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Art Library Research Guide: Zimmerli Art Museum

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Zimmerli Art Museum

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University is one of the largest and most distinguished university-based museums in the country. It collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits world-class works of art to provide the university community and diverse regional, national, and international audiences with direct experience of the visual arts. Scholarly activities make art intellectually accessible through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs.

Permanent Collection

The museum’s permanent collection totals more than 60,000 works in a wide range of media and includes a survey of Western art from the fifteenth century to the present. The Zimmerli has particularly strong holdings in:

  • Nineteenth-century French art, particularly prints and rare books
  • Russian art and Soviet nonconformist art from the Dodge Collection
  • American art, especially prints

Selections from these holdings, along with focused presentations of European art, art inspired by Japan, ancient Greek and Roman art, Pre-Columbian art, and American illustrations for children’s books, are always on view at the Zimmerli.