Wednesday, September 14, 2022

News from the Princeton University Art Museum



September 14, 2022



Time’s Relentless Melt
On view through Sunday, November 6
Art on Hulfish


Now on view at Art on Hulfish, Time’s Relentless Melt presents works that grapple with time as multifaceted—linear, cyclical, disjointed, or compressed—and explore the tension between transience and permanence, between recording and remembering. Works on view include Katie Paterson’s visualizations of cosmological time, Andy Goldsworthy’s performances with nature, and Dawoud Bey’s photographic reflections on lives lost. 

Members of the Art Museum are warmly invited to a private viewing of the exhibition on Wednesday, September 21. Drop in any time between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. to enjoy a glass of wine and a bite to eat, and to view the exhibition with curatorial associate Beth Gollnick. This event is open to Museum members only. RSVP is required to attend. If you are not yet a member, click here to register for your free membership.




Artist Talk
Mario Moore
Thursday, September 22, 4:30 p.m.
100 Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall or Stream it live

Join us for a talk by artist Mario Moore to celebrate the installation of his painting The Great Reckoning, now on view in the atrium of Robertson Hall, home of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. The work depicts Moore’s ancestor, a Black Union Army soldier who fought in the Civil War and invites us to consider the contested histories that link our pasts and present. Join us in person or stream it live. Details here

This program is cosponsored by the Art Museum, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.  




Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks
Opens Saturday, September 24


In Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks, renowned eco-artist Rockman reimagines shipwreck narratives to focus on the broad planetary forces behind them, including trade, migration, colonization, and globalization. The artist’s vivid series of large canvases and intimate watercolors points to how an increasingly interconnected world has generated profound ecological change.  

Join the artist and exhibition curator Karl Kusserow for an open house on Saturday, September 24, from 1–4 p.m. Details here

On Friday, September 30, join Princeton scholars from the humanities and sciences as they discuss their favorite works from the exhibition according to their unique scholarly perspectives. Reception to follow. Details here




Friends Annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture
Art Museums on the Verge: Christopher Knight
Thursday, September 29, 5:30 p.m.
Friend Center, Room 101


Christopher Knight, art critic for the Los Angeles Times, will deliver this year’s annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture. Museums have always been under stress, Knight argues—but never more than they are today. Knight, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, offers a view of where museums are now, why, and where they might be headed. Reception to follow. Details here




Party with a Purpose
Museum for All Ball
Saturday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Atrium, Frick Chemistry Laboratory


This fall, the Art Museum introduces a new event: the Museum for All Ball. Welcoming new faces and new communities to the Museum, the Ball features an informal evening of music, dancing, cocktails, and a strolling supper. Sponsorships are available; individual ticket prices are $75. Join us on Saturday, October 29, beginning at 7 p.m. in the atrium of Princeton’s Frick Chemistry Laboratory. Tickets and information here




Museum Store


Now available at the Museum Store: Dawoud Bey on Photographing People and Communities.   

Photographer Dawoud Bey, whose work is on view in Time’s Relentless Melt, and who will join us for a live program on November 1creates striking portraits that reflect both the individual and their larger community. In this publication, Bey reflects on how he takes meaningful and beautiful portraits that both capture the subject and speak to something more universal. 

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Image credits 

Hiroshi Sugimoto 杉本博司, Imperial, Montreal, 1995. Courtesy of the artist and Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York. © Hiroshi Sugimoto 
Mario Moore, The Great Reckoning, 2020–21. Lent by The Popkin Family. © Mario Moore. Image courtesy Arthur Roger Gallery. Photo: Michael Smith 
Alexis Rockman, Lusitania, 2020. Oil on wood. Collection of Jonathan O’Hara. © Alexis Rockman. Photo: Adam Reich

Christopher Knight headshot, courtesy of the Los Angeles Times  

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation.

Art on Hulfish is made possible by the leadership support of Annette Merle-Smith and by Princeton University. Generous support is also provided by William S. Fisher, Class of 1979, and Sakurako Fisher; J. Bryan King, Class of 1993; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; John Diekman, Class of 1965, and Susan Diekman; Christopher E. Olofson, Class of 1992; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation; Jim and Valerie McKinney; Tom Tuttle, Class of 1988, and Mila Tuttle; Nancy A. Nasher, Class of 1976, and David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976; H. Vincent Poor, Graduate School Class of 1977; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Palmer Square Management. Additional supporters include the Humanities Council, the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of English, the Center for Collaborative History, the Department of African American Studies, the Gender + Sexuality Resource Center, the Graduate School, and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP). 

Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks is organized by Guild Hall of East Hampton, New York, and presented by the Princeton University Art Museum. 

Art@Bainbridge is made possible through the generous support of the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Program Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; Joshua R. Slocum, Class of 1998, and Sara Slocum; Barbara and Gerald Essig; and Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin. Additional support is provided by Sueyun and Gene Locks, Class of 1959; the Humanities Council; and The Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP).



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