Wednesday, March 16, 2022




March 16, 2022



Artist Conversation
Alan Michelson and Christopher Green
Thursday, March 17, 5:30 p.m. (ET)
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room A71, or stream it online


The artist Alan Michelson, a Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, joins Christopher Green, visiting assistant professor of art history at Lake Forest College, to discuss his recent work, including photo and video installations in Native America: In Translation. The exhibition is on view at Art on Hulfish through April 24. Program details and free registration here.




Opening Celebration
Elizabeth Colomba: Repainting the Story
On view through May 8


Our new exhibition at Art@Bainbridge features paintings by Elizabeth Colomba that foreground historical and fictional Black women, often richly dressed and placed in the opulent spaces from which they have been erased or in which they were assigned subservient roles. Colomba’s radical resettings of established themes in Western art and culture present her heroines—including the biblical Eve, the mythological Danaë, and the model Laure, who posed as the servant in Édouard Manet’s painting Olympia—as central and universal figures. Join us for the exhibition’s opening celebration this Sunday, March 20.




Campus Art
Outdoor Walking Tours


Princeton University is home to one of the country’s most significant collections of twentieth- and 21st-century public sculpture. Join a guided walking tour of the campus collections with an Art Museum student tour guide and discover a variety of artworks by modern and contemporary sculptors, from Henry Moore to Maya Lin. Learn about materials and techniques and explore elements of design and balance.
We offer one-hour tours of sculptures in two campus neighborhoods: Main Campus and Residential Colleges. All tours are held outdoors, rain or shine, and are stair-free. Tours begin this weekend, full schedule here.




Author Talk
Steven Naifeh: Van Gogh—His Life and His Art
Thursday, March 24, 5:30 p.m. (ET)
Stream it live


Steven Naifeh, Class of 1974, Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times–best-selling coauthor, with Gregory White Smith, of Jackson Pollock: An American Saga and Van Gogh: The Life, has now written Van Gogh and the Artists He Loved. In this program, hear Naifeh speak on writing a biography of an artist and on how an artist's life sheds light on their art. Introduced by Museum Director James Steward.




Elson International Artist-in-Residence
Teresa Margolles
Thursday, March 31, 5:30 p.m. (ET)
Friend Center, Room 101, or stream it online


Join us for a conversation with the Mexican multimedia artist Teresa Margolles, the Art Museum’s 2022 Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist-in-Residence, and Christina León, assistant professor of English. Margolles’s practice explores the connections between marginality and violence, especially in relation to groups that are vulnerable to the devastating effects of social unrest, impoverishment, and urban blight resulting from government corruption. Details and free registration here.




In the News
Contemporary Art Exhibit Brings "Sea Change" to Prospect House
Featured in the Princeton Alumni Weekly


The art on view in Prospect House, which will be on display for at least a year, was chosen by the Campus Art Steering Committee. James Steward, director of the Art Museum, said the idea was to showcase art that is inclusive of the wider campus community. Bringing contemporary art to Prospect—a building that dates to the mid-1800s and served as the University president’s house for nearly a century—is “a sea change, and one that I think will be enlivening and very fresh,” Steward added. Read more.




Museum Store


The Museum Store offers exhibition-related keepsakes, art books, jewelry, creative activities for children, distinctive works by regional artisans, and more.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with our collection of fine handcrafted jewelry by Brooklyn artist Ashka Dymel. Inspired by modernist movements and mid-twentieth-century design, her unique jewelry achieves harmony in modular repetitions and variations on geometric forms, as seen in the necklace above.
Each purchase supports the Museum’s core mission to educate, challenge, and inspire.

Shop in person at 56 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton or online at Members receive a discount on every purchase; join today!


Image credits

Left: Alan Michelson. Photo by Karolina Sobel; right: Christopher Green. Courtesy of the speaker
Elizabeth Colomba. Courtesy of the artist
Teresa Margolles. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo by Antonio de la Rosa
Katherine Boyce, Class of 2011, created the abstract landscape painting Pools, now on display at Princeton's Prospect House. Photo by Ricardo Barros








Princeton University Art Museum
McCormick Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544

Copyright © 2022 Trustees of Princeton University
All rights reserved.