Friday, February 4, 2022

ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM February Programs & Reopening Information


SparkNight • Member Program • Art Together • Artist Talk • Concert

Plan Your Visit

The Zimmerli resumes regular public hours on
Wednesday, February 2

As always, admission is free.


Please Note: NEW Safety Protocols for Programs & Events

Programs and events at the Zimmerli Art Museum are governed by policies developed by Rutgers University.

As of January 31, all program or event attendees (over the age of five) are required to show proof of full vaccination (two mRNA doses or the single J&J) or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event.

Attendees must also provide a photo ID or Rutgers My Campus Pass that matches the accompanying material.

Please visit the museum's new Health & Safety page for complete details.


Significant updates appear on Rutgers Universitywide COVID-19 Information. Visit Recent Announcements for all details.





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.





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.

Members are invited to RSVP on the event page. Not yet a member? Join here!

Plus: Have you downloaded your virtual membership card? Learn more

Utagawa Hiroshige, Asakusa Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival, 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 Jack 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 to paper. 

Whitten's painting Lapsang is 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 communities. 

No registration is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Art Together is a FREE drop-in family art workshop series.

Save the date & join us for the next Art Together on March 13!

Please Note: All attendees are required to show proof of full vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test, accompanied by photo ID or Rutgers My Campus Pass. 

Please review the complete details on our Health & Safety page.

Jack Whitten, Lapsang, 1974, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 67 ⅝ x 39 ⅝ in. Art Bridges.





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 public. Register here to receive Zoom Link.

Artist Alexander Melamid. Photo courtesy of the artist.





Saturday, February 26 / 2 to 3 pm


In conjunction with the exhibition Painting in Excess: Kyiv’s Art Revival, 1985–1993, the 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 Campus Pass.

Please review the complete details on our Health & Safety page.

Arsen 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 Peter Jacobs.




Regular Hours Resume February 2

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 Reopens February 7

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.