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Late Thursdays Lecture | Losing
Picasso: The Challenges of Condensing a Life
Thursday, February 18, 5:30 p.m. (EST)
Ismail Merchant and James Ivory faced almost insurmountable challenges in
producing the film Surviving
Picasso, which takes as its subject the relationship between
Pablo Picasso and his companion Françoise Gilot. This lecture with
Caroline Harris, associate director for education, investigates the
resulting depiction of the painter, providing a larger context for the
period portrayed. Watch the film at your leisure first, then join us on
Zoom tomorrow, February 18, for the live lecture. Presented in
partnership with the Princeton Garden Theatre. Details, free
registration, and links for renting the film here.
Life Magazine and the Power of Photography
Named Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award Winner
We are pleased to
announce that Life Magazine
and the Power of Photography, published in
conjunction with the Art Museum’s 2020 exhibitionof the same name, has
won the prestigious Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award, presented by
the College Art Association of America. Edited by Katherine A. Bussard, the Museum’s
Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, and Kristen Gresh, the
Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum
of Fine Arts, Boston, the publication is the first comprehensive
consideration of Life’s
groundbreaking and influential contribution to the history of
photography. Featuring texts by twenty-five scholars, the book draws on
unprecedented access to the magazine’s archives and presents previously
unpublished materials that shed new light on the editorial processes
behind many now-iconic images and photo-essays. The book is available for
purchase here, and we invite you to explore the
exhibition online here.
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 live, using materials available at home. Each
week’s lesson features a work from the Museum’s collections that is
introduced by a Student Tour Guide. This series will be held Thursday
evenings, through March 4. Details and free registration for the February
18 class on image cropping here, and the February 25 class on
storytelling with collage here.
Members Event Photography
Tuesday, February 23, 5:30 p.m. (EST)
Join curatorial associate Beth Gollnick as she discusses new and
experimental additions to the Museum's photography holdings. Beth’s talk
will be followed by a conversation with Katherine Bussard, the Museum’s Peter C.
Bunnell Curator of Photography. Registration is required to attend this
virtual event, open exclusively to members. If you are not currently a
member, set up your free membershiphere.
Details and program registration here.
Museum Store Gordon Parks
The Museum Store offers
exhibition-inspired keepsakes, art publications, jewelry, gifts for children, and distinctive
works by artisans. Our selection of books includes The Making of an
Argument by the photographer Gordon Parks, which traces
the production of his photo-essay on Leonard "Red" Jackson, a
series of pictures also explored inthis videoof the Museum’s 2020
exhibition Life Magazine
and the Power of Photography.
Each Store purchase supports the Museum’s core mission of bringing art
into everyday life. Shop at 56 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton or
online at PrincetonMuseumStore.org.