The following events took place during Rutgers' 250th Anniversary commemoration held November 10, 2015, through November 10, 2016. Watch the documentary that chronicles the yearlong celebration at 250.rutgers.edu/250documentary.
Stop by and take a photo with the monument. You can find the monument at the Engineering Quad Area near the Science and Engineering Resource Center on the Busch Campus in New Brunswick. And, don't forget to post your photo to Instagram, Twitter, and Rutgers Facebook page using #Rutgers250. This summer, look for the monument at the Livingston Campus. | Location: Engineering Quad Area, Busch Campus, 118 Frelinghuysen Road (approximate address), New Brunswick, NJ.
See the student art exhibition, Revolution, inspired by Rutgers' heritage, at the Undergraduate Annual Art Open | Location: Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ.
See a map drawn in 1780 and other works of Simeon De Witt QC1776, George Washington's chief cartographer during the Revolutionary War, at the Zimmerli Art Museum. | Location: Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Admission is free. Hours: Zimmerli is open Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.; and first Tuesday of the month, 10 a.m.–9 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays, major holidays, and for the month of August.
The Kirkpatrick Choir, conducted by Patrick Gardner, performs Bach Cantatas 161, 173, and 184 and works by Robert Aldridge, professor and director of music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. In honor of Rutgers' 250th anniversary, the concert is entitled Sol Musicae et Occidentem Illustra, which is translated as "Light of music, shine upon the West also," is a play on the university's motto, "Sun of righteousness, shine upon the West also.” | Location: Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ. Admission: General Public $15 / Rutgers Alumni, Employees, and Seniors $10 / Students $5.
As part of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Isadore Candeub Memorial Lecture series, Tony Calcado, vice president for facilities and capital planning, will discuss the historical and present-day approaches to campus planning, and highlight the university's most recent master plan, Rutgers 2030. | Location: Civic Square Building in the Special Events Forum, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. This is a free event.
In honor of the 250th anniversary, the university community, alumni, and friends will gather for "Black on the Banks: African-American Students at Rutgers in the 1960s," a two-day conference examining the struggle for equity and access in higher education. Panelists include African-American alumni from Rutgers College and Douglass College Classes of 1964 through 1973. | Location: G.H. Cook and College Avenue campuses in New Brunswick, NJ. This event is free and open to the public. You can attend as many panel sessions as you like. Register before October 30.
Revolutions signify a break with previous traditions and inevitably operate through signs, images, and words. In many cases, the arts precede political and military action, articulating the social and cultural changes that affect the community. Writers, film directors, musicians, and choreographers are often the catalysts of new movements and the true performers of revolution before tanks and politicians intervene. Join the Italian Graduate Society and friends for this conference, which explores the theme of revolution through different perspectives. Topics and approaches may include, but are not restricted to: Political and social revolution in literature and visual arts; performance as revolution (Avant-garde, 1960s Happenings); cinema and its innovative language; dance and theater; revolution on stage; music and librettos, from Risorgimento to Italian cantautori. Keynote speakers are Vincenzo A. Binetti, professor of Italian at University of Michigan, and John Zaretti, president of Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan. | Location: Eagleton Institute of Politics, 191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ. For information, contact Alessandro Vettori at email@example.com or 848-932-4945.
The Zimmerli Art Museum’s exhibition HereNow: Rutgers 250 celebrates the 250th anniversary of Rutgers—as well as the 50th birthday of the museum—by looking to the future. Rather than focus on Rutgers’ illustrious history, the initiative engages the entire university community with an opportunity to capture what education and campus life look like in the early 21st century at a major public university.
Beginning on November 10, 2015, as part of the Rutgers' community, you are invited to submit your images through the exhibit website. Images received by early January 2016 will be printed and hung as the premier images for this major exhibition at the Zimmerli. Thereafter, submitted images will be printed and installed in the museum at regular intervals, allowing the online and onsite exhibition to grow throughout the spring.
Following the close of the show, the 250 most interesting and compelling images will be compiled and published in a fine arts book with accompanying essays by distinguished authors and critics from Rutgers and beyond. The publication will document Rutgers, here and now, comprising a record of life at Rutgers at its 250th birthday through the eyes of its many communities. | Location: Submit your images online at herenow250.rutgers.edu.
Join us, rain or shine, as we commence Rutgers 250, a yearlong celebration of Rutgers' 250 anniversary, on the lawn at Old Queens in New Brunswick from 4–5:30 p.m. Enjoy a colonial-themed festival with glowing kettle fires, music, food, displays, the premiere screening of the anniversary film Our Revolutionary Spirit, and many interactive activities, culminating in a one-minute community bell ringing. | Location: On the lawn of Old Queens, 83 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ. This event will take place rain or shine on November 10.