Thursday, January 25, 2018


Community Collaboration


WHERE: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton

More than 30 regional nonprofit organizations, including numerous Princeton
University departments and programs, will investigate the far-reaching theme of migrations from February through May 2018. From the Princeton University Art Museum to the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, from McCarter Theatre
to the Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society, Womanspace, and the Princeton Public Library, participants will explore the movements of peoples, wildlife, and even ideas both in our own day and throughout history. Learn more at

Migration and Material Alchemy, a special gallery installation opening on

January 27, will harness the languages of poetry, translation, and materiality to address issues as diverse as cultural continuity, environmental degradation, and population displacement.

Late Thursdays

Annual Faculty and Staff Open House
WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 5–8 p.m.

There’s no better time to experience the Art Museum than during our annual Open House for Princeton University faculty and staff—and indeed all visitors. 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.


Wings of a Dove: Form, History, and the Gift of Black Art
WHEN: Thursday, February 8, 5:30 p.m.

Nijah Cunningham, Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Society of Fellows, and Lecturer, African American Studies and English, will deliver a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Hold: A Meditation on Black Aesthetics. Cosponsored by the Department of African American Studies. A reception in the Museum will follow.

Panel Discussion
Memories, Traces, Evidence: Visualizing Deindustrialization
WHEN: Friday, February 9, 2 p.m.

Responding to the exhibition Rouge: Michael Kenna, featuring Kenna’s photographs of the Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan, a faculty panel—with Judith Hamera, professor of dance, Lewis Center for the Arts, and Aaron Shkuda, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities—will offer views on the postindustrial city, including the ways industrial infrastructure fuels fantasies and the logistics of renewal and reuse. Museum Director James Steward will introduce the program, to be moderated by Katherine Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography.

Homeschool Week
WHEN: January 30–February 2, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Join us in the galleries between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 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 30: Alaska
  • Wednesday, January 31: Medieval Europe
  • Thursday, February 1: Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Ancient Greece
  • Friday, February 2: Egypt

CREDITS: Glenn Ligon, Self Portrait at Eleven Years Old, 2004. Museum purchase Kathleen Compton Sherrerd Fund for Acquisitions in American Art. © Glenn Ligon; courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, NYC, Regen Projects, LA, and Thomas Dane Gallery, London | Michael Kenna, The Rouge, Study 1, Dearborn, Michigan, 1993. Princeton University Art Museum. The Ford Rouge Complex Collection, gift of the Ford Motor Company. © Michael Kenna