Gaze at a Picasso, and then create your own masterpiece. Be a member of a jazz ensemble led by a legendary saxophonist. Perform with a student dance company, presenting concerts choreographed by stars of the New York dance scene.
Arts & Culture
At Rutgers, you’re on stage and in the art studio—and in the audience, too, applauding your friends as they show off their talents in art, dance, music, and theater.
With access to world-class art galleries and studios, stunning theater venues, and intimate performance spaces, Rutgers students have the chance to partake in an eclectic, vibrant cultural mélange—a raucous concert, a student performance of Molière or Shakespeare, or an art exhibit from world-class collections.
Below are just some of the many campus spots that support artistic expression. These cultural offerings are here for you—and maybe they’ll even be by you.
This international center for leading-edge printmaking ideas and education enables artists to contribute new narratives to the American cultural mainstream, creating new work in print and on paper in collaboration with master printers and papermakers.
Seeking inspiration? With more than 55,000 works of art, the Zimmerli is one of the foremost university art museums in the country. Grab an espresso at the café then stroll through the museum—home to the largest collection of Soviet dissident art outside of Russia, as well as collections focusing on Japonisme, stained glass, children’s book illustrations, and American prints.
See everything from The Merry Wives of Windsor to jazz ensembles to modern dance. Experience music, dance, art, and more, from Rutgers students, faculty, and visiting artists.