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.
ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM|RUTGERS
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum houses more than 60,000 works of art, ranging from ancient to contemporary art. The permanent collection features particularly rich holdings in 19th-century French art; Russian art from icons to the avant-garde; Soviet nonconformist art from the Dodge Collection; and American art with notable holdings of prints. In addition, small groups of antiquities, old master paintings, as well as art inspired by Japan and original illustrations for children's books, provide representative examples of the museum's research and teaching message at Rutgers. One of the largest and most distinguished university-based art museums in the nation, the Zimmerli is located on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Established in 1766, Rutgers is America's eighth oldest institution of higher learning and a premier public research university.
The Zimmerli's operations, exhibitions, and programs are funded in part by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as well as income from the Avenir Foundation Endowment and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment, among others. Additional support comes from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Estate of Victoria J. Mastrobuono; and donors, members, and friends of the museum.
The Zimmerli Art Museum is located at 71 Hamilton Street at George Street on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The Zimmerli is a short walk from the NJ Transit train station in New Brunswick, midway between New York City and Philadelphia.
MUSEUM AND Z CAFÉ HOURS
Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and the first Tuesday of each month (except August), 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Z Café featuring the Food Architects is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a variety of breakfast, lunch, and snack items. The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and the month of August.
Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for 65 and over; and free for museum members, children under 18, and Rutgers students, faculty, and staff (with ID). Admission is free on the first Sunday and first Tuesday evening of every month. For more information, call848.932.7237 or visit the museum's website: www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.