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New Acquisitions Pivotal Works by African American Artists Enrich the
about five recently acquired works by leading modern and contemporary
artists, including John Biggers, Norman Lewis, and Terry Adkins.
These exceptional artworks employ distinct vocabularies to convey and
complicate the narrative of the African American experience in
language that expands and challenges the meaning of figurative and
abstract when applied to the concept of Blackness. Read more here.
Art Making Watercolors: The Power of Negative Space
22, 8 p.m. (EDT)
Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide
free online watercolor classes, taught by artist-instructor Barbara
DiLorenzo over Zoom. With an emphasis on color mixing and brushwork,
each lesson is inspired by a work in the Museum’s collections.
Details and free registration here.
Lecture Being There: Listening in on Maya Glyphic Writing
29, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
ancient Maya left many reflections of sound. Some occur as glyphic
texts; others exist visually as marks of vocalization. Recreating
noisy worlds, they run wild with cackles, howls, hisses, and grunts
or evoke sonorous speech or song. Stephen Houston, professor of
anthropology at Brown University, reports on these lost worlds of
experience and suggests how we might listen in. Live, online lecture
introduced byBryan Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class
of 1952, Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas.
Details and free registration here.
In the Press Outdoor Sculptures at Princeton, "Designed for Public
Dube’s new feature story in Princeton
Magazine explores the University’s extraordinary
collection of open-air art. “For year-round enjoyment, nothing beats
the outdoor sculpture collection,” she writes. “Not only is the
campus itself an arboretum but nestled within its archways and allées
are works by significant artists including Pablo Picasso, Alexander
Calder, Michele Oka Doner, Isamu Noguchi, Frank Gehry, Kate Graves,
Sol LeWitt, Maya Lin, Louise Nevelson, Odili Donald Odita, Richard
Serra, Ai Weiwei, Beverly Pepper, George Segal, Shahzia Sikander,
Ursula von Rydingsvard, and more.” Read the full article here, and explore art across campus here.
Guided Listening Medieval Music and Art
5, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Join us for
an exploration of works from the Museum’s collection of medieval art
as you listen to medieval music recorded by Early Music Princeton, a
University ensemble whose members study and perform a vocal and
instrumental repertoire with a special focus on historical
performance practices. Live, online program presented by Caroline
Harris, Diane W. and James E. Burke Associate Director for
Education, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, Princeton performance
faculty and voice and music director of the Early Music
Princeton Singers. Details and free registration here.
Call for Submissions Art for Prospect House
University students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to
submit their own original artworks for a new visual arts program
for historic Prospect House. The program aims to anchor the art on
the house’s walls to the lived experiences within our community.
Deadline August 1. Details here.
Mixed Blues Murrine Vase
TheMuseum Store offers
exhibition-inspired keepsakes, art publications, jewelry, gifts for children, and distinctive
works by artisans. Waves of color move throughout this handblown
murrine vase by Dan and Jill Burstein of New Hope Stained Glass. The
colored patterns of cane glass reveal unexpected moments of light and
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.
Chinese, Qing dynasty (1644–1912), Yun Shouping 惲壽平 (1633–1690), Begonia, ca. 1686.
Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Carl Otto von
Kienbusch Jr. Memorial Collection
Maya, Late Classic, Chocolate cup depicting a mythic scene,
AD 600–700. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Stephanie
H. Bernheim and Leonard H. Bernheim Jr. in honor
of Gillett G. Griffin
Follower of the Master of the Dangolsheimer Madonna, South German, Virgin
and Child, late 15th–early 16th century. Princeton
University Art Museum. Museum purchase, gift of Carl Otto von
Kienbusch, Class of 1906, for the Carl Otto von Kienbusch Jr.