Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers


71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
County: Middlesex


Mrs. Whitney Prendergast

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To support the Zimmerli's exhibition and interdisciplinary programs which provide engaging and educational opportunities for audiences of all ages.

Organization Background

The Zimmerli Art Museum on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is one of the largest and most distinguished university art museums in United States. Founded in 1966, the museum occupies a 70,000-square-foot facility and annually serves close to a million visitors through loans from the collection to art museums around the world, and 40,000 visitors on-site.

The museum cares for, interprets, and exhibits a permanent collection comprising more than 60,000 works, ranging from ancient to contemporary art, with particularly strong holdings in Nineteenth-century French art, notably prints and rare books, Russian art and Soviet nonconformist art, and American art, especially prints.

The Zimmerli's exhibition program is global in its perspective. Each year the museum presents one or two large exhibitions that survey a particular theme or movement in art, or focus on the art of one particular artist. The museum also presents a series of exhibitions that highlight's the permanent holdings.

The Zimmerli's programs are interdisciplinary in their approach and offer a wide variety of educational opportunities for audiences of all ages. Programs include lectures and symposia, exhibition tours, hands-on art classes, film screenings and dance and musical performances.

Key Personnel

The Zimmerli is led by Marti Mayo, a nationally known curator, arts professional, and museum leader. Other key personnel include, Bernadette Clapsis, Accountant; Christine Giviskos, Associate Curator of European Art; Donna Gustafson, Mellon Liaison for Academic Programs and Curator; Leslie Kriff, Registrar; Whitney Prendergast, Director of Development; Ed Schwab, Operations Manager; Stacy Smith, Publications and Communications Manager; Marilyn Symmes, Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts and Curator of Prints and Drawings; Julia Tulovsky, Associate Curator of Russian and Soviet Art; and Anita Vangerud, Security Officer.

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