the public. Concert is followed by a curator-led tour.
Please Note: All
attendees are required to show proof of full vaccination or a
negative COVID-19 PCR test, accompanied by photo ID or Rutgers My
Savadov and Georgii Senchenko, Gardens
Old and New, 1986-1987. Oil on
canvas. Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. Norton and Nancy
Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Photo
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