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Both visible and unseen components of our surroundings are defining
elements in the artistic practice of Los Angeles–based artist Jesse
Stecklow. In his first solo museum exhibition, Stecklow explores
the individual character of the rooms at Bainbridge House,
outfitting each gallery with installations that interweave
imagery, motion, and sound to heighten visitors’ attention to the
architecture and to the ways that our personal associations,
memories, and perspectives profoundly shape our experiences of space.
Exhibition details here.
And save the date for Thursday, November 18, when Stecklow joins
Princeton faculty members—multimedia sound artist Jess Rowland and
architectural historian Spyros Papapetros—for a conversation
about how each of their disciplinary practices engages with the
relationship between the human body and the construction of
environments. Stream it live; details and free registration here.
Panel Discussion Celebrating
Thursday, November 11, 5:30 p.m. (EST)
Live via Zoom
the newest volume of the Record
of the Princeton University Art Museum, which for
seventy-nine years has published research on the Museum’s
collections. Three authors who contributed to this volume, devoted to
European Renaissance and Baroque art, will offer insights into their
Charles Scribner III, Class of 1973 and Graduate School Class of 1977, will
discuss a crucifix designed by Gianlorenzo
Bernini that he has studied for more than forty years. Maryan
Ainsworth, Álvaro Saieh Curator Emerita in the Department
of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss
her research into the Museum’s collection of fourteenth- through
sixteenth-century Northern European painting. Sarah Rapoport, Class
of 2018 and a graduate student at Yale University, will present her
work on a painting by Joos van Cleve. Details
and free registration here.
Film Screening Orlando (1992)
Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 p.m. (EST)
Princeton Garden Theatre
Museum and the Princeton Garden Theatre present a screening of Sally
Potter's 1992 film Orlando,
starring Tilda Swinton. Addressing contemporary themes about gender
and identity, the film stays remarkably true to the spirit of
Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel, while skillfully adapting the original
story to give it a striking, cinematic form. Introduced by Museum
Director James Steward. Museum members
receive the Princeton Garden Theatre member admission price. Details here.
New Publication Picture Ecology:
Art and Ecocriticism in Planetary Perspective
By Karl Kusserow
broad reexamination of visual culture through the lenses of
ecocriticism, environmental justice, and animal studies, the new book
Ecology—edited by Karl Kusserow, the Art Museum’s John
Wilmerding Curator of American Art—offers a diverse range of art
historical criticism formulated within an ecological context. The
book brings together scholars whose contributions extend
chronologically and geographically from eleventh-century Chinese
painting to contemporary photography of California wildfires, and its
fifteen interdisciplinary essays provide a dynamic, cross-cultural
approach to an increasingly vital area of study, emphasizing the
environmental dimensions inherent in the content and materials of
aesthetic objects. Read an interview with Kusserow about Picture Ecology here. The book is available for
purchase at the Museum Store in person or online.
Elson International Artist-in-Residence Artist Talk:
Suki Seokyeong Kang
Thursday, December 2, 5:30 p.m. (EST)
Live via Zoom
Korean multimedia and performance artist Suki Seokyeong Kang—the
Museum’s 2021 Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International
Artist-in-Residence—for a discussion of her practice, which is
inspired by Korean court dance and music. Moderated by
Curatorial Associate Beth Gollnick. Stream it live;
details and free registration here.
The Museum Storeoffers exhibition-inspired keepsakes, art publications, jewelry, gifts for children, and distinctive works by artisans. Featured works include handcrafted dinnerware, such as elegant porcelain plates and stoneware platters by artisan Jessica Rust. 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.