Sunday, July 14, 2019

New at the Princeton University Art Museum


Art on Screen
Summer Film Series

WHERE: Brown/Dod Lawn, Princeton University, Princeton

This year’s selection of outdoor film screenings features romantic comedies set in New York City, inspired by the exhibition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity and the artist’s lifelong connection with the city. All films begin at sundown.

In the event of rain, films will be shown at 8 p.m. in 106 McCormick Hall.

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
WHEN: Thursday, July 18
104 minutes, rated PG-13; directed by Susan Seidelman

A bored suburban housewife, seeking escape from her life, suffers amnesia after an accident, wakes up, and is mistaken for a free-spirited New York City drifter named Susan. Starring Madonna and Rosanna Arquette.

Moonstruck (1987)
WHEN: Thursday, August 1
102 minutes, rated PG; directed by Norman Jewison

A Brooklyn widow, engaged to a mama's boy, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls in love with her fiancé's estranged, hot-tempered younger brother. Starring Cher and Nicholas Cage.

In Case You Missed It
Lecture: Painting Printing Frankenthaler: The Process of Abstraction
Carol Armstrong, Yale University

On June 29 the Museum hosted a community celebration of the exhibition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity. Carol Armstrong *86, professor of the History of Art at Yale University, delivered the opening lecture in which she addressed the paradoxical relationship between Helen Frankenthaler's printmaking and her famous "soak-stain” technique of painting.

Armstrong received her PhD from Princeton University, where she was a professor of Art and Archaeology and the Doris Stevens Professor of Women’s Studies. Click here to watch the lecture in its entirety.

Exhibition Tours
Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity
WHEN: Sunday, July 21, 3 p.m.
WHERE:
Art Museum

Dive deeper into one of the Museum's special exhibitions with a docent-led tour, offered free of charge. This week, Museum docent Rob Coghan will discuss Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity. Tours meet at the entrance to the Museum.

Art for Families
Artful Adventures

Join us on a trip around the world and through the ages. Pick up your Passport to Adventure at the Museum Information Desk and choose from our many Artful Adventures, a series of self-guided tours and activities for families to enjoy at their own pace.

CREDITS
Rosanna Arquette and Madonna star in Desperately Seeking Susan. © 1985 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved
Helen Frankenthaler, Deep Sun, 1983. © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Bedford Village, New York
Helen Frankenthaler, Madame Butterfly, 2000. © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York