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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.
TOMORROW | Thursday,
October 27, 5:30 p.m. Art on Hulfish or Stream it live
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 Melt, now
on view at Art on Hulfish—in conversation with Katherine A. Bussard, Peter C.
Bunnell Curator of Photography. Details here. Reception to follow.
Tuesday, November 1,
5:30 p.m. Art on Hulfish or
Stream it live
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.
Tang Center Lecture Series with Christine Guth
Wednesday, November 2,
4:30 p.m. McCosh 50
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
Lectures will be
held November 2, 7, and 9.
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 Sharewas
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.
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.
supports the Museum’s core mission to educate, challenge, and
inspire. Shop in person at 56 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton
or online at princetonmuseumstore.org. Members
receive a discount on every purchase; join today!
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
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).
mailing address is:
Princeton University Art Museum
Princeton, NJ 08544