Thursday, May 23, 2024

News from the Princeton University Art Museum


May 22, 2024


Celebrate Reunions with the Museum!

Join us at this year’s Reunions festivities. Look for our printed flyer, or check out the full list of Arts in Alumni events for Reunions 2024, available online here.  

Thursday, May 23 
4:30 p.m. | Beer Tasting and Art Tours for Alumni  
Friday, May 24 
2 p.m. | Design and Curation: Making a New Museum for Princeton  
3:30 & 4:30 p.m. | Art Museum Construction Site Tours  
Saturday, May 25 
10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Art for Families  

Museum Store Pop-Up Shop

Thursday, May 23, 2–7 p.m.

Friday, May 24, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Art Museum Reunions Tent



Virtual Artist and Curators Conversation

Phoebe Cummings, Susannah Baker-Smith, and Susan Bright

Friday, June 14, 2:30 p.m. 
Stream it live


Join artist Phoebe Cumming and curators Susannah Baker-Smith and Susan Bright for a virtual discussion of Cummings’s series of short films titled Towards a Flower, which are featured in the exhibition “Don’t we touch each other just to prove we are still here?”: Photography and Touch, on view at Art on Hulfish through August 4. Cummings explores ceramics as a time-based medium, recycling and reusing the clay in different locations. The traces of physical interaction between body and raw material are always present, and the clay takes an active role in the work, enacting its own slow performance as it drips, dries, shrinks, and cracks. Free registration here. 




Community Event

Yoga on the Lawn

Thursday, June 6, 5:30 p.m.
Lockhart Hall Lawn


Explore the healing benefits of yoga while you enjoy a beautiful summer evening. Be sure to bring your own mat. In case of inclement weather, the class will be held in Simpson B60 A+B+C (Meeting Room). 



Drawing from the Collections

Drawing Landscapes with Watercolors

Every Thursday in June, 8 p.m. 
Stream it live

Join us for free watercolor classes taught over Zoom, offered in partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton. Lessons are inspired by landscapes in the Museum’s collections.  

Thursday, June 6
Landscape Composition: John Varley’s Coast Scene 

Thursday, June 13 

Painting Foliage: Albert Bierstadt’s Yosemite Valley, California 

Thursday, June 20

Mountain Landscapes: Chinese album leaf Travelers in Mountains 

 Thursday, June 27 

Creating Your Own Palette: Ansel Adams’s The Golden Gate before the Bridge, San Francisco, California 




May is Membership Month

Join or upgrade now and receive a free pin

We are powerfully reshaping the Princeton University Art Museum. Our new building is opening in 2025, and your investment will have a lasting impact. The support of our strong and growing community of members helps to keep the Museum open, active, and free to everyone, always. As a member, you will receive updates on construction progress, news about special exhibitions at Art on Hulfish and Art@Bainbridge, exclusive invitations to opening events, and more. Learn more about becoming a member here. 




Museum Store

Proudly represent our University mascot and the Princeton University Art Museum collection with this timeless Museum Store exclusive. Developed in collaboration with Debbie Martin Designs, the one-of-a-kind scarf features Tiger (1823) by nineteenth-century British painter John Frederick Lewis. 

Shop in person at 56 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton or online at Members receive a discount on every purchase. Join today




Photo: Kristina Giasi 

Photo: Alun Callender 

Photo: Cara Bramson 

John Varley, Coast Scene. Princeton University Art Museum, gift of Frank Jewett Mather Jr. Photo: Jacqueline Fletcher 

Alexander Calder, Five Disks: One Empty, 1969–70. Princeton University Art Museum, the John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University. © 2024 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. 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; Nancy A. Nasher, Class of 1976, and David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976; the Len & Laura Berlik Foundation; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; Palmer Square Management, and Dean and Jill Mitchell.    

 “Don’t we touch each other just to prove we are still here?”: Photography and Touch is guest curated by Susannah Baker-Smith and Susan Bright. 

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 this exhibition is provided by the Near Eastern Studies Program, the Office of Religious Life, and the Department of Religion.  

Denilson Baniwa: Under the Skin of History is co-organized by the Brazil LAB, the Department of Anthropology, and the Princeton University Art Museum. Co-sponsors of the project include the High Meadows Environmental Institute, University Center for Human Values, the Humanities Council, the Program in Latin American Studies, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. Additional supporters include the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Department of Art & Archaeology, the Lewis Center for the Arts, and the Effron Center for the Study of America.  

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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