Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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October 26, 2022




A City of Lakes: Udaipur’s Painted Past and Present Heritage

TOMORROW | Thursday, October 27, 4:30 p.m.
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room A71

The lake city of Udaipur in northwestern India, the sixteenth-century capital of the Mewar court, flourished through the management of natural resources and experiments in art. Join this two-part presentation with Padmaja Kumari Parmar, a daughter of the House of Mewar, speaking on living heritage and Dipti Khera, Associate Professor of Art History at New York University, discussing how representations of place from Udaipur trace the major shifts in India’s long eighteenth century. Cosponsored by the Art Museum and the M. S. Chadha Center for Global India. Details here.  




Artist Conversation

Alison Rossiter

TOMORROW | Thursday, October 27, 5:30 p.m.
Art on Hulfish or Stream it live

Artist Alison Rossiter develops expired photographic paper to create images that reveal the previously invisible markings of time. Join us in person or over Zoom to hear Rossiter—whose works feature in Time’s Relentless Meltnow on view at Art on Hulfish—in conversation with Katherine A. Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography. Details here. Reception to follow. 




Artist Conversation

Dawoud Bey

Tuesday, November 1, 5:30 p.m.
Art on Hulfish or Stream it live

Photographer Dawoud Bey will discuss his artistic practice, including The Birmingham Project (2012), a series of poignant portraits that responds to the 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Join us in person or over Zoom to hear Bey—whose works feature in Time’s Relentless Melt—in conversation with Curator Katherine A. Bussard. Details here. Reception to follow.  




Lecture Series

Tang Center Lecture Series with Christine Guth

Wednesday, November 2, 4:30 p.m.
McCosh 50


Art historian Christine Guth’s three lectures investigate meibutsu, a key word in the Japanese lexicon. Meibutsu, literally, “famous things” or “things with a proper name,” have been examined narrowly as they relate to ways of perceiving, ordering, and interpreting specific objects in tea culture or as a form of commodity branding, but the broader cultural work that they carry out has not been addressed critically and systematically in an interdisciplinary framework. This series of Tang Center Lectures will focus on meibutsu and how its legacy informs the cultural specificity of Japan’s modern canon of National Treasures. 

Lectures will be held November 2, 7, and 9. Details here.  

Organized by the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art and cosponsored by the Art Museum.




Artist Conversation

Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt

Friday, November 4, 5 p.m.
See website for location


The Art Museum Student Advisory Board welcomes Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt of R&R Studios, whose outdoor sculpture series entitled The Home We Share was installed on campus this past summer. Consisting of a playfully oversized concrete couch, a huge picnic table, brightly colored metal flowers, and more, the three spaces are designed to encourage socialization and to erase the boundaries between art and life. Join a conversation with the artists moderated by Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Introduced by Museum Director James Steward. Details here. Reception to follow.




Museum Store


Looking for that little extra something to wear to the Museum for All Ball this weekend? The Store carries handcrafted jewelry by several local artisans, including Mia Hebib. Hebib’s Oblik Atelier collection marries traditional metalsmithing with timeless designs via fold-forming, fabricating, and forging techniques.  

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 

Udaipur, Maharana Sangram Singh II at the Gangaur Boat Procession, ca. 1715–20. The City Palace Museum, Udaipur. © Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, City Palace Museum. Image courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art. Photo: Neil Greentree 

Alison Rossiter. Photo: Jon Atherton 

Dawoud Bey, Jean Shamburger and Kyrian McDaniel, Birmingham, AL, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly, New York. © Dawoud Bey 

Chinese, Southern Song dynasty, Eggplant-shaped tea caddy named Tsukumo, 13th century. Seikado Bunko Art Museum, Tokyo. Photo after exhibition catalogue, Gotoh Museum, 1995 

Rosario Behar and Rosario Marquardt sit on their newly installed sculpture outside Yeh College. Photo: Kristina Giasi 

LATE THURSDAYS! The Museum’s Late Thursdays programming is made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for these programs 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). 



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