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Art Together is the Zimmerli's FREE drop-in family art
workshop series. Each month, join us for a new project inspired by a
work on view in the museum and spend some quality creative time
together. Get all the details here!
Colors, Codes, & Visual Poetry, this
month's project, is inspired by Florian Yuriev, a Ukrainian
artist, architect, composer and critic. In the late 1950s, he
developed a mode of expression he called colorwriting, examples of
which can be seen in our exhibition Painting in Excess: Kyiv's Art Revival,
Whether you consider yourself a poet, an
artist, or someone curious about secret messages, families are
invited to code text of their choosing through color, form, and
Please Note: Capacity
is limited due to COVID-19 protocols. Groups may be asked to wait if
the room is at capacity. Masks must be worn at all times.
Yuriev, Siberian Snow, 1960. Tempera on cardboard. Collection Zimmerli Art
Museum at Rutgers. Norton and Nancy Dodge of Nonconformist Art from
the Soviet Union.
ARTISTS FACING STATE REPRESSION
Wednesday, March 23 / 4 pm
This virtual panel discussion includes artists from
around the globe who have faced state repression as a
consequence of political beliefs, informing their artistic practices,
and those who seek to defend them. It is inspired by the Zimmerli
exhibition Angela Davis - Seize the Time.
Elvis Fuentes, Dodge Lawrence Graduate Fellow,
Zimmerli Art Museum
The Zimmerli welcomes artist Jennifer Mack-Watkins, whose work powerfully blends Japanese woodblock
printing techniques, known as mokuhanga, and her culturally rich southern roots. Her
work investigates societal constructs that can leave women feeling
isolated and definitions of femininity based on widely held notions
of beauty and cultural norms.
4pm: Artist Talk 5pm:Reception and Morse Print Room Open for
Viewing 6pm: Mokuhanga Demonstration
In the summer of 2015, Mack-Watkins was
selected to participate in the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory artist-in-residence program
in Yamanashi, Japan.
Three prints by Mack-Watkins were acquired by the
Zimmerli in 2021 and are on view in the museum lobby beginning March 23.
This program is made possible by the Woodruff-Matsuo
Lecture Series Fund.
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 &
Jennifer Mack-Watkins, The Conqueror, 2015, Mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock) on paper.
Collection Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. Museum Purchase. Photo
SUMMER ART CAMP RETURNS IN PERSON!
June 27 - July 29 / Morning, Afternoon, or Full-Day
Registration is open! 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.
MUSIC INSPIRED BY...
On March 16, Princeton University Concerts presents
Benjamin Beilman (violin) and Roman Rabinovich (piano). The evening's
program is centered on the composition Demons(2018) by Frederic
Rzewski. It was written for Beilman and dedicated to
Angela Davis, a demonstration of her far-reaching inspiration to
artists across mediums. Please Note: This is
not a Zimmerli event. Please visit Princeton University Concerts for
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This past December, members of the New Brunswick
Chamber 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 series “Subversives: Revolutionaries in
Art and Music,” which explores artists and composers who went
against the grain. Watch episodes on the NBCO YouTube channel. Then visit NBCO.org to
sign up to receive "Subversives" weekly in your inbox!
Meet Me at the Fair:
Universal Expositions in Paris
How Do You Say...? Learning Animal Names with Illustrator
Art Seiden /
¿Cómo se dice…? Aprendiendo nombres de animales con el
ilustrador Art Seiden
Extended through April 10!Painting in Excess: Kyiv's Art Revival, 1985-1993
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