Thursday, November 9, 2023

News from the Princeton University Art Museum

November 8, 2023




Threading Histories: Locating the Past in Contemporary Korean Art

Thursday, November 9, 5:30 p.m.
Louise A. Simpson International Building A71

Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun, Associate Curator of Korean Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considers how the art-making modes of the artist MiKyoung Lee, now featured in an Art@Bainbridge exhibition, engage in historical dialogue. Introduced by Dora C. Y. Ching, deputy director of the Tang Center for East Asian Art. Reception to follow. 




Panel Discussion

Pan-African Collecting at HBCUs and Beyond

Thursday, November 16, 5:30 p.m.
Robertson Hall 001


Join Perrin Lathrop, assistant curator of African art, and Jamaal B. Sheats, director of Fisk University Galleries, alongside Princeton Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu for a panel discussion about the history of collecting art by African and African Diasporic artists in the United States. Join us in-person or register for the livestreamed event here




Opening Soon

The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox

Art on Hulfish

Opening November 18, this exhibition explores motherhood, liberation, isolation, self-realization, and joy through the four-decade career of Renée Cox. The artist works across a range of media, using her own body to celebrate Black womanhood, occupy multiple identities and realities, and deconstruct historical stereotypes. 

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events: 

Members Preview: Friday, November 17, 6–8 p.m. 

Open House: Saturday, November 18, 1–4 p.m. 




Save the Date

Artist Conversation: Peng Wei

Thursday, November 30, 5:30 p.m.
Art on Hulfish

The Beijing-based, internationally recognized artist Peng Wei creates artworks that reconsider and reckon with traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. In this event, Peng will discuss her practice and her creative process based on literature, philosophy, gender, and identity with Zoe S. Kwok, Nancy and Peter Lee Associate Curator of Asian Art. Join us in-person or register for the livestreamed event here. Reception to follow. 




Drawing Nature from the Collections

Pastels: Creating Perspective with Color

Thursdays, November 9, 16, and 30, 8 p.m.
Stream it live

Join us for free virtual drawing classes taught by artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo. With an emphasis on drawing with pastels on paper, each lesson is inspired by an artwork depicting nature in the Museum’s collections. This series is part of Arts and Health Mercer, a monthlong county-wide celebration of health and well-being through the arts. Visit the website for a full listing of related events

Mark your calendars for these classes:  

November 9: Paul Cézanne’s Mont Sainte-Victoire 

November 16: Howard Russell Butler’s Northern Lights, Ogunquit, Maine

November 30: Gertrude Magie’s House and Trees




Museum Store

Visit the Museum Store to purchase these mini pine cone candles, an autumnal favorite. Hand-poured in the Catskills and available in six colors, these candles are a beautiful addition to any holiday table. 

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




Photo: Eileen Travell, Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

David C. Driskell, Yoruba Scene, 1974. Fisk University Galleries, Nashville, Tennessee. © David C. Driskell 

Renée Cox, Young Yo Mama (detail), 1980. Courtesy KODA. © Renée Cox 

Left: Photo: Hung Hung; Right: Peng Wei 彭薇, Autumn of Tang Dynasty (唐人秋色), 2008. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund. © Peng Wei  

Paul Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire, ca. 1904–06. Princeton University Art Museum. The Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, on loan since 1976 to the Princeton University Art Museum. Photo: Bruce M. White 

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; Julie and Kevin Callaghan, Class of 1983; Annie 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; the Len & Laura Berlik Foundation; 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.

Additional support for The Ten Commandments of Renée Cox is provided by the Department of African American Studies and the Effron Center for the Study of America.

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.

Additional support for Threading Memories / MiKyoung Lee is provided by Nancy C. Lee, the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art, the Department of East Asian Studies, and the Program in Asian American Studies.

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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