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News from the Princeton University Art Museum


June 5, 2024



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, 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

Juneteenth Celebration: Freedom Forward!

Saturday, June 15, 12–4 p.m.
Mt. Zion AME Church & The Historic True Farmstead  

Celebrate Juneteenth with a live gospel concert, art, traditional foods, and family-focused activities from 12 to 4 p.m. Organized by the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum and cosponsored by the Princeton University Art Museum. Find more information and purchase tickets 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 




Museum Store

Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano's jewelry is inspired by the various environments she encounters through her travels. Her work is rooted in organic shapes, textures, patterns, and surfaces in nature, particularly the irregular contours of river rocks.  

Practicing traditional metalsmithing techniques, Adrienne uses patina to highlight contrasting surfaces and textures—resulting in some pieces with a matte finish and others with a high polish.  

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Photo: Alun Callender  

Photo: Yuri Marder 

Photo: Cara Bramson 

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

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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