Tuesday, January 18, 2022






Director's Lecture
Curating a New Hub for University Life
Wednesday, January 19, 3–5 p.m.

Live online via Zoom


In this richly illustrated program, Museum Director James Steward will present the designs for the new Art Museum facility and discuss the challenges of curating and presenting globe-spanning collections in the twenty-first century. He will outline exciting opportunities to build on histories of collecting, incorporate new commitments to inclusion and transparency, and position visual experience at the heart of University life. Stream it live; details and free registration here.




Art on Hulfish
On view through January 23


These are the final days to see Orlando, on view at Art on Hulfish through this Sunday, January 23. Guest curated by Tilda Swinton, the exhibition draws inspiration from Virginia Woolf’s revolutionary 1928 novel Orlando: A Biography and Sally Potter’s 1992 film. Swinton invited photographers to create or gather works inspired by Orlando’s themes; the resulting exhibition of more than fifty photographs includes work by Mickalene Thomas, Carmen Winant, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya. Orlando is organized by Aperture, New York. Admission is free; hours and details here. Watch a short video about the exhibition here.
The photographer Elle Pérez, whose work is featured in Orlando, will present a live program over Zoom on Thursday, January 20, at 5:30 p.m. For Pérez, the camera is an instrument of recognition, creating intimate documents of community relationships. The artist will discuss images, identity, and storytelling across their work. Cosponsored by the Gender + Sexuality Resource Center. Program details and free registration here.
If you couldn’t make it to the exhibition—or want to remember it for years to come—purchase a copy of the Summer 2019 issue of Aperture magazine from the Art Museum Store. Guest-edited by Tilda Swinton, the issue draws upon the central themes of Orlando—gender fluidity, consciousness without limits, and the deep perspective of a long life—to offer images and writings that celebrate openness, curiosity, and human possibility.




Between Heartlands / Kelly Wang
On view through February 27


In her new exhibition, the artist Kelly Wang combines contemporary and ancient influences, as well as American and Asian traditions, to create multimedia works infused with elements of cultural identity and personal grief. Walking a tightrope between past and future, West and East, Wang explores the boundaries of calligraphy, painting, and sculpture in new ways while confronting life and mourning. On view at Art@Bainbridge through February 27. Admission is free; hours and details here




From the Collections
Charles White's portrait of Paul Robeson


Visit our website to explore short Curator’s Voice videos examining highlights of the Museum’s collections. In this video, Laura Giles, the Museum’s Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings, discusses Charles White’s iconic portrait of the renowned singer, actor, and political activist Paul Robeson. Grounded in the academic tradition, White is celebrated for his monumental and expressive drawings of his fellow African Americans—works that were motivated by White’s lifelong commitment to addressing subjects of Black history and themes of racial injustice.




Coming Soon
Native America: In Translation
Opening February 5


Native America: In Translation, curated by the artist Wendy Red Star, brings together works by Indigenous artists who consider the complex histories of colonialism, identity, and heritage. The exhibition, for which Princeton is the first venue, will be on view at Art on Hulfish starting February 5. Join us live online on February 3, when Red Star will discuss the ways in which the selected artists engage with photography and film in their work. Program details and free registration here. The exhibition is organized by Aperture Foundation, New York.


Image credits

Art Museum building rendering. © Adjaye Associates

Kelly Wang (Wang Jiayi
王佳怡), left: Life & Death II (detail), 2020. Collection of the artist; right: Spring Thoughts (detail), 2018. Collection of the artist. Artworks © Kelly Wang
Charles White, Paul Robeson, 1943. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Kathleen Compton Sherrerd Fund for Acquisitions in American Art. © The Charles White Archive
Martine Gutierrez, Queer Rage, Dear Diary, No Signal during VH1’s Fiercest Divas, from the series Indigenous Woman, 2018. Courtesy of the artist and RYAN LEE Gallery, New York. © Martine Gutierrez
Rebecca Belmore, photograph by Henri Robideau, matriarch, from the series nindinawemaganidog (all of my relations), 2018. Courtesy of the artist. © Rebecca Belmore







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