Wednesday, September 29, 2021

News from the Princeton University Art Museum




SAB Artist Conversation
Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney
Thursday, September 30, 8 p.m. (EDT) 

Live via Zoom


The Art Museum’s Student Advisory Board welcomes the painter Arnold Chang, based in New Jersey, and the photographer Michael Cherney, based in China. The artists began collaborating in 2007 and have created a series of objects that blur the boundaries between painting and photography and challenge accepted notions of Chinese ink art, both contemporary and traditional. They will be joined in conversation by Zoe S. Kwok, associate curator of Asian art. Details here.




Artist Conversation
Adama Delphine Fawundu and Anna Arabindan-Kesson

Thursday, October 7, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

Friend Center, Room 101


Join the artist Adama Delphine Fawundu and Anna Arabindan-Kesson, assistant professor of African and Black Diasporic art at Princeton University, for a discussion about cultural inheritance and the significance of materials—hair, cotton, water—for Fawundu’s work in the exhibition Gathering Together / Adama Delphine Fawundu, on view at Art@Bainbridge. Moderated by Beth Gollnick, curatorial associate, photography and modern and contemporary art. Join us on campus or online, details here.




Save the Date
Artful Yoga: Midterms Edition

Thursday, October 14, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

East Pyne Courtyard


Join us for an all-levels yoga class inspired by campus art. This outdoor yoga class will draw inspiration from sculptures by Scott BurtonHenry MooreJacques Lipchitz, and George Rickey. You are encouraged to bring your own mat. Offered in partnership with Campus Recreation. Details and free registration here.




Minor White Archive
Research Grants Awarded


The Princeton University Art Museum has just awarded this year’s Minor White research grants. The recipients are Jon Davies, a Canadian curator, writer, and PhD candidate in art history at Stanford University; and Gary Van Zante, the curator responsible for photography collections at the MIT Museum. Davies’s research will focus on White’s San Francisco photographs of graffiti and of young men—typically White’s friends and students—looking for traces of what White learned from a city where homosexuality was becoming increasingly visible. Van Zante’s project is an exhibition and publication on Minor White’s teaching, curating, and collecting at MIT when he was director of the MIT Creative Photography Laboratory, from 1965 to 1974. Read about the funded projects here.




Student Volunteers
Applications Now Open


Applications are now open for the Art Museum’s next group of Student Tour Guides and for the Student Advisory Board. Your participation helps ensure that student voices are always part of the Museum conversation. Details here.




Museum Store


The Museum Store offers exhibition-inspired keepsakes, art publicationsjewelrygifts for children, and distinctive works by artisans. Books include Photography at Princeton: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Collecting and Teaching the History of Photography by Peter C. Bunnell, the groundbreaking photography scholar who died last week.

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

Arnold Chang (Zhang Hong 張洪) and Michael Cherney (Qiu Mai 秋麥), After Li Sixun, 2011. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Laura P. Hall Memorial Fund, and gift of the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art. © 2011, Arnold Chang and © 2011, Michael S. Cherney

Left: Jon Davies; right: Gary Van Zante








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