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Viktor Pivovarov, Red
Nose, 2000. Oil on canvas. Photo Peter Jacobs. On view in the
exhibition The Claude and Nina Gruen Collection of Contemporary Russian
Art: New Arrivals.
Saturday, August 13 / 3 to 6 pm
Downtown New Brunswick
On August 12 and 13, the New Brunswick HEART Festival returns! This year’s festival is full of fun activities, performances, and vendors in front of the theaters at Monument Square (2 Livingston Avenue), as well as several parties hosted at local venues throughout New Brunswick!
On Saturday, stop by the Zimmerli table where museum staff guide visitors in creating Pipe Cleaner Architecture! The project is inspired by the exhibition Meet Me at the Fair: Universal Expositions in Paris. Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was unveiled during the 1889 World’s Fair? Today it remains an important architectural landmark and is recognized by people around the world. Try your hand at architectural design by using pipe cleaners and popsicle sticks to create your own structure worthy of a world’s fair. All supplies are provided.
In 2018, the Zimmerli expanded the scope of its Art of the Americas holdings by accepting the collection from the Jersey City Museum, which had closed in 2012. This exhibition is an introduction to some 80 artists from that collection, including Emma Amos, Chakaia Booker, Mel Edwards, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Juan Sánchez, and David Wojnarowicz.
Luis Cruz Azaceta, Lotto:
The American Dream, 1992. 9-color serigraph. Jersey
City Museum Collection, gift of Jersey City Museum, museum purchase.
Photo Peter Jacobs.
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.