Wednesday, August 4, 2021

News from the Princeton University Art Museum 



Guided Listening
Medieval Music and Art

Thursday, August 5, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

Join us for an exploration of 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 in voice and music director for the Early Music Princeton Singers. Details and free registration here.



Artist Conversation
Sky Hopinka

Thursday, August 19, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

Storytelling, poetry, and language are simultaneously aural, visual, and mnemonic practices in the work of artist Sky Hopinka. A member of the Ho-Chunk nation, Hopinka creates photographs and films that explore the formation and continuity of cultural memory through experiences of the land, the body, and narrative. Join the artist and Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a richly illustrated conversation about Hopinka’s multidisciplinary practice. Stream it live; details and free registration here.



Save the Date
Conversation: Tarek Atoui and Elizabeth Margulis

Thursday, August 26, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)


Artist and electroacoustic composer Tarek Atoui considers the expansive potential of sound as an artistic material, exploring the tactile, physical, gestural, and visual modes for its expression. Atoui will join Professor Elizabeth Margulis, director of Princeton University's Music Cognition Lab, for a discussion of sound as a medium for collaborative, socially focused artistic practice. Moderated by Beth Gollnick, curatorial associate, photography and modern and contemporary art. Stream it live; details and free registration here.



Treatment of Henry Moore's Oval with Points


Henry Moore’s Oval with Points, one of the most beloved artworks on the Princeton campus, is currently receiving a multi-week restoration treatment. In this short video, Museum Director James Steward explains how experts are stripping the sculpture down to the original bronze surface and carefully reinstating its finish to the artist’s original intent. Click here to watch the video and follow us on social media for updates as the repatination work progresses. 



Late Thursdays
Nassau Street Sampler 2021: No Walls Needed

Thursday, September 2


Celebrate the beginning of the fall semester and an exciting new year of programs with the Art Museum. This year’s annual Nassau Street Sampler will feature live online experiences, including artful yoga, student performances, lotería, and an interactive museum game. Plus exclusive in-person experiences for students on campus. Members of the Princeton community and beyond will come together for this signature Museum event! Details here.



Award from Frankenthaler Climate Initiative


The Art Museum is honored to have been selected to receive an award from the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative, a new grant-making program established by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation that seeks to catalyze climate change action in the visual arts. As part of this program, the Princeton University Art Museum received a grant of $100,000 toward the sustainability objectives of its future building. Click here to read more about the award in the New York Times.



Museum Store

Raku Ceramics


The Museum Store offers exhibition-inspired keepsakes, art publicationsjewelrygifts for children, and distinctive works by artisans. Marcia Reiver of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, uses her design skills to create intricate raku ceramics. Inspired by her passion for antiquities, she creates patterns through textures and glazes, noting, "I strive to find movement and sometimes attitude in my work."

Each Museum 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


Image credits

Follower of the Master of the Dangolsheimer Madonna, South German, Virgin and Child, late 15th–early 16th century. Museum purchase, gift of Carl Otto von Kienbusch, Class of 1906, for the Carl Otto von Kienbusch Jr. Memorial Collection
Sky Hopinka, Fainting Spells (still), 2018. © Sky Hopinka
Left: Elizabeth Margulis by Russell Cothren; right: Tarek Atoui by Nicolas Wefers

Henry Moore, Oval with Points, 1969–70. Princeton University Art Museum. The John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University. © The Henry Moore Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Helen Frankenthaler, Cool Summer, 1962. © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo credit: Rob McKeever, Courtesy Gagosian







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