Press Releases

  • July 30, 2018

    The Zimmerli is closed to the public during the month of August while staff installs new exhibitions for the fall. When we reopen on September 1, visit the new exhibitions Self-Confessed! The Inappropriately Intimate Comics of Alison Bechdel and Celebrity Culture: Photographs from the Collection.

     

    Save the date to join us in kicking off the new season at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on September 4. The evening includes curator-led tours, live music, and MORE! In the meantime, follow us on social media for museum updates, as well as posts about the art world and campus life.

     

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  • July 01, 2018

    Don’t miss the exhibitions Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris, 1815-1900, It's Just a Job: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel on Working in 1970s America, and Cats vs. Dogs: Illustrations for Children's Literature, which close July 29. Other current shows run through September and October.

     

    Please Note: The museum is closed to the public during the month of August while we install new fall exhibitions!

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    Music and art go hand-in-hand: Stop by for a Lunchtime Chamber Music Performance by students from Mason Gross School of the Arts on May 4. Enjoy your lunch with a short program of works by Ludwig Milde, Julius Weissenborn, Michael Kibbe, and Mozart. Free and open to the public.

     

    FLINT, 1,462 days and counting man-made water crisis by LaToya Ruby Frazier is the current flag featured in Pledges of Allegiance, a nationwide public art project by Creative Time. The Zimmerli has joined 15 other sites in displaying this commissioned series of flags created by acclaimed contemporary artists to reflect the current political climate. Here, the artist asks for justice for the communities in Flint, Michigan, reminding us of the number of days residents have been living without water as of April 25, 2018 (the date host sites raised the flag). Visit Creative Time to learn more about the time Frazier spent in Flint and the story behind the photograph she chose. The flag hangs on the exterior of the museum, so feel free to view it 24/7. And, we invite you to share your own pics on social media with #PledgesOfAllegiance, tagging @CreativeTimeNYC and @zimmerliartmuseum on Instagram and Facebook, as well as @creativetime and @zimmerlimuseum on Twitter.

  • March 19, 2018

    The 2018 Woodruff-Matsuo Lecture welcomes Sarah E. Thompson, Curator of Japanese Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to discuss “East Meets West: Japonisme and European Art” on April 19 at 3:30pm. Beginning in the 1860s, Japanese prints, ceramics, and other wares became available in Europe, inspiring artists to incorporate Japanese subjects and techniques into their works. A reception follows. Free and open to the public.

     

    Nicole Fleetwood, Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers-New Brunswick and scholar of incarceration, speaks about her collaboration with Aperture magazine on its latest issue, “Prison Nation," on April 24. A panel discussion is followed by a reception. Free and open to the public. (Rescheduled from March 21.)

     

    Join us for Rutgers Day on Saturday, April 28. Visit current exhibitions and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities - all for free!

     

    Rutgers Students: Study All Night returns May 1-2! Prepare for finals among your favorite works of art and take part in study break activities that include art projects, as well as meditation and healing movement sessions. Admission and activities are provided free of charge.     [Please note that Art After Hours: First Tuesdays returns June 5.]

     

    Visit Untitled 2017 (fear eats the soul) (white flag) by Rirkrit Tiravanija any time! The message is a reference to German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (the English translation of ‘Angst essen Seele auf’), which appeared in Tiravanija’s Untitled 1994 (Fear Eats the Soul), a bar he constructed in a Cologne gallery. It is the current flag featured in Pledges of Allegiance, a nationwide public art project by Creative Time. Each of the 16 flags in this commissioned series is created by an acclaimed contemporary artist to reflect the current political climate. Share your pics on social media with #PledgesOfAllegiance, tagging @CreativeTimeNYC and @zimmerliartmuseum on Instagram and Facebook, as well as @creativetime and @zimmerlimuseum on Twitter.

     

  • March 12, 2018

    We are open regular hours all week, offering a unique selection of special exhibitions! Revisit Set in Stone: Lithography in France, 1815-1900, with some 120 works selected almost entirely from the Zimmerli’s rich holdings of 19th-century French graphic arts. It is complemented by Place on Stone: Nineteenth-Century Landscape Lithographs, which explores landscape as a subject of interest among British and French artists. Only have a short time to stop by? Pop in to Cats vs. Dogs, Three American Painters, or Stanley Twardowicz: Color Field Paintings.

     

    Nicole Fleetwood, Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers-New Brunswick and scholar of incarceration, speaks about her collaboration with Aperture magazine on its latest issue, “Prison Nation," on March 21. A panel discussion is followed by a reception. Free and open to the public.

     

    Save the Date: Photographer Bill Owens stops by on April 3 for an artist’s talk in conjunction with the exhibition It's Just a Job: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel on Working in 1970s America.

     

    Visit Weeping Angel by Trevor Paglen any time! The artist is known for his unflinching critique of the surveillance state, with work that spans image-making, sculpture, investigative journalism, writing, engineering, and numerous other disciplines. Installed on the front of the building, it is the current flag featured in Pledges of Allegiance, a nationwide public art project by Creative Time. Each of the 16 flags in this commissioned series is created by an acclaimed contemporary artist to reflect the current political climate. Share your pics on social media with #PledgesOfAllegiance, tagging @CreativeTimeNYC and @zimmerliartmuseum on Instagram and Facebook, as well as @creativetime and @zimmerlimuseum on Twitter.

  • March 01, 2018

    Celebrate the new exhibition Nevermore: Leonid Lamm, Selected Works with us on March 9. With more than 60 works on view, it is the artist’s first museum retrospective in the United States. Join a curator-led tour at 5pm, followed by a cocktail reception beginning at 5:30pm.

     

    Music at the Museum features “French Romanticism,” performed by musicians from the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division, on March 11 at the Zimmerli. Following the concert, stay for a curator’s talk, “Social Media: Lithography and the Illustrated Press," which delves in to the exhibition Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris, 1815-1900.

     

    Visit Don't Worry Be Angry by Jeremy Deller any time! The design reflects the roots of much of this famed British artist’s political art work, focusing on society: its people, icons, myths, folklore, and cultural history. Installed on the front of the building, it is the current flag featured in Pledges of Allegiance, a nationwide public art project by Creative Time. Each of the 16 flags in this commissioned series is created by an acclaimed contemporary artist to reflect the current political climate. Share your pics on social media with #PledgesOfAllegiance, tagging @CreativeTimeNYC and @zimmerliartmuseum on Instagram and Facebook, as well as @creativetime and @zimmerlimuseum on Twitter.

  • February 12, 2018

    The recently opened Impressions: Prints of Mexico, 1930s-40s / Impresiones: Estampas de México, 1930s-40s examines the era following the Mexican Revolution (1910-20), when the country became a cultural destination for travelers from around the world. Numerous artists visited the country to witness its internationally renowned mural movement and a flourishing printmaking community, as well as find inspiration for their own work. Join us on March 6 at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays to celebrate Impressions / Impresiones with an evening of free programs: curator-led tours in English and Spanish; interactive activities presented by Rutgers-New Brunswick Mexican-American Student Association and Rutgers Bachata Club; and music by DJ RataPrincess.

     

    Visit Friends (For Ree) by Alex Da Corte any time! Installed on the front of the building, it is the current flag featured in Pledges of Allegiance, a nationwide public art project by Creative Time. Each of the 16 flags in this commissioned series is created by an acclaimed contemporary artist to reflect the current political climate. Share your pics on social media with #PledgesOfAllegiance, tagging @CreativeTimeNYC and @zimmerliartmuseum on Instagram and Facebook, as well as @creativetime and @zimmerlimuseum on Twitter.

     

    Born in Camden, NJ, Da Corte designed the flag as a replica of a drawing made by Ree Morton sometime between May 1974 and June 1975 as part of a project idea called "Something in the Wind." The physical version of this flag was never realized, although many other flags were made with her friends’ names on them. In celebration of Ree and all of the friend families we form, may we grow stronger and stranger everyday.

  • February 09, 2018

    A series of curator-led gallery talks for Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris, 1815-1900 spotlight different aspects of the exhibition. On February 18, at 3pm, "Masters of the Medium" takes an in-depth look at lithographs by artists, including Théodore Géricault and Odilon Redon, whose ambitious prints demonstrated the technical and expressive possibilities of drawing on stone. Save the dates for "Social Media: Lithography and the Illustrated Press" on March 11 and "Bursts of Color in Nineteenth-Century Lithography" on April 15.

     

    On February 18, Music at the Museum welcomes musicians from the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts Extension Division performing “Cello Adventures in French Music,” with selections for two cellos and piano by Barrière, Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy, and Offenbach. The concert is preceded by a brief musicians’ talk and followed by the gallery talk "Masters of the Medium." The event is free and open to the public (appropriate for all ages), but seating is limited.

     

    Last Chance to See these Shows: Serigraphy: The Rise of Screenprinting in America closes February 11 and Commemorating the Russian Revolution, 1917/2017 closes February 18.

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  • January 23, 2018

    Join us at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on February 6. The evening includes curator-led tours of the new major exhibition Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris, 1815-1900, a special topic tour that explores how artists have represented aspects of religion and faith in their work, and live music from the New Brunswick Brass Band. Free and open to the public, with complimentary refreshments.

     

    It's Just a Job: Bill Owens and Studs Terkel on Working in 1970s America pairs the two iconic documentarians of work life during the decade, with 31 black-and-white photographs by Owens from his 1977 photobook Working (I Do It For the Money) and audio interviews selected from Terkel’s Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, first released in 1974.

     

    Visit Hands On With A Vision by Pedro Reyes any time! Installed on the front of the building, it is the current flag featured in Pledges of Allegiance, a nationwide public art project by Creative Time. Each of the 16 flags in this commissioned series is created by an acclaimed contemporary artist to reflect the current political climate. Share your pics on social media with #PledgesOfAllegiance, tagging @CreativeTimeNYC and @zimmerliartmuseum on Instagram and Facebook, as well as @creativetime and @zimmerlimuseum on Twitter.