February 3, 2009

Panel Discussion and Reception – Contemporary Russian Art at Rutgers

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

Panel Discussion and Reception
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Panel: 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Reception: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Admission is FREE
and open to the public.

A major collection of contemporary Russian art has been donated to the Zimmerli Art Museum by Claude and Nina Gruen, adding to the museum’s world-renowned holdings of Soviet and Russian art. The distinguished panelists will explore new approaches to the collecting, study, and critical evaluation of late-Soviet and contemporary Russian art.

Dr. Julia Tulovsky, Moderator – Assistant Curator of Russian and Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, Zimmerli Art Museum

Dr. Alexander Borovsky – Director of the Department of New Trends at the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Dr. John E. Bowlt – Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Director of the Institute of Modern Russian Culture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Dr. Alla Rosenfeld – Vice-President and Senior Specialist, Russian Paintings, Sotheby’s, New York

Nina J. Gruen – Co-founder and Principal Sociologist in charge of market research and analysis, Gruen Gruen Associates (GG A), San Francisco

A reception to celebrate the exhibition and catalogue will be held immediately following the panel discussion.

Bus service especially for the February 10 events at the Zimmerli will be available leaving at noon from New York (midtown) and arriving back in New York at 8:00 p.m. The service is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected]

Regularly scheduled train and bus service to New Brunswick is available on New Jersey Transit departing from Penn Station and Port Authority. Driving directions and parking information can be obtained from the museum’s Web site. Limited parking is available on the Rutgers campus.

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits works of art to provide the university community with direct experience of the visual arts. The museum’s scholarly activities serve diverse campus, regional, national, and international audiences by making art intellectually accessible through exhibitions, publications, and education programs.

The Zimmerli’s operations, exhibitions, and programs are funded in part by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; and the donors, members, and friends of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum.

For specifics on The Claude and Nina Gruen Collection of Contemporary Russian Art exhibition or panel discussion, please contact Julia Tulovsky, Assistant Curator of Russian and Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, at [email protected] For a press release or collection images, please contact Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications, at [email protected]

Image above:
Oleg Tselkov, Many-Headed Person with Fork, 1983, oil on canvas. The Claude and Nina Gruen Collection of Contemporary Russian Art.

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