The Zimmerli stays open late on April 7 for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays. The evening kicks off with a curator-led, family-friendly tour of Bugs & Frogs & Toads! Oh My! Original Children’s Illustrations by Nancy Winslow Parker, followed by “A World of Insects.” John Cambridge, a PhD candidate in the Rutgers Department of Entomology, presents this illustrated talk designed to appeal to all ages. Slide Jam welcomes artists Basia Goszczynska and Ken Weathersby to discuss their new work. And the Rutgers Scarlet Knight Jazz Trombones, led by Mason Gross professor (and Grammy nominee) Conrad Herwig, return to the museum for an evening of grooves from the university’s top student musicians. Free.
The public is invited to a special program on Thursday, April 9, beginning at 2:30pm, in conjunction with the new exhibition Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union. A panel discussion focuses on the perception and construction of reality in art works of the Soviet era, as well as the instrumental role of photography as a medium in conveying reality in the Soviet Union. Participants include Dr. Katherine Hill Reischl (Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literature, Princeton University), Dr. Andres Kurg (Architectural Historian and Researcher, Institute of Art History of Estonia Academy of Arts, Tallinn), and Dr. Jeremy Canwell (independent scholar). The program also features the short animated film Incident with an Artist by director Grigory Kozlov, a tour, and a reception. Free.