Fantasy in Figueres – Max Widmann ’24

When I traveled to Barcelona last summer, as is the case when I visit any new city, hitting the major museums and cultural institutions was at the top of my list. While Barcelona is home to a number of fabulous museums that are dedicated to the work of a single artist–including Museu Picasso and Fundació Read more about Fantasy in Figueres – Max Widmann ’24[…]

Around The Circle: A Visit To The Guggenheim – Lois Wu ’23

I always love going home over break, not only because I get to see my friends and family, but also because I have an opportunity to see all of the great art in New York City. This past winter break, I was able to see Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, on view at the Museum Read more about Around The Circle: A Visit To The Guggenheim – Lois Wu ’23[…]

To See or Not To See? Virtual Art During Covid-19 – Aubrey Roberts ’25

On March 6, 2020, I visited the Dallas Museum of Art – my first time ever visiting an art museum. As soon as I stepped foot into the museum, with its soaring ceilings and countless galleries displaying art from all across the world and throughout history, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of it all. Read more about To See or Not To See? Virtual Art During Covid-19 – Aubrey Roberts ’25[…]

The Practice of Placemaking with Groundwork Bridgeport by Annabel Dupont

This summer I am working remotely for Groundwork Bridgeport, a non-profit organization based out of Bridgeport, Connecticut. The organization is broadly focused on revitalizing the city of Bridgeport through education, sustainable development and community empowerment. At the core of much of their work is the notion of “placemaking” or the creation of beautiful spaces with Read more about The Practice of Placemaking with Groundwork Bridgeport by Annabel Dupont[…]

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.

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.