The Art of Curation: Breathing New Life into Indian Tradition in Contemporary Art Exhibit

In collaboration with the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers curatorial certificate graduate students have organized the exhibition, Paper Trails: Modern Indian Works on Paper. Drawing from the Gaur Collection, the exhibition features over 100 works of modern Indian artwork, one of the largest collections of its kind in the United States. Paper Trails is on view at the Gaur Collection through


Dodge Assistantships – Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, September 1, 2020 – June 30, 2025
Application deadline: Jan 10, 2020

Dodge Assistantships at the Zimmerli Art Museum for Graduate Study in the Department of Art History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University offers Dodge Graduate Assistantships to doctoral candidates admitted to the Department of Art History who are committed to research on unofficial art of the former Soviet Union. Established in 2002 with a generous endowment from the Avenir Foundation in honor of Norton T. and Nancy Dodge, this assistantship program provides full tuition, fees, and health benefits, as well as an annual stipend for living expenses, to graduate students (known as Dodge Fellows). Travel funds for research and language study abroad, as well as for participation in conferences, are also available to Dodge Fellows by formal application.
Dodge Fellows are eligible for five years of assistantship funding. During the course of the first three years, students work 15 hours a week in the Zimmerli’s Russian and Soviet curatorial offices; the subsequent two years support dissertation research and writing without any work obligation.

Work at the Zimmerli Art Museum is supervised by Dr. Jane A. Sharp, Professor of Art History and Research Curator for the Dodge Collection, and Dr. Julia Tulovsky, Curator for Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art, with the assistance of other museum staff. The fellows perform a variety of tasks such as curatorial assistance in exhibition and catalogue production as well as administration and collection management. During the third year Dodge Fellows are given the opportunity to curate their own exhibition from the Zimmerli’s Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection.

Application and Selection Process:
Dodge Assistantships are awarded by the Department of Art History in consultation with the Zimmerli’s Director and staff to incoming graduate students.
Applications for the fall semester are due by January 10th, 2020.
For information about the Dodge Assistantships, contact Professor Jane Sharp at



Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University Hosts Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

The exhibition is inspired by the 1936 “Dimensionist Manifesto,” bringing together paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs primarily from the mid-1930s to early 1940s by artists exploring the “dimensionality” possibilities of modern art. The exhibition “Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein” is available September  03, 2019 – January 05, 2020 at the  Zimmerli Art Museum. [BroadwayWorld]