This fall, Princeton will bring back the UK festival, “Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities.” This year’s theme is “Discoveries and Secrets,” which “prompts participants to explore untold stories, hidden histories, and mysteries.” Programming will take place across Princeton, Lawrenceville, Newark, Yardville and Jersey City and will run through December 20, 2019. [Princeton University]
You may access a full schedule here.
Maya Lin’s The Princeton Line was completed last year and Einstein’s Table debuts this week on Princeton’s campus, followed by a discussion on November 5 between the artist and museum director James Steward.
Steward claimed, “I’ve wanted to add Maya’s work to the Princeton campus for over ten years, and am thrilled that these works now join this beautiful environment.” [Town Topics]
In a feature article, Princeton University’s 2018-2019 Hodder Fellow Mario Moore speaks about his exhibition, The Work of Several Lifetimes, which is now on view at the Lewis Center for the Arts.
His work features portraits of African American men and women who work (or worked) at Princeton: security guards from the Princeton University Art Museum, the Rockefeller-Mathey dining hall, the Lewis Center, and the athletics department. In an interview about his subjects, he responded:
“When I was a student, even an undergrad … the people that I talked to most were like, dining, and security, and custodians. They really become a type of family. I wanted the painting to be about their workplace, and to kind of put them in the position of power, and some type of attempt of royalty, or appreciation.”
The Work of Several Lifetimes is on view through November 17, 2019, in the Hurley Gallery. [Princeton University]
Juliana Ochs Dweck will transition out of her current role, curator of academic engagement at Princeton University Art Museum, and into her new role as Chief Curator. In her new position, she will manage the museum’s team of curators and research assistants. [Artforum]
The exhibition Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein at the Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University features works of art by Marcel Duchamp, Isamu Noguchi, Dorothea Tanning, and Helen Lundeberg and explores the areas in which art and science intertwine. [newswise]
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