Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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Major Gift Announced


Preston H. Haskell III ’60 has made a leadership gift in the Venture Forward campaign toward the creation of the new Princeton University Art Museum, to be recognized with the naming of a new education center. He is also making a gift of art that is one of the most significant gifts in the museum’s history: eight abstract paintings by world-renowned artists—including Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Willem de Kooning, and more—from his private collections.
Read more about the gift here.



Art on Hulfish

Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts

Open through January 29


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.




Colony / Dor Guez

Open through February 12


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. His work reveals the role photography played in telling the history and amplifying the symbolism of this place.  



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Preston Haskell ’60 and James Steward, director of the Princeton University Art Museum, at the 2014 opening of Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting. The exhibition included several paintings from Haskell’s private collection that he has generously given to the Art Museum, including the Mark Rothko painting seen in the foreground here. 

Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1968. Promised gift of Preston H. Haskell, Class of 1960. © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Douglas J. Eng

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  

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 

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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