Past the Egyptian art gallery and through the Sackler Wing, which houses the Temple of Dandur, in the basement of the Metropolication Museum of Art on 5th Avenue is the Costume Institute’s In America: A Lexicon of Fashion exhibition. The yearly exhibit presents an array of their collection on various themes in fashion. The current Read more about A Visit To The Met’s “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion” – Juliet Sturge ’23[…]
The following is a reflection written by Connie Gong ’25 earlier this summer. I’m spending a few weeks at home before my internship begins this summer. I’ve wanted to teach art classes at my old studio since I was in high school, and I felt like now was the perfect opportunity to do so. Initially Read more about Summer Art Experience: Teaching At An Art Studio – Connie Gong ’25[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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. 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.
In retrospect, maybe it was the mischievous adventure of the event, maybe it was the attention I received in that moment over my sibling rivals, but every moment, out the door of the apartment, down the streets, into the museum’s elevator, and from one end of the massive painting to the next—I think we looked at it for 20 minutes, and even that felt rushed—was magic.
In light of the systemic oppression and discrimination brought to light by the Black Lives Matter movement, SAB member Brian Gitahi takes a look at some of the unseen peoples living in Kenya and art-making at the Kakuma Refugee Camp through the Artists for Refugees project.