A Conversation with the Artists: Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney

Collaboration in Painting and PhotographyThursday, September 30 8 p.m. (EDT) Live onlineStudent Watch Party at Peyton Hall 145 The Art Museum’s Student Advisory Board welcomes the painter Arnold Chang, based in New Jersey, and the photographer Michael Cherney, based in China. The artists began collaborating in 2007 and have created a series of objects that blur the Read more about A Conversation with the Artists: Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney[…]

A New Narrative through Film by Sienna Byrne

Being at home in Hawaii for the majority of the past year, I’ve gained a new sense of appreciation for the art that tells the stories of the place that I was born and raised. Though I couldn’t be further from the large displays of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Read more about A New Narrative through Film by Sienna Byrne[…]

Visiting a Maestrapeace with Grace Rocker

Turning down 18th street, I make eye contact with Guatemalan human rights activist, Roberta Menchú Tum and know I’ve finally made it. Darting across the street, more bright colors emerge and four striking profiles representing the ancestral mothers of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe come into view. I feel my steps slow as if Read more about Visiting a Maestrapeace with Grace Rocker[…]

Visiting Legion of Honor with Lydia Yi

This summer, for my first museum visit since the pandemic began, I attended the exhibition Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco. Known for its incredible collection of European as well as ancient art, this is one of my favorite museums to visit Read more about Visiting Legion of Honor with Lydia Yi[…]

SAB Summers – Translation at Kunstverein München with Annabelle Berghof

This summer I have been working virtually for the Kunstverein München, an arts association and gallery space in Munich that displays exhibitions by international contemporary artists. My role at the Kunstverein has been mainly translation so far, and I am learning a lot about good translation practices, such as how much editing is too much Read more about SAB Summers – Translation at Kunstverein München with Annabelle Berghof[…]

2021 Report on the State of Living in Suburbia by Lois Wu

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[…]

Replicating Reality: Kelsey Franklin Visits the Getty Villa Museum

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?

Protest & Progress: A Poster-Making Workshop

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[…]

Humans of the Art Museum – Talking to an SAB Insider, Oliver Nusbaum ’22

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.