In focus -- Visual arts

Visual Arts display

Work from the fall semester by students in the Program in Visual Arts is on display through Feb. 11 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Below Left: Visitors browse the current exhibition during an opening night reception on Feb. 1.
Photos: John Jameson

Whether students are interested in a program of study leading to a special major in studio arts or a certificate program -- or desire to take just one or two courses -- Princeton's Program in Visual Arts provides them with an atmosphere of serious intellectual inquiry and excellent facilities.

The University adheres to the premise that a strong liberal arts education offers an essential foundation for the aspiring artist and is the best platform for understanding the place of the arts in modern society.

The Program in Visual Arts has a faculty of working artists of established reputation and outstanding teaching ability who offer studio courses in ceramics, digital photography, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video. They give seminars and lectures in contemporary artistic practice and the history and theory of film. This semester, three special new courses are being offered: "From Montage to Game Hacks" with Keith Sanborn; "Installation Art" with Denyse Thomasos; and "Intensive Video Production" with Su Friedrich.

Student art on display

The program's home is at 185 Nassau St., a lively center of artistic life on campus that also houses the programs in theater and dance and creative writing as well as the Fund for Irish Studies.

Students have access to a wide range of influence and guidance through the nearby Princeton University Art Museum, one of the finest teaching museums in the world, and the campus' close proximity to New York and Philadelphia.