"The Augur: A Global Portrait of Hope" Artist Talk

Artist María Berrío joins Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Holly Hatheway, Head Librarian of Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, to celebrate the installation of The Augur, the eight-foot-tall multi-technique work that Berrío created specifically for the third-floor reading room of Firestone Library. Berrío will discuss her influences, her process, and the inspiration she drew from cultural heritage, literary traditions, and the site itself in developing this contemplative scene of a gathering of youth beneath a sky filled with birds in flight.

“The flock is an impossible mingling of diverse species, each of which carries symbolic resonance in different parts of the world,” says Berrío. “In my collage, all of these beautiful traditions come together to provide a global portrait of hope.”

Presented by The Princeton University Art Museum



LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970.

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar, by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar" español "o el idioma de su elección.

Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council


September 17, 2020


5:30 p.m.


Online via Zoom Webinar