Thursday, December 12, 2019

New at the Princeton University Art Museum

Exhibition Tours
States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing

This week, two free tours explore the exhibition States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing. Tomorrow, This week, two free tours explore the exhibition States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing. Tomorrow, December 12, at 7 p.m., join the Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program for a discussion of the art historical and scientific significance of works on view; space is limited.

Then on Sunday, December 15, at 3 p.m., join the Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program for a discussion of the art historical and scientific significance of works on view; space is limited. Then on Sunday, December 15, at 3 p.m., join us for a docent-led tour of the exhibition.

Art@Bainbridge
Embroidery, Meditation, and More
Daily

In the final weeks of Jordan Nassar: Between Sky and Earth, we are offering new ways to experience the exhibition. Drop into Art@Bainbridge anytime to try your hand at embroidery and add stitches to a community-made work. And stop by daily at noon for meditation surrounded by inspiring works of art.

On View
Byron Kim

The Art Museum recently commissioned artist Byron Kim to create portraits of twenty-five members of the University community as an extension of his ongoing project Synecdoche (1991–present). Through paintings on panel made to match the skin tones of his sitters, Kim explores the impossibility of expecting a person’s skin tone or a single portrait to represent the complexity of an individual. One set of the 25 new panels has joined the Museum’s collections; another will be incorporated into the more than four hundred panels held by the National Gallery of Art.

Click here to watch a short video about the making of the work.

Annual Benefit Gala
A Night in the Imperial Kingdom

WHEN: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Journey back in time to the majesty of historical China for this year’s Annual Gala, A Night in the Imperial Kingdom. Drawing inspiration from The Eternal Feast: Banqueting in Chinese Art from the 10th to the 14th Century, this event will reflect the rich traditions, vibrant hues, and sumptuous cuisine of a period whose cultural influence in China extends to this day. Proceeds provide essential financial support for the Museum’s wide range of educational and outreach programs offered year-round, free of charge.

This event will sell out; click here to reserve your seat now.

Museum Membership

Give the Gift of Membership

Looking for a special gift this holiday season? Make art a part of someone’s life with a gift of membership to the Art Museum. Friends receive discounts at the Museum Store, a subscription to our quarterly magazine, invitations to members-only receptions and events, access to the Museum Travel Program, and much more.

Museum Store
Holiday Shopping 

The Museum Store’s second location is now open in Palmer Square! Shop with purpose at both stores every day, and make holiday giving effortless with handmade crafts from regional artisans. Our featured artisan is glassblower Scott Staats of Hopewell, New Jersey. We love his twist on traditional glass ornaments.
Holiday Hours

The Store in the Art Museum will be open on Mondays, December 16 & 23

Palmer Square Holiday Hours, through December 31
Sunday–Tuesday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Image credits
  • 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.
  • Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Graphic Arts Collection 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
  • Byron Kim, Synecdoche, 1991–present. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum commission made possible by the Mary Trumbull Adams Art Fund. © Byron Kim