Friday, March 23, 2018


Artist Talk

Jhumpa Lahiri

WHEN: Thursday, April 5, 5:30 p.m.
10 McCosh Hall, Princeton University, Princeton

Jhumpa Lahiri, professor of Creative Writing, Lewis Center for the Arts, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her story collection Interpreter of Maladies, reflects on themes of migration and translation in her own writing as well as in the prints and drawings of the artist Leonora Carrington. A reception in the Museum will follow.

Now on View
Campus Voices on Migrations

Throughout the galleries, individuals from across campus reflect on the ways art reveals and illuminates migrations of people, power, style, and meaning. Create your own journey through the Museum, discovering these personal and scholarly interpretations of works on view.

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Panel Discussion
Landscapes Behind Cézanne

WHEN: Friday, April 6, 2 p.m.
101 McCormick Hall, Princeton University, Princeton

Join us for a discussion inspired by the exhibition Landscapes Behind Cézanne, with Tim Barringer, Chair and Paul Mellon Professor in the History of Art, Yale University; John Elderfield, Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer, Princeton University Art Museum; and Christopher Riopelle, Curator of Post-1800 Paintings, National Gallery, London.

A reception in the Museum will follow, and students from Professor Elderfield’s seminar on Cézanne will be present to answer questions.

Art on Screen

L’âge d’or (The Golden Age, 1930)
Un chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog, 1929)

WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Princeton Garden Theatre

Inspired by the exhibition The Artist Sees Differently: Modern Still Lifes from The Phillips Collection, the Art Museum offers a rare opportunity to see masterworks of twentieth-century cinema on the big screen. These two iconic Surrealist films, written by the team of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, will be introduced by Caroline Harris, Associate Director for Education. Museum members receive Garden Theatre member admission prices.

Family Programming

Art for Families
WHEN: Saturdays 10:30 a.m.–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. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

  • March 24: Art Tales | Hear stories from around the world and craft a puppet for your own theater.
  • April 7: Building a Landscape | Explore Cézanne’s use of shapes and colors in his landscape paintings, then use these elements to create your own masterpiece.


Jhumpa Lahiri. Photo: Liana Miuccio | Cornelis Cornelisz, Israelites Crossing the Red Sea, 1594. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, gift of George L. Craig Jr., Class of 1921, and Mrs. Craig | Paul Cézanne, Chemin des Lauves: The Turn in the Road, 1904–6. The Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, on long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum | Film still from Un chien andalou (1929). Courtesy Video Yesteryear/Photofest. © Video Yesteryear