Humans of the PUAM – States of Health Exhibit

Dionne is an Operations Research and Financial Engineering major at Princeton University. She came to the Princeton University Art Museum this weekend with her boyfriend, Kevin, who graduated last year. With Kevin visiting from New York, Dionne wondered, “What can we do on campus that’s something different?” and the museum immediately came to mind. Dionne Read more about Humans of the PUAM – States of Health Exhibit[…]

Humans of the PUAM – “You don’t often see women’s names”

Angelica Kauffmann, British, born in Switzerland, 1741–1807 Pliny the Younger and his Mother at Misenum, 79 A.D., 1785 Oil on canvas 103 x 127.5 cm (40 9/16 x 50 3/16 in.) frame: 140.5 × 116 cm (55 5/16 × 45 11/16 in.) Museum purchase, gift of Franklin H. Kissner y1969-89   I spoke with Annie, Read more about Humans of the PUAM – “You don’t often see women’s names”[…]

Humans of the PUAM – A Friendly Visit

Hi there! My name is Connie. I am visiting the Princeton University Art Museum because my friend lives in New Jersey, and we love doing things like this together. I am a first-time visitor to the museum! I’ve made my way down here after spending about an hour upstairs. But I’m very glad I’ve come. Read more about Humans of the PUAM – A Friendly Visit[…]

Humans of the PUAM – Visitors From Staten Island

Hi, our names are Ed and Elaine. We are coming from Staten Island. Are you a first-time visitor to the Museum? Have you been before? We’ve been to this beautiful museum maybe twenty years ago, when it was quite small. And we come near Princeton once or twice a year to visit relatives. Today, we Read more about Humans of the PUAM – Visitors From Staten Island[…]

Humans of the PUAM – An Inspired Artist

I like all types of art, honestly. I like everything, everything. I’m from New York. I don’t know if you can hear the accent! My name is Kiana. I was just getting some inspiration because I am an artist myself, and I like landscapes. Looking at these pictures, it’s just making me more confident knowing Read more about Humans of the PUAM – An Inspired Artist[…]

Humans of the PUAM – The Four Women of Montgomery

“The [Art Museum] really is a jewel in Princeton.” –The four women of Montgomery On a rainy Thursday, four friends from Montgomery township took a trip to the Princeton University Art Museum. A “group of essentially retired women who had careers in education,” they came for the “cultural experience close to home” and, of course, Read more about Humans of the PUAM – The Four Women of Montgomery[…]

Nobody frames a picture like this

I’m from Princeton, have a farm here, teach at UPenn – I teach an art law seminar. I have a BA/MA in art history and a JD/MBA, so I have students who are in law and MBA programs and students in art and archeology programs. “What do you teach?” Artists rights, dealers, galleries, gallery operations, Read more about Nobody frames a picture like this[…]

500 years of wishes that survived

Daughter: I’m a graduate student here. My mom’s visiting me. We went to the Congo exhibit, went to the Scream person. Classical Italian drawings. I come here a few times whenever my parents come to visit. My mom’s an art historian, a professor of Art History. Mother: I teach at Goucher College and Patterson as Read more about 500 years of wishes that survived[…]

It meant something to me at the time

“Do you come here a lot?” Woman 1: Yes, depends what’s on. “Do you guys always come together?” Woman 2: No, very rarely. This is maybe one of the first times we have come together. We do other places together. “What do you both do?” Woman 2: I’m a retired graphic designer, now I work Read more about It meant something to me at the time[…]

I’m learning how to look at things differently.

“So, what brings you to the museum? Are you a student here?” Yeah, I’m in Intro Painting. We have to come look at paintings, make a quick sketch, and answer a bunch of questions about the paintings. “Why this painting?” Because there is a chair (laughter) … last week I had to sit on the Read more about I’m learning how to look at things differently.[…]