Wednesday, July 3, 2024

News from the Princeton University Art Museum


July 3, 2024





Our Holiday Hours


We will be closed on July 4, but our downtown galleries and Museum Store will reopen Friday, July 5 for regular visiting hours. Stop by Art on Hulfish for “Don’t we touch each other just to prove we are still here?”: Photography and Touch, a timely meditation on how touch shapes us and what it reveals about our common humanity. Denilson Baniwa: Under the Skin of History is currently on view at Art@Bainbridge. 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. Check here for hours and more information. 




Late Thursdays

Summer Film Series

This year’s series features three films notable for their intimate representations of familial relationships, inspired by the exhibition “Don’t we touch each other just to prove we’re still here?”: Photography and Touch, on view at Art on Hulfish through August 4. Arrive by 8 p.m. and bring a blanket or chair—we’ll provide the popcorn! Check our website for locations and details.

Thursday, July 11: Big Fish (2003) 

Thursday, July 25: Lady Bird (2017) 

Thursday, August 1: Encanto (2021) 




Artist Conversation

Jeff Mermelstein and Clifford Prince King

Thursday, July 18, 5:30 p.m.
Art on Hulfish or stream it live


The photographers Jeff Mermelstein and Clifford Prince King visit the exhibition “Don’t we touch each other just to prove we are still here?”: Photography & Touch to discuss themes of intimacy in their works on view and in their everyday practice. Moderated by Janna Israel, Mellon Curator of Academic Engagement. Reception to follow. 



New Acquisitions

George Inness's Moonrise


Widely considered the greatest American landscape painter during the last years of the nineteenth century, George Inness (1825–1894) perfected the American version of the paysage intime aesthetic. Moonrise is a seminal expression of Inness’s mature style, the culmination of a gradual evolution that began with the artist’s move away from the classically descriptive compositions with which he began his career. 




Museum Store


Flore, of Flore Organic Botanics, is an academic by day and a pressed-flower artist by night. Originally from Paris, France, Flore began gardening when she moved to Princeton and graduated from hobbyist to serious gardener during the pandemic, pressing flowers to preserve their beauty and diversity. 

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Left photo: Lisa Bender; right photo: Tasnim Boufelfel 

George Inness, Moonrise, 1888. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of Frank and Katherine Martucci 

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.




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