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June 27 - July 29 / Morning, Afternoon, or Full-Day
Registration is now open for Zimmerli members. The
general public is invited to register beginning Monday, February 21.
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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.
Art Camp, 2019.
THE ARTIST SPEAKS: A CONVERSATION WITH ALONZO ADAMS
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
hereto receive Zoom Link.
Cosponsored by the Rutgers African American Alumni
Alliance, the Zimmerli Art Museum, and the Rutgers University Alumni
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 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
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 &
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
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
truck will be parked outside the museum with delicious BBQ for
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 &
Sarah Lundy outside the Zimmerli.
SUBVERSIVES: REVOLUTIONARIES IN ART AND MUSIC
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 NBCO.org to
sign up to receive "Subversives" weekly in your inbox!
musicians perform in the exhibition Stitching
Time: The Social Justice Collaboration Quilts Project. Photo courtesy of NBCO.
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