The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University has launched eMuseum, providing online visitors access to search more than 7,000 images of artwork in the institution’s collection. Text information for some 18,000 additional works is also available. Museum staff continue to upload images weekly to increase access for visitors.

Erik Bulatov (Russian, born 1933), 1977, oil on canvas, 155.6 × 206.1 cm, Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union

Online visitors may search the collection via the “Collection” tab on the Zimmerli’s home page. In addition, a user may save “Favorites” after creating a free individual account.

The Zimmerli is one of more than 800 clients worldwide using eMuseum software by Gallery Systems to make its art collection searchable from personal devices.

The database reflects the Zimmerli’s permanent holdings, initiated when the museum was founded as the Rutgers University Art Gallery in 1966. Early collection strengths include American Art and European Art. In the 1990s, donations of Russian Art and Soviet Nonconformist Art expanded the breadth of the collection. Visitors are able to search by these collection categories, as well as the mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper (which includes the museum’s original illustrations for children’s books).

Gennadii Zubkov, (Russian, born 1940), 1982-1989, oil on canvas, 95 × 114.5 cm, Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union

The Zimmerli Art Museum is one of the largest and most distinguished university museums in the country. It collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits world-class works of art to provide the university community and diverse regional, national, and international audiences with direct experience of the visual arts. Scholarly activities make art accessible through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs.

Oleg Vassiliev (Russian, active in United States after 1990, 1931-2013), 1985, colored pencil and gouache on paper, 46 x 35.1 cm, Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union

Please note that the Zimmerli remains closed to the public and all programs are suspended until further notice. News regarding operations will be posted on the museum’s home page. For Rutgers updates, please visit Universitywide COVID-19 Information.