Thursday, May 14, 2020

News from the Princeton University Art Museum


Late Thursdays: Live Webinar
The Female Gaze: Life Magazine, Gender, and World War II

Thursday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.

Alissa Schapiro, assistant curator of Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, will discuss the work of three female Life photographers—Margaret Bourke-White, Marie Hansen, and Nina Leen. The talk will focus on their photo-essays about American women in the context of World War II. With the status of female labor in flux, these photographers captured the roles available to women—paying close attention to race and class in addition to gender—while simultaneously solidifying their own positions within Life’s male-dominated staff. The talk will be followed by a conversation on gender politics at Life.

Click here to register for this free online webinar.

Late Thursdays: Art Making
Drawing: Mastering Hands
Thursday, May 14, 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 over Zoom, so participants can join 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 lecture.

Tomorrow’s lesson will focus on drawing hands.


Save the Date
Cristóbal Martínez in conversation with Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art 
Thursday, May 21, 5:30 p.m.

Multimedia artist Cristóbal Martínez, Chair of the Art and Technology Program at the San Francisco Art Institute, joins Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, in a conversation about his practice as a member of the Indigenous artist collectives Postcommodity, Radio Healer, and Red Culebra and the lessons interdisciplinary, collaborative, and socially engaged art can offer in the context of the present moment. With an introduction by Martha Friedman, Director of the Program in Visual Arts, Lewis Center for the Arts. Presented in partnership with the Lewis Center for the Arts.


Screening Room
Richard Serra's The Hedgehog and the Fox

Industrial yet sensual, Richard Serra’s massive sculpture The Hedgehog and the Fox invites visitors inside its steel curves to experience art, space, and environment in a physical way. As you move between the sculpture’s walls, you catch different glimpses of sky and light and experience new spatial sensations, becoming a participant in the art; the artwork, in turn, directly challenges its surroundings. During these days of social distancing, we offer this short video so you can experience the sculpture from home. CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH.


Collections Spotlight
Women Artists and Abstraction

Women Artists and Abstraction features works on paper and photographs by women artists who contributed to the development of abstraction as a visual language from the postwar era to the present.

Art for Families—Anytime, Anywhere
Spanish Knights

Kids home? Missing the Museum? We’re sharing art education opportunities online that families can enjoy anywhere. This week learn about Spanish knights and download a children’s activity inspired by their shields.