Arts and 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.
Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square
Exhibitions feature the work of students, faculty members, and distinguished outside artists.
Collections include shimmering geodes, an Egyptian mummy, and a giant mastodon skeleton.
Schedule an appointment to view more than 200,000 pinned specimens of insects.
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.
Asian American Cultural Center
Events, guest speakers, and cultural programs expand multicultural education for Asian-American and Asian students.
Center for Latino Arts and Culture
Students, faculty, and staff participate in Latino culture on campus through lectures, art exhibits, and cultural events.
Paul Robeson Cultural Center
The social and educational experiences of African-American students are reflected in lectures, films, and academic programs.
Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
Provides educational and social programs, leadership development, and policy consultation for LGBTQIA community members.
Alumni, friends, family, and visitors participate in the day’s activities, which include Ag Field Day and the New Jersey Folk Festival.
New Jersey Film Festival
Rutgers students with a passion for film can take in screenings, participate in discussions, and help plan the festival.
New Jersey Folk Festival
The oldest continuously running folk festival in New Jersey takes place each year at Rutgers–New Brunswick with music, food, and crafts. The festival is managed by undergraduates.
Rutgers Jewish Film Festival
The festival showcases films from the past and present that are rooted in Jewish culture, covering all genres, including documentaries and dramas.
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?
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.
Raise your voice in a vocal program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts or one of the many student organizations with styles from pitch-perfect acapella to contemporary to gospel.
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.
Art & Design
Exhibits are held regularly throughout the year in campus galleries, displaying the work of our talented students.