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A New Museum for Princeton Explore
Our Just-Unveiled Designs
Today we revealed the designs for a bold
and welcoming new Art Museum building, anticipated to
open in late 2024. Overseen by Art Museum Director James Steward and
designed by the world-renowned Ghanaian-British architect Sir David
Adjaye and his firm Adjaye Associates, the new building will roughly
double space for the conservation, study, and interpretation of the
Museum’s globe-spanning collections, for mounting exhibitions, and for a
new range of social spaces and visitor amenities. The design embodies our
long-standing commitment to serve as a hub and a gathering place, a nexus
for the arts and humanities—a metaphor for the college campus at its
best—that affords encounters with cultures past and present from around
the world and seeks to foster stronger citizenship among our University,
local, and global communities. Click hereto read more and see the very
first images of the design.
Panel Discussion Behind the
Iconic Images in Life Magazine Thursday, September 24, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Join us for a live webinar roundtable
with contributors to the publication Life Magazine
and the Power of Photography as they discuss some
of the magazine’s most recognizable, beloved, and controversial
pictures based on new archival research. These scholars will consider how
and why such images—including Alfred Eisenstaedt's V-J Day in Times Square
and film stills of JFK's assassination—gained iconic status after
first appearing in Life magazine.
Details and free registration here.
Artist Talk SAB
Presents: A Conversation with Howardena Pindell
Friday, September 25, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
The Art Museum’s Student Advisory Board
welcomes Howardena Pindell, a leader whose career
broke ground for women and artists of color through both her own artwork
and her work as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art. Pindell’s art
addresses such social issues as war, genocide, sexism, and xenophobia.
Pindell will be in conversation with Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of
Modern and Contemporary Art, and Rhys Drout ’22, SAB’s VP of Public
Programs. Details and free registration here.
Members Event Sculpture
and the Spirit of the University: Princeton's Commitment to Public Art
September 30, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Chief Curator Juliana Ochs Dweck will showcase
highlights from the Campus Art Collections, including details on how
commissioned works of public art were made and installed and how their
presence and meaning are constantly reinterpreted.
Registration is required to attend this virtual event, open exclusively
to members. If you are not currently a member, set up your free membership.
Save the Date Curatorial
Conversation with Paula Wilson
Thursday, October 1, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Multimedia artist Paula Wilson uses
sculpture, collage, painting, installation, and printmaking to create
monumental works and installation environments that narrate her
experience as a biracial Black woman. Join the artist, along with Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of
Modern and Contemporary Art, for a conversation about Wilson’s process
and its relationship to the artist residencies she cofounded in
Carrizozo, New Mexico. With an introduction by Martha Friedman, Director of the Program
in Visual Arts. Presented in partnership with the Lewis Center for the Arts. Details and
free registration here.