Saturday, June 19, 2021

News from the Princeton University Art Museum


Art Making

Thursdays, June 17–July 22, 8 p.m. (EDT)

The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free weekly online watercolor classes, taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. With an emphasis on color mixing and brushwork, each week’s lesson is inspired by a work in the Museum’s collections. Details and free registration for each class in the six-week series here.

Thursday, June 17 | Water Reflections
Thursday, June 24 | Embracing Dark Tones in Watercolor
Thursday, July 1 | Watercolors: Using Toned Paper and Gouache
Thursday, July 8 | Focus on Color Theory 
Thursday, July 15 | How Colors Change over Distance 
Thursday, July 22 | The Power of Negative Space


Members Event
Tangling with Traditions in Contemporary Asian Art

Tuesday, June 22, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)


For contemporary Asian and Asian American artists whose practice engages with traditional forms of art making, the art historical record offers a wealth of material to reconsider, reformat, and reimagine. Join Associate Curator of Asian Art Zoe S. Kwok for an in-depth look at several recently acquired works of art by Asian and Asian American artists. Registration is required to attend this virtual event, open exclusively to members. If you are not currently a member, set up your free membership. Details here.


Save the Date
Facilitated Discussion: Perceiving Light and Color

Thursday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

Join the Museum’s education department for an interactive discussion exploring perceptions of light and color. By placing artworks from the Museum’s collections in a historical context, and by considering a work’s technique and materials, participants will explore the relativity of color, the effect of different light sources, and the symbolism of light and shadow in different cultures. In Zoom breakout rooms, participants are encouraged to turn on their cameras and unmute their microphones to join the discussion. Spots are limited and registration is required. Details and free registration here.