2021 Report on the State of Living in Suburbia. That’s what I named my final project in VIS 213: Digital Photography. During a semester when the Princeton University Art Museum was closed and we couldn’t travel outside of Princeton to visit other museums or galleries, viewing and discussing my classmates’ photographs during our Wednesday Zoom Read more about 2021 Report on the State of Living in Suburbia by Lois Wu[…]
My first time entering a museum as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to pull back, opening up greater opportunities for experiencing normal life, was an interesting one. I returned home to Los Angeles, California and visited the Getty Villa Museum in the hills of the Pacific Palisades. The Getty Villa is a full-scale recreation and replica of a Roman country house populated with artifacts that have been excavated and collected from Italy such as statues and pottery. It is truly a marvelous experience to be there because visitors feel as if they have stepped from their world into one of the past.
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the ways in which we express ourselves and perceive others. Masks now cover the majority of our facial expressions, we are kept from others at a six-foot boundary, and we spend most of the day speaking to screens, mimicking the socialization of a pre-COVID-19 world. With so many safety guidelines, how can we express ourselves, and how do we see others?
Friday, February 26th, 2021 @ 8:00 pm Join the Student Advisory Board of the Princeton University Art Museum for a live art-making program that will prompt you to think about ways of showing up for issues affecting your communities. Reflecting on the work of artist Elizabeth Catlett (1915–2012), Art & Archaeology PhD student Charmaine Branch Read more about Protest & Progress: A Poster-Making Workshop[…]
The fact that the Museum lets students get access to works that are not even on display is amazing, and the fact that they have such high quality works to show students made me incredibly impressed and excited to be an Art History major after that day.
I talked to Amy Torres, a fellow art history major in the class of 2022. Read on to hear her insights on art during quarantine, her memories at the Princeton University Art Museum, and more!