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Together / Adama Delphine Fawundu
Opening this Saturday, September 4
Join us this
Saturday as we reopen Art@Bainbridge to the public! The
Museum’s gallery space on Nassau Street in downtown Princeton
presents the exhibition Gathering Together / Adama Delphine Fawundu.
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. On view
at Art@Bainbridge, 158 Nassau Street, from Saturday, September 4,
through October 24. Details here.
September 12, 1 to 4 p.m. Celebrate the
reopening of Art@Bainbridge with live music
and family activities. Meet the exhibition’s curator, Beth Gollnick. Details here.
September 25, 1 to 4 p.m. Meet the artist, Adama
Delphine Fawundu, and curators Beth Gollnick and Mitra Abbaspour to learn about the
art on view. Details here.
Lecture Clothing for
the Ancestors: Global Textiles in Nigerian Egúngún Masquerade Costumes
Thursday, September 23, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
Center, Room 101 and live via Zoom
Egúngún masquerade costumes swirl into motion during
festivals honoring departed ancestors. Globally sourced, their
layered fabric panels reflect local aesthetics and ritual practices.
Often made from reused clothing, they also illuminate regional
fashions and consumer tastes in imported fabric.
This talk by Kristen Windmuller-Luna, curator of African art
at the Cleveland Museum of Art, draws from fieldwork in
Nigeria and extensive analysis of égungún in museum
In-person attendees must register in advance, provide a COVID-19
vaccination attestation and contact tracing information, and wear
masks at the event. Or join us live online from anywhere via
Zoom. Details and free registration here.
the Hand of a Renaissance Master
Conservator Bart Devolder and Caroline Harris,
Diane W. and James E. Burke Associate Director for Education,
recently discussed Bart’s ongoing work on the Museum’s Portrait of
a Donor by Giovanni Battista Moroni and the
surprising discoveries he made while treating the painting. Read the
full story here.
Student Involvement Summer
Internships at the Museum
second consecutive summer, the Art Museum offered its summer internship program as a
virtual experience, with some opportunities for in-person projects.
Interns also experienced a virtual tour of the New Museum’s
exhibition Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America.
The seven undergraduate and graduate students included
two interns who applied through the Museum Voices Internship Program,
intended to encourage greater diversity in the museum profession, and
one intern who applied through the Aspiring Scholars and Professionals
Program, launched this year through the University’s Programs for
Access and Inclusion. Interns worked on a range of projects in
several departments, including American art, modern and contemporary
art, education, and communication and information.
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.
Yorùbá artist, Nigeria, Egúngún masquerade costume,
probably 20th century. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of
Sherry and Arthur Stein
Giovanni Battista Moroni (ca. 1525–1578), Portrait of a Donor. Princeton
University Art Museum. Gift of Charles H. Worcester. Photographed
prior to treatment.
Education interns Nicole Gomez
'22 (left) and Emma Mohrmann ’24 (right) pose with Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
(2010) as they scout locations for a Campus Collections scavenger
hunt that will premiere at the Art Museum’s Nassau Street Sampler
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