Friday, November 2, 2018

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

Late Thursdays
Panel Discussion | Place Making in the Arts: Japan and Beyond
WHEN: Thursday, November 8, 5:30 p.m.
10 McCosh Hall, Princeton University, Princeton

In conjunction with the exhibition Picturing Place in Japan, the Art Museum and the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art host an interdisciplinary panel exploring the concept of place from the perspectives of art, art history, literature, and photography. Speakers include Leila Philip ’86, writer, poet, and educator; Lois Conner, photographer of landscapes; Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art; and Andrew Watsky, professor of Japanese art and director of the Program in East Asian Art and Archaeology and of the Tang Center. A reception in the Museum will follow.

Film & Discussion
Through the Repellent Fence
WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2 p.m.
Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St, Princeton

This compelling documentary examines the October 2015 installation Repellent Fence/Valla Repelente, created by the transdisciplinary Indigenous arts collective Postcommodity. Consisting of twenty-six large balloons extending two miles across the US–Mexico border, the project sought to “suture” together the human and nonhuman communities artificially divided by geopolitical boundaries. A conversation with the artists will follow. Free admission. After the film, stop by the Museum to see one of the balloons, which is temporarily on view in the current exhibition Nature’s Nation.

Gallery Talk
The Ancient and Medieval Legacy of Christian Art in Ethiopia
WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2 p.m.
Art Museum

Meseret Oldjira, a graduate student in the Department of Art & Archaeology, presents a contextualized discussion of Ethiopian art objects in the Museum.

Family Programming
Art for Families
WHEN: Saturdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Art Museum

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. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed.

November 3 | A Golden Treasure: Imagine what life was like in ancient Rome as you examine a necklace made with golden coin pendants and fashion one of your own.
November 10 | Face to Face: Be a portrait detective! Use visual clues to learn about both the sitter and the artist and make a portrait to take home.

Special Exhibition Tour
Picturing Place in Japan
WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 3 p.m.
WHERE: Art Museum

Dive deeper into one of the Art Museum's temporary exhibitions with a docent-led tour, offered free of charge. Tours meet at the entrance to the Museum. This week, Museum docent Nancy Greenspan will discuss Picturing Place in Japan.

Tachihara Kyōsho, Painting (detail), 1806. Gitter-Yellen Collection
Postcommodity’s Repellent Fence/Valla Repelente installed along the US–Mexico border in October 2015. © Postcommodity
Ethiopian, Illuminated Manuscript, 18th century. Vellum, tempera, and leather binding. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Frank Jewett Mather Jr.
Katsushika Hokusai, The Hanging Bridge on the Boundaries of Hida and Etchū Provinces, ca. 1834. Museum purchase. Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund and Mary Trumbull Adams Art Fund