Thursday, October 31, 2019


Exhibition Celebration

The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 5 p.m.
Princeton University Art Museum, 10 McCosh Hall, Princeton

Join us for a celebration of The Eternal Feast, a new exhibition featuring paintings and objects related to feasting from China’s vibrant Middle Period. The evening includes “A Feast for the Eyes,” a lecture by Zoe S. Kwok, assistant curator of Asian art. Then on Sunday, join a docent-led tour of the exhibition at 3 p.m. A fully illustrated catalogue is available for purchase at the Museum Store.


States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing
WHEN: November 2, 2019–February 2, 2020

Throughout history and across cultures, concepts of illness and healing have been given concrete form through art. Opening this Saturday, States of Health features more than eighty works of globe-spanning art from antiquity to the present—including paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, photographs, and multimedia works—that illuminate the role art plays in shaping our perceptions and experiences of illness and healing.

Artist Visit

A Visit with Maya Lin
WHEN: Tuesday, November 5, 5 p.m. A reception in the Museum will follow.
Richardson Auditorium

Marking the completion of two new signature works of public art by Maya Lin at Princeton, the Art Museum warmly invites you to hear the artist in conversation with James Steward, Nancy A. Nasher–David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, Director. This informal discussion will focus on public art, design inspiration, and the relationship in Lin’s practice between art, architecture, and design. Free and open to the public.

For advance tickets, please visit this site or call 609.258.9220. Tickets will also be available at the door until 4:50 p.m. and while supplies last.

Fall Film Series
Princeton Garden Theatre

In conjunction with the exhibition The Eternal Feast, the Art Museum and the Princeton Garden Theatre present a series of award-winning Chinese-language films. Museum members receive the Princeton Garden Theatre member admission price.

Eat Drink Man Woman (1994)
Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.
124 minutes; directed by Ang Lee

The Assassin (2015)
Wednesday, December 4, 7:30 p.m.

105 minutes; directed by Hsiao-Hsien Hou

Lecture and Performance
States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing
WHEN: Thursday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.
10 McCosh Hall

Join Veronica White, curator of academic programs, as she discusses the cross-cultural exhibition States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing. Christina Luo ’23 and Madison Lai ’21 will perform a dance inspired by the exhibition. A reception in the Museum will follow.

Film Screening and Talk
Pat Steir: Artist
WHEN: Friday, November 8, 1 p.m. A reception in the Museum will follow.
Princeton Garden Theatre

The groundbreaking artist Pat Steir has been at the forefront of American painting for half a century, and her work Winter Sky is now on view in the Museum’s galleries. Join us Friday, November 8, for a special screening of a film about her life and work, followed by a Q&A between director Veronica Gonzalez Peña and the artist.

Steir’s career has intersected with those of many of the most influential artists and poets of her generation, and this intimate film offers a profound look into the life of an artist.

Tickets available at Princeton Garden Theatre; free to Princeton students.

Art for Families
WHEN: Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity and related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows. All ages welcome; no tickets or reservations needed.

November 2 | It’s All in the Details: Look closely at the beadwork and geometric patterns used by the Ndebele artist who made the Married Woman’s Ceremonial Apron and craft a garment of your own to take home.

November 9 | Go, Van Gogh, Go!: Join us in welcoming Tarascon Stagecoach home from Japan and make your own Van Gogh–inspired masterpiece.

Museum Open
Veterans Day
Monday, November 11, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Free on Veterans Day? So are we. The Museum will be open on Monday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chinese, Liao dynasty, 907–1125, Coffin box panel: Outdoor Banquet (detail), 10th–early 11th century. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund
Master of the Greenville Tondo, Saint Sebastian (detail), ca. 1500–1510. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to the New Jersey State Museum; transferred to the Princeton University Art Museum
Maya Lin, Princeton Line, 2018. The John P. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University Art Museum
Maya, Old woman and infant, A.D. 600–800. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Gillett G. Griffin I Eric Avery, Emerging Infectious Diseases (detail), 2000.
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Graphic Arts Collection, Princeton University Library I Master of the Greenville Tondo, Saint Sebastian (detail), ca. 1500–1510. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to the New Jersey
State Museum; transferred to the Princeton University Art Museum
Pat Steir in her studio
Bert Brandt, American Soldier Conversing with Small French Girl Traveling, 1944. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Howard Greenberg.