Thursday, October 3, 2019

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

Family Day
Spread Your Wings
WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton

Join us this Saturday for a fun-filled day of art-making and activities inspired by the exhibition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity. Refreshments will be served.

Panel Discussion
Nature, Art, and the Subjectivity of Color
WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 4 p.m.
101 McCormick Hall

From the vibrant pigments of bird feathers in the arts of the ancient Americas to the subtle hues used in Victorian illustrations of tropical plants, this interdisciplinary panel considers the significance of color across cultures and species. With Mary (Cassie) Stoddard, assistant professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Bryan Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas; Elaine Ayers, assistant professor of Museum Studies, New York University; and Catherine Riihimaki, associate director of the Council on Science and Technology. A reception in the Museum will follow.

Just Opened

WHEN: Thursday, October 17
WHERE: 50 McCosh Hall

Art@Bainbridge, the Museum’s new gallery project on Nassau Street for work by emerging contemporary artists, is now open daily, featuring the work of Jordan Nassar. On Thursday, October 17, Nassar will discuss his work with exhibition curator Alex Bacon, with an introduction by Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Mitra Abbaspour. A reception in the Museum will follow.

Gallery Talk
A Single Drop of Ink for a Mirror

WHEN: Friday, October 18, 2 p.m.

Rosalind Parry, a recent PhD graduate from the Department of English, and Ariel Kline, a graduate student in the Department of Art and Archaeology, discuss prints, paintings and illustrated books in the installation A Single Drop of Ink for a Mirror: Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Visual Arts.

Panel Discussion
The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century

WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2–4 p.m.
101 McCormick Hall

Opening on October 19, The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century brings to life the art of the feast during three transformative Chinese dynasties, the Song, Liao, and Yuan, which together enjoyed a thriving economy, cultural flourishing, and the intermingling of foreign and native traditions. Join us for an interdisciplinary panel that will explore feasting and food from a range of perspectives. Click here for more details on the panel.

Museum Store
Autumn Glass

Capture the essence of fall through the luminosity of glass and the warmth of rich wood tones. Hannah Greenbaum of Corning, New York, created these glass renditions of an autumn icon; Robert Patterson of Milton, Georgia, hand-builds Shaker-style trays. Find works by each artist at the Museum Store or call 609.258.1713 to have one shipped.


  • Ica (?), probably Ullujaya, Ica valley, Peru, Miniature feather tunic, ca. A.D. 1100–1300. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Gillett G. Griffin
  • Jordan Nassar. Photo by Kristina Giasi
  • William Blake, Eternally I labour on [Urizen, Plate 9 from Small Book of Designs copy B], 1794. Firestone Library. Rare Books and Special Collections
  • 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