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Events for Thursday May 14, 2020

Virtual Art talk: The Female Gaze: Life Magazine, Gender, and World War II

Thursday May 14, 2020
5:30 PM

Alissa Schapiro, assistant curator of Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, will discuss the work of three female Life photographers—Margaret Bourke-White, Marie Hansen, and Nina Leen. The talk will focus on their photo-essays about American women in the context of World War II. With the status of female labor in the United States in continuous flux during the war and its immediate aftermath, these photographers captured the roles available to women—paying close attention to race and class in addition to gender—while solidifying their own positions within Life's male-dominated staff.

The talk will be followed by a conversation on gender politics at Life.

Free Art Class - Art Making | Drawing- Mastering Hands, Princeton University Art Museum

Thursday May 14, 2020
8:00 PM

The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free online art-making experiences. Weekly classes are taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom, so participants can join live from their home computers; techniques emphasize drawing with pen or pencil on paper. Each week’s lesson features works from the Museum’s collections and relates to the Museum’s weekly online curatorial lecture.

This week’s lesson, inspired by photographs in the exhibition Life magazine and the Power of Photography and the 5:30 lecture The Female Gaze; Life Magazine, Gender and World War II by Alissa Schapiro, will focus on drawing hands.

To join us live online, click https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7szAzt1AR9SBhOY0SWARlw (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

Virtual Performance: Clarinetist Yang Song '20

Thursday May 14, 2020
8:00 PM

Clarinetist Yang Song '20 presents a senior recital as part of the Certificate in Music Performance with pianist Azusa Hokugo. The recital will be live-streamed on the Department of Music's YouTube Channel. Free and open to all. No tickets required.

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