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are preparing to welcome visitors back to Art@Bainbridge.
The Museum’s gallery space on Nassau Street will present works by the
artist Adama Delphine Fawundu, who uses her body and self-image to
link past and present. In her practice, Fawundu embodies feminine
West African deities, inserts herself into the archive of Black
history, and celebrates the transmission of cultural knowledge by her
female forebears. Opening at Art@Bainbridge on Saturday, September 4;
Artist Conversation Sky Hopinka
Thursday, August 19, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
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. Held in
partnership with the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative
at Princeton. Stream it live; details and free registration here.
Conversation Tarek Atoui
and Elizabeth Margulis
Thursday, August 26, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
and electroacoustic composer Tarek Atoui considers the expansive
potential of sound as an artistic material, exploring 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.
Moore's Oval with
In a new
article on our website, Museum Director James Steward explores this
summer’s repatination of one of the most beloved artworks on
Princeton's campus, Henry Moore’s Oval with Points. As James
writes, “the layers of patina and buffed wax allow the work to be
seen in its organic sinuousness—what Moore termed static, strong, and
vital—in ways that we have not been able to appreciate in decades.”
Read the full essay here.
Late Thursdays Nassau
Street Sampler 2021: No Walls Needed
Thursday, September 2, 5–9 p.m.
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. Plusexclusive
in-person experiences for students on campus.
Members of the Princeton community and beyond will come together for
this signature Museum event! Details here.
Traveling Exhibition Time Capsule,
1970: Rauschenberg's Currents
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar
Sunday, September 19
Capsule, 1970: Rauschenberg’s Currents, organized by the Princeton University Art Museum, is
now on view at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
The traveling exhibition—which was on view in Princeton in
2019—features the Art Museum’s SurfaceSeries from Currents, fourteen
large-scale screenprints made by Robert Rauschenberg that reflect the
strident social and political change of the years preceding 1970. The
exhibition also includes two original collages on loan from the
Rauschenberg Foundation as well as sixteen related works from the Loeb’s
collection by artists such as Kurt Schwitters, Lee Friedlander,
Walker Evans, Ray Johnson, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol. On view
through Sunday, September 19, at Vassar’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art
Setting the Record Straight at the Met By
A new essay
by Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding
Curator of American Art, published in CounterPunch, considers the
Metropolitan Museum of Art’s recent land acknowledgment, a permanent
plaque placed outside the museum’s main entrance that pays homage to
Manhattan’s original and abiding Indigenous peoples. Read the full
The Museum Store offers
exhibition-inspired keepsakes, art publications, jewelry, gifts for children, and distinctive
works by artisans. Ashka Dymel's approach to jewelry
making is informed by her architectural training and inspired by
modernist movements such as the Bauhaus, Russian Avant-Garde art, and
mid-twentieth-century design. "My goal is to achieve harmony in
modular repetitions and variations on geometric forms," she
says. Each piece is handmade using sterling silver, 18K gold bimetal,
and semiprecious stones and minerals.
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 PrincetonMuseumStore.org.