Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New Brunswick, 732-932-7237, www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu

What’s the Deal:

The Zimmerli Art Museum’s collections comprise a number of areas of focus and total 55,000 works of art, making it one of the largest university art museums in the country. The Zimmerli is well integrated into academic life of Rutgers University and often coordinates initiatives within the framework of this large, research-based institution. The museum also offers a full panoply of education programs for adults, school children and families, making it an important resource for the surrounding area and the university community.

Permanent exhibitions:

The Zimmerli’s varied permanent collections feature concentrations in turn-of-the-century French graphics and sculpture, 20th-century Soviet Nonconformist art, 19th and 20th-century American art and contemporary printmaking, and Russian art from the 15th to the 20th centuries.

Current exhibitions:

– The David and Mildred Morse Collection: Selections from the Bequest, through October 21.

Upcoming exhibitions:

— A New Reality: Black and White Photography in Contemporary Art, September 1 to November 25

— A Sense of Place: Children’s Book Illustrations by Catherine Stock, September 1, 2007, to January 27, 2008

— Calculation and Impulse: Abstract American Prints, September 1, 2007, to February 3, 2008

— Printmaking from Soviet Estonia: Part 2, September 8, 2007, to January 27, 2008

— Two Centuries of Hungarian Art: A Gift from the Salgo Trust for Education, December 9, 2007, to March 30, 2008

— The Heritage of the Russian Avant-Garde: Vladimir Sterligov and His School, October 27, 2007, to May 23, 2008

— Art Nouveau Illuminated: Lamps from the Sigmund Freedman Bequest, November 3, 2007, to April 20, 2008

Bells and whistles:

— Spotlight tours every Sunday at 2 and 3 p.m.

— Free admission on the first Sunday of each month.

— The Schimmel Rare Book Library houses rare books, journals, and other documents that support the French collection.

Admission and hours:

Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission $3 adults; under 18 free.

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