Thursday, June 20, 2024

News from the Princeton University Art Museum


June 20, 2024





Denilson Baniwa:
Under the Skin of History

Through September 1


In collaboration with Princeton University’s Brazil LAB and Department of Anthropology, the Princeton University Art Museum presents the work of Denilson Baniwa (born 1984, Amazonas, Brazil). Working in various media including drawing, painting, sculpture, and performance, Baniwa grapples with legacies of colonialism in the Americas and highlights Indigenous knowledge and resistance. The exhibition will include work that Baniwa made in response to objects in the Museum's collections and the Princeton University Library Special Collections. Read more about the exhibition and watch a 3D tour here. 





"Don't we touch each other just to prove we are still here?": Photography and Touch

Through August 4
Art on Hulfish


Titled after a line from a poem by Vietnamese American writer Ocean Vuong, this exhibition features the work of thirteen international artists who explore the expressive possibilities of touch through photography, film, and video. Following the disruption of physical contact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the installation offers different perspectives on how touch shapes us as social, vulnerable, feeling beings and is a timely meditation on what it reveals about our common humanity. 




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 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 



New Acquisitions

A Generous Legacy: Transformative Gifts Continue to Shape Princeton's Collections


The tradition of giving endures as the Museum continues to secure transformational gifts and promised gifts of art on the occasion of its new, once-in-a-century facility, under the auspices of a “campaign for art” undertaken in 2021. The results now encompass more than one thousand objects from antiquity to the present day and from cultures around the globe. Donated by alumni, community members, and other friends, these pieces fill key gaps and amplify existing strengths in the collections, helping to ensure that today’s Museum—and tomorrow’s—continues to meet the pedagogical needs of the University and the wider community. Read more here. 




Museum Store


The Reversible Glass Vase is the perfect vessel for arranging your favorite florals, from a single bud to a full bouquet. Whether filled or empty, the versatile vase is a beautiful geometric object. 

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




Denilson Baniwa, Pajé Yawareté traz novidades à aldeia de Santa Isabel, Oiapoque, Amapá (Jaguar Shaman brings news to the village of Santa Isabel, Oiapoque, Amapá), 2018. Collection of the artist. © Denilson Baniwa. Photo: Sallisa Rosa  

Clifford Prince King, Poster Boys, 2000. Quite_Liberace Collection by Shawneil Campbell. © Clifford Prince King / courtesy of the artist and STARS, Los Angeles 

Chinese, late Ming to Qing dynasty (1644–1912), Anonymous, Travelers in Mountains, undated. Princeton University Art Museum, gift of DuBois Schanck Morris, Class of 1893. Photo: Jonathan Prull 

Richard Diebenkorn, Berkeley #17, 1954. Private collection © Richard Diebenkorn Foundation 

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. 



158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Art on Hulfish
11 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ 08542

Copyright © 2024 Trustees of Princeton University
All rights reserved.