A&A Celebrates Our 2023 Graduates!

A sea of round tables filled with students and families listens to Professor Rachael DeLue, standing at podium

On Monday, May 29th, the Department of Art & Archaeology celebrated our graduating Class of '23 at the Carl Fields Center. Graduates and their families were greeted with a festive buffet and poignant slide show capturing moments throughout students' years at Princeton.

Chair of the Department of Art & Archaeology Professor Rachael DeLue welcomed the graduates and their families. She was joined by Acting Director of the Program in Visual Arts Pam Lins and Lecturer in Visual Arts Colleen Asper to highlight each student's senior thesis, including comments from advisors, and to award senior thesis prizes. 


"Your time at Princeton has been extraordinary. You weathered a pandemic and had to figure out what it meant to take classes and make art remotely, at a distance from your professors, classmates, and friends. None of this was easy, but you tackled the challenge with creativity, generosity, ferocity, and beauty. Through it all, you accomplished so much, and you contributed a tremendous amount to the intellectual life of the Department of Art & Archaeology and to the vitality of the arts and humanities at Princeton. With your thesis work, each of you brought new knowledge into the world, and the world is better for it. I know I speak for all the faculty in the department when I say I am grateful to have been part of your Princeton journey." —Professor Rachael Z. DeLue, Chair