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Art Museum Opening New Downtown Gallery, Art on Hulfish, This Saturday!
Art on Hulfish, the Art Museum’s
new downtown gallery, opens this Saturday, December 4, at 10 a.m.
Located at 11 Hulfish Street along north Palmer Square, the space
will showcase a roster of photo-forward exhibitions that consider
issues of significance to 21st-century life. Four exhibitions are
planned each year until late 2024, during the time that a new Museum building is under
construction on the University campus. In addition, Art on Hulfish
will host a rich schedule of related programming—including drop-in
and scheduled art-making activities, hands-on learning opportunities
for all ages, and University seminars and discussions. Art on Hulfish
will be free and open seven days a week.
exhibition, Orlando, presents
the work of 11 artists who consider both the fluidity of gender and
the expansiveness of human experience. Curated by actor
Tilda Swinton, the exhibition is inspired by the themes of
Virginia Woolf’s revolutionary 1928 novel Orlando: A Biography—the
story of a young aristocrat who lives for three centuries without
aging and mysteriously shifts gender along the way—and Sally Potter’s
equally groundbreaking 1992 film Orlando, which featured an
androgynous Swinton in the starring role. Woolf’s tale has continued
to hold sway over Swinton; the exhibition she curated, of more than
50 photographs, includes baroque inventions by Mickalene Thomas,
layered images by Carmen Winant, and fragmented figural studies by
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, among others. The result is a powerful
consideration of human possibility.
Art on Hulfish will be open
daily starting this Saturday,
December 4; hours and details here.
Please join us on Saturday,
December 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for an informal opening celebration hosted by
Museum Director James Steward and other Museum leaders, featuring
apple cider donuts and music on the sidewalk—rain, snow, or shine.
Art on Hulfish is
made possible by the leadership support of Annette Merle-Smith and by
Princeton University. Additional generous support is provided by John
Diekman, Class of 1965, and Susan Diekman; William S. Fisher, Class
of 1979, and Sakurako Fisher; J. Bryan King, Class of 1993;
Christopher E. Olofson, Class of 1992; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Jim
and Valerie McKinney; Nancy A. Nasher, Class of 1976, and David J.
Haemisegger, Class of 1976; H. Vincent Poor, Graduate Class of 1977;
and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the
National Endowment for the Arts.
Exhibition organized by Aperture, New York. Guest Curated by Tilda
Swinton. Orlando is made
possible, in part, with the support of Slobodan Randjelović and Jon
Stryker. Aperture also thanks ROOT STUDIOS for supporting the
production of Mickalene Thomas’s work.