Thursday, October 14, 2021





Late Thursdays
Artful Yoga

Today, October 14, 5:30 p.m.
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.




Final Days
Gathering Together / Adama Delphine Fawundu



Don’t miss the final days of the exhibition Gathering Together / Adama Delphine Fawundu. Click here to watch the artist talk about her work, which explores the passage of knowledge, artistic expression, and historical events through generations and throughout the African diaspora. Join us to see the exhibition in person, on view through Sunday, October 24, at Art@Bainbridge, our gallery space at 158 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton.




Save the Date
Lecture: Celebrating 50 Years of Photography

Thursday, October 28, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

Live via Zoom


Fifty years ago, David H. McAlpin, Class of 1920 and friend to Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Ansel Adams, made a landmark gift of photographs to the Princeton University Art Museum. Join our Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography, Katherine A. Bussard, for a discussion of the legacy of this foundational gift as well as the future of photography at Princeton. Details and free registration here.




Save the Date
Lecture: Fine Art & Foul Play

Friday, October 29, 7 p.m. (EDT)

Live via Zoom


In 1872 the artist Thomas Eakins portrayed champion rowers John and Barney Biglin in more than a dozen dramatic paintings as they raced on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Rowing was America’s most popular and lucrative sport, but foul play led to national scandal—and professional rowing was banned. That same year, the National Association of Amateur Oarsmen was established; now headquartered in Princeton as the U.S. Rowing Association, it is a fully amateur organization with both women and men rowing competitively. In this illustrated talk writer William Lanouette explores this rich history and reveals how Eakins’s artistry captured the two rowers in vivid action. Sponsored by the Art Museum, the Princeton Public Library, and Labyrinth Books, where Lanouette’s The Triumph of Amateurs will be sold. Details and free registration here.




Art Making
Drawing from the Collections: Pastels

Thursdays, October 28–November 11, 8 p.m. (EDT)

Live via Zoom


The Art Museum is partnering with the Arts Council of Princeton to provide free, weekly online pastel drawing classes, taught over Zoom by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo. With an emphasis on using soft pastels to blend and create rich colors, each week’s lesson will be inspired by a work in the Museum’s collections.
October 28: Exploring Color
November 4: Shading
November 11: Drawing a Landscape
November 18: Creating a Composite Animal




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.




New Acquisitions
Works by Cara Romero


The Art Museum has acquired new work by artist Cara Romero, an enrolled citizen of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe. In her series Coyote Tales, Romero stages scenes featuring the mythological trickster coyote figure, who appears across oral traditions as a guide whose experiences offer life lessons. Working between Southern California and Santa Fe, New Mexico, the artist calls on Indigenous youth from her communities throughout the southwestern United States to enact these narratives, anchoring her work in the tradition of storytelling as a way to pass knowledge through generations.


Image credits

Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, An American Place, New York, 1939. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of David H. McAlpin, Class of 1920. © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

Sol LeWitt, Wall Drawing #1134, Whirls and Twirls (Princeton), 2004. Princeton University, gift of the Bloomberg Family

Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), Coyote Tales No. 1, 2017, printed 2020. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Kathleen Compton Sherrerd Fund for Acquisitions in American Art. © Cara Romero








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