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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 inNative
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 Art@Bainbridge
new exhibitionat 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,
Campus Art Outdoor
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
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
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
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.