Friday, August 28, 2020

NEWS FROM THE PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

 

DIY Masterpiece
Enter the Art Re-Creation Challenge

Deadline: Sunday, August 30

There’s still time to submit your entry to our Art Re-Creation Challenge. As this New York Times article explains, “people have been recreating works of fine art using household items and posting their tableaus on social media,” and we want to see yours. Here’s how it works: choose any artwork, from the Art Museum’s collections or from another museum’s, and re-create it at home using anything on hand—the more imaginative, the better. Think dogs with books, a ketchup bottle standing in for wine, a bathrobe in place of a cape. Then simply snap a photo and submit your entry here. Categories include Best Group Composition, Best Landscape, Best Abstract Composition, Best Still Life, 13-and-under Best in Show, and more. The deadline is this Sunday, August 30. Winners will be announced during the Museum’s Nassau Street Sampler Virtual Festival on Thursday, September 3. Contest details and entry form (as well as examples by Museum staff!) here.

 

Members Event
A Virtual Tour of Hugh Hayden: Creation Myths
Tuesday, September 1, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

Join artist Hugh Hayden; Charmaine Branch, a doctoral student in the Department of Art & Archaeology; and Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a virtual tour and discussion of Hugh Hayden: Creation Myths at Art@Bainbridge. In Creation Myths, Hayden’s sculptures call attention to the domestic architecture of Bainbridge House and draw inspiration from both his childhood home and the collections of the Art Museum.

Registration is required to attend this virtual event, open exclusively to members. If you are already a member, click here to register now. If you are not currently a member, click here for your free membership.

 

Annual Event
Nassau Street Sampler: A Virtual Event

Thursday, September 3, 4–11 p.m. (EDT)

This year’s Nassau Street Sampler, now a seven-hour virtual festival, will feature live and on-demand programming, including lotería, trivia, art-making, student performances, an art re-creation contest, and a B. Museum friends from near and far will enjoy this signature annual event, which celebrates the beginning of the fall semester and an exciting new year of programs at the Art Museum! Details and free registration here.

 

In the News
The Art Newspaper Recommends Ecology of an Exhibition

The Art Newspaper recently recommended our online show Ecology of an Exhibition, which considers the environmental impact of exhibiting art. In their article, “Three Exhibitions to See in London, New York and Online this Weekend,” they write, “from the logistics of moving and preserving artwork to the average energy consumption required to ensure precise temperature and humidity control in galleries and storage spaces, the show examines the ecological footprint of the exhibition process—and suggests alternatives for making it more green . . . The show is a virtual extension of the exhibition Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, [which] considered how American artists have reflected and shaped environmental understanding and contributed to the development of a modern ecological consciousness.”

 

Panel Discussion
Interrogating Biases at LIFE Magazine

Friday, September 11, 2 p.m. (EDT)

Join us for a live webinar roundtable as Princeton voices from across disciplines consider the ways intersectional biases persistent in the US in the middle of the twentieth century informed Life magazine. How, for example, can editorial thinking about race, Christianity, gender, and heteronormativity be located in the magazine’s photographic agenda, journalistic intentions, and historic reach? Held in conjunction with the exhibition Life Magazine and the Power of Photography. Moderated by Katherine A. Bussard, the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography. Participants to be announced online shortly. Details and free registration here.