ART/SLA/ECS 466 The Crossroads of Invention: Art, Society, and Identity in East Central Europe (1500-1914)

November 12, 2019


The class will explore the role of art in negotiating cultural difference in the historical Commonwealth of Poland-Lithuania. A crossroad of several trade routes, the state fostered religious tolerance legislation ...

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2019 Art and Archaeology Undergraduate Honors and Prizes

June 14, 2019

On June 4, 2019, 23 concentrators in Art and Archaeology graduated as part of Princeton University’s Class of 2019.  The day before, at Class Day, their many achievements were celebrated. The following seniors received distinguished awards and prizes during Class Day. 


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Five Art and Archaeology Ph.D.s Honored in Hooding Ceremony

June 14, 2019

Five Art and Archaeology Ph.D.s Honored in Hooding Ceremony

The Department of Art and Archaeology congratulates its five new Ph.D. recipients, who were honored in a hooding ceremony on Monday, June 3.

The gowns and hoods worn as part of traditional academic regalia ...

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Wen Fong Memorial and Luncheon

April 13, 2019

Please join the Department of Art and Archaeology, the Princeton University Art Museum, and the P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art in celebrating Professor Fong’s life.

Please fill out the ...

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"No Woman's Land": A 1929 Expedition to Mount Athos and Meteora

April 2, 2019


Exhibition and Film Screening

Film Screening, Friday April 5th, 6:30pm, 106 McCormick Hall

Accompanying Exhibition of newly digitized collection located in McCormick Hall outside room 106 and curated by:

Julia Gearhart, Curator, ...

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New Expedition Website

March 28, 2019

Assistant Professor of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, Deborah Vischak, announces a new website chronicling the Abydos dig where she serves as co-director alongside NYU senior research scholar, Dr. Matthew Douglas Adams. Please visit 

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Barr Ferree Fund for Publications Open for Applications

March 1, 2019

The Barr Ferree Fund for Publications is open for applications with a deadline of April 15, 2019. Managed through the department, the Barr Ferree Fund awards subventions to support the publication of books ...

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Professor Emeritus, IAS, Irving Lavin dies at 91

February 8, 2019

Irving Lavin, Professor Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies (1927-2019).

Art historians mourn inspirational scholar.


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Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize

January 23, 2019

Congratulations to Professor Nathan T. Arrington for being awarded the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize for his article, “Touch and Remembrance in Greek Funerary Art,” in The Art Bulletin, Sept. 2018. CAA awards the Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize each year for the ...

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Textile Architecture Graduate Seminar Trip

December 19, 2018

On December 14th, 2018, graduate students of ART 583 left for two days in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a field trip funded by the Department. Participants included Sharif Anous, Angelique Firmalino, Chase Galis, Larissa Guimaraes, Matthew Maldonado, ...

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Fall Break Majors Trip to Paris

November 13, 2018

Between October 27 and November 3, junior majors in the Department of Art and Archaeology enjoyed an art-filled week in Paris, thanks to funding from the Department. Participants included Alexa Fishman, Abby Hack, Mariah McVey, Chelsea Peart, Elizabeth Schwartz, Bhavani Srinivas, ...

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Hal Foster Launches new book

November 1, 2018

Drawn from talks between celebrated artist Richard Serra and acclaimed art historian Hal Foster held over a fifteen-year period, this volume offers revelations into Serra’s prolific six-decade career and the ideas that have informed his working practice. Conversations ...

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Faculty Award

May 4, 2018

Bridget Alsdorf was honored as the 2017-18 Humanities recipient of the Graduate Mentoring Award sponsored by the University’s Graduate School and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. This award pays tribute to Princeton faculty who are exemplary in supporting the ...

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Alumni News

March 6, 2018

On March 15, Simon Wu ’17 led the audience response to artist and curator Moe Satt’s presentation on the development of performance art in Myanmar. Wu currently serves as a Public Programs Fellow at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Program Coordinator for the Racial ...

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Princeton University Undergraduate Journal of Art

February 12, 2018

Sarah Cho ’18 and Sarah Rapoport ’18 have created a new platform for undergraduates.  Their online project will provide undergraduates the opportunity to publish scholarly writing and creative work.  Submissions will undergo a blind peer review ...

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The Sixty-Seventh A. W. Mellon Lectures in The Fine Arts, 2018

February 6, 2018

Hal Foster, Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology will be giving a series of lectures at the National Gallery of Art in Washington

Six-Part Series, Positive ...

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Book Prize

October 9, 2017

In spring 2017, Carolyn Yerkes published her first book, Drawing after Architecture: Renaissance Architectural Drawings and Their Reception (Marsilio, 2017). It was the winner ...

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ART 468/LAS 468 The Art and Politics of Ancient Maya Courts

November 21, 2016

This interdisciplinary seminar course, cross-listed with Latin American Studies, focuses on the art and politics of ancient Maya courts during the seventh and eighth centuries A.D. During the spring recess registered students will take a study trip to Chiapas, Mexico, paid for ...

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Golden Prague Class to Travel to Prague and Brno

November 1, 2016

“Golden Prague”.   This city in the center of Europe has become one of the greatest tourist attractions on the continent.  In this seminar students will learn why---and also why “golden” also refers to the efforts to make gold by alchemists ...

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Faculty Award

May 9, 2016

Professor Chika Okeke-Agulu was selected by the faculty of USF to receive the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding service to the arts. The College of the Arts, USF, includes the Schools of Architecture and Community Design; Art and Art History; Music; Theater ...

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New Certificate in Archaeology

April 26, 2016

The Program in Archaeology is designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary foundation in archaeology—the study of the material remains of the past—and to equip students to use archaeological evidence in other fields of inquiry. The Program offers courses ...

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Annabel Wharton to Deliver 2016 Weitzmann Lecture

February 18, 2016

The distinguished art historian Annabel Wharton, William B. Hamilton Professor of Art History at Duke University, will deliver the 2016 Kurt Weitzmann Lecture, “The Agency of Models: Holy Sepulchres, Hagia Sophias, Jerusalems.”

Few art historians have considered ...

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Conference to Focus on ISIS and Cultural Heritage Crisis

February 12, 2016

A one-day conference organized by the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies will focus on ISIS and the Cultural Heritage Crisis of Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.

The rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has caused untold ...

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Inca Art and Architecture Class to Travel to Peru

January 27, 2016

During spring break 2016, the seminar Art 367, “Inca Art and Architecture,” taught by Andrew James Hamilton, will travel to Peru. The class will visit the former ...

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