Thursday, October 26, 2023

News from the Princeton University Art Museum


October 25, 2023


Artist Conversation: Odili Donald Odita

Wednesday, November 1, 5 p.m.
Butler College

Join us in-person at Butler College for a conversation with the artist Odili Donald Odita and Museum director James Steward. Directions and parking information can be found on the event page. The pair will discuss how Odita’s 2009 mural for the interior of Butler College embraces the Princeton campus. Reception and book signing to follow. Learn more about Odita’s mural in this article




Final Days to Visit

Art about Art: Contemporary Photographers Look at Old Master Paintings

Art on Hulfish


Don’t miss the final days of Art about Art, which features contemporary artists who use photography and video to reimagine portraits and still lifes by early modern European artists. By exploring the various ways artists engage with the history of art, this exhibition showcases creative choices, artistic intent, and visual exchanges across time.

Artist Conversation: Ori Gersht
Thursday, November 2, 5:30 p.m. 

Join the video artist and photographer Ori Gersht and Ronni Baer, the curator of Art about Art, for a conversation exploring Gersht’s work. Reception to follow. Join us in-person or register for the livestreamed event here




Community Event

Arts and Health Mercer

This November, Mercer County arts and cultural organizations celebrate the vital role that art plays in our physical and mental wellbeing. The initiative launches Saturday, November 4, with a daylong opening celebration featuring free interactive workshops, a keynote speaker, and a reception.

Programming continues this month with free online drawing classes and art-making activities at Art on Hulfish. Visit the Arts and Health Mercer website for a full listing of events.




Party with a Purpose

Museum for All Ball

Saturday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Atrium, Frick Chemistry Laboratory

Party with the Museum at the Museum for All Ball. Join old friends and make new ones over food and cocktails and enjoy dancing and immersive art experiences—all in celebration of the new Princeton University Art Museum. Tickets are nearly sold out—purchase yours now!  




Museum Store

Stop by the Museum Store to pick up the catalogue for African Modernism in America, edited by Perrin Lathrop, the Museum’s assistant curator of African art. Now on view at the Philips Collection in Washington, DC, this exhibition is a groundbreaking examination of modern African artists and their relationships with American artists and cultural institutions in the mid-twentieth century.  

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!




Odili Donald Odita, Up and Away (detail), 2009. Princeton University. © Trustees of Princeton University. Photo: Bruce M. White

Ori Gersht, Pomegranate (Off Balance), 2006. Collection of the artist. © Ori Gersht

Anonymous, Chinese, Qing dynasty (1644–1912), Birds, Flowers, and Bamboo from The Mustard Seed Garden. Gift of DuBois Schanck Morris, Class of 1893

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; Anne Robinson Woods, Class of 1988; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation; 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; and Palmer Square Management.

Lead funding for Art about Art: Contemporary Photographers Look at Old Master Paintings is provided by the Len & Laura Berlik Foundation.

LATE THURSDAYS! Thursday-evening programming is made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, with additional support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.



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