Friday, February 18, 2022

Zimmerli Art Museum


Summer Art Camp • Artist Talk • Concert • SparkNight

New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra • Plan Your Visit

The Zimmerli is open Wednesday through Sunday.

As always, admission is free.





June 27 - July 29 / Morning, Afternoon, or Full-Day Sessions


Registration is now open for Zimmerli members. The general public is invited to register beginning Monday, February 21. Not yet a member? Join here!

We cannot be more excited to welcome young artists, ages 7-14, back to the museum to explore their own creativity and expression—and learn some new techniques - all in a fun and encouraging environment. Session descriptions and registration information is available here.   

Summer Art Camp, 2019.






Thursday, February 24 / 5:30 to 6:30 pm


Join renowned artist Alonzo Adams MGSA’84 in conversation with Donna Gustafson, curator, art of the Americas, and Mellon director for academic programs at the Zimmerli Art Museum.

Adams drew his artistic inspiration from such greats as Charles White, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Lhermitte, John Singer Sargent, and Rembrandt. He was one of the first Black artists to become an Absolut artist and his work was featured in the Black Romantic exhibit at the Studio Museum of Harlem. In 2004, Alonzo was one of the first inductees of the Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance’s Hall of Fame. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions and private venues, including at Rutgers, Howard University, Dow Jones, and Uptown Records. He has won many awards for his work and has been featured in Art Business News, Black Enterprise, Images Magazine, Upscale Magazine, and ESPN Magazine.

A Q&A follows the talk. Free and open to the public. Register here to receive Zoom Link.

Cosponsored by the Rutgers African American Alumni Alliance, the Zimmerli Art Museum, and the Rutgers University Alumni Association.






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 Batstone 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. This is a hybrid program: Register to attend in person or receive a link for the livestream. Concert is followed by a curator-led tour (in person only).

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.






Thursday, March 3 / 4:30 to 8 pm


Stop by SparkNight after classes or work! Unwind with free 30-minute yoga sessions in the galleries at 6:15pm and 7pm, led by Sarah Lundy. Sessions are presented in Spanish and English. No equipment or experience needed. And get creative with Mason Gross MFA student Sacha Vega, who leads a new hands-on art project in our SparkStudio.

The Smoke 'N Roll food truck will be parked outside the museum with delicious BBQ for purchase.

Free and open to the public.

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.

Sarah Lundy outside the Zimmerli.






The New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and Zimmerli Art Museum have paired up to present “Subversives: Revolutionaries in Art and Music.” This six-part series explores artists and composers who went against the grain.

This past December, members of the Orchestra gathered at the museum to record music in the galleries. NBCO's Mark Hyczko and the Zimmerli's Amanda Potter introduce the music and art featured in the video.

Watch the first episode, which features the work of Clémentien-Hélène Dufau and Ethel Smyth, on the NBCO YouTube channel. Then visit to sign up to receive "Subversives" weekly in your inbox!

NBCO musicians perform in the exhibition Stitching Time: The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project. Photo courtesy of NBCO.




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




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

All program or event attendees 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.

Before visiting, carefully review Health & Safety page for complete details.


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.