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Community Event Galleries on
the Go: A Night of Art in Town Thursday, April 14, 7:30–9:30 p.m. (ET)
Join us tomorrow
for a downtown gallery crawl! Visit open houses atArt@Bainbridge,Art on Hulfish, and the Arts Council to enjoy live music,
food and drink, student performances, art making, and gallery
Colomba: Repainting the Story
upcoming programs explore themes in the exhibition Elizabeth
Colomba: Repainting the Story, now on view at
Art@Bainbridge, in which the artist’s narrative paintings liberate
Black women from restrictive story lines to reclaim their autonomy.
April 14, at 5:30 p.m. (ET), join the artist Lashun Costor and Sarita Fellows, costume
designer and lecturer in theater at Princeton, for Visual Storytelling
and the Importance of Introspection. The two
will discuss Costor’s sculptures and wearable art, which
reimagine the possibilities for Black women by reconceptualizing
stories in the past and the present. One of Costor’s costumes
appears in Elizabeth Colomba’s video Cendrillon, featured in Repainting
Join us in person at the Friend Center or stream it
live. Program details and free registration here.
Next Thursday, April
21, at 5:30 p.m. (ET), the artist Elizabeth Colomba and Autumn
Womack, assistant professor of English and African American studies
at Princeton, discuss the significance of Colomba’s portrayal of
the eighteenth-century poet Phillis Wheatley—on view in Repainting
the Story—in the context of Wheatley’s life,
fame, and legacy. Stream it live; details and free registration here.
On Thursday, April 28,
at 5:30 p.m. (ET), the artist Elizabeth Colomba joins Jessica
Bell Brown, curator for contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum
of Art, for a conversation about process and meaning in her
multilayered narratives of historical and fictional Black women.
Stream it live; details and free registration here.
Members Event In Pursuit
of Ganymede Tuesday, April 19, 5:30 p.m. (ET) Stream it online
are invited to join us next Tuesday to hear Ronni Baer, Allen R. Adler, Class of
1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer, and Chief Conservator Bart Devolder discuss two artworks
in the Museum’s collections by the renowned Flemish painter Peter
Paul Rubens (1577–1640): The
Death of Adonis, long at Princeton, and the newly
acquired oil sketch The
Abduction of Ganymede. The speakers will explore the
artist’s approach to these works, his interpretation of the subject
matter, his technical prowess, and his idiosyncratic working methods.
Registration is required to attend this virtual event, open
exclusively to members. If you are not currently a member, set up
your free membership. Details and free
Dunhuang: Sites, Art, and Ideas along the Silk Road(s) Friday, April 22, 4:30 p.m. (ET) McCosh 50
on the edge of the Taklamakan desert in northwestern China, at the
convergence of the ancient trade routes known as the Silk Road,
Dunhuang has long captivated explorers, Sinologists, and art historians.
From the fourth to the fourteenth century, the Mogao Caves, often
referred to as “Dunhuang,” served as a center for Buddhism and a
gateway for people, goods, and ideas between China and Central Asia.
This two-day symposium explores regions, artistic production, and
ideas along the Silk Road. Museum Director James Steward will deliver
opening remarks. Free and open to the public. Details here.
Lecture Alvin Langdon
Coburn, the Great War, and the "World's First Abstract
Photographs" Thursday, May 5, 5:30 p.m. (ET) Friend Center 101 or Stream it online
In 1917 the
American photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn staged a show of eighteen
photographs and thirteen watercolors at the London Camera Club. By
looking at the context of what his friend Ezra Pound dubbed
"Vortographs," this lecture will probe why Coburn sought to
free his medium from reality (as he wrote) at this critical
historical moment. Presented by Anne McCauley, who this spring will
retire as the David Hunter McAlpin Professor of the History of
Photography and Modern Art. Cosponsored by the Department of Art and
Archaeology. Join us in person at the Friend Center or stream it
live. Details and free registration here.