Events

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All Upcoming Events

KNOW HOW Workshops on the Histories of Art and Craft
Towards Textile Specificity
Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
3-S-15 Green Hall
Speaker
Princeton French Film Festival
April 12-26, 2024
Friday, April 12, 2024
Location
Various locations
Sponsor
Numerous sponsors, including Department of Art & Archaeology
Art@Bainbridge | Denilson Baniwa: Under the Skin of History
Exhibition ∙ Saturday, April 13, 2024 - Sunday, September 1, 2024
Saturday, April 13, 2024
Location
Bainbridge House, 158 Nassau St.
Sponsors
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • The Brazil Lab
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Humanities Council
  • High Meadows Environmental Institute
  • University Center for Human Values
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
  • Program in Latin American Studies
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Lewis Center for the Arts
  • Effron Center for the Study of America
Still We Rise Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion with Director John Harvey and BlackStar Projects moderated by Dr. Anna Arabindan-Kesson
Monday, April 15, 2024, 5:30 pm
Location
185 Nassau Street, James Stewart Film Theater
Sponsors
  • Art Hx in partnership with BlackStar Projects
  • Department of African American Studies
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative
  • Center for Collaborative History
  • Princeton Humanities Council
  • Land, Language, and Art: a Humanities Council Global Initiative
  • Lewis Center for the Arts.
Photo History’s Futures: Emilie Boone
Rescheduled ∙ Wednesday, April 17 (was February 13)
Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 5:00 pm
Location
Robertson Hall 016
Speakers
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Princeton University Art Museum
Reading the Future in the Paintings of the Past: Bark, Beetles, and Arboreal Art
Art 502 Lecture Series
Thursday, April 18, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
East Pyne Building 010
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
Rethinking Historical Evidence and Methodology
Tang Center Lecture Series #1 of 3 ∙ Registration required
Friday, April 19, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Department of Art& Archaeology
On Albrecht Dürer: A Public Conversation
Panel
Monday, April 22, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
East Pyne Building 010
Speakers
Sponsors
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
Rethinking Figure Painting
Tang Center Lecture Series #2 of 3 ∙ Registration required
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Department of Art& Archaeology
Lydia Kallipoliti: "An Unfinished Cyclopedia; Histories of Ecological Design" [res. Sylvia Lavin]
Graduate Program in Media + Modernity
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Rethinking Landscape Painting
Tang Center Lecture Series #3 of 3 ∙ Registration required
Thursday, April 25, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50
Speakers
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Department of Art& Archaeology
From Solidus to Stavraton: Coinage and Money in the Byzantine World
Conference April 26-28, 2024 | In person and Remote
Friday, April 26, 2024
Location
Firestone Library
Sponsors
  • Friends of Princeton University Library
  • The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
  • Princeton University Library
  • Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity
  • Department of Art and Archaeology
  • Princeton Humanities Council
  • Program in the Ancient World
  • Department of Classics
  • Center for Digital Humanities
The Pastel from Mars
James F. Haley '50 Memorial Lecture
Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building A71
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
Mineral Analogs: Carleton Watkins's Photographs and the Gold Standard
A&A Reunions Lecture
Friday, May 24, 2024, 11:00 am
Location
Aaron Burr Hall 219
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology

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The Radical Practice of Black Curation: A Symposium
April 11 at Princeton University | April 12 at Park Avenue Armory, NYC
Apr 11, 2024
Sponsors
  • The Collaboratorium
  • Program in Visual Arts
Benjamin Buchloh: "The Ends of a Critic" [res. Hal Foster]
Graduate Program in Media + Modernity
Apr 9, 2024, 5:00 pm
Sponsors
  • Program in Media and Modernity
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
Metamorphic Matter: Elemental Imagery in Early Modern Art
Robert Janson-La Palme *76 Conference and Keynote
Apr 5, 2024, 9:15 am
Speakers
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
Cancelled ∙ Paul B. Preciado: "An Evening with Orlando" [res. S.E. Eisterer] (CANCELED)
Graduate Program in Media + Modernity
Apr 4, 2024, 6:30 pmCanceled
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Rachel Haidu & Irene Small ∙ Each One Another: The Self in Contemporary Art
Labyrinth Books
Apr 4, 2024, 6:00 pm
Sponsors
  • Labyrinth Books
  • Humanities Council
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
KNOW HOW Workshops on the Histories of Art and Craft
Apr 3, 2024, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Shanon Mattern and Olga Touloumi; inaugural Branden Hookway Interface
Graduate Program in Media + Modernity
Apr 2, 2024, 5:00 pm
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
“What is, it already was, and what will be, it already is”…Time and Text as a Creative Lens
Ghiora Aharoni, Spring 2024 Belknap Visitor in the Humanities
Mar 28, 2024, 4:30 pm
Sponsors
  • Humanities Council
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Department of Religion
  • Department of Near Eastern Studies
  • Program in Judaic Studies
Samia Henni: "Colonial Toxicity”
Graduate Program in Media + Modernity
Mar 26, 2024, 5:00 pm
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Kevin Andrews and the Castles of the Morea
AIA Ettinghausen Lecture
Mar 25, 2024, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
  • Program in Archaeology, Department of Art & Archaeology
Ekow Eshun: "In the Black Fantastic"
Graduate Program in Media + Modernity
Mar 19, 2024, 5:00 pm
Sponsors
  • Program in Media and Modernity
  • Princeton Collaboratorium for Radical Aesthetics
Online Workshop: Beginner’s Guide to the Index of Medieval Art Database
Zoom - please register for link
Mar 19, 2024, 10:00 am
Speakers
Sponsor
Index of Medieval Art, Department of Art & Archaeology
A Tale of Two Experts: Johann Neudörffer, Georg Römer and the Origins of German Art Historiography
Workshop
Mar 18, 2024, 12:00 pm
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
Americans Abroad in the Seventeenth Century: People, Buildings, and the Space of Empire
Art 502 Lecture Series
Mar 7, 2024, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
Dennis Yi Tenen: "Literary Theory for Robots" [res. Grant Wythoff]
Graduate Program in Media + Modernity
Mar 5, 2024, 5:00 pm
Sponsors
  • Program in Media and Modernity
  • Center for Digital Humanities
Empires of Galanterie: The Transformations of the Imperial Imagination in Eighteenth-Century France
Art 502 Lecture Series
Feb 29, 2024, 4:30 pm
Speakers
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
Paul Chan: "Ars::longa"
Graduate Program in Media + Modernity
Feb 27, 2024, 5:00 pm
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist-in-Residence Talk: Liu Xiaodong
Feb 22, 2024, 5:30 pm
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Tang Center for East Asian Art
Technocracy and Porcelain Manufacture at the Early to Mid-Qing Court (1720s–1750s)
Feb 14, 2024, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Sponsors
  • East Asian Studies Program
  • Tang Center for East Asian Art
KNOW HOW Workshops on the Histories of Art and Craft
Displaced Decoration: Ethnographic Photography, Indigenous Portraiture, and the Rookwood Pottery Company
Feb 7, 2024, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Scenario for a Past Future: Exhibition by Josephine Meckseper
January 31–February 22, 2024
Jan 31, 2024
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Program in Visual Arts
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Humanities Council
  • Center for Digital Humanities
Medieval Multiple Conference Hosted at the Index on January 27, 2024
In-person and Via Livestream
Jan 27, 2024, 9:00 am
Speakers
Sponsors
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation
  • International Center of Medieval Art
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Professor James Marrow and Dr. Emily Rose
  • The Index of Medieval Art, Princeton University
  • Department of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University
Africa & Byzantium at The Met
Art 502 Lecture Series
Dec 7, 2023, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Index of Medieval Art
Photo History’s Futures: Aglaya Glebova
Dec 4, 2023, 5:00 pm
Speakers
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Princeton University Art Museum
Artist Conversation: Peng Wei
Nov 30, 2023, 5:30 pm
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum

Index of Medieval Art Events

Online Workshop: Beginner’s Guide to the Index of Medieval Art Database
Mar 19, 2024, 10:00 am
Speakers
Sponsor
Index of Medieval Art, Department of Art & Archaeology
Online Workshop: Beginner’s Guide to the Index of Medieval Art Database
Nov 14, 2023, 10:00 am
Sponsor
Index of Medieval Art, Department of Art & Archaeology
Whose East? Defining, Challenging, and Exploring Eastern Christian Art
Nov 11, 2023, 9:00 am
Location
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building A17
Sponsors
  • Index of Medieval Art, Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)
  • The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of The Erric B. Kertsikoff Fund for Hellenic Studies
Looking at Language
Nov 12, 2022
Location
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building A17
Sponsor
Index of Medieval Art
Looking at (Index) Language: A Dive into Taxonomy at the Index of Medieval Art
Nov 8, 2022, 12:00 pm
Speakers
Sponsor
Index of Medieval Art, Department of Art & Archaeology
Fragments, Art, and Meaning in the Middle Ages
Nov 6, 2021
Speakers
Sponsor
The Index of Medieval Art
Art, Power, and Resistance in the Middle Ages
Nov 16, 2019
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Eclecticism at the Edges: Medieval Art and Architecture at the Crossroads of the Latin, Greek, and Slavic Cultural Spheres (c.1300-c.1550)
Apr 5, 2019
Location
106 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Open House
Sep 20, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location
McCormick Hall, A Level
The Index at 100: Iconography In A New Century
Oct 14, 2017
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Inventing Lutheran Iconography: Ornament, Style and the Passion
Apr 14, 2016, 4:30 pm
Location
A6 McCormick Hall
Speaker
East Meets West? Cosmas Indicopleustes’ Christian Topography and the Codex Amiatinus
Mar 21, 2016, 4:30 pm
Location
A6 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Making Faces in Medieval Iberia
Feb 22, 2016, 4:30 pm
Location
A6 McCormick Hall
Speaker

Program in Archaeology Events

Kevin Andrews and the Castles of the Morea
Mar 25, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Green Hall 3-S-15
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
  • Program in Archaeology, Department of Art & Archaeology
The First Kings of Europe: An International Exhibition about the Prehistoric Balkans
Oct 23, 2023, 4:30 pm
Location
Green Hall 3-S-15
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
  • Program in Archaeology, Department of Art & Archaeology
Trading with the Enemy: Greek Pottery in the Persian World
Apr 6, 2023, 4:30 pm
Location
Green Hall 3-S-15
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Program in Archaeology, Department of Archaeology
  • Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
AIA Lecture | Archaeological Research at the Ancient Ionian City of Notion
Mar 20, 2023, 4:30 pm
Location
Green Hall 3-S-15
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Program in Archaeology, Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
Paying Attention: Images of Monuments on Roman Imperial Coins
Nov 4, 2022, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Program in Archaeology, Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), Thompson Lecture
Life at Berkou: a newly-discovered Roman fortress in Egypt
Sep 26, 2022, 4:30 pm
Location
Green Hall 3-S-15
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Program in Archaeology, Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
Charismatic Rulers and Spatial Void in a Material World: Art from the Akkadian Empire, c. 2350-2150 BCE
Mar 21, 2022, 4:30 pm
Location
Green Hall 3-S-15 - limited seating pre-registration required
Speaker
POSTPONED TILL FALL '22 Between Rich and Poor in the Roman City: A new look at the socio- economic texture of a Pompeian sub-elite neighborhood
Feb 7, 2022, 4:30 pm
Location
Postponed till Fall '22
Speakers
Magic in Ancient Greece and Rome
Apr 15, 2021, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Sponsor
Program in Archaeology and Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
Living with the Dead: Urbanism in the Roman Suburbs
Mar 19, 2021, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Sponsor
Clayburgh Lecture
More than Just Mosaics: The Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee
Feb 5, 2021, 4:30 pm
Speaker
The Minoan House of the Frescoes at Knossos: The Life and Afterlife of an Excavation
Apr 24, 2020, 4:30 pm
Location
106 McCormick Hall
Speaker
The Minoan House of the Frescoes at Knossos: The Life and Afterlife of an Excavation
Apr 24, 2020, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Sponsor
Program in Archaeology
Encounters of the third kind: Christians, Muslims, traditional-religious communities, and their interactions in medieval Ethiopia
Mar 24, 2020, 12:00 pm
Location
104 McCormick Hall
Speaker

Tang Center Events

Rethinking Landscape Painting
Apr 25, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50
Speakers
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Department of Art& Archaeology
Rethinking Figure Painting
Apr 23, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Department of Art& Archaeology
Rethinking Historical Evidence and Methodology
Apr 19, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Department of Art& Archaeology
Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist-in-Residence Talk: Liu Xiaodong
Feb 22, 2024, 5:30 pm
Location
Robertson Hall 016
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Princeton University Art Museum
  • Tang Center for East Asian Art
Technocracy and Porcelain Manufacture at the Early to Mid-Qing Court (1720s–1750s)
Feb 14, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Jones Hall 202
Speaker
Sponsors
  • East Asian Studies Program
  • Tang Center for East Asian Art
Artist Conversation: Peng Wei
Nov 30, 2023, 5:30 pm
Location
Art on Hulfish (11 Hulfish Street)
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
Coming into Color: The Cloth Classic, Jiangnan Dyeworks, and the Expansion of Cotton Dyes in Qing China
Sep 13, 2023, 4:30 pm
Location
Burr Hall 219
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • East Asian Studies Program
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
Maritime Buddhist Art of the East Asian “Mediterranean,” ca. 900–1200
Apr 27, 2023, 4:30 pm
Location
East Pyne Building 010
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Tang Center for East Asian Art
The Matter of Inscription in Early Modern China
Nov 16, 2022, 4:30 pm
Location
Jones Hall 202
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • East Asian Studies Program
Water Transformation: Buddhist Meditation and Pure Land Art in Tang China
Nov 15, 2022, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50 and Zoom webinar option
Speaker
Sponsor
P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Tang Center Lecture Series | Meibutsu and the Formation of Japan’s Artistic Canon
Nov 9, 2022, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50 and Zoom webinar option
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
Tang Center Lecture Series | Meibutsu and the Formation of Japan’s Artistic Canon
Nov 7, 2022, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50 and Zoom webinar option
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
Tang Center Lecture Series | Meibutsu and the Formation of Japan’s Artistic Canon
Nov 2, 2022, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50 and Zoom webinar option
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
Connecting Dunhuang Sites, Art, and Ideas along the Silk Road(s)
Apr 22, 2022
Location
50 McCosh and Zoom - Open to all ∙ registration required
Speaker
Visualizing Dunhuang Book Launch
May 26, 2021, 12:00 pm

Haley ’50 Memorial Lectures

The Haley Lecture Series was endowed in 1989 by William R. Haley, Class of 1945, in honor and memory of his late brother, James F. Haley, Class of 1950.

Will Haley was a philosophy major at Princeton, and his brother was a history major. Both brothers earned law degrees from Harvard. Will served for many years as legislative counsel to the late Senator John S. Cooper (Kentucky) and was a National Transportation Safety Board member.

Neither brother majored in art history, but both took several courses in the department. Will Haley credits these courses with giving him “in later years of travel a layman’s interest in art and architecture which (he) would never have had without the exposure of McCormick Hall.”

The Pastel from Mars
May 1, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building A71
Speaker
Decolonial Abstraction: Frank Bowling’s Atlantic Errantry
Sep 30, 2021, 4:30 pm
Speaker
Were They Enslaved? A New Look at Maya Figurines
Dec 4, 2019, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Art and its Institutions: A View from London's Somerset House
Apr 15, 2019, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Pathos, Symptom, Expression: Laocoon in Europe, 16th to 20th Centuries
Apr 11, 2017, 5:00 pm
Location
McCormick Hall
Speaker
Reading Mile High: Frank Lloyd Wright Takes on Chicago 1956
Apr 27, 2016, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Contemporary Islamic Art after September 11
Nov 20, 2013
Speaker
At Death's Door
Dec 14, 2011, 5:00 pm
Speaker

Janson-La Palme Lectures

The Robert Janson-La Palme *76 Visiting Professorship and Conference was endowed in 2002 in honor of Robert Janson-La Palme by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Lillian Marks.

Robert Janson-La Palme, professor emeritus of art history at Washington College in Maryland, received his B.A. from Brown University in 1952 and his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1976, studying under Professors Millard Meiss and John Rupert Martin.

This endowment was established to bring a visiting scholar and teacher of national and international stature to Princeton to teach and conduct other scholarly activities, primarily at the graduate level, in European art of the period 1200–1800 A.D.

Metamorphic Matter: Elemental Imagery in Early Modern Art
Apr 5, 2024, 9:15 am
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building A71
Speakers
Janson-La Palme Conference ∙ The Lure of the Machine in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, April 14–15
Apr 14, 2023, 9:30 am
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building A71
Speakers
Veracity and Artifice in Baroque Spain: Rubens, Velázquez, and the place of armor in the visual celebration of Philip IV of Spain's kingship
Apr 20, 2022, 5:00 pm
Location
Hybrid | Aaron Burr 219 for PU ID holders only
Speaker
Francisco Goya and the Problem of Political Art
Feb 19, 2020, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Unraveling the Mysteries of Jan van Eyck’s Late Paintings
Oct 24, 2017, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Once again, Albrecht Dürer’s Melencolia I
Dec 7, 2016, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Actuality, Potentiality, and Renaissance Classicism
Mar 23, 2016, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Raised to Glory, Crowned with Gold: German Nuns and Their Statues in the Late Middle Ages
Mar 25, 2015, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
It Doesn't Look Like Leonardo: Science, Connoisseurship, and Circumstance in the Attribution of Works of Art
Apr 15, 2013
Speaker
Figuring the Renaissance: Leonardo, Dürer, Michelangelo, and Their Critics
Nov 16, 2011, 5:00 pm
Speaker

Weitzmann Memorial Lectures

The Kurt Weitzmann Memorial Lecture Series in Late Antique, Early Christian, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Art was endowed by a bequest from the estate of Professor Kurt Weitzmann and Josepha Weitzmann-Fiedler.

Kurt Weitzmann joined Princeton University’s Department of Art and Archaeology in 1935 and spent the remainder of his scholarly career there and at the Institute for Advanced Study, where he was a permanent member of the School of Historical Studies. In 1938, he began his long association with Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University’s research center for Byzantine studies, where he presented the paper “Principals of Byzantine Book Illumination” even before the center was fully established. Always interested in the relationship between text and images, Weitzmann’s first major project at Princeton was preparing a corpus of illustrated manuscripts of the Septuagint, in collaboration with his Princeton colleagues Charles Rufus Morey and Albert M. Friend, Jr. His magnum opus in this series, The Byzantine Octateuchs, coauthored with Massimo Bernabò, was published posthumously in 1999. Among his other influential books is Illustrations in Roll and Codex, a distillation of his principles of manuscript interpretation, which appeared in 1947 and was later revised and reissued in 1970.

In 1956, he began his long association with the ancient Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai, where he co-directed a research expedition with George H. Forsyth, Jr., of the University of Michigan. This led to Weitzmann’s seminal publication of the monastery’s unparalleled collection of early Byzantine icons in 1976, followed by a volume on the manuscripts, The Illuminated Greek Manuscripts, volume 1, From the Ninth to the Twelfth Century, coauthored with George Galavaris, which appeared in 1990.

Weitzmann was responsible for training many of the leading medievalists of the next generation, including Robert P. Bergman, Lorenz Eitner, George Galavaris, Oleg Grabar, Thomas Hoving, Herbert Kessler, W. Eugene Kleinbauer, Robert Koch, John Rupert Martin, James Snyder, Paul Underwood, and Gary Vikan.

Kurt Weitzmann was conferred an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by Princeton University at his bedside shortly before his death in June of 1993.

“To put back all the things people cluttered up...
Nov 10, 2023, 4:30 pm
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building A71
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Index of Medieval Art
A Glass Dream. Byzantine Wall Mosaics and the Alchemy of Making
May 12, 2022, 5:00 pm
Location
A71 Louis A Simpson and Zoom
Speaker
Talking to a Wall: Social Change and Public Communication in Late Antiquity
Mar 9, 2020, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
The Princeton Garrett 6 Evangelists Revisited
Mar 11, 2019, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Imperial Visual Propaganda: Claims of Legitimacy in the Byzantine Paris Psalter
Nov 14, 2017, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
The Dawn of Christian Art in Panel Paintings and Icons
Oct 11, 2016, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
The Agency of Models: Holy Sepulchres, Hagia Sophias, Jerusalems
Feb 18, 2016, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Discovering Icons at Sinai: From Uspenskij to Weitzmann
Apr 17, 2015, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
The Empire of Things: Gifts and Gift Exchange in Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Islam, and Beyond
Nov 14, 2012
Speaker
The Court of Saint Peter's: An Early Christian Church Atrium as a Place of Memory
Nov 21, 2011, 5:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker

Reunions Lectures

Mineral Analogs: Carleton Watkins's Photographs and the Gold Standard
May 24, 2024, 11:00 am
Location
Aaron Burr Hall 219
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
Reunions Lecture | Siegelands: Art and Warfare in Early Modern Europe
May 26, 2023, 11:00 am
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building A71
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
New Archaeological Discoveries on Samothrace
May 20, 2022, 11:00 am
Location
219 Aaron Burr Hall and Zoom
Speaker
Archaeology at North Abydos 2018-2020: Burials and Breweries
May 20, 2021, 2:00 pm
Speaker
The Meanings of Museum Display
May 31, 2019, 10:00 am
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker
The Origins of Art, or Going Back to Old Lascaux
Jun 1, 2018, 4:30 pm
Location
106 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Eternal Obelisk: Egyptian, Christian, Modern
May 27, 2016, 11:00 am
Location
106 McCormick Hall
Speaker
A Short History of Rome's Pantheon: Rebuilt in Antiquity, Reused in the Middle Ages, Rediscovered in the Renaissance
May 29, 2015, 11:00 am
Location
106 McCormick Hall
Speaker
Art and Science in America: Intersections and Collisions
Jun 1, 2012, 3:00 pm
Location
101 McCormick Hall
Speaker

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