Tuesday, May 31, 2011



Shōno, from the series Fifty-Three Stations of the TōkaidōThe Tōkaidō Road: 19th- and 20th-Century Journeys through Japanese Prints

WHEN: Through June 5
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton

Tōkaidō, the 300-mile travel route from Edo (present-day Tokyo) to Kyoto with 53 resting stops, has been a popular subject for Japanese artists since the nineteenth century. This exhibition showcases prints selected from among more than one thousand Tōkaidō prints designed by Andō Hiroshige (1797-1858), one of Japan's most famous woodblock print artists. Also featured are handscrolls and an illustrated book on the same subject by twentieth-century artists. Don't miss this chance to travel the Tōkaidō right here in Princeton! (Japanese, Edo period, 1600-1868. Andō Hiroshige, 1797-1858: Shōno, from the series The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō, 1832-34. Woodblock print (ōban yoko-e format), ink and color on paper, 24 x 36.4 cm. Gift from the collection of Anne van Biema (1997-550). Photo: Bruce M. White.)


Rome on FilmRome on Film: Roma

Director: Federico Fellini

WHEN: Thursday, June 2, beginning at sundown
WHERE: Brown/Dod quad, Princeton University

Don't miss the Museum's popular outdoor film series in its second annual appearance! Fellini's 1972 masterpiece Roma will screen at sundown on the lawn between Brown Hall, the Museum, and Dod Hall. Roma is the second of three films about Rome shown in conjunction with the exhibition Lasting Impressions of the Grand Tour: Giuseppe Vasi's Rome. Bring a chair or a blanket, enjoy your complimentary drink and popcorn, and settle in for a relaxing evening. In case of rain, the film will be screened in McCormick 101.

Memory and the Work of Art

  • Lasting Impressions of the Grand Tour: Giuseppe Vasi's Rome
    WHEN: March 5-June 12
  • Cartographies of Time
    June 25-September 18
  • The Life and Death of Buildings
    July 23-November 6