Stacks of art to explore at the Zimmerli Art Museum

March 29, 2013 by  

Art lovers will want to visit the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum to see the currently running exhibit of ‘Ironic Objects’ by Leonid Sokov.

The exhibit contains nearly 50 works and is the largest exhibit in the United States of this Soviet nonconformist artist. Sokov’s artwork contains verbal puns in his multi-layered works and offers insight into his view of politics, culture, and life.

Sokov was born in 1941 and studied art in Moscow. He immigrated to Austria for a brief period of time before moving to New York in 1980. This exhibit will be on display through the end of September 2013.

Also now open at the museum is ‘Stars: Contemporary Prints by Derrière L’Étoile Studio’. It will feature first prints by those who defined art in 1980s America. Among the artists on display are Jeff Koons, Elizabeth Murray, and Keith Haring. Derrière L’Étoile was founded in New York in 1978 by printer Maurice Sanchez and became one of the leading studios for printing services.

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum is located at 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, just minutes from East Brunswick. Admission is free for those carrying Rutgers ID, children under the age of 18, and museum members, while it is $6 for adults and $5 for seniors aged 65 and older. On the first Sunday of the month, admission is free for everyone, so April 7 could be a day to pencil in a visit. The exhibit will be on display through July.

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