Thursday, December 8, 2022




December 7, 2022




Colony / Dor Guez

Opening This Saturday


Opening on Saturday, December 10, Colony / Dor Guez features photographs, installations, and a three-channel video which the artist has mined from archival photographs of Jerusalem that circulated in diplomatic albums or as souvenirs of the Holy Lands. Guez’s work reveals the role that photography played in amplifying the symbolism of this place. 

In a performance at Art on Hulfish on Thursday, December 8, Guez will share historical photographs from the past century in Palestine and Israel, one of the most frequently photographed geographies in the history of the medium. Details here.  

Then, on December 10, starting at 1 p.m., join the artist and Curator Mitra Abbaspour to celebrate the exhibition’s opening at Art@Bainbridge. Details here.  



Art on Hulfish

Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts

Now on View


The Nigerian-Cameroonian artist Samuel Fosso is one of the most compelling photographers working in self-portraiture today. Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts, now on view at Art on Hulfish, is the first museum survey of his work in the United States.  

On Thursday, December 15, Fosso joins Princeton Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu, curator and director of the Program in African Studies, to discuss Fosso’s artistic practice and life experience. Reception to follow. Details here




Traveling Exhibition

Life Magazine and the Power of Photography

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Through January 16, 2023


First on view at the Princeton University Art Museum in early 2020, Life Magazine and the Power of Photography recently opened at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

From the Great Depression to the Vietnam War, almost all the photographs printed for consumption by the American public appeared in illustrated magazines. Among them, Life magazine—published weekly from 1936 to 1972—was both wildly popular and visually revolutionary, with photographs arranged in groundbreaking dramatic layouts known as photo-essays.

This exhibition takes a close look at the carefully selected images found in the pages of Life, in order to reveal how the magazine shaped conversations about war, race, technology, national identity, and more in the twentieth-century United States. An award-winning exhibition catalogue, edited by Katherine A. Bussard and Kristen Gresh, is available through the Museum Store. Details here.





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Dor Guez, Lilies of the field #1, Jerusalem, Mosque El-Aksa, 2019–20. Collection of the artist. © Dor Guez. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; and Carlier Gebauer Gal  

Samuel Fosso, Tati—La femme américaine libérée des années 70 (The Liberated American Woman of the 1970s), 1997. The Walther Collection, New York / Neu-Ulm. © Samuel Fosso. Courtesy the artist; Jean Marc Patras, Paris; and The Walther Collection 

J. R. Eyerman, Audience Watches Movie Wearing 3-D Spectacles, 1952. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Howard Greenberg Collection. © 1952 The Picture Collection Inc. All rights reserved 

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; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Ivy Beth Lewis.

Art on Hulfish is made possible by the leadership support of Annette Merle-Smith and 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; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; H. Vincent Poor, Graduate School Class of 1977; and Palmer Square Management. Additional supporters for this exhibition include The Walther Family Foundation; the Humanities Council; the Lewis Center for the Arts; the Africa World Initiative; the Program in African Studies; the Department of African American Studies; and the Center for Collaborative History. 

Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts is organized by the Princeton University Art Museum in collaboration with The Walther Collection. 

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. 



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