New Brunswick Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events in New Brunswick

European Art

Apr 30, 2011 - Aug 31, 2015

This Art Collection features selections from the Zimmerli's exhibits of Old Master paintings and a more extensive presentation of its nineteenth-century French holdings that focus on the museum's strength in portraits and caricatures, graphic arts, Japonisme, and works related to the popular culture of fin-de-siècle Paris.

Abstraction in Sculpture

When: Sep 01, 2011 - Aug 31, 2015

In the twentieth century, sculptors explored many options offered by abstract or nonrepresentational styles. The range of these styles is vast and can be seen on display at the Zimmerli Art Museum.

Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union

When: April 30, 2012 – August 31, 2015

The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, donated to the Zimmerli in 1991. Appreciate the meaningful ways in which history and art can clash.

Meiji Photographs: A Historic Friendship between Japan and Rutgers

When: Sep 03, 2013 - Aug 31, 2015

Rutgers University and Japan, especially the city of Fukui, have enjoyed a special relationship for more than two hundred years. Among the Zimmerli Art Museum’s treasures is a group of more than two hundred photographs taken by European and Japanese photographers during the Meiji period (1868-1912), which is considered the beginning of the modern era in Japan.

2X: Paintings, Pairs, Twins, and Diptychs

When: Dec 20, 2014 - Jul 31, 2015

This exhibition on display at the Zimmerli Art Museum, explores the representation of the double in the second half of the twentieth century. The paintings on view examine instances of doubling - through the use of different subjects, moods, techniques, and intentions.


The Doctor is In: Medicine in French Prints

When: Jan 17, 2015 - Jul 31, 2015

This exhibition on display at the Zimmerli Art Museum explores the different ways that European artists both documented and interpreted health issues and medical practices of their time.


Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union

When: Apr 04, 2015 - Oct 11, 2015

The first thematic exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum which charts the development of hyperrealism and photorealism in the Soviet Union during the late 1970s and 1980s.

2015 New Brunswick Restaurant Week

When: July 11 – July 25, 2015

Restaurant Week is fast becoming a New Brunswick tradition. Downtown New Brunswick restaurants are offering mouthwatering selections and sizzling specials! Select from Lunch and Dinner options, dine out on the town!


Tim McGraw, Billy Currington & Chase Bryant

When: July 18, 2015

Tim Mcgraw the international country superstar is back with the “Shotgun Rider Tour”, where he will team up with Billy Currington & Chase Bryant. See them perform live, at the PNC Bank Arts Centre!


Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill & Rae Sremmurd

When: July 24, 2015

Headlining musical artist Nicki Minaj will appear on Tour at the PNC Bank Arts Centre performing her newest album “The Pink Print” accompanied by Meek Mill & Rae Sremmurd.


Def Leppard, Styx & Tesla

When: July 25, 2015

Three rock heavy weights Def Leppard, Styx and Tesla will touchdown at the PNC Bank Arts Centre.

Broadway Spectacular with the NJSO

When: July 30, 2015 – August 01, 2015

Three of the hottest talents on the stage today Beth Leavel, Christopher Sieber, and Kathryn Guthrie—join Ellison and the NJSO for a sparkling program of show tunes, live at the State Theatre!


Aries Spears         

When: July 30, 2015 – August 01, 2015

You may recognize him from movies, comedy specials, or the very popular Mad TV – Aries Spears is back at the Stress Factory.


77th Annual Middlesex County Fair

When: August, 03, 2015 – August, 09, 2015

For 77 years, the Middlesex County Fair has been a tradition that brings together thousands of residents for a week of summer fun! Attend one of Middlesex County’s largest outdoor events to explore our county’s rich agricultural heritage, learn a new craft, try a new food, or go on a ride – it’s all in a day’s visit at the Middlesex County Fair! Located at 655 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick, NJ. Ticket admissions apply.



When: August 05, 2015

Slipknot is back in full force, they’ve now announced a full headlining trek for the summer; see them perform live at the PNC Bank Arts Centre.


When: August 21, 2015

Nickelback has just announced a hugely anticipated 2015 tour! The “No Fixed Address” Tour will stomp into the PNC Bank Arts Center with an incredible array of new material, from their latest album “No Fixed Address”.


Chris Brown, Kid Ink, & Omarion

When: August, 26, 2015

See Chris Brown, Kid Ink, & Omarion perform their new music live, at the PNC Bank Arts Centre.


Melvin Edwards: Five Decades

When: September 01, 2015 – January 10, 2016

Edwards was the first African-American artist to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1970. In 1988, New York Times critic Michael Brenson lauded Edwards as “one of the best American sculptors… [and] one of the least known.” This exhibition is the first retrospective of the artist’s career in more than twenty years.


The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival: Aziz Ansari & Amy Schumer

When: September 05, 2015

Supported by Funny or Die, Aziz Ansari will feature the current year’s Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, with “an exceptionally unique visitor” Amy Schumer. See them as well as appearances by other popular comedians, live at the PNC Bank Arts Centre.


Patti LaBelle

When: October 16, 2015

See lady of soul and Grammy®-winning artist Patti LaBelle live in concert at the State Theatre!

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