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Zimmerli Art Museum

71 Hamilton Street


The Zimmerli Art Museum’s collection includes more than 60,000 works of art, ranging from ancient to contemporary art. The permanent collection features particularly rich holdings in 19th-century French art; Russian art from icons to the avant-garde; Soviet nonconformist art from the Dodge Collection; and American art with notable holdings of prints. In addition, small groups of antiquities, old master paintings, as well as art inspired by Japan and original illustrations for children’s books, provide representative examples of the museum’s research and teaching message at Rutgers. One of the largest and most distinguished university-based art museums in the nation, the Zimmerli is located on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Established in 1766, Rutgers is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning and a premier public research university.


The Zimmerli Art Museum is located at 71 Hamilton Street at George Street on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The Zimmerli is a short walk from the NJ Transit train station in New Brunswick, midway between New York City and Philadelphia.

Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and the first Wednesday of each month (except August), 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and the month of August.

Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for 65 and over; and free for museum members, children under 18, and Rutgers students, faculty, and staff (with ID). Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month. For more information, call 848.932.7237 or visit the museum’s website: 


Nina Beck

Sunday, April 1, 2018
The Zimmerli Art Museum is truly an incredible place, with the kind of art, artifacts, and even war memorabilia like journals and other writings, that will pull you in and engage you to the point where all you're really thinking about is walking around and taking it all in. It is a place to get absorbed, while you are learning a lot about many different artists and sculptors, and writers that you probably have never heard of. I wish I could remember more about it, but I went there 4 years ago, and I don't live on the East coast or anywhere near New Jersey, so I may never be back. But if I had to pick a museum I would like to revisit, it would be the Zimmerli Art Museum. Please avail yourself of it! Note that it is also on the campus of Rutgers University, which is lovely, with its own historical buildings and beautiful, lush lawns and gardens, so make sure that you walk around the campus as well as visiting the library while you are at the site. Obviously since you are back East, you would want to go in May or June, or early September. It's nice if you could go after college is out for the year, or before it starts up again in the fall. You will have a wonderful, relaxing day!

Sun Jianqiao

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
I give 5 stars for the small cafe inside the museum. Coolest place in Rutgers. Definitely worth to go and spend a full afternoon in this hidden small area with even more sense of art than the art museum.

Jackie Gordon Singing Chef

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
What a heartbreaking and well curated exhibition of non conformist Russian art. Mans inhumanity to man never ceases to amaze me. It's very inspiring that artists continue to create and inspire despite the risks and dire circumstances . Such a nice museum. The staff was very helpful. The other exhibits we're also well done.

Charles Heckscher

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
A beautiful exhibit of French lithographs, large and thorough and well documented. It appears to be quite a good quality museum.

Eva hsu

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Learned new things here. Enjoyed the French lithograph print today.

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