News at Princeton

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Featured Events

Scheide midsummer concert to feature Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 8 p.m. Alexander Hall, Richardson Auditorium

The seventh annual midsummer concert series presented by Judith and William Scheide, a 1936 Princeton alumnus, will feature the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Mark Laycock at 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in Richardson Auditorium. The program will include works by Dvorak, Brahms and the world premiere of Laycock's "Flute Concerto for Jasmine Choi," with Choi as soloist. For tickets call University Ticketing at 609-258-9220.

Read Story

Art museum to hold outdoor screening of 'Pollock'

Thursday, July 24, 2014, 8:30 p.m. Brown/Dod Quad

The Princeton University Art Museum will hold an outdoor screening of "Pollock" (2000) — a biographic film in which actor/director Ed Harris examines the life of the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock — at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in Brown/Dod Quad, presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Rothko to Richter," which focuses on mark-making and Abstract Expressionism.

Read Story

Carillon concerts planned through summer

July 6 through Aug. 31, 2014, 1 p.m. Graduate College, Cleveland Tower

The University's 22nd annual Summer Carillon Series, featuring carillonneurs from around the United States and abroad, will be held at 1 p.m. each Sunday from July 6 through Aug. 31 at Cleveland Tower on the Graduate College campus.

Read Story

Exhibition to focus on Bontecou's drawings

June 28-Sept. 21, 2014 Princeton University Art Museum

"Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds," the first museum retrospective devoted to Bontecou's drawings, will be on view June 28-Sept. 21 at Princeton University Art Museum. Although most celebrated for her forceful and influential sculptures, Bontecou has employed drawing as a distinct and essential part of her creative practice during her 50-year career.

Read Story

Princeton University Art Museum exhibition to focus on abstract art

May 24-Oct. 5 2014 Princeton University Art Museum

"Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell," featuring paintings by some of the most important artists of the postwar era spanning the years 1950 to 1990, will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at the Princeton University Art Museum. Haskell is a 1960 Princeton graduate. The exhibition is on view through Oct. 5.

Read Story

Exhibition to spotlight the environment, corporate greed and consumerism

April 13-Aug. 4, 2014 Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall

"Water and War," an exhibition by Native American artist Janune Quick-to-See Smith, will be on view April 13-Aug. 4, in the Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. Smith's visual language combines historic and literary references, including American Indian mythology, and contemporary current events, to make socio-political statements on the environment, corporate greed, consumerism and the rising gap between rich and poor. A public reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

Read Story

Exhibit of Latin American medals at Princeton University Library

Feb. 22-Aug. 3, 2014, various times Firestone Library, main gallery

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Latin America’s wars of independence, the Princeton University Library has mounted a dramatic display of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable insignia. The exhibit "From a Thankful Nation," which is free and open to the public, is on display in the main gallery of Firestone Library through August 3. A public exhibit lecture titled "Defining the Nation" by Miguel Centeno, professor of sociology and international affairs and chair of Princeton’s Department of Sociology, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in McCormick Hall, Room 101 on the Princeton University campus.

Read Story