Wednesday, March 30, 2022

News from the Princeton University Art Museum





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

Join us tomorrow 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. This program will be presented in English and Spanish with consecutive translation. A reception will follow. Details and free registration here.




Artist Conversation
Lance Twitchell and Nicholas Galanin
Thursday, April 7, 5:30 p.m. (ET)
Friend Center 101 or Stream it online


Join the Tlingit/Unangax̂ multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Galanin and Lance (X’unei) A Twitchell, professor of Alaska Native languages at the University of Alaska Southeast, for a conversation about the Museum’s collection of nineteenth-century Northwest Coast Native art and contemporary Tlingit art. Professor of English and American studies Sarah Rivett will moderate a discussion exploring land, language, and culture in Tlingit artistic traditions, past and present. A reception will follow. Details and free registration here.




Faculty Panel
Body Matters: Between the Ancient and the Contemporary
Friday, April 8, 2 p.m. (ET)
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room A71 or Stream it online

The relationship between the ancient past and the present is a common thread in the scholarship of Egyptologist Deborah Vischak, classicist Brooke Holmes, and sculptor Martha Friedman. This interdisciplinary panel brings these Princeton faculty members together for a conversation about their research, the evolving nature of their respective fields, and the ethics of creating, displaying, and studying representations of the body. The conversation—moderated by Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art—anticipates the exhibition Body Matters / Martha Friedman, opening on May 20 at Art@Bainbridge. Program details and free registration here.




Campus Art
Outdoor Walking Tours

Princeton University is home to one of the country’s most significant collections of twentieth- and twenty-first-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. Tours meet at 2 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through April 23. All tours are held outdoors, rain or shine, and are stair-free. See the full schedule here.




Save the Date
Artist Conversation: Visual Storytelling and the Importance of Introspection
Thursday, April 14, 5:30 p.m. (ET)
Friend Center 101 or Stream it online

Join the artist Lashun Costor and Sarita Fellows, costume designer and lecturer in theater at Princeton University, as they discuss Costor’s use of symbolism to create sculptures that critique social and cultural issues in the United States. Her work reimagines the future by reconceptualizing stories from Black women, past and present. One of Costor’s costumes appears in Elizabeth Colomba’s video Cendrillon, featured in the exhibition Repainting the Story, on view at Art@Bainbridge. Introduced by Laura Giles, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings. Details and free registration here.




Image credits

Left: Teresa Margolles. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photo by Antonio de la Rosa; right: Teresa Margolles, El manto negro (The black shroud) (detail), 2020. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York. © Teresa Margolles

Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax̂), What have we become? Gold, 2018. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund. © Nicholas Galanin
Martha Friedman, Bust 4, from Mummy Wheat, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery. © Martha Friedman. Photo by Kristine Eudey

Courtesy of the Artist, Lashun Costor







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