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Director's Lecture Curating a New Hub for University Life Wednesday, January 19,
Live online via Zoom
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 Orlando On view through
are the final days to see Orlando, on view at Art on Hulfishthrough 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’sthemes; 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
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.
Art@Bainbridge Between Heartlands / Kelly Wang On view through
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 portraitof 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.