The Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus Presents the Return of Art After Hours
The Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue Campus celebrates the return of Art After Hours, its signature monthly program, and the new school year on Tuesday, September 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. This year Art After Hours moves to the First Tuesday of the month, with a new lineup of events. Join us on the terrace for DJ-curated music and complimentary refreshments throughout the evening. At 6 p.m., come inside for an overview of the collection and the introduction of the first work in the museum's "Big Ten: Art" talks, followed by a guided tour of the new exhibition "Jesse Krimes: Apokaluptein: 16389067." Admission to the museum and activities are free for all. For details, please visit www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.
"We are introducing elements to the program this year that invite visitors to make more personal connections with art, as well as opportunities to meet artists and enjoy local music," states Marti Mayo, the Zimmerli's interim director. "Plus, after speaking with members of the university community, local residents, and longtime supporters, we determined that the move to first Tuesdays better accommodates most people's busy schedules."
Each month, Art After Hours will offer a variety of activities that enhance the museum experience:
- Guided Tours: Curators will provide insight on current exhibitions. Fall features will include "A Place in America: Celebrating the Legacy of Ralph and Barbara Voorhees," "Sports and Recreation in France, 1840-1900," and "Oleg Vassiliev: Space and Light."
- "Big Ten: Art": To celebrate the Scarlet Knights' entry into the Big Ten athletic conference, the Zimmerli will spotlight one intriguing work of art from the permanent collection for the ten months of the academic year.
- Slide Jam: Two artists from the tri-state region will share slides of a selection of their latest work, followed by an informal Q&A with audience members. (debuts in October)
- Live Music: Musicians from Mason Gross School of the Arts and New Brunswick Jazz Project, as well as a variety of student bands, perform throughout the museum. (begins in October)
In addition, special guests and events will enliven these special evenings with unique and engaging presentations.
The Zimmerli is open from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. for Art After Hours on the first Tuesday of the month, September through June. Admission, activities, and refreshments are free. A monthly schedule with additional details is available at www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.