Zimmerli Art Museum - New Brunswick, NJ
New Jersey is one of the best kept secrets in our country. In spite of what others may believe, we residents know that our state is home to an assortment of dynamic places to visit. Among our better known destinations, Rutgers and Princeton are considered among the best universities in the country. What many may overlook is that both house art museums that rival those of any major city in the area. If you find yourself with a free Sunday afternoon and want to avoid NYC traffic, consider a trip to one of our local art museums.
The Zimmerli Art Museum, located on the Rutgers campus in New Brunswick, is a jewel of a destination for a family outing. The museum contains a collection of exhibits of world-class works of art that represent the diverse regional audiences in the area. It is especially well known for its holdings in 19h Century French art, Russian art and American art. One of the current exhibitions Maples in the Mist: Chinese Poems for Children Illustrated by Jean and Mou-sien is open to families Friday through Sunday. The museum offers weekly art classes for school age children and teens as well as drop in activities for students who would like to dabble in hands-on art projects.
Located at 71 Hamilton Street at George Street. Admission is $6.00 for adult; children under 18 are free. First Sunday of each month, free admissions for all.
Visit the Zimmerli Art Museum web site for additional information and a calendar of events.
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