Zimmerli Art Museum - Alex Melamid and the Incoherents; Shadows, Puppets, and Politics

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FEB 11, 2023 to JUL 16, 2023
Admission at the Zimmerli is FREE to everyone. Tickets are not required for exhibitions.
Wed 11 am - 6 PM
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Fri 11 am - 6 pm
Sat & Sun noon - 5 pm


Zimmerli Art Museum
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ

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Phone: 848-932-7237

The topical, irreverent, and experimental art associated with Parisian artistic cabarets of the 1880s and 1890s has long delighted the artist Alex Melamid, who recognized the serious fun of these earlier drawings, illustrated journals, and performances as a precursor to his own artistic projects and goals. This exhibition features a selection of works from the Zimmerli’s wide-ranging collection—including puppets, shadow theater props and posters, and satirical prints and drawings—along with new works by Melamid that celebrate his spirited creativity and salute the inventive and disruptive work of the late 19th-century Parisian avant-garde.

Organized by Christine Giviskos, Ph.D., Curator of Prints, Drawings, and European Art