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Princeton Symphony Orchestra and Princeton University Art Museum Present Festival of Music and Art October 6, 2012

09/05/2012

 

Saturday, October 6, 2012, from noon to 5 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra is partnering with the Princeton University Art Museum to present the second annual Festival of Music and Art on the Princeton University campus. The festival will give families a chance to experience two of the Princeton community’s most enduring and brilliant cultural institutions: its extraordinary art museum and its award-winning symphony orchestra. With the theme Asian Adventures, the family festival celebrates art and music either by Asian artists or about Eastern culture. It is produced as part of the PSO BRAVO! education programs, and is geared toward children ages four through 12 and their families.

 

One of the festival’s main attractions will be the PSO Family Concert, taking place at 2:30 pm at the PSO’s stunning home venue, Richardson Auditorium. Conducted by PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, the concert will stage a kid-friendly introduction to live orchestral music that is sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy as well, with a program partially derived from the PSO’s first Classical Series concert of the season, China’s Glory. It opens with the U.S. premiere of a work called The Grand Canal by young Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian; the piece incorporates traditional Chinese instruments, such as the erhu and ruan, as well as traditional Chinese singing, making it a unique opportunity for families to discover the distinct music of China. The Grand Canal is followed by Camille Saint-Saens’ “Bacchanale” and Alexander Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances.” Taken from the operas Samson and Delilah and Prince Igor, respectively, both pieces have a distinct Middle-Eastern flavor and culminate in frenetic dances that are sure to have the audience bouncing in their seats!

 

Before and after the concert, just across the Princeton University campus at the Princeton University Art Museum, docents and museum staff will guide children as they explore the museum’s vast Asian art collections through a scavenger hunt, and create their own Chinese-inspired scrolls and calligraphy. The museum’s family art activities will take place from noon to 5 pm and refreshments will be served.

 

The Festival of Music and Art will be an unforgettable day spent discovering Asia’s rich culture—and with concert tickets priced at just $10 each, and activities at the museum presented free of charge, it is an affordable afternoon of family fun. For concert tickets, please call the PSO at (609) 497-0020 or buy online at www.princetonsymphony.org/performances/tickets. Subject to availability, tickets may also be purchased at the Richardson Auditorium box office the day of the concert.

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ABOUT THE PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Whether performing classical masterworks, introducing music by modern-day masters, or hosting students at their first live symphony performance, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s finest music organizations. Led by Music Director Rossen Milanov and guided by an extraordinary Board of Trustees, the PSO offers orchestral, pops, and chamber music programs of the highest quality, as well as lectures and other events to complement these concerts. Through PSO BRAVO!, the orchestra produces wide-reaching and innovative education programs, carried out in partnerships with local schools and arts organizations. With funding for excellence from the National Endowment for the Arts, the PSO is also a multiple-year recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ highest honors—a Citation of Excellence and designation as a Major Arts Institution—and in June 2011, the PSO received an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. The only professional orchestra to make its home in Princeton, the PSO performs at historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.

 

Find the PSO online at www.princetonsymphony.org; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/princetonsymphony; and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/psomusic.

 

ABOUT PSO BRAVO! EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed PSO BRAVO! education programs reach more than 10,000 students each year. Meet the Orchestra! establishes PSO musicians in teaching partnerships at more than 30 public, private, and special-needs elementary schools throughout Central New Jersey, and stages full-orchestra performances for elementary school students each spring. At the middle school level, Listen Up! invites students to attend Classical Series concerts and create visual art in response to the music they hear. Through Master It!, advanced high school and college instrumentalists participate in public masterclasses with world-renowned artists. PSO BRAVO! also presents a variety of activities outside of schools, including the Instrument Petting Zoo at Communiversity, programs at the Princeton Public Library and West Windsor Arts Council, and the Festival of Music and Art in partnership with the Princeton University Art Museum. From kindergarten through college, PSO BRAVO! inspires the next generation of musicians and audiences.

Valid from 09/05/2012 to 10/07/2012

The Princeton Singers Concert at Princeton University Art Museum Go Forward This Weekend as Scheduled

11/02/2012

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DREAMSCAPES 
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The Princeton University Art Museum
The Princeton Singers hopes that you and your families are safe. Our thoughts are with all who have been affected by Sandy. Our concerts this weekend at the Princeton University Art Museum will go forward as scheduled. We hope you will join us to enjoy a brief respite from the storm aftermath and to experience the healing power of music.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd 
5:30pm 
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4th 
5:30pm 
 
 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM  
Tickets: $15
general admission  
 
This concert is generously supported by
The Princeton University Art Museum
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The Princeton Singers, in conjunction with the Princeton University Art Museum's exhibition Dancing into Dreams, presents an exciting program devoted to dreams, invocations, rituals and transformations.  A tapestry of Shaman songs, Peyote rites, aboriginal Australian sun myths and Igbe chanting shows the rich relationship of music and ritual.

Valid from 11/02/2012 to 11/05/2012

McCarter & Princeton University Art Museum Announce Hot Pursuit: A pARTy Crawl April 5, 2014

03/26/2014

Hot Pursuit: A pARTy Crawl

Date

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where

Art Museum

Join fellow young professionals and students on April 5 at the Princeton University Art Museum and satisfy your thirst for culture, art, music, food, and wine—all for FREE! Enjoy student-led tours of selected art in the museum’s collection, performances by L’Avant-Scène, pan-European food and wine, and more!

Then follow the tunes of Roaring 20 (R20) to McCarter for a 7pm performance of The Barber of Seville. Performance tickets are $15 for students* and $20 for 35 and under; you must show valid I.D. when picking up your tickets.

Order your Tickets HERE.
For $15 student tickets, use promo code:STUTIX For $20 35 & Under tickets, use promo code:HOTPURSUIT

*Princeton University students, use your TigerCard for FREE tickets or $5 with promo code: PUSTUTIX

Valid from 03/26/2014 to 04/06/2014

McCarter at the Princeton University Art Museum February 23, 2012

02/10/2012

  Off the Wall  McCarter at the  Princeton University Art Museum  Thursday, February 23 starting at 6:30pm.  Please join us for a special evening  celebrating Travesties at the Princeton  University Art Museum on  Thursday, February 23 starting at 6:30pm.  Tom Stoppard’s Travesties  is a comic  masterpiece that explores the purpose of  art and role of the artist. What better  venue to get a sneak peek at this play  than the world-class art museum in our  own backyard? Meet the cast, hear a brief  excerpt from the play, explore the museum,  and enjoy some light refreshments in a  beautiful and inspiring setting.  RSVP by February 14 to David Cannon at (609) 258-6530 or dcannon@mccarter.org  This community event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be provided.  This event is part of a new partnership between the two cultural anchors of our community,  McCarter Theatre and the Princeton University Art Museum.

Valid from 02/10/2012 to 02/24/2012

Princeton Symphony Orchestra and Princeton University Art Museum Present Festival of Music and Art October 1, 2011

09/09/2011

Princeton, NJ—Saturday, October 1, from noon to 5 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is teaming up with the Princeton University Art Museum to present a Festival of Music and Art on the Princeton University campus. A first-time event, to be enjoyed together by families, the festival will spotlight two of the Princeton community’s most enduring and brilliant cultural institutions: its extraordinary art museum and its award-winning symphony orchestra. With the theme American Adventures, the festival celebrates music and art made in America. The festival was initiated as part of PSO BRAVO! education programs, and is geared toward children ages four through 12 and their families.

 

One of the festival’s main attractions will be the PSO’s first-ever family concert, taking place at 2:30 pm at the PSO’s stunning home venue, Richardson Auditorium. The concert will stage a kid-friendly introduction to live orchestral music that is sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy as well, with a program based on the PSO’s first Classical Series concert of the season, Visions of America. The family concert will open with Aaron Copland’s toe-tapping “Hoedown” from Rodeo, followed by Charles Ives’ spirited Variations on “America,” which elaborates and embellishes one of America’s best-known anthems. Selections from the “New World” Symphony will offer a discovery of African American and Native American musical influences that inspired Czech composer Antonín Dvorák while he was living and composing in America. Finally, the PSO will perform John Philip Sousa’s famous march tune Stars and Stripes Forever, with PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov inviting the audience to join in the fun as he “conducts” their hand-clapping and foot-stomping.

 

Before and after the concert, just across the Princeton University campus at the Princeton University Art Museum, kids can explore the museum’s vast American art collections in a scavenger hunt and even create their own art! The museum’s family art activities will take place from noon to 5 pm and refreshments will be served.

 

The afternoon will be an unforgettable day of fun for families. Concert tickets are affordably priced at just $10 each. Thanks to a grant to PSO BRAVO! from the New Jersey-based Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, the PSO will also make available 200 tickets, free of charge, to low-income families and social service agencies.

 

For tickets, please call the PSO at (609) 497-0020 or download an order form at www.princetonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at www.princeton.edu/utickets and at the Richardson Auditorium box office the day of the concert.

 

ABOUT PSO BRAVO!

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed PSO BRAVO! education programs reach more than 10,000 students each year. Meet the Orchestra! establishes PSO musicians in teaching partnerships at more than 30 public, private, and special-needs elementary schools throughout Central New Jersey, and stages full-orchestra performances for elementary school students each spring. At the middle school level, Listen Up! invites students to attend Classical Series concerts and create visual art in response to the music they hear. Through Master It!, advanced high school and college instrumentalists participate in public masterclasses with world-renowned artists. New in 2011, PSO BRAVO! offers the PSO Family Concert, an afternoon of culture for families to enjoy together. >From kindergarten through college, PSO BRAVO! inspires the next generation of musicians and audiences.

 

ABOUT THE PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA                                                    

Whether performing classical masterworks, introducing music by modern-day masters, or hosting students at their first live symphony performance, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a cultural centerpiece of the Princeton community and one of New Jersey’s finest music organizations. Led by Music Director Rossen Milanov and guided by an extraordinary Board of Trustees, the PSO offers award-winning orchestral, pops, and chamber music programs, as well as lectures and other events to complement these concerts. Through PSO BRAVO!, the PSO produces wide-reaching and innovative education programs, carried out in partnerships with local schools and arts organizations. The PSO is proud to be a multiple-year recipient of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ highest honors: a Citation of Excellence and designation as a Major Arts Institution. The only professional orchestra to make its home in Princeton, the PSO performs at historic Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University.

Find the PSO online at www.princetonsymphony.org; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/princetonsymphony; and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/psomusic.

Valid from 09/09/2011 to 10/02/2011

THE PRINCETON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA In Collaboration With THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM CELEBRATES “Romance, Majesty and an Orchestral Icon”

02/25/2010

Princeton, NJ, February 23, 2010 … In a unique collaboration that pairs great art with great music, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra and the Princeton University Art Museum will present “Romance, Majesty and an Orchestral Icon,” an afternoon of related events featuring a pre-concert talk, concert and museum tour, on Sunday, March 21. Inspired by the museum’s new exhibit, “Architecture as Icon: Perception and Representations of Architecture in Byzantine Art,” the program opens with a talk at 3 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium, followed by

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a concert by the PSO at 4 p.m., with orchestral works chosen to complement the museum-going experience. Members of the audience are then invited to tour the “Architecture as Icon” exhibit, which is co-organized by the museum with the European Center for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Monuments in Thessaloniki, Greece. The exhibit opens on Saturday, March 6 and continues through June 6.

 

The March 21 concert is sponsored by Wilmington Trust FSB.

 

The PSO, led by guest conductor Andrew Grams, will perform three 20th century compositions for string orchestra: Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night); Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and John Tavener’s “The Protecting Veil,” featuring guest artist and former PSO principal cellist Qiang Tu. These luminous pieces have distinctly different styles, but share spiritual and meditative qualities mirroring themes in Byzantine art.

About the Concert Program

 “The Protecting Veil” by Sir John Tavener (1944-), commissioned by cellist Steven Isserlis, is most closely aligned to the art exhibit. Tavener, a convert to the Eastern Orthodox religion, wrote the piece to commemorate the Feast of the Protecting Veil of the Mother of God, established by the Byzantine church to recall the Blessed Virgin’s appearance to the Greeks in Constantinople during the early 10th century. The cello serves as the voice of Mary. According to Tavener’s notes: “ … It is an attempt to make a lyrical icon in sound, rather than in wood, and using the music of the cellist to paint rather than a brush. The music is highly stylized, geometrically formed and meditative in character.”

 

“Verklärte Nacht” (Transfigured Night) by Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) is a musical rendering of a lyrical poem by Richard Dehmel. An early work, influenced by German late Romanticism, “Verklärte Nacht” interprets a moonlit scene between a pregnant woman and her new lover. When she laments that the child was conceived by another, he readily accepts her
 

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offspring as his own, vowing that the power of the radiant night will “transform” the child.

 

“Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber (1910-1981) is renowned as an unofficial anthem of solemnity and reflection, having been played in the aftermath of tragedies, at the funerals of world leaders, and in Princeton during the private memorial service for Albert Einstein in 1955. Originally written by Barber as the second movement of his String Quartet (No. 1, Op. 11), and inspired by a passage from Virgil’s “Georgics,” the Adagio in recent years has entered pop culture and is heard in films, video games and TV shows.

 

About “Architecture as Icon”

 “Architecture as Icon” is the first exhibition of its kind devoted to the subject of perception and representation of architecture in Byzantine art. It challenges long-held assumptions in Western art history and charts a new way of understanding Byzantine art and architecture from 300 A.D. to 1900. Among the nearly 70 works of art on view will be seldom-seen objects and icons from 22 public and private collections in seven countries. In addition to painted icons on wooden panels, there are mosaics and two- and three-dimensional objects made from stone, terracotta, ivory and precious metals. An illustrated book, with essays by American and Greek scholars and individual object entries, accompanies the exhibition.

 

The exhibit introduces an ignored aspect of religious icons: Images of architecture are important subjects of icons, as well as scenes depicting saints and related narrative subjects.

 

Additional information may be obtained at www.artmuseum.princeton.edu.

Valid from 03/05/2010 to 03/22/2010

Americana Family BBQ at Princeton University Art Museum

06/16/2010

Americana Family Barbeque

In celebration of the exhibition Inner Sanctum and to kick-off our summer programming, the Princeton University Art Museum would like to welcome you to our first ever family barbeque! With bicycle decorating contests, face-painting, re-enactors from your favorite parts of American history, great cook-out food, tours of the exhibition, and more, this event is a great way for you and your family to celebrate the history that surrounds us!

Be Late. Be Cool. Summer at the Art Museum.

Location: Art Museum

Date/Time: 06/17/10 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Valid from 06/16/2010 to 06/18/2010

Art for Families Program Saturdays at The Princeton University Art Museum

10/14/2011

Fall 2011 Art for Families

Valid from 10/14/2011 to 11/20/2011

Upcoming Family Activities at the Princeton University Art Museum

01/05/2011

Family Movie Night: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, - January 13, 2011

Join us for an evening of adventure and mystery.  Beginning at 6:00pm we‘ll have sandwiches, cookies and a museum adventure.  If Claudia and Jamie had chosen our museum for their home away from home, where would they have hidden their belongings, what mysteries would they have encountered?  At 7:00pm, we’ll sit back and relax as we watch From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the 1995 movie starring Lauren Bacall.   Free and open to the public, no tickets or reservations needed.

 

Art for Families
Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum.  Drop in anytime between 10:30 and 1:00 and enjoy a self guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project.  Each week has a different theme.  Come for 15 minutes or 2 hours, whatever your schedule allows.  All ages welcome.  No tickets or reservations needed.
 
2/5/11             What did they Wear?
2/12/11           Puzzle Mania
2/19/11           Everyday Life in Renaissance Italy
2/26/11           The Many Faces of the Princeton University Art Museum
3/5/11             Melodic Muses
3/12/11           I Spy a Masterpiece
3/19/11           Art, Myth, and Percy Jackson
3/26/11           Noble Knights and Lovely Ladies
4/9/11                              Animal Bingo
4/16/11           Useful Art
5/7/11              Exploring Sculpture
5/14/11            Sculpture: Another Look
 
Self Guided Family Activities
Looking for an educational activity for the family to do together during spring break?  Come to the Art Museum!  Our self guided activities are designed to provoke thoughtful discussion and help families of all ages interact with the art and each other in a meaningful way.    Stop by the information desk to pick up your activity packets.
 
2/18/11                       America’s Facebook
3/15/11-3/25/11         I Spy a Masterpiece
4/19/11-4/24/11         The Writing’s on the Wall
 
Family Day : A Passport to Art   
May 21, 2011  10:00-2:00
Join us for a day of travel and adventure at the Princeton University Art Museum.   Grab your passport and hop on board as we explore art through the ages and from around the world.  Family Day offers hands on activities, live performances, storytelling, scavenger hunts and prizes.  Pizza and refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public.  

 

Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ 08544-1018
Telephone: (609) 258-7268
Facsimile: (609) 258-0313
http://artmuseum.princeton.edu


 

Valid from 01/05/2011 to 05/22/2011

Art for Families at the Princeton University Art Museum

02/08/2012

Valid from 02/08/2012 to 04/20/2012

Art for Families - Spring Calendar - Princeton University Art Museum

02/08/2013

Valid from 02/08/2013 to 05/19/2013

Family Events at Princeton University Art Museum

03/25/2016

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

 

April 2 | Think Flat

Create a playful monster inspired by Takashi Murakami's colorful, action-packed composition.

 

April 9 | Learning to Look

In honor of Slow Art Day, we invite families to spend time viewing and discussing works of art by Robert Duncanson, Maria Montoya Martinez, and Magdalene Odundo. Join art teacher Trevor Bryan for tips on discussing art with children and create a masterpiece inspired by the works you've seen.

 

April 16 | Stories and Glories: Ancient Greek Vases

Discover the stories told on these ancient works of art and decorate a vase to take home.

 

April 23 |Ordinary to Extraordinary

Explore the art of George Segal and sculpt a masterpiece of your own.

 

April 30 |Mask and Masquerade

Examine masks from different African cultures and make a mask to take home.

 

May 21 | Family Day: Imagine the Possibilities!

10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a day of imagination and discovery for the whole family, with art projects, stories, games, scavenger hunts, performances, and refreshments.

Valid from 03/25/2016 to 05/22/2016

Family Day at Princeton University Art Museum May 17

05/08/2014

Valid from 05/08/2014 to 05/18/2014

October Art for Families at Princeton University Art Museum

09/30/2014

Art in the Round

October 4

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week explore sculpture on the Princeton University Campus and create a sculpture of your own.

 

Art Safari

October 11

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week search the Museum for animals of all kinds and craft a pet to take home.

 

Mummy Match-Up

October 18

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week celebrate International Archaeology day with a visit to the Art Museum. Learn about life in ancient Egypt as you find and examine the symbols on a mummy case and make a cartouche with your name written in hieroglyphics.

 

The Kingdom of Kongo: A Celebration of Art and Culture

October 25, 10:30 a.m. –3 p.m.

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week join us in celebrating the opening of the exhibition Kongo across the Waters with a fun-filled day of activities for families. Refreshments will be served.

 

 

Valid from 09/30/2014 to 10/26/2014

Art for Families at the Princeton University Art Museum

09/29/2016

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

 

Family Day: Materials and More

Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

Join us for a fun-filled day of art making and activities focused on the exhibition A Material Legacy. Refreshments will be served.

 

More Is More

Saturday, October 8, 10:30 a.m. –1 p.m.

 

Examine the surfaces of the African sculptures on view in Surfaces Seen and Unseen: African Art at Princeton and create your own work of art to take home.

 

Lean on Me

Saturday, October 15, 10:30 a.m. –1 p.m.

 

Explore Doug and Mike Starn’s use of light, color, and form in the sculpture (Any) Body Oddly Propped and be inspired to build your own sculpture.

 

A Bad Hair Day

Saturday, October 22, 10:30 a.m. –1 p.m.

 

Meet Medusa, one of Greek mythology’s most colorful characters, and create a Gorgon mask that is sure to turn your enemies to stone.

 

Why the Long Face, Modigliani?

Saturday, October 29, 10:30 a.m. –1 p.m.

 

Discover the portrait style of Amedeo Modigliani and create a three-dimensional portrait.

 

Valid from 09/29/2016 to 10/30/2016

Art for Families - Fall Calendar - Princeton University Art Museum

10/25/2012

Art for Families Fall 2012

Valid from 10/25/2012 to 11/18/2012

Princeton University Art Museum's Art For Families Spring 2014 Schedule

02/05/2014

 

 
 

Valid from 02/05/2014 to 05/18/2014

Family Day at the Princeton University Art Museum May 18

05/15/2013

Valid from 05/15/2013 to 05/19/2013

Princeton University Art Museum

04/22/2010

Valid from 04/22/2010

Princeton University Art Museum

07/22/2009

Valid from 07/22/2009

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

02/26/2015

 

February 25, 2015

Lecture Series

 

Sunday, March 8, 4 p.m.

101 McCormick Hall

 

Don't miss the first in a series of special lectures by the celebrated art historian and curator John Elderfield, recently appointed as the Museum's first Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer. A reception in the Museum galleries will follow the lecture.

Film Series

 

Tuesday, March 3, 6 p.m.

Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

 

The City Lost and Found film series continues with screenings of two one-hour films that investigate the challenges of drugs, gang violence, racial tensions, and crime among the Puerto Rican and Dominican communities in New York City. The screenings will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker Christopher Allen and Johana Londoño, Princeton-Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities.

Late Thursdays

 

Poetry Slam

Thursday, February 26, 7 p.m.

Museum galleries


Join us for an evening of dynamic student performances by Songline and Ellipses Slam Poetry. The Museum's Student Guides will also be on hand to discuss select works in the new exhibition The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960-1980.

Special Event

 

Visiting Artist Lecture: Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom

Tuesday, March 5

Lecture: 106 McCormick Hall, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Workshops: 272 & 274 McCormick Hall 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

Join the SAB for their annual Visiting Artist Lecture. Sculptor Lauren Was and painter Adam Eckstrom will discuss their collaboration as Ghost of a Dream before leading workshops in which attendees help to create a new work. Refreshments will be served.  

Weekends at the Museum

 

Saturday mornings, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours--whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.


February 28: Noble Knights and Lovely Ladies: Take an imaginary trip to the Middle Ages as you examine a knight in armor and design your own family crest.

 

March 7: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Look carefully at the details of the painting Napoleon in Egypt and create a marionette to take home.

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Valid from 02/26/2015 to 03/10/2015

November Events at Princeton University Art Museum

11/02/2010

November 4th
Self-Guided Family Activites
How Many Master “Pieces” Can You Find?
A self guided scavenger hunt activity for families. Stop by the information desk to pick up your game cards.
Date/Time: 11/04/10 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
 

Lecture
Gauguin: Maker of Myth
Gauguin's Paradise Remembered: The Noa Noa Prints explores the myth and reality of Paul Gauguin's Tahiti. Scholar Belinda Thomson, curator of Gauguin: Maker of Myth (on view now at London's Tate Modern and traveling this winter to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.), traces the artist's unique approach to storytelling and the myth of Tahiti central to his creativity. Join us for this lecture offering fresh insights into a master of modern art.
Location: McCormick 101, Princeton University
Date/Time: 11/04/10 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
 
 
Late Thursdays
Live at the Museum with Buke and Gass
Sad that you missed the Miracles of Modern Science, the Freelance Whales, DJ Bobbito García, and other New York musicians at the Museum? Join us for another fantastic performance, this time by Buke and Gass wine (with proper ID), and refreshments.
Join us for an evening of live music and refreshments!
Date/Time: 11/04/10 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
 
November 5th
Self-Guided Family Activites
How Many Master “Pieces” Can You Find?
A self guided scavenger hunt activity for families. Stop by the information desk to pick up your game cards.
Date/Time: 11/05/10 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 
 
Gallery Talk
The Art of Escape: Travel and Exile in the Nineteenth Century Galleries
Presented by Erin Duncan-O'Neill, graduate.
Join us this fall for talks on the reinstallation of the nineteenth century galleries and our slate of special exhibitions. All talks are free and open to the public and take place in the Museum galleries, except where noted. For more information, please call (609) 258-3766.
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/05/10 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
 

Special Event
Tahitian Paradise Party

A Young Professionals Event celebrating Gauguin's Paradise Remembered: The Noa Noa Prints
Come sail away to paradise!
Join us for an evening of South Sea delights at the Princeton University Art Museum, in celebration of Gauguin’s Paradise Remembered. The evening will feature exotic tropical cocktails and snacks, a themed scavenger hunt, raffle prizes, and more--all while surrounded by the Museum’s breathtaking, world-class collection.

Ticket holders can mix and mingle with other young professionals while enjoying exclusive, private access to the exhibition and the Museum on the night of the event.

Learn more about Gauguin's Paradise Remembered: The Noa Noa Prints, on view from September 25, 2010 to January 2, 2011.

Tickets are available for purchase tickets through University Ticketing.
Date/Time: 11/05/10 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


 
November 6th
Art for Families
How Many Master "Pieces" Can You Find?
Free and open to all, How Many Master "Pieces" Can You Find?is part of Art for Families, the Museum's Saturday programming featuring drop-in self-guided tours, scavenger hunts, activities, and related art projects.
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/06/10 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

 

November 7th
Gallery Talk
The Art of Escape: Travel and Exile in the Nineteenth Century Galleries
Presented by Erin Duncan-O'Neill, graduate.
Join us this fall for talks on the reinstallation of the nineteenth century galleries and our slate of special exhibitions. All talks are free and open to the public and take place in the Museum galleries, except where noted. For more information, please call (609) 258-3766.
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/07/10 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 
November 11th
Friends Day Trip
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Discover the arts of Philadelphia with a morning visit to the thirty-fourth annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and an afternoon spent exploring the museum’s collection and special exhibitions, including its newest outdoor gallery, a rooftop garden of contemporary sculpture.
For information, or to make a reservation, please call the Office of the Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum at (609) 258-4057.
Date/Time: 11/11/10 09:15 am - 5:00 pm
 
 
Late Thursdays
Tahiti Film Series
Don’t miss these programs depicting Western perspectives on the South Seas. Popcorn and soda will be served. Films will be screened at 8 p.m.
The Bounty, 1984 Director: Roger Donaldson Thursday, September 23, 2010, McCormick 106
The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, 2010 Director: Stephen Low Thursday, November 11, 2010, McCormick 106
A Dramatic Reading of Noa Noa, the Script that Was Almost a Film Written by: James Agee Thursday, November 18, 2010, 8 p.m., Art Museum galleries
Location: McCormick 106, Princeton University
Date/Time: 11/11/10 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


November 12th
Gallery Talk
Nobody's Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000-2010
Presented by Kelly Baum, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Join us this fall for talks on the reinstallation of the nineteenth century galleries and our slate of special exhibitions. All talks are free and open to the public and take place in the Museum galleries, except where noted. For more information, please call (609) 258-3766.
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/12/10 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
 
November 13th
Art for Families
All the Colors of the Rainbow
Free and open to all, All the Colors of the Rainbow is part of Art for Families, the Museum's Saturday programming featuring drop-in self-guided tours, scavenger hunts, activities, and related art projects.
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/13/10 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
 
 
 
November 14th
Gallery Talk
Nobody's Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000-2010
Presented by Kelly Baum, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Join us this fall for talks on the reinstallation of the nineteenth century galleries and our slate of special exhibitions. All talks are free and open to the public and take place in the Museum galleries, except where noted. For more information, please call (609) 258-3766.
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/14/10 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 

Concert and Talk
The Eternal Feminine: Art and Music with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra
The women of the Westminster Williamson Voices, with soprano Dísella Làrusdóttir, conducted by Music Director Rossen Milanov, in collaboration with the Princeton University Art Museum
Pre-concert lecture, 3 p.m.
Concert 4 p.m.
Richardson Auditorium
Reception in the Museum to follow
Enjoy a private viewing of the Museum’s recently reinstalled galleries of artworks from the nineteenth-century following a Princeton Symphony Orchestra concert featuring works by Wagner, Sibelius, and Debussy. Conductor Rossen Milanov and Director James Steward will give a pre-concert lecture. Tickets available by calling the Princeton Symphony Orchestra at (609) 497-0020.
Location: Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University
Date/Time: 11/14/10 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
November 16th
Film
Screening, Lucy Raven, China Town (2009)
Join us for the screening of Lucy Raven’s photographic animation, China Town, part of the exhibition Nobody’s Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000-2010. The screening will be followed by a Q + A between Raven and Keith Sanborn, a faculty member in the Program in Visual Arts
Location: James Stewart Theater
Date/Time: 11/16/10 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
 
November 18th
Late Thursdays
Evening of Yoga and Meditation
Rid yourself of midterm/mid-semester stress with an evening of gentle yoga and meditation surrounded by soothing works of art.
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/18/10 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 
Late Thursdays
Tahiti Film Series
Don’t miss these programs depicting Western perspectives on the South Seas. Popcorn and soda will be served. Films will be screened at 8 p.m.
The Bounty, 1984 Director: Roger Donaldson Thursday, September 23, 2010, McCormick 106
The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, 2010 Director: Stephen Low Thursday, November 11, 2010, McCormick 106
A Dramatic Reading of Noa Noa, the Script that Was Almost a Film Written by: James Agee Thursday, November 18, 2010, 8 p.m., Art Museum galleries
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/18/10 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 
November 19th
Gallery Talk
Chardin to Cézanne: the Nineteenth Century Galleries
Presented by Caroline Harris, Curator of Education and Academic Programs.
Join us this fall for talks on the reinstallation of the nineteenth century galleries and our slate of special exhibitions. All talks are free and open to the public and take place in the Museum galleries, except where noted. For more information, please call (609) 258-3766.
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/19/10 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
 
 November 20th
Art for Families
America's Face Book
Free and open to all, America's Face Book is part of Art for Families, the Museum's Saturday programming featuring drop-in self-guided tours, scavenger hunts, activities, and related art projects.
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/20/10 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
 
November 21th
Gallery Talk
Chardin to Cézanne: the Nineteenth Century Galleries
Presented by Caroline Harris, Curator of Education and Academic Programs.
Join us this fall for talks on the reinstallation of the nineteenth century galleries and our slate of special exhibitions. All talks are free and open to the public and take place in the Museum galleries, except where noted. For more information, please call (609) 258-3766.
Location: Art Museum
Date/Time: 11/21/10 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


November 26th
Self-Guided Family Activites
Artful Celebrations
A self guided tour for Families. Stop by the information desk to pick up your guide and activity packets.
Date/Time: 11/26/10 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 
November 27th
Self-Guided Family Activites
Artful Celebrations
A self guided tour for Families. Stop by the information desk to pick up your guide and activity packets.
Date/Time: 11/27/10 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
 
November 28th
Self-Guided Family Activites
Artful Celebrations
A self guided tour for Families. Stop by the information desk to pick up your guide and activity packets.
Date/Time: 11/28/10 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 
Ongoing Exhibitions Currently on view please visit link:
http://www.princetonartmuseum.org/exhibitions/
 
 
 


 

Valid from 11/02/2010 to 11/29/2010

Events at the Princeton University Art Museum

11/01/2011

 

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011; Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011; Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011; New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011; and New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.

 

EXHIBITIONS

For more information visit artmuseum.princeton.edu or call 609-258-3788.

 

 

The Life and Death of Buildings (through Nov. 6, 2011)

The Life and Death of Buildings explores the unique relationship uniting architecture, photography, and time. This exhibition of 115 works of art meditates indirectly on the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11 but also doubles as a survey of extraordinary photographs from the 1840s to the present, drawn from Princeton’s collection and a select list of public and private lenders.

 

The exhibition’s central theme – the constancy of architecture’s life and death, as uniquely realized through the camera – is repeatedly struck by selections of works by an international roster that includes William Henry Fox Talbot, Eduard Baldus, Alexander Rodchenko, Alfred Stieglitz, Laura Gilpin, Danny Lyon, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and Zhang Dali. Casting a sidelight on photography’s unique historical voice is a group of major works in other media, each reflecting in its distinct way on time and the lives of buildings.

 

Multiple Hands: Collective Creativity in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Painting                                  (Oct. 8, 2011 – Jan. 22, 2012)

The study of individual artists has dominated modern art history, to the neglect of important works produced by multiple hands. In Japan, as in many other cultures, collective creativity played—and still plays—a major role in art-making. Multiple Hands: Collective Creativity in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Painting explores the collective art-making process. This exhibition focuses on two types of cooperative painting practices—workshop and collaborative—in 18th-century Japan. Multiple Hands offers an intimate look at paintings from the Princeton University Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and a private collection.

 

Lee Friedlander: Cars and The New Cars

(Oct. 29, 2011-Feb. 5, 2012

Lee Friedlander’s restlessly inventive eye is nowhere in stronger evidence than in his photographs of cars in the American scene. Highlighted here, among works from the collection of Randi and Bob Fisher, are 14 prints from the artist’s recently rediscovered project “The New Cars 1964.” Asked by Harper’s Bazaar magazine in late 1963 (as Andy Warhol had been the year before) to produce a feature on the next year’s models, Friedlander characteristically placed his subjects in settings such as gas stations and parking lots. These Pop Art masterworks, declined by the magazine, make their American debut here.

 

Pattern/Picture

Nov. 5, 2011-February 5, 2012

This eye-popping installation features photographs from the Museum’s collection that explore the dynamic range between graphic pattern and illusionistic image. At the center is a group of 15 works from the archives of the Clarence White School of Photography. White School students variously framed rhythmic patterns they found in real-world situations, arranged objects in the studio to create patterns in the camera’s eye, or crafted picture-puzzles out of multiple prints of a single image. Other featured photographers include Lilo Raymond, Ray K. Metzker, Torbjørn Rødland, Jean-Pierre Sudre, Harry Callahan,          Danny Lyon and Harold Edgerton.

 

Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum

(Dec. 3, 2011 – Feb. 12, 2012)

Visitors to the Princeton University Art Museum will experience a rare glimpse inside the spiritual lives and religious customs of medieval Christians during the run of Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum. The exhibition of 60 panels and freestanding figures is drawn from the world’s largest collection of medieval alabasters, which were displayed in the homes, chapels and churches of both aristocratic and non-aristocratic Christians.

 

Dramatic and intricately crafted, these works are some of the finest examples from the prolific school of religious sculpture that flourished in England from the late 14th through the early 16th centuries. The creation of these objects came to an abrupt end with the Protestant Reformation in the 1530s, a time when many sculptures were defaced or destroyed. The exhibition is on loan from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

EVENTS

 

For more information visit artmuseum.princeton.edu or call 609-258-3788.

 

Memory and the Work of Art Distinguished Lecture Series

Memory and the Work of Art is a collaborative investigation into the relationship between the arts and cultural memory, organized by arts and cultural institutions at Princeton University and in the Princeton community. See princeton.edu/memory for updates and additional events.

The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Psychology, and the Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present, Neuroscientist Eric Kandel
(Thursday, Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m., McCosh 50, Princeton University)

A reception will follow in the Art Museum. Free and open to the public.

 

Writing the History of Love, Author Nicole Krauss

(Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m., Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University)

A reception will follow in the Art Museum. Free and open to the public.

 

 

 

 

An Evening of Japanese Art and Culture (Thursday, Nov, 3, 6:30–9 p.m.; Art Museum)

This community party will be the perfect setting to experience our special exhibition, Multiple Hands: Collective Creativity in Eighteenth-Century Japanese Painting. Join us for Japanese culinary specialties, a sake tasting, and an opportunity to view the exhibition. In addition, live entertainment will be provided. Free and open to the public.

 

Lecture: Carma Hinton (Wednesday, Nov. 30; 4:30-6 p.m.; McCormick 106, Princeton University)

Carma Hinton, a documentary filmmaker and Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies at George Mason University, will lecture on a subject related to paintings of Searching for Demons on Mount Guankou. The lecture is cosponsored by the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, the Program in East Asian Studies, the Department of Religion, and the Princeton University Art Museum.

Free and open to the public

 

Slow Down with Yoga and Meditation (Thursday, Dec. 1; 6:30 – 9 p.m.; Art Museum)

Yoga in the Art Museum? For thousands of years, yoga and meditation have been tools to quiet the mind, bring transformation, and achieve wisdom––not unlike the benefits of exploring great works of art. Join Princeton YogaAbove instructor Michael Cremone for an exploration of the healing benefits of yoga. He will combine a lecture with yoga and meditation practices that you can take home. Bring your own mat or borrow one for the evening. Refreshments in the Museum galleries will follow.

Free and open to the public

 

Lecture: Thomas Hirschhorn (Tuesday, Dec. 6; 4:30 – 6 p.m.; McCormick 101, Princeton University)

Thomas Hirschhorn, the Museum’s 2011-2012 Sarah Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist in Residence. This program is cosponsored by the International Sculpture Center. A reception will follow.

Free and open to the public

 

Benefit Gala: Midnight in the Garden (Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012; 7 pm. – midnight; Art Museum)

Drawing inspiration from one of the Museum’s most beloved works, Sir Edward Burne-Jones’ beautiful stained-glass Saint Cecilia, and celebrating the upcoming exhibition Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930, the Art Museum invites you to join event cochairs Monica George and Joan Korn Smaus for an evening of dinner and dancing in support of the Museum’s Department of Education and Academic Programs. Always a highlight of the Museum’s calendar, the Gala is not to be missed!

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 609-258-3788.

 

 

 


 

Gallery Talks

 

Join us each week for talks highlighting works in the Museum’s collections, new acquisitions and special exhibitions. Talks are given by curators, scholars, docents, faculty and graduate students, and are held in the Museum galleries unless otherwise noted. Inquire at the information desk for directions to the day’s talk. Free and open to the public

 

New in the American Gallery: Arts & Crafts and John Singer Sargent (Friday, Nov. 4; 12:30 p.m.; Art Museum)

Featuring Karl Kusserow, Princeton University Art Museum Curator of American Art

Free and open to the public

 

Divinity, Compassion, and Wrath in Japanese Religious Art, (Friday, Nov. 11; 12:30 p.m.; Art Museum)

Featuring Miriam Chusid, graduate student, Princeton University Department of Art and Archaeology

Free and open to the public

 

Alfred Sisley Painting Along the Seine, (Friday, Nov. 18; 12:30 p.m.; Art Museum)

Featuring Caroline Harris, Princeton University Art Museum Curator of Education and Academic Programs

Free and open to the public

 

ART FOR FAMILIES

Join us Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30  a.m. and      1 p.m. to enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public.

Daily Life in Ancient Greece (Saturday, Oct. 8; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Art Museum)

Examine ancient artifacts and decorate a Greek vase. Free and open to the public.

 

When is Art like a Jigsaw Puzzle? (Saturday, Oct. 15; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Art Museum)

Learn about Roman art and make a mosaic. Free and open to the public.

 

Art Tales (Saturday, Oct. 22; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Art Museum)

Hear stories from around the world and create a puppet for your own theater. Free and open to the public.

 

Fierce Guards and Guardians (Saturday, Oct. 29; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Art Museum)

Unearth tomb figures in the Asian art gallery and make a guardian to take home. Free and open to the public.

 

How’s the Weather Today, Monet? (Saturday, Nov. 5; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Art Museum)

Learn about French Impressionism and create a bridge inspired by Monet. Free and open to the public.

 

 

 

Celebrating Nature in Japanese Art (Saturday, Nov. 12; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Art Museum)

Discover Japanese art in the Museum’s collections and decorate a scroll. Free and open to the public.

 

Art Tales (Saturday, Nov. 19; 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Art Museum)

Hear stories from around the world and create a puppet for your own theater. Free and open to the public.

 

SELF-GUIDED FAMILY ACTIVITIES

 

Looking for an educational activity for your family over the holidays? Come to the Art Museum! Our self-guided activities are designed to provoke thoughtful discussion and to help families of all ages interact with art and with each other in a meaningful way. Stop by the information desk to pick up your activity packets.

 

Animal Bingo (Tuesday, Nov. 22 – Sunday, Nov. 27; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.; Art Museum) Free and open to the public

The Museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2011.

 

The Many Faces of the Princeton University Art Museum (Saturday, Dec. 17 – Friday, Dec. 30; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; Art Museum)

Free and open to the public

The Museum is closed Christmas Eve,  Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011; Christmas Day, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011; New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011; and New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012.

 

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

 

The Princeton University Art Museum is located at the heart of the Princeton campus. Admission is free.  Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to       10 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Free highlight tours are given every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information visit artmuseum.princeton.edu or call 609-258-3788.

 

 

 

 

Valid from 11/01/2011 to 12/31/2011

Easter Art Tour at Princeton University Art Museum

03/24/2010

The Westerly Arts Series will host the fourth event of its 2010 season by presenting a tour of Christian art in the Princeton University Art Museum, Easter-related activities for children, and a catered lunch reception.

 

Led by art history majors from Rutgers and Princeton University, enjoy a museum tour that examines Christian themes in art throughout the ages, from the medieval period to the 20th century. Learn about the important role of art in the Christian story, as well as the evolution of artistic style, how to interpret a painting, and how we can understand society through the lens of art. Explore the museum on your own, with a friend, or bring the whole family!

 

There will be Easter activities for children to enjoy as they learn about the origins of Easter traditions – these will include an Easter egg hunt (weather permitting), crafts, and games. There will also be scavenger hunts of the museum available. Princeton University student-volunteers will coordinate the children’s events so that the adults can take part in the tour of the museum and spend time browsing the other exhibition galleries.

 

Please join us after your tour in the lobby of McCormick Hall, just outside the entrance to the museum, for a free catered lunch reception.

 

The event will be held at the Princeton University Art Museum on Princeton University campus at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 3, 2010.  This is a free event, open to the public. Details can also be found at www.westerlyroad.org.

 

The Westerly Arts Series is sponsored by Westerly Road Church.   For further information about the series, call 609-613-2356 or email info@westerlyroad.org.   Westerly Road Church is an evangelical nondenominational church located in Princeton, NJ.  www.westerlyroad.org.

 

 

 

Valid from 03/24/2010 to 04/04/2010

Family Day at The Princeton University Art Museum May 22, 2010

05/06/2010

The Princeton University Art Museum invites children and their adults to its popular annual event, Family Day, on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year invites families to Journey the Silk Road, highlighting works from the Museum’s collections and featuring hands-on art projects, live performances, scavenger hunts, and other activities celebrating the cultures of China, India, and Italy. Artists and performers are being added everyday so be sure to check the Museum’s website at artmuseum.princeton.edu to learn about all the excitement! Family Day is free and open to the public; registration is not required. At noon, all participants are invited for free pizza and beverages for lunch.

Valid from 05/06/2010 to 05/23/2010

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

03/25/2015

Late Thursdays

 

Thursday, March 26, 5:30 p.m.

Museum galleries

 

In conjunction with The City Lost and Found, exhibition cocurator Katherine Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography will lead a discussion of Romare Bearden's The Block II, on view in the exhibition. Faculty panelists are Rachael DeLue, associate professor of art and archaeology; Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor in the Center for African American Studies; and Mariana Mogilevich, Fellow with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative. A reception in the Museum will follow. Cosponsored by the Council for the Humanities.

Special Program

 

The Artist's Studio| Colloquium with John Elderfield

Friday, March 27, 2 p.m.

28 McCosh Hall


Join us for a lively discussion with John Elderfield, Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer, and a panel of leading experts about the evolving role of the artist's studio from the 18th to the 20th century--from a private art-making space to one that also served as a site for commerce and social gathering.

Late Thursdays 

 

Thursday, April 2, 5 p.m.

Museum galleries

 
Discover the many ways one piece of art can inspire at the Student Advisory Board's annual Inspiration Night. Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Alexander Nehamas, Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities, of Andreas Gursky's remarkable photograph Shanghai (2000), one of the Museum's most exciting new acquisitions. Then watch student performers and artists respond to Gursky's work. Refreshments will be served.

Save the Date

 

Artist in Residence

El Anatsui at Princeton

Thursday, April 23, 5 p.m.

101 McCormick Hall

 

The influential Ghanaian-born artist El Anatsui makes use of Africa's rich history and vibrant cultures to create spectacular wall hangings made of found and recycled materials. Join us for a conversation between Anatsui and Chika Okeke-Agulu, associate professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology. This public program highlights Anatsui's tenure as the Museum's 2015 Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist-in-Residence.

Weekends at the Museum

 

Saturday mornings, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours--whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.


March 28: Kente Cloth: A Colorful Expression of Ritual and Culture:  

Take a look at the beautiful art of weaving and weave a colorful pattern to share.


 

April 11: Learning to Look: In honor of Slow Art Day, we invite families to spend time viewing and discussing works of art. Create a masterpiece of your own inspired by the works you've seen.

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Captions: 

  

Header image: Princeton University Art Museum. Photo: Bruce M. White 

 

Romare Bearden (American, 1911-1988), The Block II, 1972. Collection of Walter O. and Linda J. Evans. Art © Romare Bearden Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

 

Alfred Stevens, The Psyché (My Studio), ca. 1871. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2012-76)

 

El Anatsui (Ghanaian, born 1944), Another Place (detail), 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York / © 2015 El Anatsui

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Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970-1980 at Princeton University Art Museum July 10-September 26,2010

07/30/2010

Starburst, the first-ever museum survey of the "New Color Photography" in the 1970s, stars 18 artists who fast-forwarded their medium out of its black-and-white past and put it at the center of contemporaryart. The exhibition features generous bodies of work by eighteen artists, from the still-prominent, such as Stephen Shore, William Eggleston, Jan Groover, and Joel Sternfeld, to key figures of the period, including Eve Sonneman, Neal Slavin, John Pfahl, and Barbara Kasten. Organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Presented with the generous support of The Carl Jacobs Foundation, Fund Evaluation Group, and LPK. Further support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art, the Frances E. and Elias Wolf Fund, and the Partners and Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum.

Open Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 
Location:         Princeton University Arts Museum
                        Princeton University Campus
                        Princeton, NJ 08544
 
Phone: 609-258-3788

Valid from 07/30/2010 to 09/27/2010

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

03/15/2012

Exhibition Opening 

March 14, 2012

John Constable: Full-scale study for The Hay Wain, 1821John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum
Saturday, March 17
Opening lecture: 5 p.m., McCosh 10, Princeton University
Reception: 6-7:30 p.m., Art Museum 
 


John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum presents eighty-five paintings, drawings, and watercolors that trace the revolutionary painting process of one of England's best-loved artists. John Constable (1776-1837) aspired to celebrate the British rural life and landscape that he had known since childhood. To capture in paint the effervescent effects of light and color that he observed in nature, Constable developed a spectacular oil sketch technique--working rapidly out of doors--fifty years before the birth of Impressionism.
 
Join us in celebrating the opening of this landmark exhibition, beginning with a lecture by Mark Evans of the Victoria and Albert Museum entitled "Conservative Revolutionary: John Constable and Art History." A reception in the Art Museum will follow. 

A companion catalogue is available in the Museum Store. $34.95 softcover; $31.45 Friends member.
 





John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum has been organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The exhibition at Princeton has been made possible by an anonymous benefactor, and by Christopher E. Olofson, Class of 1992, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Support was also provided by Duane E. Wilder, Class of 1951, John H. Rassweiler, the Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Exhibitions Fund, and the Partners and Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
 

Late Thursdays 

 
Students at Nassau Street Sampler 2010An Evening of 19th-Century European Culture
Thursday, March 22, 7-10 p.m.
Art Museum galleries
 
In celebration of the exhibition John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum, join us for an evening of 19th-century European music and refreshments, featuring a selection of English ciders and a special cocktail. View Constable's extraordinary oil sketches and enjoy musical selections from Constable's era.  

Late Thursday programming is made possible by the generous support of Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970.
 

New on View 

 
Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier: The Sentry (La Vedette), 1890.The Sentry (La Vedette), 1890
Galleries of Later European Art 

A history painter, portraitist, and sculptor, Ernest Meissonier had particular success with military scenes, thanks to a meticulous realism. In addition to Napoleonic battles, he painted scenes from his own time, including this sentry from a light infantry regiment and two of his fellow guards on duty beneath a gray sky. Meissonier's clients were the newly wealthy classes of the July Monarchy and Second Empire, who considered near-photographic realism a sign of artistic skill.   


Explore more highlights of European art in the Museum's collections. 

Must See in the Museum 

 
Mimbres: bowls, A.D. 1000-1150Mimbres bowls, A.D. 1000-1150
Native American gallery

The Museum has acquired an important collection of Mimbres bowls, which collectively exemplify the range and visual ingenuity of Mimbres painters. These bowls may have been used as serving vessels, likely for corn gruel. Their function was intentionally negated when the bowl was repurposed for burial by drilling small holes through the bottom. Placed inverted over the head of the deceased, the holes may have symbolically served as conduits by which the soul could move from the terrestrial to other realms.

Read more about the art, symbolism, function, and history of Mimbres bowls.  
Watch this video for an additional discussion prepared by Deborah Sperry, ArtistStories.
Explore more highlights of ancient and indigenous art of the Americas
in the Museum's collection.

Just for Friends 

 
Friends enjoy exclusive curator-lead tourThe Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum are pleased to partner with local businesses to offer members at the Contributor level and higher special members-only incentives for shopping and dining in the Princeton region. These businesses form aCommunity of Friends, proud to support art at the heart of Princeton.


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Credits (top to bottom):

Princeton University Art Museum. Photo: Bruce M. White.

 

John Constable, British, 1776-1837: Full-scale study for The Hay Wain, 1821. Oil on canvas, 137 x 188 cm. The Victoria and Albert Museum, bequeathed by Henry Vaughan (987-1900). © Victoria and Albert Museum / V&A images. 

 

Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier, French, 1815-1891: The Sentry (La Vedette), 1890. Oil on wooden panel, 45 x 33 cm. Museum purchase, John Maclean Magie, Class of 1892, and Gertrude Magie Fund (y1957-62). Photo: Bruce M. White. 

 

Mimbres: bowls, A.D. 1000-1150. Ceramic with white and carbon black slips (in some instances oxidized red during firing); diams. 13-26.5 cm. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2010-83-85, 89-92). Photo: Bruce M. White. 

 

Reproduction of all images is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without written permission from the copyright holder. © 2012 Princeton University Art Museum

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Valid from 03/15/2012 to 04/30/2012

Princeton University Art Museum Announces Annual Friends Gala: Black and White Ball

10/28/2009

Drawing inspiration from the Museum’s outstanding collection of Abstract Expressionist art and Truman Capote’s legendary 1966 “Party of the Century,” the Princeton University Art Museum invites you to an elegant Black and White Ball on Saturday, February 6, 2010. The evening will begin at 6 pm with cocktails at the Art Museum; followed by dinner and dancing at 8 pm at Prospect House, featuring the sounds of the Alex Donner Orchestra. The Gala, presented by the Friends of the Museum, is an essential source of funding for educational and outreach programs.
 
For additional information and tickets, please contact Jennifer Fekete-Donners at (609) 258-4057 or e-mail: Friends@princeton.edu.
(609) 258-3788
http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/
 
 

Valid from 10/28/2009 to 02/07/2010

Princeton University Art Museum Offers Museum Travel Program: Chinese Art in NYC February 5

01/10/2015

CHINESE ART IN NEW YORK CITY WITH ZOE KWOK

Thursday, February 5 

(Please note, this date has changed)

Get an up-close look at two of the finest collections of Chinese art in New York. Spend the morning exploring Chinese art of all media and periods at Kaikodo Asian Art Gallery with director Carol Conover, a highly respected specialist in Chinese ceramics and bronzes.

In the afternoon, join the group for lunch in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Member's Dining Room, followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of the Asian Storage Room with Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, assistant curator of Chinese art, and Princeton's own Zoe Kwok, who will share examples of Chinese paintings from the Met's remarkable collection.

 

Only a few spaces are left for this trip!

 

Cost: $245 per person

Includes: bus transportation, admission, lunch

 

Departure: 8 a.m. Return:6 p.m.

 

E-mail Brice Batchelor-Hall to reserve your seat today!

 

Valid from 01/10/2015 to 02/06/2015

Upcoming Events at The Princeton University Art Museum

01/26/2015

On View Exhibitions

 

 

The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980

February 21-June 7

 

The American city of the 1960s and '70s witnessed seismic physical and social transformations, sparking provocative and visually compelling responses from photographers, architects, filmmakers, and performance artists that led to a reconsideration of cities in popular media and urban policy. The works featured demonstrate the deep connections between art practices and the political, social, and geographic realities of America's three largest cities during this tumultuous era.

  

Special Events

 

Failed Love

Thursday, February 12, 7–9 p.m.

Heartbreak can be a great muse. Whether you are happily in love, boycotting it forever, or somewhere in between, the Museum's Student Advisory Board invites you to share your pain at Failed Love, an annual event celebrating the power of a broken heart to inspire art. Enjoy student performances, poetry readings, chocolate, and great art!

 

The Princeton Singers:

My Funny Valentine

Saturday, February 14, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

The Princeton Singers offer a sampler of Valentine bonbons presenting love in its many guises—glorious, sad, funny, and awkward. Works range from the Renaissance to the premiere of Love Advice, written by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Aaron J. Kernis for the Princeton Singers' 30th anniversary. Also featured is a reprise of Stephen Paulus's I Love.  For tickets to My Funny Valentine, follow this link to brownpapertickets.com.

 

 

Winter Exhibition Celebration

Saturday, February 21

Keynote lecture: 5 p.m., 10 McCosh Hall

Reception: 6–7:30 p.m., Art Museum

 

The architect and urbanist Michael Sorkin, whose practice spans design, criticism, and teaching, will deliver a keynote lecture in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980. A prolific writer, Mr. Sorkin is contributing editor at Architectural Record, for which he writes a regular column, was the architecture critic for the Village Voice for ten years, and is the author of numerous books and hundreds of articles. A reception in the Art Museum will follow.

 

 

The City Lost and Found Film Series

Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture, 6 p.m.

 

The Art Museum has partnered with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities to offer a film series that will address themes featured in the exhibition The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980. Each screening will be followed by a faculty-led discussion.

 

February 3

Portraits of Harlem

Diary of a Harlem Family (1968), a film based on Gordon Parks's iconic photo essay of Harlem

The Cool World (1963), the first commercial film shot on location in Harlem and one of director Shirley Clarke's few mainstream projects.

 

February 17

Contemporary Brazil

Neighboring Sounds (O som ao redor) (2013)
in Portuguese with English subtitles

Neighboring Sounds presents a cross-section of life in a middle-class neighborhood.

Discussants:

Pedro Meira Monteiro, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures and Acting Director of the Program in Latin American Studies
Bruno Carvahlo, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures

 

March 3

Living Los Sures

Los Sures (1984) and Living Los Sures (2014), followed by a conversation with the producer

Living Los Sures uses Los Sures, a work of cinema verité directed by Diego Echeverria in 1984, as a starting point for the investigation of more than thirty artists over the course of four years.

Discussants:
Purcell Carson, Documentary Production Specialist, Woodrow Wilson School

Christopher Allen, filmmaker

 

Family Programming

 

Art for Families

 

February 7 | The Wild West

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week imagine what it was like to be a cowboy in the Wild West as you explore Frederic Remington's sculpture Coming through the Rye and make a horse to take home.

 

February 14 | Art from the HeArt

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week learn about the love stories that inspired some of the works in the Museum's collection and create a love-themed masterpiece of your own.

 

February 21 | Degas's Dancers

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week immerse yourself in expressive color and movement as you explore the work of Edgar Degas and find inspiration for your own work of art.

 

February 28 | Noble Knights and Lovely Ladies

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week take an imaginary trip to the Middle Ages as you examine a knight in armor and design your own family crest.

 

 

 

 

Valid from 01/26/2015 to 03/01/2015

Princeton University Art Museum Invites Community Members to Serve as Volunteer Ambassadors

09/08/2015

The Princeton University Art Museum invites community members to serve as volunteer Museum Ambassadors. Ambassadors serve as the primary liaisons with Museum visitors during peak visitation periods, including Thursday evenings and weekends. 

 

Ambassadors interact with the public at the Museum information desk, orienting them to the Museum, providing information about the collections, current and upcoming temporary exhibitions, and public programs. They help visitors with way-finding, encourage them to join the Museum's mailing list, and promote Museum membership. 

 

Ambassadors also assist the Museum docents and Education department with the Art for Families programs on Saturday mornings and with the Museum's semiannual Family Day. 

 

 

Ambassadors will be asked to take part in two, 2.5-hour training sessions and then serve five hours per month and to commit to a minimum of one year of service. A passion for the visual arts and comfort with public interaction is desired.

 

Selected applicants will be invited for an interview. Training will take place on Thursday evenings or Saturdays during October and November 2015.


Applicants must be age 16 or older by September 1, 2015.

Valid from 09/08/2015 to 10/08/2015

Princeton University Art Museum Offers Free Gallery Talks Fridays at 12:30PM

03/13/2013

Gallery Talks

 

A docent giving a talk. Photo: Laura Lilly.

Take a Break!
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries
 
Join docents in the galleries each Friday at 12:30 p.m. for informal 20- to 30-minute discussions of selected works in the Museum's collections and special exhibitions. Meet a friend and continue the conversation downtown over lunch. 
  

March 15
Chinese Music for the Ancient Soul
 
March 22
The African Presence in Renaissance Europe

Valid from 03/13/2013 to 03/27/2013

Current Exhibits at Princeton University Art Museum

03/26/2013

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe

through June 9, 2013

 

Exploring the presence of Africans and their descendants in Renaissance Europe through paintings, drawings, sculpture and printed books of the period, this exhibition provides a narrative for an often forgotten social group and an avenue for understanding the social issues of color, class and stereotypes of the time, offering an essential new look at European art for all visitors. Organized by the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, in collaboration with the Princeton University Art Museum.

 

Daniel Huntington, The Atlantic Cable Projectors, 1895. New York State Museum

 

Picturing Power: Capitalism, Democracy, and American Portraiture

through June 30, 2013

The portrait collection of the New York Chamber of Commerce, assembled over a two-hundred-year period, captured with aesthetic and symbolic power the giants of American business became one of the most significant examples of institutional portraiture in the nation's history. Evoking the original majestic setting of the Great Hall of the Chamber’s elaborate Beaux-Arts headquarters, the dense, Salon-style installation offers visitors a rare opportunity to experience fifty of the finest portraits from the Chamber’s collection.

 

1913: The Year of Modernism

March 23–June 23, 2013

 

The year 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of 1913—a critical year for the development of Modern art and literature. One year later, the First World War would break out, and the enthusiastic exhilaration of the pre-war period would give way to an aesthetic that underscored the brutality and irrationality of modern life. The exhibition will present this duality of the Modernist moment with a rich selection of approximately fifty prints, drawings, and photographs drawn primarily from the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum, as well as rare books and periodicals from the superb special collections of the Princeton University Library. Photographs of Parisian interiors and street views by Eugène Atget will be juxtaposed with drawings by Amadeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, and Giacomo Balla, as well as with provocative avant-garde periodicals such as Der Sturm, Blast, and 291. The works on display will illustrate the productive tension between two poles: Paris, as a center and subject of Modern art and literature, and the world beyond, as represented by artists throughout Europe and America at a time of global transformation.

For complete program and event listings, please visit the Museum’s online calendar at artmuseum.princeton.edu

Valid from 03/26/2013 to 06/30/2013

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

03/27/2013

Princeton University Art Museum

 

March 27, 2013

New Exhibition

 

1913: The Year of Modernism
Through June 30
 

Colorful artist's books illustrated by Sonia Delaunay, prints by Fernand Léger and Man Ray, and avant-garde periodicals such as Der Sturm, Blast, and 291 have been gathered to illustrate the dynamic impact that the year 1913---the year in which New York's Armory Show introduced the European avant-garde to this country---had on fine art, literature, and the performing arts.

  

Visit the special 1913 website today!

  

Related Programming:

 Gallery Talk: Tracing Atget's Modernist Network 

Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m.

Join Victoria Aschheim, Ph.D. candidate in Princeton University's Department of Music, as she discusses landmark French photographer Eugène Atget's work and its relationship to the past and future. A reception in the galleries will follow.

Late Thursday

 

Inspiration Night
Thursday, April 4, 7-9 p.m.
Museum galleries

Tap into your inner creative self and find inspiration in the Museum galleries!  Bring your laptop, tablet, smartphone, stylus, or "old-school" graphite pencil and create a work of art inspired by the Museum's collections. Refreshments will be served, and art materials will be provided.

Art Matters

 

Answering the age-old question "Why art?"

 

Why art? Why does art make a difference in our lives? Mary Miller, Class of 1975 and Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale University, offers a thoughtful meditation on how she came to love and appreciate the art of Mesoamerica.

 

Gallery Talks

 

A docent giving a talk. Photo: Laura Lilly.
Take a Break!
Fridays at 12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries
 
Join docents in the galleries each Friday at 12:30 p.m. for informal 20- to 30-minute discussions of selected works in the Museum's collections and special exhibitions. Meet a friend and continue the conversation downtown over lunch. 
 
April 5
An Enigmatic Landscape by Robert Duncanson
 
April 12
Chinese Treasures: Tomb and Temple

Save the Date

 

Lecture: Perceptions of Africa in Renaissance Europe
Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m.
McCormick Hall 101

Join us for a deeper exploration of the exhibition Revealing the African Presence, recently featured in the Wall Street Journal.  Joaneath Spicer, the James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art at the Walters Art Museum, will discuss the scholarship that led to this popular exhibition.  A reception in the Museum will follow.

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Credits (top to bottom):

 

Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920), Jean Cocteau, 1916-17. Oil on canvas, 100.4 x 81.3 cm. The Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection / photo: Bruce M. White

 

Maya, Mexico, Campeche, Jaina, Late Classical, A.D. 600-800: Portrait figure of a defiant bound captive. Ceramic, h. 19.5 cm, w. 8 cm, d. 7.6 cm. Gift of Gillett G. Griffin (2003-148). Photo, 2007, Kenneth Garrett

 

Cristofano Dell'Altissimo (Italian, ca. 1525-1605), Portrait of Alchitrof, 1580s?.  Oil on panel, 60 x 45 cm. Istituti museali della Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale Fiorentino, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. 1890, no. 3065) 

 

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Valid from 03/27/2013 to 05/30/2013

Princeton University Art Museum's Annual Benefit Gala, Midnight in the Garden, February 4, 2012

01/11/2012

Inspired by the upcoming exhibition Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930, the Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum invite you to the Museum's annual benefit Gala, Midnight in the Garden. This year's theme unites art and architecture as it celebrates the role of the Victorian-era Gothic Revival movement in shaping the identity of the modern university.

Set against a backdrop of midnight blue fabric and brilliant garlands of flowers, Midnight in the Garden recreates the atmosphere of the Victorian age and features period-inspired food and drink.

Beginning at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the Art Museum, we continue at 8 p.m. with dinner and dancing at Prospect House, adjacent to the Museum. 
Main Street Catering will provide food for the reception, with musical entertainment by Courtney Colletti Music and decor by Janet Makrancy's Florals, Weddings & Parties.
Tickets for the Gala may be purchased to attend both the cocktail reception and dinner or for the reception only. Sponsorship packages, including multiple tickets and a range of additional recognition opportunities, are available.

A portion of each ticket is a tax-deductible, nonrefundable contribution to the Princeton University Art Museum.
 
To reserve your spot for Midnight in the Garden, simply complete the online formand follow the instructions for payment. For more information contact Patricia Veerasamy in the Friends office at (609) 258-5013 or email jveerasa@princeton.edu.
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Valid from 01/11/2012 to 02/05/2012

Princeton University Art Museum's 3rd Annual Nassau Street Sampler September 15, 2011

08/17/2011

Nassau Street Sampler

To celebrate the beginning of the fall semester, and of our 2011-2012 programming, we welcome the campus and community to our third annual Nassau Street Sampler. From 5:00 to 7:30, this lively food festival will introduce incoming students and reintroduce the community to the tasty array of dining options available to them outside of the “orange bubble.” Beginning at 7:30, the pace will slow down to allow for special tours of the collections and a selection of decadent desserts. Featuring food from many of Princeton’s eclectic restaurants, live music, and the chance to win great prizes (including t-shirts, posters, and gift certificates), this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Location: Art Museum

Date/Time: 09/15/11 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Valid from 08/17/2011 to 09/16/2011

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

01/29/2014

 

January 29, 2014

Late Thursdays

 

Annual University Staff Open House

Thursday, January 30, 5-8 p.m.

 

Whether you are a regular visitor or a first-time guest, there's no better time to experience the Art Museum than during our annual winter open house. Drop by after work or bring your family after dinner for music and highlights tours led by our ace student tour guides. Princeton's Prospect House will present "A Taste of Prospect," a sampling of their most popular refreshments. Everyone is welcome!

Film Screening

 

Princeton's Monuments Men: A Film Screening and Discussion 

Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau St.

Sunday, February 9, 12 p.m.

 

The story of the "Monuments Men," who saved many of Europe's art treasures from the destruction and chaos of World War II, is one of the great, previously untold stories of modern history. Many of these heroes were trained at Princeton or made careers at Princeton after the war.

 

Grab a bag of popcorn and join us during the opening weekend of The Monuments Men, starring George Clooney and Matt Damon, for a special screening. After the show, Museum Director James Steward will join Alfred Bush (who knew and worked with many of Princeton's Monuments Men) for a discussion with the audience.

Special Event

 

Winter Exhibitions Celebration
Saturday, February 15, 6-7:30 p.m.

This special evening celebrates the Museum's two major winter exhibitions, 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum and Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print, Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New YorkWe begin at 5 p.m. with a concert in the Mathey College Common Room by the Princeton Singers titled Italia Mia. After the concert, join us in the Museum for an opportunity to view both exhibitions, to mingle with the musicians, and to enjoy a late winter's eve in the company of great art and great friends.

 

Wouldn't now be the perfect time to become a Friend and get advance notice of events like this and other special benefits?

Around Town

 

August Wilson's Fences
McCarter Theatre Center
through February 16

 

Fences is one of the most beloved plays in August Wilson's soaring ten-play cycle, chronicling the African American experience of the 20th century. This Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama tells the gripping story of a father and son and their hopes, dreams, and disappointments in rapidly changing midcentury America. Under the inspired direction of Phylicia Rashad, Fences is August Wilson at his best: challenging the American dream through a poetic and deeply personal story. To learn more or to purchase tickets click here...

For Families

 

Art for Families
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Museum galleries

  

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours--whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

 

February 1: How's the Weather Today, Monet? Delve into French Impressionism and create a garden inspired by Monet.

 

February 8: Mask and Masquerade Examine masks from different African cultures and make a mask of your own.

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Valid from 01/29/2014 to 02/21/2014

Museum Travel Program: Artisanal Brooklyn with Princeton University Art Museum May 22, 2014

03/14/2014

ARTISANAL BROOKLYN

Thursday, May 22

Photo: Piotr Redlinski/The New York Times
     

Brooklyn has been the epicenter for hipsters and the hip-at-heart for some time now. Whether you have been part of the trend or simply want to discover what all the hype is about, this day trip promises to be exceptional. 

 

Only a few spaces are left for this tour! Join us for a visit to the studio of contemporary sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard, who recently received a major commission for the Princeton University campus, as well as the studio of renowned artist Matthew Day Jackson, whose work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the world. Be sure to see August 6, 1945, a three-dimensional, multimedia piece created by Jackson in 2010 that is currently on view at the Princeton University Art Museum. 
Photo: Den Haag/Drone Magazine

Cost: $180 per person
Includes: transportation, lunch, snacks, and tour fees

Departure: 8:30 a.m.; Return: 6:30 p.m.






Space is limited. RSVPs may only be received via USPS. Phone and e-mail requests cannot be honored; reservations will be processed according to the postmarked date of the mailed registration form.

Valid from 03/14/2014 to 05/23/2014

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

06/19/2014

 

June 18, 2014

Late Thursdays

 

Thursday, June 26, 6 p.m.

  

Explore the healing benefits of yoga while you enjoy a beautiful summer evening and a yoga soundtrack performed live. Always a highlight of summer in Princeton.  

Save the Date

 

Summer Exhibitions Celebration

Thursday, July 17

Lecture: 50 McCosh Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Reception: Art Museum, 7 p.m.

  

Celebrate our summer exhibitions, Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell and Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds, with music and refreshments at the Museum following the lecture "Mark, Maker, Method" by Kelly Baum, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.  

Museum News

 

 

Thanks to significant philanthropic support and a lead gift from Heather and Paul Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, the Art Museum has recently refurbished its Works on Paper Study Room for use both as a study space and as an informal gallery for prints, drawings, and photographs. The room will now be open to the public through guided visits on Thursday evenings and on weekends.

 

The new installation Intaglio Techniques explores printmaking techniques and will be on view through July 17.

Weekend Programming

 

Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

  

Discover the range of the Art Museum's globe-spanning collections by taking a Highlights Tour, offered free of charge. Tours meet at the Museum entrance. 

 

 

Family Fun

 

  

Join us on a trip around the world and through the ages. This series of self-guided tours and activities is available for families to enjoy at their own pace. Pick up your Passport to Adventure at the Museum information desk and choose from our many Artful Adventures activity guides. Once you complete your adventure, visit the information desk to collect a sticker for your passport.   

 

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Credits: 

  

Header image: Princeton University Art Museum. Photo: Bruce M. White 

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Valid from 06/19/2014 to 07/19/2014

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

06/18/2015

New Exhibitions

 

Summer Exhibitions Celebration

Saturday, June 27

5 p.m.: Lecture | 50 McCosh Hall

6 p.m.: Reception | Art Museum

 

Join us for a lecture by Kathleen Foster, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, titled "The American Watercolor Movement, 1860-1925." A reception in celebration of our summer exhibitions, Painting on Paper: American Watercolors at Princeton and Collecting Contemporary, 1960-2015: Selections from the Schorr Collection, will follow in the galleries. 

Exhibition Tour and Watercolor Demonstration

Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m.

Museum galleries 

 

Enjoy a special tour of Painting on Paper led by artist and author Adam van Doren and exhibition co-curator Laura Giles, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings. An outdoor watercolor painting demonstration will follow the tour.

Late Thursdays

 

Yoga on the Lawn

Thursday, June 25, 6 p.m.

Lawn between Murray-Dodge and Whig Halls

 

Explore the healing benefits of yoga while you enjoy a beautiful summer evening and a yoga soundtrack. Bring your own mat or borrow one for the event. Refreshments inside the Museum will follow. Instructor: Debbi Gitterman from YogaStream 

Museum Travel Program

 

 

In celebration of the return of the Pearlman Collection to Princeton this September, when it will be presented as Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection, we focus our 2015-2016 Travel Program around the theme of collectors and collecting. Join us this fall for two extraordinary travel experiences--with more coming in the spring!

Art for Families

 

Artful Adventures

Drop in anytime!


Join us on a trip around the world and through the ages. This series of self-guided tours and activities is available for families to enjoy at their own pace. Pick up your Passport to Adventure at the Museum information desk and choose from our many Artful Adventures activity guides. 

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Captions: 

  

Header image: Princeton University Art Museum. Photo: Bruce M. White 

 

Charles Ephraim Burchfield (American, 1893-1967), Summer Benediction, 1948. Bequest of Sinclair Hamilton, Class of 1906. © The Charles E. Burchfield Foundation, Inc. / DC Moore Gallery, New York / photo: Bruce M. White

 

Childe Hassam (American, 1859-1935), Newfields, New Hampshire (detail), 1917. Gift of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters

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Valid from 06/18/2015 to 07/01/2015

EASTER ART TOUR AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM April 23, 2011

03/30/2011

EASTER ART TOUR AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

Activities for all Ages!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

10:00 am

The Westerly Arts Series presents a tour of Easter symbolism in art in the Princeton University Art Museum, Easter-related activities for children, and a catered lunch reception.

Led by art history majors from Rutgers and Princeton University, enjoy a museum tour that examines Christian themes in art throughout the ages, from the medieval period to the 20th century. Learn about the important role of art in the Christian story, as well as the evolution of artistic style, how to interpret a painting, and how we can understand society through the lens of art. Explore the museum on your own, with a friend, or bring the whole family!

There will be Easter activities for children to enjoy as they learn about the origins of Easter traditions – these will include an Easter egg hunt (weather permitting), crafts, and games. There will also be scavenger hunts of the museum available. Princeton University student-volunteers will coordinate the children’s events so that the adults can take part in the tour of the museum and spend time browsing the other exhibition galleries.

Please join us after your tour in the lobby of McCormick Hall, just outside the entrance to the museum, for a free catered lunch reception.

The event will be held at the Princeton University Art Museum on Princeton University campus at 10:30 AM on Saturday, April 3, 2010.  Children’s activities begin at 10:00.  The first museum tour will begin at 10:00 with additional tours at 10:45 and 11:30.  Reservations for the tour are recommended – call 609-924-3816 or email info@westerlyroad.org.  A free catered lunch will be provided at 12:15.  This is a free event, all are welcome. Details can also be found at www.westerlyroad.org.

The Westerly Arts Series is sponsored by Westerly Road Church. For further information, call 609-924-3816 or email info@westerlyroad.org.  Westerly Road Church is an evangelical nondenominational church located in Princeton, NJ. www.westerlyroad.org.
 

Valid from 03/30/2011 to 04/24/2011

July Events at Princeton University Art Museum

07/03/2012

Princeton University Art Museum Artful Adventures

Join us on a trip around the world and through the ages. This series of self-guided tours and activities is available for families at all times. Pick up your Passport to Adventure at the Museum information desk and choose from our many Artful Adventures activity guides. Once you complete your adventure, visit the information desk to receive a sticker for your passport.

 

Film Series: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Director: Steven Spielberg

The Princeton University Art Museum's third annual outdoor film series celebrates the special exhibition Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, Discovery (opening July 14) and considers themes of cultural and personal encounters. 

Join us on the lawn at sundown for a free screening of Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). With popcorn and soda provided, it's a wonderful way to ease into summer.

Date/Time: 07/12/12 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

 

 

Princeton University Art Museum Summer Gathering for Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, Discovery and Root & Branch

Make Connections at our Summer Gathering! 

In an evening inspired by cultural exchange, join us in celebrating two special exhibitions.

Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, Discovery and Root & Branch, enjoy fusion cuisine, specialty cocktails, and global music.

Date/Time: 07/19/12 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

 



Valid from 07/03/2012 to 07/20/2012

Princeton University Art Museum Upcoming Events

07/26/2012

Exhibitions

 

Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, Discovery

on view through September 23

At the core of any encounter is a dialogue that can take the form of a chance meeting, an adversarial conflict, or a discovery of unknown realms or worlds. Every encounter fosters a questioning or confrontation of what is the same and what is different. What is accepted and familiar in the art and culture of any people at any time is often inconspicuous, hidden in the currents of tradition until there is an encounter with something that is different yet similar, or similar yet different. The connections or points of encounter occur across place and time, and the direction of a gaze controls how one culture sees another and how one sees oneself. Encounters draws from the arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, spanning time from ancient to contemporary, and includes media ranging from painting and sculpture to calligraphy, ceramics, and photography.

Yinka Shonibare, MBE: The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (Europe), 2008. C-print mounted on aluminum, 182.9 X 125.7 cm. Dominique Haim Collection. © The Artist / Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York/Shanghai.

 

Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, Discovery has been made possible by support from the Frances E. and Elias Wolf, Class of 1920, Fund; Christopher E. Olofson, Class of 1992; the Apparatus Fund; the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Contemporary Art Fund; the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and the Judith and Anthony B. Evnin, Class of 1962, Exhibitions Fund. Additional support has been provided by the Partners and Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum.

 

 

Root & Branch

on view through November 25

Root & Branch considers the uniquely varied life of trees in art, nature, and information design. In the mind's eye, spreading branches lend form to purpose and complexity, to origin and evolution, to causation and consequence. Rooted in the photography collection but branching into every area of the Museum, this wide-ranging exploration extends from ancient Greece to contemporary South Africa, from Maya flint carving to Japanese lacquer, and from a family tree of Jesus to Darwin's first chart of evolution.

Root & Branch has been made possible by the generous support of the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art and by the Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Contemporary Art Fund.

The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society

August 18, 2012–January 13, 2013

In fall 2012, the Princeton University Art Museum will serve as one of five venues for the exhibition The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society, conceived and produced by Ferris Olin and Judith K. Brodsky, codirectors of the Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers University. The Fertile Crescent is an ambitious showcase of exhibitions, public programming, and an accompanying catalogue centered on the work of twenty-four contemporary feminist artists of Middle Eastern heritage. 

The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society has been made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust; the Artis Foundation, which helped fund the participation of the five Israeli artists in the exhibition, Ofri Cnaani, Ayana Friedman, Efrat Kedem, Sigalit Landau, and Ariane Littman; and the Harris Finch Foundation. Several programs were made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition, Fertile Crescent partner institutions provided both financial and in-kind contributions, as did Basem and Muna Hishmeh, along with other individuals. The Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art is a unit of the Rutgers Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Partnerships in the Arts and Humanities and a member institute of the Rutgers Institute for Women's Leadership. The IWA receives General Program Support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

 

Special Events

 

Picnic on the Lawn

&

Encounters Film Series: The Social Network (2010)

Director: David Fincher

 

Thursday, August 2, Art Museum Lawn

Picnic is 6:30–8:30 p.m. and the film starts at sundown

 

Celebrate the waning weeks of a fun-filled summer with a picnic on the Museum's lawn and a special, shorter summer ArtWalk! Bring your loved ones and enjoy the warm evening breeze, live music, family-friendly activities, and great barbecue fare. Vegetarian offerings will be available. Don't forget to stay for our last outdoor film screening of the summer season: The Social Network (2010). The film starts at sundown, so bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy! Popcorn and soda will be served.

 

 

Every Week at the Museum

Join us on a trip around the world and through the ages. This series of self-guided tours and activities is available for families at all times. Pick up your Passport to Adventure at the Museum’s information desk and choose from our many Artful Adventures activity guides. Once you complete your adventure, visit the information desk to receive a sticker for your passport.

Discover the Art Museum's premier collections, spanning antiquity to contemporary, in a 
Highlights Tour, offered free of charge. Tours meet at the entrance to the Museum every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

 

For more information about exhibitions and events, visit artmuseum.princeton.edu.

 

Valid from 07/26/2012 to 09/30/2012

Save the Date - February 2, 2013 - Princeton University Art Museum's Annual Benefit Gala

09/27/2012

Annual Benefit Gala
Saturday, February 2, 2013
 
Drawing inspiration from one of the Museum's most striking recent acquisitions--Vik Muniz's elegant Elizabeth Taylor, from the seriesPictures of Diamonds--the Princeton University Art Museum invites you to its 2013 Gala celebration. Join event cochairs Jeanne Johnson and Cathy Loevner for an evening of dinner and dancing in support of the Museum's education and outreach programming. Always a highlight of the region's social calendar, the Gala is not to be missed!

Annual benefit gala

Valid from 09/27/2012 to 12/31/2012

Princeton University Art Museum Announces New Self-Guided Mobile Tour of the Campus Art Collection

04/24/2013

Outside the Museum's walls, the Art Museum oversees a collection of more than seven hundred works of art in different media that reflect Princeton's rich history, traditions, and aspirations. From the collection of historic Princeton portraits to the Putnam Collection of modern sculpture, these collections bring rich textures to the University's visual arts environment. Learn more about the campus art collections and the self-guided mobile tour scheduled to debut in May.

Valid from 04/24/2013 to 06/15/2013

Princeton University Art Museum's 2012 Spring/Summer Exhibition Schedule

01/29/2012

 

Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870–1930

February 25June 24

In the late nineteenth century, when Princeton University—then known as the College of New Jersey—sought to modernize itself as a progressive institution of international stature, it did so in part by adopting a visual language drawn from the past: the Gothic vocabulary of the “ancient universities” of Oxford and Cambridge. Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870–1930 explores the Gothic Revival movement in architecture and design across America at the close of the nineteenth century, using Princeton’s campus as a case study and launching point. This exhibition draws from the unique resources of Princeton’s Firestone Library and the University archives, along with the painting and watercolor collections of the Art Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other institutions, to explore the role Princeton played in the Gothic Revival movement in both architecture and the decorative arts, its motivations, and its meanings in defining a great modern university. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated, scholarly catalogue distributed by the Princeton University Press.

 

 

John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum

March 17–June 10

John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum offers a monographic look at one of the greatest landscape artists of all time. This once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of 85 paintings, oil sketches, watercolors, and drawings offers a rare insight into the revolutionary working processes of John Constable (1776–1837), England’s foremost landscape painter, who took his paint box into the countryside, ultimately paving the way for the avant-garde French artists of the 1870s and changing the course of modern art. The Princeton University Art Museum is the first of only two North American venues for this exhibition. Drawn entirely from the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, it is the most ambitious look at Constable’s work to be held in the United States in a generation.

 

 

Encounters

July 14–September 16

At the core of any encounter is a dialogue that can take the form of a chance meeting, an adversarial conflict, or an encounter with unknown realms or worlds. Every encounter fosters a questioning or confrontation of what is the same and what is different. What is accepted and familiar in the art and culture of any people at any time is often inconspicuous, hidden in the currents of tradition until there is an encounter with something that is different yet similar, or similar yet different. The connections or points of encounter occur across place and time, and the direction of a gaze controls how one culture sees another and how one sees oneself. Encounters draws from the arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, spanning ancient to contemporary works, and includes media ranging from painting and sculpture to calligraphy, ceramics, and photography.

 

 

Root & Branch

July 14–October 28

Root & Branch considers trees and branching forms in the history of art and in scientific imagery—from a mythical narrative scene on an ancient Greek amphora to an eighteenth-century master drawing of an oak tree to an aerial photograph of erosion patterns in the American desert to a map charting a moment of global activity on the World Wide Web.

 

Qian Du (17641844) and Style in Qing Dynasty Painting

through April 22

 

The early nineteenth-century landscape painter Qian Du created works for high officials, wrote treatises on painting, taught, and produced a large body of work. Curiously, despite his achievements, Qian Du’s landscapes are rarely discussed in the larger context of Qing dynasty (1644–1912) painting—in part because a distinct painting style separates his work from that of his more "orthodox" and "individualist" contemporaries. Qian’s landscapes can be characterized as airy and elegant, combining long brushstrokes of built-up dry ink with pale washes of crystalline color and concentrated zones of patterned foliage. These stylistic attributes stand in contrast to most other Qing dynasty landscape paintings, which focused on calligraphic brushwork technique at the expense of pattern and color.

            Organized around a core group of Qian Du’s landscapes, this exhibition brings together Qing landscape painting from the Museum's collection and from private lenders and explores the ways in which Qian's painting style differed—in subtle but important ways—from most other Qing landscape painting. By focusing on Qian's use of specific modes of color, pattern, and brushwork, his style can be distinguished from the so-called Orthodox and Individualist schools of Qing painting.

 

 

 

Myths, Tales, and Poetry in Japanese Art

through May 6

 

Literary narratives are modified and sometimes mystified in their long afterlives, as their audiences change and expand. So, too, are visualized narratives. Works from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, selected from the Museum’s collection of Japanese art, offer a glance at the narrative myths embedded in pictures. Featured in this exhibition are two recent acquisitions: Monochrome Handscroll of the Tale of Genji, dated to the late fifteenth century, and a set of four prints, Famous Sites of Edo in the Four Seasons, by And? Hiroshige.

The Tale of Genji, a court romance that is arguably the earliest novel in the world, has had a profound impact on visual culture in Japan for more than one thousand years. The newly acquired small-format scroll depicts two of the fifty-four chapters of the Tale of Genji. It is composed of eight pictures and extensive calligraphy that copies excerpts, with some modifications, from Chapters 10 and 11 of the tale. The pictures are drawn in fine lines of monochromatic ink, with lips accentuated by tiny red dots. The painter used extremely economic brushstrokes to delineate the faces, and yet the figures have revealing expressions. According to the connoisseur’s note at the end of the scroll and the writings on the box cover, the calligraphy was written by Inoo Tsunefusa (1422–1485), a famed calligrapher who served as a secretary for the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1436–1490). 

 

 

 

Special Events

 

Opening and Concert

Princeton and the Gothic Revival, 1870–1930

Sunday, February 26

Opening reception: Princeton University Art Museum, 5:30 p.m.

Concert: Princeton Singers, Vivat Regina! Princeton University Chapel, 7 p.m.

 

Join us for a reception and preview of the exhibition Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870–1930, followed by a special concert in the chapel. The Princeton Singers look back at music of the Victorian age, from sacred to sentimental, and at the British traditions that took root in America. The concert features the music of Parry, Stanford, Buck, and Ives, and Tim Harrell, guest organist, will play the Princeton Chapel’s 1928 Aeolian-Skinner organ.

 

 

Lecture

Lecture: Conservative Revolutionary: John Constable and Art History

Mark Evans, Senior Curator, Paintings, Word & Image Department, Victoria and Albert Museum

Saturday, March 17, 5 p.m.

McCosh 10

 

A reception celebrating the opening of John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum and our spring exhibitions season will follow in the Art Museum.

 

 

Late Thursdays

 

Annual University Staff Winter Open House

February 2, 5–8 p.m.

 

Whether you are a weekly regular or a first-time guest, there is no better chance to experience the Art Museum than at our annual Winter Open House. Drop-in after work or bring the family after dinner for an evening filled with art, refreshments, and prizes. Student tour guides will be available throughout the Museum eager to offer insights into some of the Museum’s most beloved treasures.

 

 

 

Guerrilla Girls in Our Midst
February 16, 7–9 p.m.
McCosh 50

Join two representatives from the Guerrilla Girls—an acclaimed organization of anonymous female artists who fight sexism and racism in politics, art, and pop culture—who will discuss their activism and expose the social truths of the contemporary art world. A reception in the Art Museum will follow.

 

 

Princeton Opera Company/Princeton ArtWalk

March 1, 5–8 p.m.

Art Museum galleries

 

Drop in during the second Princeton ArtWalk and enjoy Opera in the Art Museum: A Sampling of Classic Duets and Arias. The newly founded Princeton Opera Company presents a short series of scenes from classic works, including Le nozze di figaro (Mozart), Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), and Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck). Refreshments will be served. Stay awhile or only a few minutes—the Princeton ArtWalk allows you to discover the lively downtown arts community of Princeton at your own pace.

 

 

An Evening of 19th-Century European Culture

March 22, 7–10 p.m.

Art Museum galleries

 

In celebration of the exhibition John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum presents an evening of nineteenth-century European music and refreshments, featuring a sampling of award-winning British sparkling wines.

 

 

Art for Families

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

 

February 4            Mask and Masquerade: Examine objects from different African cultures and make a mask of your own.

February 11            A Noble Quest: Explore what life was like for noble men and women in the Middle Ages and design a shield.

February 18            Who’s Who in the Art Museum: Discover American portraits and make one of your own.

February 25            Art Tales: Hear stories from around the world and create a puppet for your own theater.

March 3            Daily Life in Ancient Greece: Examine ancient artifacts and decorate a Greek vase.

March 10            When is Art Like a Jigsaw Puzzle? Learn about the art of ancient Rome and make a mosaic.

March 17            How’s the Weather Today, Monet? Delve into French Impressionism and create a garden inspired by Monet.

March 24            Celebrating Nature in Japanese Art: Discover Japanese art in the museum’s collections and make a scroll.

March 31            Taking it with You—Egypt and the Afterlife: Learn about the lives, beliefs, and rituals of this ancient civilization.

April 21            Gargoyles and Grotesques: Take a look at the fascinating creatures that adorn buildings on campus and create your own mythical beast.

 

 

 

Gallery Talks

Join us each week—Friday at 12:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.—for talks highlighting works in the Museum’s collections, new acquisitions, and special exhibitions. Talks are given by curators, scholars, docents, faculty, and graduate students and are held in the Museum galleries, unless otherwise noted. All talks are free and open to the public.

 

Ghanaian Gold: Objects from the Treasury of the Asantehene

Kristin Windmuller, graduate student, Department of Art and Archaeology

February 24, 12:30 p.m. and February 26, 3 p.m.

 

Lehmbruck’s Frau Anita L.: Forgetting Rodin

Betsy Rosasco, Research Curator of European Painting and Sculpture

March 2, 12:30 p.m. and March 4, 3 p.m.

 

Enclosure/Disclosure: Hans Arp's Cardboard Reliefs

Tessa Paneth-Pollak, graduate student, Department of Art and Archaeology

March 9, 12:30 p.m. and March 11, 3 p.m.

 

Qian Du (1764–1844) and Style in Qing Dynasty Landscape Painting

Michael Hatch, graduate student, Department of Art and Archaeology

March 23, 12:30 p.m. and March 25, 3 p.m.

 

John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum

Calvin Brown, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings

March 30, 12:30 p.m. and April 1, 3 p.m.

                  

Defending the Afterlife: Tang Dynasty Tomb Guardians

Zoe Kwok, graduate student, Department of Art and Archaeology

April 13, 12:30 p.m. and April 15, 3 p.m.

 

 

Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870–1930

Johanna G. Seasonwein, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Academic Programs

April 20, 12:30 p.m. and April 22, 3 p.m.

 

New Perspectives on the Egyptian Collection

Jessica Popkin, Student Outreach Coordinator

April 27, 12:30 p.m. and April 29, 3 p.m.

 

Basquiat’s Remix or, Leonardo da Vinci's Greatest Hits (formerly: Divine da Vinci)

Jessica Maxwell, graduate student, Department of Art and Archaeology

May 4, 12:30 p.m. and May 6, 3 p.m.

 

 

 

Valid from 01/29/2012 to 04/01/2012

October Events at Princeton University Art Museum

09/27/2013

On View Exhibitions

 

The Itinerant Languages of Photography

through January 19, 2014

 

The Itinerant Languages of Photography explores the movement of photographs across time and place, offering a transnational history of photography that draws new attention to the work of both well-known masters and more emerging figures. As a photograph travels, its context necessarily changes, prompting a reading that is different than the original. This exhibition succeeds in revealing changes in the nature of the image that can surface as photographs move through one culture to another, specifically looking at how and why the meaning of an image can change. Featured artists include Manuel and Lola Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joan Colom, Graciela Iturbide, Susan Meiselas, Marcelo Brodsky, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, and Joan Fontcuberta.

 

 

 

New Jersey as Non-Site

October 5, 2013–January 4, 2014

 

Between 1950 and 1975, some of the postwar era’s most innovative artists flocked to a very unexpected place: New Jersey. Appreciating what others tended to ignore or mock, they gravitated to the state’s most desolate peripheries: its industrial wastescapes, crumbling cities, crowded highways, and banal suburbs. There they produced some of the most important work of their careers. The breakthroughs in land, conceptual, performance, and site-specific art that New Jersey helped catalyze are the subject of New Jersey as Non-Site, whose title evokes the mixed-media sculptures that Robert Smithson began to create in 1968 while driving the state’s highways with Nancy Holt.

 

Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting 32, 1975. Five gelatin silver prints, cut and collaged, 103.5 x 78.1 cm. The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark and David Zwirner, New York / London © 2013 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled”

October 21 – December 16, 2013

 

The billboard is a vernacular format that the Cuban-born American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957–1996) repurposed in an effort to engage diverse audiences and expand the public function of art. “I need the public to complete the work,” he stated, “to become part of my work, to join in.” This fall, the Museum will install one of Gonzalez-Torres’s billboards in twelve locations around the greater Princeton area, including the plaza just outside its front door. Created at the height of the AIDS crisis, it features a haunting image of an empty bed, evoking the tensions and emotions between intimacy and publicity, loss and desire.

 

 

Special Events

 

 

From Tanner to Puryear: African American Art in the Museum Collection

Tuesday, October 1, 7 p.m.

Community Room, Princeton Public Library

Laura Giles, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings, will discuss works by African American artists in the Princeton University Art Museum’s collections as a prelude to the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s October 6 concert, which features music inspired by the work of painter and printmaker Jacob Lawrence. Giles’s talk will provide audience members with a context for Lawrence’s groundbreaking work. Cosponsored by the Princeton Public Library, Princeton University Art Museum, and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

 

Latin Heritage Month: A Celebration of Dance

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 7–9 p.m.

Art Museum

Join us for our second annual Latin Heritage Month celebration. This year’s event includes performances by student groups specializing in regional South American dances. Refreshments and dancing in the galleries will follow the student performances.

 

Fall Exhibitions Celebration

Saturday, October 5

Keynote lecture: 5 p.m., 50 McCosh Hall

Reception: 6–7:30 p.m., Art Museum

Renowned artist Nancy Holt will deliver the keynote lecture in honor of the special exhibition New Jersey as Non-Site, in which her work is featured. A reception celebrating the fall exhibitions season will follow in the Art Museum.

 

Festival of Music & Art: American Voices

Sunday, October 6, 4 p.m.

Pre-concert talk: 3 p.m.

Richardson Auditorium

As a tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra partners with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra in a performance of Derek Bermel’s Migration Series. This concerto for jazz band and orchestra portrays scenes from the famous Jacob Lawrence collection of paintings of the same name, which depict the migration of African Americans seeking a better life in the early twentieth century. Selections from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring are also featured. Come to the Art Museum after the concert for a reception and viewing of works by African American artists.

 

The Sky Is the Limit: A Happening

Thursday, October 10, 6–7 p.m.

Murray-Dodge Hall and the Art Museum

The Sky Is the Limit, a Happening created by Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks in 1969, will be choreographed anew by Hendricks and participating students. The Happening will channel the legacy of early performance art, incorporating movement, sound, image, everyday objects, and audience participation into a new piece for the Princeton campus. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition New Jersey as Non-Site.

 

Lecture by Amiri Baraka

Tuesday, October 15, 7 p.m.

50 McCosh Hall

Revolutionary dramatist, novelist, and poet Amiri Baraka, whose work is featured in the exhibition New Jersey as Non-Site, will discuss his work with the Spirit House Players and his lifelong engagement in civil rights activism. A reception in the Art Museum will follow.

 

 

 

Art for Families

 

Festival of Music & Art: American Voices

October 5

Explore the ways Jacob Lawrence and other artists use shapes and colors to tell a story, and create a story collage of your own. This program, presented in collaboration with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, runs until 3:30 p.m., and refreshments will be served. The PSO will perform a family concert in Richardson Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. For more information and tickets to the concert, visit princetonsymphony.org or call 609.497.0020.

 

Gallery and Stage: A Celebration of Ancient Chinese Art and Culture

October 12

Join us to create a giant snake sculpture inspired by the Museum’s collection of Chinese art and the ancient Chinese tale “The White Snake.” The sculpture will be displayed in the lobby of McCarter Theatre for the run of its production of The White Snake.

 

Mummy Match-up

October 19

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week celebrate International Archaeology Day and learn about life in ancient Egypt. Examine the symbols on a mummy case and make a cartouche with your name written in hieroglyphics.

 

A Chip off the Old Block

October 26

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week explore the sculptures on the Princeton University campus and create a sculpture of your own.

 

 

Artful Adventures

Join us on a trip around the world and through the ages. This series of self-guided tours and activities is available for families at all times. Pick up your Passport to Adventure at the Museum information desk and choose from our many Artful Adventures activity guides. Once you complete your adventure, visit the information desk to collect a sticker for your passport.

 

For complete program and event listings, please visit the Museum’s online calendar at artmuseum.princeton.edu.

 

 

Valid from 09/27/2013 to 10/29/2013

'New Jersey as Non-Site' Through January 5, 2014 at the Princeton University Art Museum

10/09/2013

New Jersey as Non-Site

Through January 5, 2014

Museum galleries

 

In ways largely unacknowledged until now, New Jersey was the site of and catalyst for major breakthroughs in the genres of Pop, conceptual, performance, land, and black art throughout the post-World War II era. Focused on 17 artists working from 1950 to 1975, New Jersey as Non-Site will make you think differently about the art of the avant-garde(n) state. Click here to explore the dynamic new website!

 

Valid from 10/09/2013 to 12/31/2013

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

11/01/2013

Princeton University Art Museum


 

October 31, 2013

New Exhibition

 

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: "Untitled"  
through December 16
 

The Museum itself goes on the road this fall with work by one of the most important artists of the 1990s. From New Brunswick to Trenton to the Museum's front lawn, the billboard-size images evoke the tensions between intimacy and public space, loss and desire. Read more...

 

Artist Talk

 

Going Analog in the Digital Era
Rosângela Rennó

Monday, November 4, 12 p.m.

McCormick 106

 

The Program in Latin American Studies presents "Photography in Latin America: Four Lectures," co-organized by Eduardo Cadava and Gabriela Nouzeilles. Read more about this lecture series, which features artists from the exhibition The Itinerant Languages of Photography, on view through January 19, 2014.

 

Save the Date

 

New Jersey as Non-Site: An Insider's View

Thursday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.

101 McCormick Hall

  

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the special exhibition New Jersey as Non-Site with a lecture by the exhibition's curator, Kelly Baum, the Museum's Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. A reception in the Art Museum will follow.

Gallery Talks

 

Masking Traditions
Friday, November 1, 12:30 p.m.
Museum galleries
  
Join docents in the galleries each Friday at 12:30 p.m. for informal, 20- to 30-minute discussions on selected works in the Museum's collections and special exhibitions. This week, Sharon Lorenzo will feature masks in the collection and discuss masking traditions from different cultures.
  

Art for Families

 

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m-1 p.m.

Museum galleries

 

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours--whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

 

November 2: Art Tales: Hear stories from around the world and craft a puppet for your own theater.

 

November 9: Treasures of the Art Museum: With a map and stickers to guide you, enjoy a scavenger hunt for treasures in the Art Museum. Then create a treasure of your own to take home.   

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Credits:

 

Header image: Princeton University Art Museum. Photo: Bruce M. White

      

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, "Untitled," 1991. Billboard. Installation view of Felix Gonzalez-Torres Billboard Project. Artpace Foundation, San Antonio, TX. Jan.-Dec. 2010. Location: Highway 90 and Bartlett, Houston, TX. © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation / Courtesy of Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York / photo: Tom DuBrock

 

Rosângela Rennó, A Última Foto / The Last Photo: Eduardo Brandão Holga 120 (detail), 2006. Collection of Jorge G. Mora. © Rosângela Rennó and Eduardo Brandão  

  

Gordon Matta-Clark, Splitting 32, 1975. The Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark and David Zwirner, New York / London © 2013 Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

Kuba artist, Mask, early 20th century. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Melvin A. Scharfman. Photo: Bruce M. White

 

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Princeton University Art Museum Announces Travel Program: NYC through a New Lens

12/03/2013

The Museum recently announced the launch of a new Travel Program that will feature greater access to private collections, artists' studios, and behind-the-scenes visits. Join us for the next trip in January: NYC through a New Lens.

NYC THROUGH A NEW LENS

 

January 16, 2014

     

All photography lovers, from the occasional admirer to the keen enthusiast, will revel in this opportunity to join Katherine Bussard, our new Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, for a personal tour of photography collections in the Big Apple. 

 

Included in the tour will be visits to the Study Room for Photographs with the Metropolitan Museum of Art's curators as well as to a private collection rarely made available.

 

Cost: $225 per person
Includes: transportation, lunch, snacks, admission, and tour fees.

Departure: 8:30 a.m.; Return: 6:00 p.m.

Space is limited.  RSVPs may only be received via USPS. Phone and e-mail requests cannot be honored, reservations will be processed according to the postmarked date of the mailed registration form .

ADDITIONAL TRIPS IN SPRING 2014:

Connecticut Collections
February 27 - 28, 2014
SOLD OUT
 
The Art and Architecture of Britain: 
Oxford and the Cotswolds
May 11 - 18, 2014
SOLD OUT
 
Artisanal Brooklyn
May 24, 2014
SOLD OUT

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Princeton University Art Museum Announces New Exhibit, "City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus" October 20-January 20, 2013

10/11/2012

City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus
October 20, 2012-January 20, 2013
 
Celebrating the conclusion of more than two decades of Princeton-led excavations, City of Gold explores the history and archaeology of Polis Chrysochous, which under the earlier names of Marion and Arsinoe was one of the great cities of ancient and medieval Cyprus. 
 
The exhibition features more than one hundred objects on loan from the Cypriot Department of Antiquities, the British Museum, and the Musée du Louvre, including splendid gold jewelry, monumental and miniature figural sculpture, seals, coins, bronzes, and ceramics, as well as photographs and maps of the excavated sites in a compelling new look at archaeology itself.
 

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News and Updates from Princeton University Art Museum

08/31/2011

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Final Days 

August 31, 2011

Friedrich Strass, Strom der Zeiten (Stream of Time), 1804Cartographies of Time

Through September 18

  

How do you imagine time? Explore how some of the great minds of the past have visualized time in Cartographies of Time, which examines the graphic evolution of modern versions of history, from the birth of the printed book through the nineteenth century.

 Cartographies of Time book cover 

The exhibition draws on the book of the same title by Princeton professor and cultural historian Anthony Grafton and his colleague Daniel Rosenberg. The fully illustrated Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline is available in the Museum Store. $50 hardcover; $45 Friends member.   

New on View 

 
John Singer Sargent, An Interior in Venice, 1899 An Interior in Venice

On view in the Mary Ellen Bowen Gallery of American Art

September 17-December 11

   

John Singer Sargent's masterful An Interior in Venice comes to the Museum on loan from the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Sargent, the most sought-after portraitist of his generation, created the evocative group portrait as a gift to his relatives, the Curtis family. They are portrayed in the grand salon of their Palazzo Barbaro home, where the artist stayed during the summer of 1898. Don't miss this unique opportunity to compare the painting with Princeton's Elizabeth Allen Marquand, also on view, completed by Sargent more than a decade earlier.

 

Late Thursdays 

 
Nassau Street SamplerNassau Street Sampler

Thursday, September 15

Sampler 5-7:30 p.m.

After Sampler 7:30-9 p.m.

Museum galleries

 

This year, enjoy Sampler with a twist! Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the fall semester--and of our 2011-12 programming--with the Museum's third annual Nassau Street Sampler. This "taste of Princeton" offers something for everyone. Our traditional Sampler will feature food from many of Princeton's beloved restaurants, live music, and t-shirt giveaways (along with other prizes), and will be followed by our first "After Sampler," featuring free coffee, desserts, mellow music, and gallery tours. Don't miss this evening of fun and surprises!

 

Must See in the Museum 

 
Zhang Huan, To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain, 1995 To Add One Meter to an Anonymous Mountain

On view in When Men and Mountains Meet

Through September 18

 

Make a point of seeing this photograph of Chinese artist Zhang Huan's group performance. The work satirically refers to the ancient tale of the "Foolish Old Man who Moved Mountains and Filled a Sea," a story about overcoming obstacles with diligence and hard work. In 20th-century China, both Sun Yat-sen and Chairman Mao used this tale as a metaphor for how the collective can conquer obstacles to strengthen the nation in its struggle to survive.

 

In the Museum Store 

 
Calendars in the Museum Store Start your planning for 2012 now! The finest selection of 2012 art calendars, available in the Princeton University Art Museum Store, make it possible to keep art with you every day. The Museum Store has a wonderful collection of your favorites, including finely reproduced calendars featuring the Impressionists, modern artists, African American artists, the Renaissance era, photography, and Asian art.

 

Wall calendars retail from $13.99 to $14.99; Friends members always enjoy a 10% savings.

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Memory and the Work of ArtMEMORY AND THE WORK OF ART is a collaborative investigation into the relationship between the arts and cultural memory.

 

Distinguished Lecture Series 

Exhibitions 

Performances and Concerts 

Readings and Lectures 

 

 

 

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10/22/2014

 

October 22, 2014

Exhibition Opening

 

Fall Exhibitions Celebration

Saturday, October 25

Keynote lecture: 5 p.m., 50 McCosh Hall

Reception: 6-7:30 p.m., Art Museum

 

Join us as we celebrate the opening of our two fall exhibitions, Kongo across the Waters and Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan. The evening begins with a keynote lecture by Jason Young, associate professor in the Department of History, University at Buffalo, who will explore the ways in which Kongolese visual culture traveled to the southern United States. A reception in the Art Museum will follow.   

Art for Families

 

Saturday, October 25, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Art Museum

 

Join us for a fun-filled day of activities for families as we celebrate the opening of the exhibition Kongo across the Waters. Refreshments will be served.

Late Thursdays

 

Thursday, October 23, 7 p.m.

Museum galleries 

 

For thousands of years, yoga and meditation have been tools to quiet the mind, bring transformation, and achieve wisdom--not unlike the benefits of looking closely at great works of art. Join Yoga Stream's Debbi Gitterman and lululemon athletica for an exploration of the healing benefits of yoga. Bring your own mat or borrow one for the evening. Refreshments in the galleries will follow.

Special Program

 

Sunday, November 2

Performance: 4 p.m., Richardson Auditorium

Reception and Guided Tour: 6-7:30 p.m., Museum galleries

 

Rossen Milanov conducts a night of Russian music inspired by commedia dell'arte, including works by William Bolcom, Tchaikovsky, and Stravinsky. After the concert, join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres in the Museum galleries and discover works of art that illustrate the commedia dell'arte tradition. Click here to learn more and reserve tickets. 

Take an Art Break

 

Friday, October 31, 12:30 p.m.

Art Museum

 

Join Museum docents in the galleries from 12:30 to 1:00 on Friday afternoons. This week Susan Chermak discusses Angelica Kauffmann's Portrait of Sarah Harrop, the artist's masterpiece in portraiture.

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Captions: 

  

Header image: Princeton University Art Museum. Photo: Bruce M. White 


Woyo artist, Banana, Lower Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mask (ndunga), early 20th century. Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium

 

Mboma peoples, Lower Congo, DRC, Stone grave sculpture, ntadi, Late 19th century. Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium

 

Roman, Harlequin with a Trident, 18th Century. Bequest of Dan Fellows Platt, Class of 1895

 

Angelica Kauffmann, Portrait of Sarah Harrop (Mrs. Bates) as a Muse, 1780-81. Museum purchase, Surdna Fund and Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund


 

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Photography Exhibit at Princeton University Art Museums Opens December 15

12/05/2012

New on View

 

Two Views: Atget/Friedlander
Opens Saturday, December 15
 

Peter Bunnell, Princeton University professor emeritus of the history of photography and modern art, has drawn upon the Museum's photography collection to offer visitors a fresh perspective on works by Eugène Atget(1857-1927) and Lee Friedlander (born 1934).

 

These two great masters share an instinct for abstraction, fragmentation, and a belief in the potential of photographic description, as well as a commitment to examining the social landscape of their own, distinct times. Many of the photographs on view have never before been exhibited in the galleries.

 

 

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News & Upcoming Events at Princeton University Art Museum

01/16/2013

Community Connections

 

University Staff and Community Open House
Thursday, January 31, 5 to 8 p.m.
 
Whether you are a regular visitor or a first-time guest, there is no better chance to experience the Art Museum than during our annual winter open house. Drop by after work or bring the family after dinner to enjoy live music, gallery tours, and refreshments.

New on View

 

Robert Rauschenberg in Princeton
Thursday, February 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Museum galleries
 

In celebration of an important body of work on loan from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Art Museum is delighted to partner with the Program in Dance at the Lewis Center for the Arts for an evening of dance and discussion inspired by the artistic collaboration between artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Merce Cunningham.

 

Join us at 6:30 p.m. to view paintings, drawings, and prints from the 1960s and 70s, including works that Rauschenberg created for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC). From 7:00 to 7:15 p.m., students from the Program in Dance will perform a piece staged by Princeton alumnus and former MCDC member Silas Riener. A panel discussion and reception will follow.

Annual Museum Gala

 

Diamond Earrings for Silent Auction
Saturday, February 2
 

Hamilton Jewelers has generously donated a set of handcrafted diamond earrings valued at more than $5,000 to be offered via silent auction at All That Glitters..., the Museum's annual Gala. This year, Princeton's most elegant event explores the theme of celebrity and its complications. All proceeds--including those from this glamorous auction item--support the Museum's vibrant programming and community outreach efforts. 

 

Click here to request tickets online, or call the Friends office at (609) 258-4057.

Museum Store

 

Special Savings Event
Thursday, January 17 through Sunday, January 20

 

Select gift items, jewelry, books, art t-shirts, boxed holiday cards, and 2013 art calendars are all 40% off during the Museum Store's annual post-holiday savings event. Price reductions abound, and all sales are final. Don't miss this once-a-year event!  

 

 

New Staff

 

Manager of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations
 

Kelly Freidenfelds recently joined the Art Museum as manager of corporate, foundation, and government relations. Kelly will be raising funds to support the Museum's exhibitions, education, and outreach programs, all of which rely on outside giving. Kelly comes to Princeton from Kingsborough Community College at the City University of New York. Previously, she also worked in development at the NYU Stern School of Business and the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture. Kelly holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford University, where she studied San Francisco's Mission District while also serving as a docent for a neighborhood mural arts organization. 

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Credits (top to bottom):

 

Robert Rauschenberg, American, 1925-2008: Untitled (Merce Cunningham Company), 2003. Inkjet print on paper, mounted on board, 81.9 x 29.8 x 3.8 cm. Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Art © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY  

 

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New Exhibits and Updates Princeton University Art Museum

01/30/2013

Final Weeks

 

Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik' Kingdom
Closes February 17
 
Dancing into Dreams offers an intimate glimpse at the exceptionally painted chocolate-drinking cups of a single Maya center located in modern-day Guatemala. Ik' vases are prized for their naturalistic color, portraiture, skillful rendition of graceful movement, and elegantly fluid line. Conservator Sarah Nunberg treated the Museum's Ik'-kingdom vessels in preparation for the exhibition and recounts her story here.
 
Make plans to visit the exhibition one last time before it closes on February 17!

Annual Museum Gala

 

All That Glitters...
Cocktail Party Tickets Still Available
Saturday, February 2, 6 p.m.
  
Tickets to the Gala dinner at Prospect House are now sold out, but tickets to the cocktail party are still available. Don't miss the social event of the Princeton calendar! 

 

Click here to request tickets online, or call the Friends office at 609.258.4057.

Art and Dance

 

Spheres of Influence: Merce Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg
Thursday, February 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Museum galleries
 

In celebration of the first installation of exceptional loans from the Rauschenberg Loan Bank Program, including works created for the Merce Cunningham Dance Compnay (MCDC), students from the Program in Dance will perform a MinEvent featuring choreography by Merce Cunningham. The performance will be staged by Princeton alumnus and former MCDC member Silas Riener, with live music composed by Jeff Snyder, codirector of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, and Cenk Ergün, graduate student in composition, and will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by visiting faculty member and frequent contributor to the New York Times Claudia La Rocco. A reception will follow.

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Upcoming Exhibition

 

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe
February 16 through June 9

 

Hailed by the New York Times as "history-rattling" and "a visual gift, with marvelous things by artists familiar and revered," Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe explores the presence of Africans and their descendants in Europe from the late 1400s to the early 1600s and the roles these individuals played in society as reflected in art. Africans living in or visiting Europe during this time included artists, aristocrats, saints, slaves, and diplomats.

 

Organized by the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, in collaboration with the Princeton University Art Museum, Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe features over 65 paintings, sculptures, prints, manuscripts, and printed books and includes works by great artists such as Dürer, Bronzino, Pontormo, Veronese, and Rubens.

Art for Families

 

Artful Adventures
Museum galleries
  
Looking for an educational activity to do with your family this weekend? Come to the Museum for an Artful Adventure! This series of self-guided activities is designed to provoke thoughtful discussion and to help families of all ages interact with art in a meaningful way. Pick up your "Passport to Adventure" at the Museum information desk and choose from our many Artful Adventure activity booklets. Once you complete your adventure, visit the information desk to receive a sticker for your passport

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Credits (top to bottom):

 

Conservator Sarah Nunberg

 

Rehearsal for XOVER, 2007, on the night before the first performance, October 5, 2007, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Choreography by Merce Cunningham, music by John Cage, decor and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg, lighting by Josh Johnson. Andrea Weber and Daniel Squire. Photo: © Anna Finke; courtesy of the Merce Cunningham

Trust / Backdrop © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

 

Giuseppe Cesari, Italian, 1568-1640: Judith with the Head of Holofernes, 1603-06. University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, bequest of Andrew C. Lawson (1943.2). Photo: Benjamin Blackwell

 

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Save the Date - Princeton University Art Museum Gala February 7

12/19/2014

Join us as we celebrate the edgy sophistication and glamour of the American city during the 1960s and '70s at The City Dynamic, the Art Museum's annual benefit gala. This period of urban revolution, which fostered a creative ferment in art, fashion, and film, is also the focus of the Museum’s major spring exhibition, The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles,19601980, opening just two weeks after the Gala. Funds raised through The City Dynamic help make possible the ground-breaking exhibitions and enriching education and outreach programs that the Museum provides year-round to all visitors—free of charge. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets to The City Dynamic, contact the Friends office at friends@princeton.edu or 609-258-4057.

The City Dynamic is presented by the Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum. The 2015 Gala is led by co-chairs Gayle Fiabane and Cynthia Groya, joined by a committee of volunteers and by honorary committee members William S. Fisher, Class of 1979, and Sakurako Fisher; Philip Maritz, Class of 1983, and Jennifer Maritz; William H. Scheide, Class of 1936, and Judith McCartin Scheide; and Richard O. Scribner, Class of 1958, and Inez Scribner.

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Princeton University Art Museum Events for January

01/05/2015

January 2015 Programming

 

On View Exhibitions

Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan

through February 1, 2015

 

Made in China in the late thirteenth or fourteenth century, the extraordinary tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa spent the next seven hundred years in Japan, where it acquired great prestige as well as its individual name, which was chosen from court poetry. Centering on this revered object, the exhibition reveals, for the first time in an American museum context, how tea practice in Japan created a performative culture of seeing, using, and ascribing meaning to objects.

 

 

Kongo across the Waters

through January 25, 2015

 

Drawn from the incomparable collection of the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium, and other institutional and private collections, this ground-breaking exhibition examines five centuries of cultural exchange between the Kingdom of Kongo, Europe, and the United States, exploring the evolution of Kongo visual culture and its transmission into American art and cultural life through the transatlantic slave trade.

 

Special Events

 

Yoga: Finals edition

Thursday, January 8, 7–9 p.m.

 

For thousands of years, yoga and meditation have been tools to quiet the mind, bring transformation, and achieve wisdom—not unlike the benefits of looking closely at great works of art. Join YogaStream’s Debbi Gitterman for an exploration of the healing benefits of yoga. Bring your own mat or borrow one for the evening. Refreshments will follow. Cosponsored by YogaStream.

 

Annual University Faculty and Staff Open House

Thursday, January 29, 5–8 p.m.

 

Whether you are a weekly, regular, or first-time guest, there is no better time to experience the Art Museum than during our annual Open House. Drop in after work or bring your family after dinner for music and highlights tours led by our newest class of student tour guides. Princeton’s Prospect House will present “A Taste of Prospect”—a sampling of their most popular refreshments.

 

The Trenton Project 2014: Work Makes a City Work, Six Short Student Documentaries

Tuesday, January 20, 6 p.m.

Artworks, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton

Join us for screenings of the final short films about the city of Trenton made by students in Princeton’s Program in Urban Studies for the fall 2014 course “Documentary Film and the City.”

 

 

Family Programming

 

Homeschool week at the Art Museum

Tuesday, January 13–Friday, January 16, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Join us for self-guided, interactive tours followed by related art projects. Each day has a different theme. All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

Tuesday: American Portraiture

Wednesday: Medieval Europe

Thursday: Africa

Friday: Ancient Greece and Rome

 

Family Movie Night

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: the Lightning Thief

Thursday, January 15

Scavenger hunt: 5–6:15 p.m., Art Museum

Film screening: 6:30–8:30 p.m., 101 McCormick Hall

Join us for an evening of adventure and mystery, beginning at 5 p.m. with refreshments and a riddle-solving quest through the Museum’s galleries of ancient Greek and Roman art. At 6:30 p.m. we’ll watch Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, the 2010 fantasy-adventure film starring Logan Lerman. Free and open to all; no tickets or reservations are needed.

 

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08/13/2015

 

 

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Cézanne and the Modern Opens this Saturday at the Princeton University Art Museum

09/15/2015

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January Events at Princeton University Art Museum

12/22/2015

January 2016 Programming

 

On View Exhibitions

 

Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape

January 23–April 16

 

The British passion for landscape—already present in the literary works of Milton, Shakespeare, and even Chaucer—began to dominate the visual arts at the time of the Industrial Revolution. In his poem "Jerusalem" (1804), William Blake wrote of both "England's green and pleasant land" and the "dark satanic mills" of its new industrial cities. Drawn from the remarkable collections of the National Museum Wales, Pastures Green & Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape will offer audiences a rare opportunity to follow the rise of landscape painting in Britain, unfolding a story that runs from the Industrial Revolution through the eras of Romanticism, Impressionism, and Modernism, to the postmodern and post-industrial imagery of today.

 

Above: Thomas Gainsborough, Rocky Wooded Landscape with Rustic Lovers, Herdsman, and Cows (detail), 1771–74. Oil on canvas. National Museum Wales (NMW A 22780). Courtesy American Federation of Arts

 

 

 

Sacred Caves of the Silk Road: Ways of Knowing and Re-creating Dunhuang

Through January 10

 

Since their creation more than 1,500 years ago, the Mogao Caves at Dunhuang in northern China continue to narrate the history of religious art—Buddhist, Daoist, and other religions—and connect the Eastern and Western worlds through their once central location at the gateway to the Silk Road. This fall, the caves are brought to Princeton through a time capsule of objects dating from a.d. 270 to the 1960s.

 

Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings

Through January 24

 

Composed more than 1,000 years ago by the Persian poet Firdausi, the Shahnama, or Book of Kings, narrates the story of Iran from the dawn of time to the 7th century A.D. This sweeping epic contains countless tales of Iran's ancient kings and heroes and has been a source of artistic inspiration in Persian culture of centuries.

 

Ursula von Rydingsvard and Others: Materials and Manipulations

Through February 7

 

The works by Ursula von Rydingsvard on view here illustrate a concern for the aesthetic potential and emotional power of materials that is shared with several other contemporary artists whose work is found in the Museum's collections. Some of these artists question the sources, circulation, and footprint of the materials they use, while others either investigate new means and modes of production or trace their medium's cultural and political relevance. This installation witnesses a renewed interest both in painstaking (or fastidious) fabrication and in exposing the properties and origins of materials and forms.

 

 

Special Events

 

 

Yoga: Finals Edition

Thursday, January 7; 6:30 pm

Art Museum

 

Join Yoga Stream's Debbi Gitterman for an exploration of the healing benefits of yoga. You are encouraged to bring your own mat. Refreshments will follow.

 

A Piercing Agony: Two Baroque Interpretations of Saint Sebastian

Thursday, January 21; 5:00 pm

Art Museum

 

A panel discussion will focus on Guercino's Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian (ca. 1632), from the Federico Castelluccio Collection, and Simon Vouet's Saint Sebastian (ca. 1620–27), from the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston, both of which are currently on loan to the Art Museum and shown in conversation with one another in the galleries.

Following an introduction from Laura Giles, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings, the actor, artist, and collector Federico Castelluccio will discuss his recent discovery of the Guercino work. Panelists David Stone, professor of art history and director of the curatorial track Ph.D in art history, University of Delaware; Wendy Heller, professor of music and director of the Program in Italian Studies; and Betsy Rosasco, research curator of European painting and sculpture, will focus on a range of themes, including connoisseurship, Christian martyrdom, and gender studies. Veronica White, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Assistant for Academic Programs, will moderate. 

A reception will follow.

 

Winter Exhibition Celebration

Saturday, January 23, 5:00 pm

Lecture: 5 pm, 10 McCosh Hall
Reception: 6-7:30 pm, Art Museum

Join us for the opening of Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape. A lecture by Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University and curator of the exhibition, will be followed by a reception in the Art Museum.

 

Annual Faculty and Staff Open House

Thursday, January 28, 5:00 pm

Art Museum

 

There is no better time to experience the Art Museum than during our annual Open House. Drop in after work or bring your family after dinner for music and highlights tours led by our newest class of student tour guides. Princeton's Prospect House will present "A Taste of Prospect"—a sampling of their most popular refreshments.

 

 

 

Family Programming

 

Homeschool Week: Egypt

January 26–January 29, 2016 | 11 am–2 pm

Art Museum

 

Join us for self-guided, interactive tours followed by related art projects. Each day has a different theme. All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

 

Tuesday, January 26 | Egypt

Wednesday, January 27 | Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Thursday, January 28 | Japan

Friday, January 29 | France

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April Events at Princeton University Art Museum

03/25/2016

Nature and Industrialization in British Art

Saturday, April 2, 3 p.m.

10 McCosh Hall

 

Tim Barringer, Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University and curator of Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape, offers a lecture in conjunction with the exhibition. A reception in the Art Museum will follow.

 

This Other Eden

Saturday, April 2, 6 p.m.

Art Museum

 

The Princeton University Chamber Choir presents British landscapes, both real and imagined, in the hands of some of Britain's great composers: Stanford, Parry and Elgar, Vaughan Williams, and Britten, together with a new work by Judith Bingham. Gabriel Crouch, conductor.

 

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

Sunday, April 3, 12:30 p.m.

Directed by John Ford, 118 minutes, NR

Princeton Garden Theatre

 

This spring a special film series, presented as part of an ongoing collaboration with the Princeton Garden Theatre, expands the investigation of the meanings of landscape in the exhibition Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Lanscape. How Green Was My Valley (1978), winner of five Academy Awards including 'Best Picture' features a Welsh mining village in the final film in the film series. The Museum's Associate Director of Education, Caroline Harris will introduce the film.

 

Inspiration Night: The Digital Experience

Thursday, April 7, 5:30–7 pm  

Museums are spaces where the visitor interacts with physical objects. More and more, museums are employing digital platforms and interfaces to enhance the visitor's experience. How do these digital tools, such as mobile tours and applications, function to enhance, diminish the experience of the physical object? Can the digital ever fully replace the physical? 

 

An English Pastoral Idyll

Sunday, April 10, 2 p.m.

Art Museum

 

The Practitioners of Musick present music evocative of the British passion for flora, fauna, and the picturesque in landscape. Featuring works by Handel, Boyce, Stanley, Arne, and other eighteenth-century masters.

 

Slavs & Tatars: Al-Isnad or Chains We Can Believe In

Tuesday, April 12, 6 p.m.

106 McCormick Hall

 

Join us for a lecture-performance by the collective Slavs & Tatars, the Art Museum's 2016 Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artists-in-Residence. A reception to follow in the Museum.

 

Stephen Shore

Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m.

Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

 

Enjoy an evening with Stephen Shore, one of the most influential and groundbreaking color photographers of his generation. A book signing by the artist and a reception will follow in the Art Museum.

 

Live Illustration with New Yorker Cartoonists

Thursday, April 21, 5:30 p.m.

101 McCormick Hall

 

New Yorker cartoonists Paul Noth and Drew Dernavich create drawings inspired by their own work as well as by objects in the Museum's collections. A reception in the Museum will follow.

 

 

Princeton Singers: Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Saturday, April 23, 5:30 and 8 p.m.

 

The Princeton Singers present music of the Elizabethan era as well as settings old and new in honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The musical offering will be complemented by readings by renowned Shakespearean actor Christopher Coucill.

 

Calligrammes: A song cycle of visual poetry

Thursday, April 28th, 6 pm

Art Museum

 

 Inspired by Dadaism, Futurism, and Cubism, Guillaume Apollinaire set his poems in the shapes of doves, flowers, and clocks. Accordionist and composer Albert Behar, soprano Ariadne Greif, and costume designer Gretchen Vitamvas will bring Apollinaire's poetic spontaneity into the musical realm. Concert will be followed by a reception.

Co-sponsored by the French Department and the Music Department

 

Friends Annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture

Thursday, May 19, 5:30 p.m.

10 McCosh Hall

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, Anthony W. and Lulu C. Wang Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Princeton Class of 1976, will share insights into the American Arts and Crafts movement gleaned from a career as a curator and through reflections on her interactions with the Princeton University Art Museum's collections and exhibitions. A reception will follow in the Art Museum.

 

Family Programming

Art for Families

 

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

 

April 2 | Think Flat

Create a playful monster inspired by Takashi Murakami's colorful, action-packed composition.

 

April 9 | Learning to Look

In honor of Slow Art Day, we invite families to spend time viewing and discussing works of art by Robert Duncanson, Maria Montoya Martinez, and Magdalene Odundo. Join art teacher Trevor Bryan for tips on discussing art with children and create a masterpiece inspired by the works you've seen.

 

April 16 | Stories and Glories: Ancient Greek Vases

Discover the stories told on these ancient works of art and decorate a vase to take home.

 

April 23 |Ordinary to Extraordinary

Explore the art of George Segal and sculpt a masterpiece of your own.

 

April 30 |Mask and Masquerade

Examine masks from different African cultures and make a mask to take home.

 

May 21 | Family Day: Imagine the Possibilities!

10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a day of imagination and discovery for the whole family, with art projects, stories, games, scavenger hunts, performances, and refreshments.

Valid from 03/28/2016 to 05/01/2016

March Events at Princeton University Art Museum

03/03/2014

On View Exhibitions

 

500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum

through May 11, 2014

 

500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum focuses on the renowned collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum, which includes significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo, and Modigliani. Featuring more than 90 rarely seen highlights, this exhibition will provide a fresh examination of Italian draftsmanship by mapping issues and concepts such as technique, function, and connoisseurship. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

 


Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print:  Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York

through June 8, 2014

 

Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print:  Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well known compositions, represented in a wide array of printmaking techniques. Drawn entirely from the Museum of Modern Art’s Collection of Prints and Illustrated Books, the exhibition vividly demonstrates Edvard Munch’s innovative creative process and unique artistic vision. Munch (Norwegian, 1863-1944), renowned as a Symbolist painter, is also considered among the greatest printmakers of the modern period who employed printmaking techniques to distill his complex imagery into potent and universal signs that continue to speak to basic human impulses and concerns.

 

 

Special Events

 

Lecture: Line and Invention in Parmigianino’s Drawings

Thursday, March 6, 5:30 p.m.

106 McCormick  Hall

 

The Disegno in Translation lecture series is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum. Marzia Faietti, director of the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, will explore the innovative draftsmanship of the sixteenth-century artist Parmigianino. All attending the lecture are welcome to enjoy Disegno: A Community Event, which will follow in the galleries.

 

Disegno: A Community Event

Thursday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.

Art Museum

 

Celebrate the tradition of Italian disegno with tours of the exhibition 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum led by our student tour guides. Enjoy Italian white wine varietals, refreshments, and music.

 

 

Inside View: Calvin Brown and Starr Figura

Thursday, March 27, 5:30pm

Art Museum

In honor of the special exhibition Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print, join Calvin Brown, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, and Starr Figura, Phyllis Ann and Walter Borten Associate Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books at The Museum of Modern Art, for a discussion of the ground-breaking prints of Edvard Munch and their influence in the twentieth century. A reception will follow.

 

Student Advisory Board Presents: Inspiration Night

Thursday, April 3, 7-9 p.m.

Art Museum

 

We invite you to bring family and friends to a celebration in honor of the Art Museum's ability to inspire and intrigue. Refreshments will be served as inspired individuals from the diverse campus community share their love of the Museum with you. 

 

Art for Families

 

Master“pieces”

March 1

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week pick up visual clues and search the Museum for the original works of art. Create a masterpiece of your own.

 

Kente Cloth: A Colorful Expression of Ritual and Culture

March 8

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week take a look at this beautiful art form and weave a colorful pattern to share.

 

Spirit Beasts: Ancient Chinese Tomb Guardians

March 15

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week create a mythical beast inspired by these fantastic creatures.

 

The Many Faces of the Princeton University Art Museum

March 22

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. Happy, sad, surprised, silly—how many different faces can you find? Which expressions will you choose for the faces you create?

 

Art Tales

March 29

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. This week hear stories from around the world and craft a puppet for your own theater.

 

“A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words”: Napoleon in Egypt

April, 5

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. Look carefully at the details of this painting and create a marionette.

 

Artful Adventures

Join us on a trip around the world and through the ages. This series of self-guided tours and activities is available for families at all times. Pick up your Passport to Adventure at the Museum information desk and choose from our many Artful Adventures activity guides. Once you complete your adventure, visit the information desk to collect a sticker for your passport.

 

For complete program and event listings, please visit the Museum’s online calendar at artmuseum.princeton.edu.

 

 

Valid from 03/03/2014 to 04/01/2014

May Events at Princeton University Art Museum

04/28/2014

On View Exhibitions

 

500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum

January 25–May 11, 2014

 

500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum focuses on the renowned collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum, which includes significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo, and Modigliani. Featuring more than 90 rarely seen highlights, this exhibition will provide a fresh examination of Italian draftsmanship by mapping issues and concepts such as technique, function, and connoisseurship. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

 

Carlo Dolci, Study for Saint John the Evangelist, 1671. Black and red chalk. Bequest of Dan Fellows Platt, Class of 1895. Photo: Bruce M. White

 

Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print:  Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York

through June 8, 2014

 

Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print:  Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well known compositions, represented in a wide array of printmaking techniques. Drawn entirely from the Museum of Modern Art’s Collection of Prints and Illustrated Books, the exhibition vividly demonstrates Edvard Munch’s innovative creative process and unique artistic vision. Munch (Norwegian, 1863-1944), renowned as a Symbolist painter, is also considered among the greatest printmakers of the modern period who employed printmaking techniques to distill his complex imagery into potent and universal signs that continue to speak to basic human impulses and concerns.

 

Lecture: Alexander Calder

Thursday, May 1, 5:00 p.m.

101 McCormick Hall

 

In honor of the Alexander Calder sculptures currently on loan to the Museum from the Fisher Family Collection, art critic Jed Perl will discuss Calder’s work. A reception in the museum will follow.

 

Jed Perl has been the art critic at The New Republic since 1994. Among his books are Eyewitness: Reports from an Art World in Crisis, Antoine’s Alphabet: Watteau and His World, and New Art City: Manhattan at Mid-Century, which was a 2005 New York Times Notable Book and a 2005 Atlantic Monthly Best Book of the Year. He is currently working on the first full-length biography Alexander Calder, to be published by Knopf, for which he has received both a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fellowship from the Leon Levy Center for Biography at CUNY.

 

L’Avant Scene Presents: Goldoni’s Gl'innamorati, “The Lovers”

Thursday, May 8, 8-10 p.m.

Art Museum

In honor of the special exhibition 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum, the students of L’Avant Scène will, for the first time, read excerpts from Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni’s Gl'innamorati (The Lovers) in Italian. Refreshments will be served.

 

American Boychoir School Collaboration

Saturday, May 10, 2:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Art Museum

To celebrate the new partnership between the Museum and the American Boychoir School of Princeton, the choir will perform a series of musical selections as they move through our galleries. Related themes among the works in each gallery will be discussed along the way. Refreshments will be served.

The performances will begin at 2:00p.m. and 3:30p.m., but all are welcome to join the group at any time during the event.

Art Museum Day Tours

Sunday, May 18, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Art Museum

In celebration of Art Museum Day, choose one of two special tours given today. Join docent Judy Langille for a tour of Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print, Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, or join docent Mike Mayo for a tour of the Museum's recent photography installation, Photography at Princeton.

 

Meet the Curators

Thursday, May 29, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Museum Reunions tent (between Murray-Dodge and McCormick Hall)

Enjoy conversation with curators from the Art Museum while exploring regional craft beer in the Museum’s Reunions tent. Attendees will also have the opportunity to accompany curators to the Museum for collections-based tours.

 

Book Signing: Rothko to Richter

Friday, May 30, 2:30 p.m.

McCormick Hall Lobby

Kelly Baum, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Preston H. Haskell ‘60 will be available to sign copies of Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell. Published by the Princeton University Art Museum, this richly illustrated publication features twenty-seven paintings by some of the most important American and European artists of the mid- to late twentieth century, and serves as a window into the evolution of process, mark-making, and abstraction between 1950 and 1990.

 

Collecting Abstraction: A Conversation with Preston H. Haskell, Class of 1960

Friday, May 30, 3 p.m.

101 McCormick Hall

Pulitzer Prize–winning author and art critic Mark Stevens ’73 discusses the collecting of modern and contemporary art with Preston H. Haskell ’60 in conjunction with the exhibition Rothko to Richter. A reception in the galleries will follow.

 

Special Museum hours:

Sunday, June 1: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, June 2: 10 a.m. – 5p.m.

 

Art for Families

 

Family Day

May 17

10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

 

In celebration of Art Museum Day (May 18), the Museum is celebrating all weekend—starting with Family Day. Join us for a day of celebration and discovery as we explore lines, shapes, and color in art. Enjoy hands-on activities, live performances, and scavenger hunts!

 

Artful Adventures

Join us on a trip around the world and through the ages. This series of self-guided tours and activities is available for families at all times. Pick up your Passport to Adventure at the Museum information desk and choose from our many Artful Adventures activity guides. Once you complete your adventure, visit the information desk to collect a sticker for your passport.

 

For complete program and event listings, please visit the Museum’s online calendar at artmuseum.princeton.edu.

 

 

Valid from 04/28/2014 to 06/01/2014

Princeton University Art Museum

06/01/2007

Authors: Bruce M. White

Valid from 09/01/2009

Princeton University Art Museum Presents Homeschool Week: Northwest Coast January 14-17

01/01/2014

January 14-17 is Homeschool Week at the Princeton University Art Museum, with self-guided, interactive tours and related art projects daily from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each day will focus on a different culture or time period. Homeschool students ages 6 through 12 and their families are invited to discover, discuss, and create! No tickets or reservations are needed.

 

January 14: Northwest Coast

January 15: Egypt

January 16: Ancient Greece and Rome

January 17: Japan

 

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Valid from 01/01/2014 to 01/18/2014

Princeton University Art Museum Announces Summer Evening Event August 2, 2012

07/26/2012

Smiles of a Summer Evening
August 2, 2012
 
Celebrate summer with an evening of art-filled events on and off campus. Join us on Thursday, August 2, for a picnic on the Museum lawn and a special ArtWalk. Then close out the night with the screening of our final film in the Encounterssummer film series.
 

Picnic on the Lawn

 
Families enjoy the picnic on the lawn
6:30-8:30 p.m. 
Brown/Dod Quad

Join us for the grand finale of our summer programming, a picnic on the Museum lawn for you, your family, and friends! Bring your loved ones and enjoy the warm evening breeze, a live jazz band, and great barbecue fare. Vegetarian offerings will be available. Inside the Museum we'll have a scavenger hunt with prizes and a chance to view our special exhibitions, Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, Discoveryand Root & Branch.
 


Princeton ArtWalk

 
Princeton ArtWalk
5-8 p.m.
Downtown Princeton

Join us for a special summer ArtWalk, full of family-friendly programming. The Princeton ArtWalk highlights Princeton's most vibrant visual arts venues, with great art and a variety of events, activities, and refreshments on select Thursday evenings. Princeton ArtWalk destinations are open from 5 to 8 p.m., allowing visitors to design their itinerary and enjoy one venue or all. Refreshments will be served; this event is free and open to the entire community.
 
Venues include the Arts Council of Princeton's Paul Robeson Center, Cranbury Station Gallery, Firestone Library, the Historical Society of Princeton, Labyrinth Books, Morven Museum and Garden (offering free parking), the Princeton University Art Museum, and small world coffee.
 
Discover the lively downtown arts community of Princeton--at your own pace.
  

Encounters Film Series: The Social Network

 
The Social Network (2010) movie poster
8:30-10:30 p.m. 
Brown/Dod Quad

In honor of the special exhibition Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, Discovery, don't miss the finale of our summer film series: The Social Network (2010), directed by David Fincher (rated PG-13). The film explores online interaction and what can come of it in this modern age.
 
The Social Network will be screened at sundown on the field between the Museum and Brown and Dod halls. Free popcorn and soda will be served; please bring your own seating. In the case of rain, please watch the Museum's website for updates.
 

Be late. Be cool. Summer at the Art Museum.

 
Late Thursdays are made possible by the generous support of Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970.
 

Valid from 07/26/2012 to 08/03/2012




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