See Change: Art and Upheaval

How does art help us understand moments of upheaval?
And how can art bring about change?


As we grapple with a global pandemic, climate change, and racial injustice, art can help us make sense of upheaval; it can help bring change, solace, re-imagination, and community building.


I. Call for submissions

We invite students to submit creative visual responses on the theme of “change.” Submissions will be featured on the SAB’s social media channels and in a digital exhibition.

Entries can come in the form of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, visual poetry, or any other visual medium that can be captured in an image. We welcome multiple entries, as well as work not created specifically for this project. All submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee. Participants will be notified of selection prior to digital publication.

Open to Princeton University Students only. Submissions are due Sunday, November 8.


II. An Evening of Art and Conversation

Following the submission period, join the SAB for an evening of art and conversation inspired by change. As we grapple with a pandemic, the impacts of global climate change, and protests against racial injustice, we are reminded that art both makes sense of and enacts change in moments of upheaval. Rachael DeLue, Chair of the Department of Art & Archaeology and Christopher Binyon Sarofim ’86 Professor in American Art, will highlight objects from the Art Museum’s collections addressing the theme of change.

Following the talk, SAB members will facilitate small-group discussions in breakout rooms. Groups will discuss student artwork related to change submitted prior to the event.

Open only to Princeton University students. Students must register with their Princeton University email address. November 19, 7.30pm EST, Zoom.

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