Saturday, December 4, 2021

News from the Princeton University Art Museum



New Gallery
Art on Hulfish

Opening December 4


Art on Hulfish, the Art Museum’s new gallery opening Saturday, December 4, at 11 Hulfish Street in downtown Princeton, will showcase a roster of exhibitions led by photography that consider questions and themes of significance to 21st-century life. In addition to presenting four exhibitions each year through late 2024, Art on Hulfish will host a rich schedule of related programming—including University discussion group meetings, hands-on learning opportunities and drop-in activities. Art on Hulfish will be free and open seven days a week.




Day With(out) Art
Olivia Laing and Mitra Abbaspour Discuss Wojnarowicz

Wednesday, December 1, 5:30 p.m. (EST)

Live via Zoom


For Day With(out) Art—when cultural organizations raise awareness of AIDS, remember those who have died, and inspire positive action—we invite you to a conversation between author Olivia Laing and Mitra Abbaspour, the Museum’s Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. The two will discuss the 2020 documentary Wojnarowicz, which examines the life and work of artist, writer, photographer, and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz—who also features prominently in Laing’s book The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, named a best book of the year by NPR. Please rent the film here on your own, then join us on Zoom for the conversation. Free registration here.




Elson International Artist-in-Residence
Artist Talk: Suki Seokyeong Kang

Thursday, December 2, 5:30 p.m. (EST)

Live via Zoom


Join South 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.




Save the Date
Author Conversation | Picture Ecology

Thursday, December 9, 5:30 p.m. (EST)


The Art Museum’s latest book, Picture Ecology: Art and Ecocriticism in Planetary Perspective, presents a diverse array of art historical criticism formulated within an ecological context. On Thursday, December 9, join us live online when the book’s editor, Karl Kusserow, the Art Museum’s John Wilmerding Curator of American Art, will be joined in conversation by the photographer and writer Subhankar Banerjee, Director of the Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities, University of New Mexico. Cosponsored by Labyrinth Books. Details and free registration here.




Support the Art Museum


The Art Museum is committed to making great art accessible to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. We rely on the generosity of people like you to make our work possible and to ensure that all audiences can interact meaningfully with one of the nation’s great art collections—including through our free programs and robust digital offerings. As you consider your year-end philanthropic priorities, we invite you to support the work of the Art Museum with a tax-deductible gift.





Museum Store


The Museum Store offers exhibition-inspired keepsakes, art publicationsjewelrygifts for children, and distinctive works by artisans. Philadelphia ceramist Ryan Greenheck has built a striking body of work that references the history of ceramics. His minimalist wheel-thrown mugs are inspired by the urban environment and are ready for your favorite warming beverage. 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 Members receive a discount on every purchase; join today!


Image credits
Peter Hujar (American, 1934–1987), David Wojnarowicz, 1981, printed ca. 1981–87. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Stephen Koch. © Estate of Peter Hujar

Suki Seokyeong Kang. Courtesy of the artist







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