Water explores the force of nature as element, purifier, place, allegory, and spectacle. Ranging from a 17th-century Chinese landscape to Bill Viola’s visceral video work, Ablutions (2005), works will be drawn from the museum’s own collections of French, American, Russian and Soviet Nonconformist art, photographs, prints, and children’s book illustrations, as well as from other public and private collections. Water is the subject and title of a far-reaching exhibition at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University from September 1, 2010 through Januar 2, 2011.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Art After Hours: First Wednesdays, 6 -9 p.m.
Campus opening reception of this semester-long exhibition on the theme of water.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Film screening: Experiments on Film
An experimental documentary by Hanna Rose Shell (Assistant Professor, Science, Technology, and Society, MIT) about seeing movement, doing science and filming fish in Naples, Italy. Screening and discussion of “Locomotion in Water” and other works on video presented by the director. Co-organized with the Program in History of Science, Technology, Environment and Health, Rutgers University. Support for this program has been provided from an endowment established by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Outdoor Performances on the Banks of the Raritan River, 3 p.m.
Outdoor performances of Handel’s Water Music, Duke Ellington’s Water Suite, and other works celebrating water on the banks of the Raritan River, featuring the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra with music director Jan Reinhart. Concert will begin at 3:00 PM. Admission is free. (For location, the public may check the Zimmerli’s website: www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu.)
Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24, 2010
12 noon to 12 noon
Reading Water –The Big Read
A 24-hour reading at the Zimmerli Art Museum of water themed texts of a literary, scientific, and philosophical nature in a multitude of languages. Co-organized by the Zimmerli Art Museum, the Department of English, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Language Institute at Rutgers.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Poetry and Politics of Water in Africa, South Asia, Middle East and the Americas
A symposium at the Zimmerli Art Museum co-organized by the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literature, Center for African Studies, and the Zimmerli Art Museum. Informal reception to follow. Support for this program has been provided from an endowment established by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.