The Zimmerli Art Museum presents two events this week at Rutgers University–New Brunswick celebrating Black History Month: On Thursday, February 1, the Zimmerli hosts SparkNight, a free monthly art party that will include tours of exhibitions featuring works by Alonzo Adams, a Rutgers alumnus; Didier William, a Rutgers assistant professor of expanded print at the Mason Gross School of the Arts; and the late Paul Gardère, a Haitian American mixed-media artist.
SparkNight will also will feature step and stroll performances by Zone de Oriente and Sigma Lambda Gamma, an interactive art making workshop, raffles and music by The IZM (a music artist, producer and DJ). The event is free and open to the public.
In addition to SparkNight, The Rutgers Club is collaborating with the Zimmerli and Hub City Jazz to present another Black History Month celebration, The Griot and Jazz, on Saturday, February 3, featuring Adams and musicians from the Hub City Jazz Festival.
“It is a great time to see friends and fellowship with the community, to share my artistry and my journey,” Adams said about being a part of these events to celebrate Black History Month.
Read more at Rutgers Today.
Image: Alonzo Adams exchanges words during the opening reception for his exhibition, “Alonzo Adams: A Griot’s Vision,” on Sept. 23 at the Zimmerli.
Zimmerli Art Museum/Rutgers University