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Arts & Culture

Expand your mind as you enjoy Rutgers–New Brunswick’s many museums, galleries and cultural events.

Think Interesting Thoughts

Museums. Art Galleries. Film festivals. Cultural events of every description. Rutgers gives students so many ways to indulge—and expand—their interests. Revel in the creativity of others, or take a deep breath and share your own.

Zimmerli Art Museum

Explore the art of all time periods and mediums, from ancient paintings to contemporary photography.

Zimmerli Museum exterior

Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square

Exhibitions feature the work of students, faculty members, and distinguished outside artists.

Civic Aquare gallery

Geology Museum

Collections include shimmering geodes, an Egyptian mummy, and a giant mastodon skeleton.

Geology museum

Entomological Museum

Schedule an appointment to view more than 200,000 pinned specimens of insects.

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Zimmerli Museum exterior
Civic Aquare gallery
Geology museum
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Many Cultures. One World.

Explore different cultures or learn more about your own at Rutgers–New Brunswick’s ethnic and cultural centers. It’s a great way to embrace your heritage and those of your community. Don’t forget the many cultural clubs and organizations on campus, too.

Student Performances

More than 500 times a year, Mason Gross School of the Arts features world premieres, international guest artists, experimental art shows and performances by up-and-coming musicians, actors, and dancers. Will one of them be you? Tickets are remarkably inexpensive, often free: Ready to join in?

Dance

Express yourself through dance at Rutgers, working toward an undergraduate degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts or simply enjoying free time with a student group in hip-hop or Middle Eastern traditions.

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Music

Music is all around at Rutgers. Students can perform with the Opera Theater Rutgers or get the crowd pumping before tip-off as part of the pep band.

cello player

Theatre & Performing Arts

Follow your center-stage dreams, call the shots as director, or design fabulous sets. You’ll also find university programs for comedy, improv, and cabaret.

a play performance

Art & Design

Exhibits are held regularly throughout the year in campus galleries, displaying the work of our talented students.

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a play performance
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