Department of Art and Archaeology

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Dispatches from the Field: Fatih Tarhan's Search for Mamluk Mosque Lamps in Cairo
Written by Fatih Tarhan

For some time now, I have been engaging with the sense-scapes of art objects from the Islamic Middle East, trying to understand them within their architectural context. Despite ongoing skepticism, the study of the sensorium of art objects has definitely become a hot-topic within Islamic art– and within this sensorial conundrum, what really…

Louisa Ferguson '12: From A&A to Spotify

Louisa Ferguson ’12, Head of Global Marketing Experience at Spotify, exemplifies the limitless opportunities a degree in art & archaeology provides.  She now holds a dream job, merging her love of music and music culture with the captivating task of building new digital experiences for Spotify users.

Ferguson knew when she…

Upcoming Events

Exhibition Nov. 19–Jan. 29 | PUAM Art on Hulfish | Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts
Nov 19, 2022, 10:00 am

The Nigerian-Cameroonian artist Samuel Fosso (b. 1962) is arguably one of the most compelling photographers working in the genre of self-portraiture today. Samuel Fosso: Affirmative Acts is the first museum survey of the artist’s work in the United States. The exhibition showcases Fosso’s self-portraits, in which the artist…

Think from Black: a Lexicon | Jan 26-28
Jan 26, 2023

Centre for the Study of Race, Gender & Class, University of Johannesburg (RGC) is hosting a unique three-day convening in Johannesburg from the 26th-28th January, in collaboration with the Practicing Refusal Collective and co-sponsored by the Princeton Collaboratorium and the…

Exhibition | Washitales: An Exhibition by Visual Artist Kyoko Ibe, Jan 30-Mar5
Jan 30, 2023

Washitales presents the work of renowned visual artist Kyoko Ibe in conjunction with the Lewis Center’s theatrical presentation of Felon: An American Washi Tale by Reginald Dwayne Betts. The set for Felon