Wednesday, April 22, 2020


Live Webinar
LIFE Magazine's Photojournalism and the American Century?
Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.

Join us for a live online roundtable held in conjunction with the exhibition Life Magazine and the Power of Photography. Hear Princeton faculty members and the prize-winning documentary photographer Susan Meiselas discuss how Life used photographs in its weekly publication from 1936 to 1972 as a way to establish its view of the world as a first draft of history. Made possible in part by support from the Humanities Council’s David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Project, Princeton University.

Art Making
Online Drawing Class
Wednesday, April 22, 8 p.m.

The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free online art-making experiences. Weekly classes are taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom, so participants can join live from their home computers; techniques emphasize drawing with pen or pencil on paper. Each week’s lesson features works from the Museum’s collections and relates to the Museum’s weekly online curatorial lecture.

This week’s lesson is inspired by photographs discussed in the 5:30 p.m. online roundtable held in conjunction with the exhibition Life Magazine and the Power of Photography. Join us at 8 p.m. as we focus on drawing as a means of recording history. Visit our website for upcoming themes and the live link to join the class.

Screening Room
Cézanne: Painting the Mountains

If you missed our live event exploring Cézanne: The Rock and Quarry Paintings, you can watch it on demand. Faya Causey, independent scholar, and Göran Blix, associate professor, French and Italian, joined Caroline Harris, associate director for education, to discuss the bedrock of this revolutionary artist’s paintings—and how geology changed the course of modern art.

Live Webinar
The Redemptive Power of Architecture

A conversation between Sir David Adjaye and James Steward

Thursday, April 30, 5:30 p.m.

Join us Thursday, April 30, for this year's Keating Lecture, a timely conversation between Sir David Adjaye, the architect designing a new home for the Princeton University Art Museum, and Museum Director James Steward. In this live online event, the two will discuss the power of architecture—its capacities to offer solace, to convey grace, to shape place, and even to improve the world.

Participants will have the opportunity to put forward questions at the conclusion of the conversation.

Save the Date
The Museum, Citizenship, and the Post-Coronavirus Age
A live online talk by Museum Director James Steward

Thursday, May 7, 5:30 p.m

In this richly illustrated talk, Museum Director James Steward will discuss the role of art museums in helping make us better citizens, and will offer thoughts about the ways in which the responsibilities of the Princeton University Art Museum may evolve and even expand in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. Questions will be invited at the conclusion of this talk.

Collection Spotlight
Women and the Arts of Africa

The profound relationship between women and the artworks of ritual life, including masks and sculpted figures, is often overlooked because woodcarvers and the performers and users of such objects are usually men. This installation seeks to highlight the central role women play as creators, subjects, and performers of African visual cultures.

Art for Families—Anytime, Anywhere
Kente Cloth

Are you missing our Saturday Art for Families activities at the Museum? We now offer online projects you can complete with children at home using materials on hand. This week’s activity focuses on Kente cloth, traditional woven fabrics that are the national cloth of Ghana and an international symbol of pan-Africanism.

Museum Store

This 100-piece puzzle, featuring an iconic Life magazine cover from 1969, is an enjoyable way to connect with kids and add in a history lesson during days at home. The puzzle features one of the photos taken by NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during Apollo 11’s moon landing, part of the exhibition Life Magazine and the Power of Photography. The puzzle measures 9 by 12 inches when completed and comes in a keepsake tin.

The Museum Store is closed to the public, but you can contact us at 609.258.7674 or to place an order for this and other custom products that complement the Life exhibition. We ship worldwide.