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The Artistic Sides of Medicine, Jazz Artifacts Are Part of Visual Arts Scene at Rutgers University in Newark

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Image: Roberto Osti, "Harlequin," 2008, watercolor on paper, 52"x57", courtesy of the artist

How do artists depict health and healing in their work? What kind of art treasures are hidden in a jazz archive? Come find out at the Paul Robeson Galleries of Rutgers University in Newark and the John Cotton Dana Library’s Dana Gallery. All galleries are open to the public free of charge. All dates and locations are subject to change; for updated information and additional events, visit www.newark.rutgers.edu/arts.  Paul Robeson Campus Center and the Dana Library are wheelchair-accessible.

 

EXHIBITIONS AT THE PAUL ROBESON GALLERIES, PAUL ROBESON CAMPUS CENTER, 350 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BLVD.

Mon.–Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;, info: 973.353.1610;  galleryr@andromeda.rutgers.edu , or http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery/.  Media contact: Anonda Bell, director and curator, Paul Robeson Galleries, 973/353-1609, or anonda@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Through Jan. 9, 2013, Main Gallery (opening reception: Sept 13, 5-7 p.m.)
What Cannot Be Cured Must Be Endured
This exhibition explores artistic representations of healing, medicine, spiritual and alternative interventions or preventions of illness, and the frailty of the human form.

Through Jan. 9, Orbit 1 Gallery
Farah Ossouli: Ars Poetica
Iranian-born artist Farah Ossouli engages issues of gender roles, drawing inspiration from iconic western and Persian art, the decorative arts, and contemporary Persian poetry.

Through  Jan. 9, 2013, Orbit 2 Gallery
Dreamtime IV: So Yoon Lym
So Yoon Lym’s striking acrylic paintings of braided hairstyles are both richly detailed and powerfully graphic, raising questions of representation, abstraction, and identity.

Through  Jan. 9, 2013, Pequod Deck
The True History of Puss in Boots
A contemporary reworking of the classic tale.  Illustrations by Henry Charles.

Through July 24, 2013, Messier Gallery
Soma, Trickster & Myself: David D. Oquendo
David D. Oquendo uses the vernacular of pop culture and religious iconography to engage his generation in questions of faith and personal growth.

 

EXHIBITIONS AT JOHN COTTON DANA LIBRARY, 185 UNIVERSITY AVE., NEWARK

Nov. 1, 2012 – Jan. 25, 2013, Dana Gallery, 4th Floor
(library hours info:  www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/h_and_d/h_and_d.shtml)
Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies: An illustrated history
An exhibit describing the history of the Institute conveyed through items from the collections. 

Events and exhibits are supported in part by grants from the Cultural Programming Committee at Rutgers University, Newark.  Additional support for selected programs has been received from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

GETTING TO RUTGERS UNIVERSITY IN NEWARK

BY MASS TRANSIT: Rutgers-Newark can be reached by New Jersey Transit buses and trains, the PATH train and Amtrak from New York City, and by the Newark Light Rail, Washington Street Station or Broad Street Station. 

BY CAR:  Maps and driving directions at: www.newark.rutgers.edu/maps/index.php