Friday, April 20, 2012


Princeton University Art Museum

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 12-5 PM; Rain or shine
Princeton Campus and Downtown Princeton

Spend the afternoon at the Princeton University Art Museum's booths at this year's Communiversity Festival of the Arts. 

Campus mapEnjoy an art activity for children, free refreshments, a membership giveaway and the must-visit Museum Store tables with a wide selection of artisanal jewelry, stationery, toys and other gifts at special savings. 

Communiversity is held on Nassau and Witherspoon Streets, Palmer Square, and the Princeton University campus. You'll find us on Nassau Street near the Firestone Library gateway to campus.

John Frederick Kensett: Lake George, ca. 1870Lake George, ca. 1870

Mary Ellen Bowen Gallery of American Art

Taking his paint box into the countryside, John Constable (British, 1776-1837) sought to replicate the evanescent effects of light and color that he experienced painting outdoors. Twenty years later and an ocean away, John Frederick Kensett (American, 1816-1872) embraced the aesthetic of Luminism, infusing his work with a precise, meditative focus on the landscape, concentrating on the effects of light and atmosphere. Explore both approaches to light and landscape in the Mary Ellen Bowen Gallery of American Art and in the special exhibition John Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum, on view through June 10.

Browse other highlights from the American Art collection.

Credits (top to bottom):
Princeton University Art Museum. Photo: Bruce M. White.
Map detail © 2010 The Trustees of Princeton University.
John Frederick Kensett, American, 1816-1872: Lake George, ca. 1870. Oil on academy board, 36.2 x 61.9 cm. Bequest of Elaine King in memory of her husband, Col. Herbert G. King, Class of 1922 (y1994-151). Photo: Bruce M. White.

Princeton University Art Museum