Countryside, The Future: An Art Museum’s Take on Modern Environmental Issues – Lois Wu ’23

The exhibition was designed to focus on issues surrounding land use in the “countryside”, roughly defined as any non-urban area… I love art museums and think that finding a sustainable human-environment relationship is one of the most pressing issues of our day, but I don’t generally think of art museums as champions of environmental activism—I wanted to see how these topics were brought together in this “not-art-exhibition”.

Activating a Public Space: An Airport Art Museum – Anoushka Mariwala ’21

I have always loved airports. I love their largeness, their gentle, safe chaos, and the persisting predictability of everything that happens inside of them. It is curiously calming to be indistinguishable amongst eddies of travellers and airplanes, at the centre of this space between separation and assimilation. However, this summer made me realize how much Read more about Activating a Public Space: An Airport Art Museum – Anoushka Mariwala ’21[…]

Art and Health: Using Color and Creativity to Heal in Kathmandu, Nepal – Raya Ward ’21

Namaste! I am writing from Kathmandu, Nepal where I’m currently interning at an art gallery through Princeton’s International Internship Program! I’m five weeks into my adventure and still have three and a half more! So far I’ve met so many wonderful people and have had some of the most unimaginable experiences. First, more on what Read more about Art and Health: Using Color and Creativity to Heal in Kathmandu, Nepal – Raya Ward ’21[…]

Art Made Between Opposite Sides – Cathleen Kong ’20

When I emerged from the 59th Street subway station, my eyes were struck by the sun’s last rays peeking between office buildings. I squinted to adjust my eyes, and almost didn’t notice that I was standing directly in front of my destination, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City. The MAD Read more about Art Made Between Opposite Sides – Cathleen Kong ’20[…]

My Birth: An Installation by Carmen Winant – Morgan Steelman ’20

The history of art is rich with images of the moments before and after birth. Nearly 40,000 years ago early humans were creating ‘Venus figurines’ – two and three-dimensional images of fully fleshed women with large breasts and round stomachs– as symbols of fertility and the generation of life. In Renaissance Europe, birth trays were Read more about My Birth: An Installation by Carmen Winant – Morgan Steelman ’20[…]

The Galleria Borghese – Grace Guan ’20

If I could stand in one place to watch modern day history unfold, I’d stand over Italy for its centuries of art history. This summer, I was extremely fortunate to visit the basilicas and castles sprinkled throughout the canals of Venice, the famous Uffizi and Accademia in Florence that represent the heart of the Renaissance, Read more about The Galleria Borghese – Grace Guan ’20[…]

Hold: A Meditation on Black Aesthetics – Cathleen Kong ’20

The mission of the exhibition Hold: A Meditation on Black Aesthetics was twofold. On one hand it displayed the Princeton University Art Museum’s initiative to raise exposure of African American art and works from artists of the African diaspora. On the other it tackled a conceptual problem: exhibiting black aesthetics without strictly defining black aesthetics. Read more about Hold: A Meditation on Black Aesthetics – Cathleen Kong ’20[…]

Kristin Qian ’18 on Oxford Museums and an Unforgettable Semester Abroad

This fall semester, I am studying abroad at the University of Oxford (St. John’s College) through the Princeton-Oxford Biochemistry Exchange Program. Most of my time has been spent researching in lab, but I have also found time to engage in college life and explore the city. At Oxford, I have been fortunate to live in Read more about Kristin Qian ’18 on Oxford Museums and an Unforgettable Semester Abroad[…]

David Lind on the Open Road and Wanderlust

The annual SAB gala – “An Epic Evening: Journey Through the Art Museum” – is just one day away, so we talked with the students performing at the gala about how they and their work connect with the theme of “journeys.” Be sure to come tomorrow night (to hear David Lind ’18, featured below, as Read more about David Lind on the Open Road and Wanderlust[…]