Weekend will showcase arts, honor President Tilghman

Princeton Arts Weekend will be held Thursday through Sunday, April 25-28, to celebrate the countless ways that Princeton University students, faculty, staff and alumni produce, create and experience art. The event also will honor Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman and her commitment to the arts.

Through a number of artistic events, creative installations and collaborative projects, the weekend will illuminate the ubiquity of art at the University and in the greater Princeton community. Events include:

  • The Princeton Shakespeare Company's performance of "The Taming of the Shrew";
  • A performance of the play "O Where Are you Going?" by Princeton senior Daniel Rattner;
  • An exhibition of photography and graphic design by Princeton senior Lily Healey; and
  • A performance of new songs created by students in a Princeton Atelier course led by Paul Muldoon, the Howard G.B. Clark '21 University Professor in the Humanities, and songwriter John Wesley Harding.

A calendar of events and locations is available online and will be updated continuously as events are added.

The weekend will conclude with a student showcase in tribute to Tilghman, who is retiring as president at the end of the academic year. A variety of student musical and theatrical acts will perform at 6:15 p.m. Sunday on Cannon Green.

Prior to the performance, Princeton students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to gather on Cannon Green from 5 to 6 p.m. to greet Tilghman and wish her well. Dinner will be available for students with University meal plans at Alexander Beach beginning at 4:30 p.m., followed by a cake-decorating contest.

Princeton Arts Weekend will coincide with the annual town-gown festival Communiversity, which will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28. More information about Communiversity is available online.