Friday, December 18, 2020

News from the Princeton University Art Museum

In Town
Art for the Streets

The Art Museum is bringing its collections to town through a new project called Art for the Streets. High-quality reproductions of extraordinary artworks from the Museum’s globe-spanning collections now adorn empty storefronts in Palmer Square and the Princeton Shopping Center. This initiative seeks to help sustain the liveliness of Princeton at a time when many forces are challenging small businesses. Residents out for some shopping or a masked stroll now encounter reproductions of works from across the collections, including a beaded African tunic, an Edo-period Japanese print, a sculpture of a Maya god, and a painting by Édouard Manet, among others. Each is accompanied by a link to additional information, so the viewing experience can be educational too.


On Our Website
Music and Art

We invite you to engage with the Art Museum’s collections through a musical lens. The Museum has collaborated with the Department of Music, the Student Advisory Board, and the Princeton Opera Company to bring you two musical experiences inspired by our collections. Click to hear members of Early Music Princeton sing in response to medieval art and to hear the Princeton Opera Company sing in response to artworks selected by members of the Museum's Student Advisory Board. Click here to explore, look, and listen.


Save the Date
Artist Talk: Duane Michals

Thursday, January 7, 5:30 p.m. (EST)


Widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and the essential use of text in his images, Duane Michals is one of the great photographic innovators of the last century, and his work appears in the virtual exhibition The Eclectic Eye: A Tribute to Duane Wilder. In this live event, rescheduled from an earlier fall date, Michals will lead a candid discussion touching on topics such as metaphysics, personal identity, the nature of memory, photography, and filmmaking, in conversation with Museum Director James Steward. Details and free registration here.

Image credit
Duane Michals, I Had Forgotten That I Had Grown Up. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Duane E. Wilder, Class of 1951