AY 2023–2024

Mineral Analogs: Carleton Watkins's Photographs and the Gold Standard
May 24, 2024, 11:00 am

A close reading of Carleton Watkins’s Nugget of Gold—attending to its subject matter, production, world fair display, reproduction and circulation, and especially its minerality—reveals a profound identification in late-nineteenth-century US-American society between photography and mining. Representing a fusion of nature and culture,…

Location
Tentative Aaron Burr Hall 219
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
Tang Center Lecture Series #3 of 3
Apr 25, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50
Speakers
Sponsor
P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Tang Center Lecture Series #2 of 3
Apr 23, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50
Speaker
Sponsor
P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
On Albrecht Dürer: A Public Conversation
Apr 22, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
East Pyne Building 010
Speakers
Sponsor
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Tang Center Lecture Series #1 of 3
Apr 19, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
McCosh Hall 50
Speaker
Sponsor
P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
Reading the Future in the Paintings of the Past: Bark, Beetles, and Arboreal Art
Apr 18, 2024, 4:30 pm

This talk introduces my current project, “The Long Today: Nineteenth Century Painting and Environmental Change,” in which I argue for a reading of nineteenth century British and American paintings that finds the ecological future in the small, everyday details that they contain – items that we may easily pass over in an artwork; items that are…

Location
East Pyne Building 010
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
The Radical Practice of Black Curation: A Symposium
Apr 11, 2024

April 11 - free and open to the public

April 12 - by invitation

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About The Radical Practice of Black Curation Symposium

The Radical Practice of Black Curation engages the past, present, and future of Black curation as a practice that exceeds the urgent but…

Location
Princeton Campus and NYC
Sponsors
  • The Collaboratorium
  • Program in Visual Arts
KNOW HOW Workshops on the Histories of Art and Craft
Apr 10, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
3-S-15 Green Hall
Speaker
Benjamin Buchloh: "The Ends of a Critic" [res. Hal Foster]
Apr 9, 2024, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsors
  • Program in Media and Modernity
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
Metamorphic Matter: Elemental Imagery in Early Modern Art
Apr 5, 2024, 9:15 am
Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building A71
Speakers
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
KNOW HOW Workshops on the Histories of Art and Craft
Apr 3, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
3-S-15 Green Hall
Speaker
Shanon Mattern and Olga Touloumi; inaugural Branden Hookway Interface
Apr 2, 2024, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Samia Henni: "Colonial Toxicity”
Mar 26, 2024, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Kevin Andrews and the Castles of the Morea
Mar 25, 2024, 4:30 pm

Roy Kevin Victor Andrews was born in Beijing on January 20, 1924, the nominal son of Roy Chapman Andrews, the celebrated American explorer, naturalist, and dinosaur hunter.  Educated in England and New England, Kevin Andrews entered Harvard in 1941 and graduated with an A.B. in Classics and English Literature in 1947. He won the…

Location
Green Hall 3-S-15
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
  • Program in Archaeology, Department of Art & Archaeology
Ekow Eshun: "In the Black Fantastic"
Mar 19, 2024, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsors
  • Program in Media and Modernity
  • Princeton Collaboratorium for Radical Aesthetics
A Tale of Two Experts: Johann Neudörffer, Georg Römer and the Origins of German Art Historiography
Mar 18, 2024, 12:00 pm

Susanne Meurer received her PhD from the Warburg Institute, University of London. She has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Houghton Library and a postdoctoral fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut (Max-Planck Institute), Florence and the Warburg Institute in London.  As a senior lecturer in the…

Location
Green Hall 3-S-15
Speaker
Sponsor
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Americans Abroad in the Seventeenth Century: People, Buildings, and the Space of Empire
Mar 7, 2024, 4:30 pm

One way to understand the network of Spanish Habsburg places in the early modern period is to think about individuals experiencing architecture. Zooming out to take in the wide space of empire allows us to explore how buildings and public spaces were shaped, often with coherent messages rendered through carved heraldry and ornament. Zooming in…

Location
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building A17
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
Dennis Yi Tenen: "Literary Theory for Robots" [res. Grant Wythoff]
Mar 5, 2024, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsors
  • Program in Media and Modernity
  • Center for Digital Humanities
Empires of Galanterie: The Transformations of the Imperial Imagination in Eighteenth-Century France
Feb 29, 2024, 4:30 pm

In 1763, an engraving was published in Paris to advertise French colonization in Guyana. Depicting a wealthy land, rich in promises, and couples engaged in gallant conversations, the image promoted a peaceful colonization. It ephemerally reenacted a gallant aesthetic born in Louis XIV’s reign which contributed to frame the imaginary of French…

Location
East Pyne Building 010
Speakers
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
Paul Chan: "Ars::longa"
Feb 27, 2024, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
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
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
Postponed due to snow | Photo History’s Futures: Emilie Boone
Feb 13, 2024, 5:00 pm

2021 marked 50 years of photography at Princeton, sparking both a reflection on the medium’s history and projection toward its future. As part of the Photo History’s Futures lecture series highlighting exciting voices in the field, the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Princeton University Art Museum welcome Emilie Boone to speak about…

Location
Friend Center 101
Speakers
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Princeton University Art Museum
KNOW HOW Workshops on the Histories of Art and Craft
Feb 7, 2024, 4:30 pm
Location
3-S-15 Green Hall
Speaker
Scenario for a Past Future: Exhibition by Josephine Meckseper
Jan 31, 2024

OPENING RECEPTION on January 31, 2024 from 6:00–8:00 pm

Artist Josephine Meckseper, former Belknap Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton presents an interactive multimedia installation, Scenario for a Past Future, at the Lewis Center for the Arts Hurley Gallery. Projected life…

Location
Lewis Arts Complex, Hurley Gallery
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
Jan 27, 2024, 9:00 am

The Index is pleased to serve as site host for “The Medieval Multiple,” a conference organized by Sonja Drimmer (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Ryan Eisenman (University of Pennsylvania), with support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the International Center of Medieval Art, the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of…

Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building A71
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
Dec 7, 2023, 4:30 pm

Art history has long emphasized the glories of the Byzantine Empire (circa 330–1453), but less known are the profound artistic contributions of North Africa, Egypt, Nubia, Ethiopia, and other powerful African kingdoms whose pivotal interactions with Byzantium had a lasting impact on the Mediterranean world. Bringing together a range of…

Location
East Pyne Building 010
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Index of Medieval Art
Photo History’s Futures: Aglaya Glebova
Dec 4, 2023, 5:00 pm

2021 marked 50 years of photography at Princeton, sparking both a reflection on the medium’s history and projection toward its future. As part of the Photo History’s Futures lecture series highlighting exciting voices in the field, the Department of Art and Archaeology and the Princeton University Art Museum welcome Aglaya Glebova to speak…

Location
Friend Center 101
Speakers
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Princeton University Art Museum
Artist Conversation: Peng Wei
Nov 30, 2023, 5:30 pm

The Beijing-based, internationally recognized artist Peng Wei creates artworks that reconsider and reckon with traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. In this event, Peng will be in conversation with Zoe S. Kwok, Nancy and Peter Lee…

Location
Art on Hulfish (11 Hulfish Street)
Speaker
Sponsors
  • P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for East Asian Art
  • Princeton University Art Museum
WAI Think Tank: "Reparations" [res. V. Mitch McEwen]
Nov 28, 2023, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Jonathan Crary: "Tricks of the Light” [res. Hal Foster]
Nov 15, 2023, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Painting in Common: Works of Love from Denmark’s Modern Breakthrough
Nov 14, 2023, 4:30 pm

Imagine a portrait of a couple in which each paints the other within the same frame. Reciprocal double portraits are extremely unusual in the history of art, and virtually unheard of in the context of marriage, but a remarkable group of them were made in late nineteenth-century Denmark. These paintings were part of a broader culture…

Location
East Pyne Building 010
Speaker
Sponsor
Humanities Council
Online Workshop: Beginner’s Guide to the Index of Medieval Art Database
Nov 14, 2023, 10:00 am

Please join us for our second training session to learn more about the Index database! It will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 10:00 – 11:00 am EST.

Have you been wondering if you are getting the best results for your searches? Are you unsure about how to use…

Sponsor
Index of Medieval Art, Department of Art & Archaeology
Whose East? Defining, Challenging, and Exploring Eastern Christian Art
Nov 11, 2023, 9:00 am

This conference asks how the concept of “the East” has shaped perceptions of Eastern Christianity generally and Eastern Christian Art more specifically, in Euro-American scholarship as well as in the popular view. Building on or dismantling such historical divisions as Western/Eastern Roman Empire, Latin/Orthodox, or simply East/West, speakers…

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
“To put back all the things people cluttered up...
Nov 10, 2023, 4:30 pm

To Straighten, like a diligent Housekeeper of Reality...”:  The Greek, Roman and Byzantine collections at MFA Boston re-imagined

Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building A71
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Index of Medieval Art
Gerard & Kelly: "On Modern Living” [res. Beatriz Colomina]
Nov 7, 2023, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Ideologies of Resilience in Ancient Roman Architecture
Nov 2, 2023, 4:30 pm

This lecture explores Roman failure and its counterpart, resilience, in ancient Roman architecture and urbanism. Focusing on the years before the great fire of 64, it argues, perhaps surprisingly, that Romans faced constant architectural failure, which authorities carefully managed, and that even before the fire, failure analysis and resilience…

Location
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building A17
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
David Joselit: "Art’s Properties” [res. Irene V. Small]
Oct 31, 2023, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Finished? Early Modern Arts in the Imperfect Tense
Oct 27, 2023

“Imperfection” and “Renaissance” are antonyms. At least that is what Giorgio Vasari’s history of Italian artistic evolution (as with other early modern European writings on art, poetry, literature, music, and theatre) tries to convince us. His construction of perfection – in the sense of completeness and as an aesthetic ideal – as a defining…

Location
East Pyne Building 010
Speakers
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Council of the Humanities
  • Program in Italian Studies
  • Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies (CREMS)
KNOW HOW Workshops on the Histories of Art and Craft
Oct 25, 2023, 5:00 pm

Caravaggio and the Echos of Figuration

Location
3-s-15 Green Hall
Speaker
Seb Franklin: "Value and slavery, or the longue durée of the analog-digital distinction” [res. Paul Nadal]
Oct 24, 2023, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
The First Kings of Europe: An International Exhibition about the Prehistoric Balkans
Oct 23, 2023, 4:30 pm

The modern world is plagued with unprecedented levels of social, economic, and political inequalities. But these inequities did not happen overnight; in places like southeastern Europe they emerged over the course of thousands of years as the small egalitarian farming villages of the Neolithic gave way to some of the earliest hierarchical…

Location
Green Hall 3-S-15
Speaker
Sponsors
  • Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
  • Program in Archaeology, Department of Art & Archaeology
Catherine Ingraham: "Architecture's Theory" [res. Spyros Papapetros]
Oct 10, 2023, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Sylvia Lavin, Tom Levin, Maria Loh, Gavin Steingo: "Birdcalls: A roundtable"
Oct 3, 2023, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
The Thief Who Stole My Heart
Sep 28, 2023, 4:30 pm

This talk commences by introducing the audience to the sacred bronzes created by a master sculptor around the year 1000, and suggests that his inspiration may well have been child-saint Sambandar’s opening hymn that hails god Shiva as “the thief who stole my heart.” Vidya Dehejia then moves beyond this sensuous imagery to ask questions of this…

Location
Louis A. Simpson International Building A71
Speaker
Sponsor
Department of Art & Archaeology
Regionalism in Ancient Greece ∙ Papers delivered by graduate students
Sep 27, 2023, 4:30 pm

Papers delivered by graduate students from Princeton University, the University of Ioannina, and the University of Thessaly

Respondents: Marc Domingo Gygax, Carolyn Laferrière, Leigh Lieberman

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Location
Sept 25 103 Scheide Caldwell House, Sept 26 & 27 3-S-15 Green Hall
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Rania Ghosn: "Climate Inheritance” [res. Sylvia Lavin]
Sep 26, 2023, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity
Regionalism in Ancient Greece ∙ Papers delivered by graduate students
Sep 26, 2023, 4:30 pm

Papers delivered by graduate students from Princeton University, the University of Ioannina, and the University of Thessaly

Respondents: Marc Domingo Gygax, Carolyn Laferrière, Leigh Lieberman

PITHOS website

For PUID holders

 

Location
Sept 25 103 Scheide Caldwell House, Sept 26 & 27 3-S-15 Green Hall
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Regionalism in Ancient Greece ∙ Papers delivered by graduate students
Sep 25, 2023, 4:30 pm

Papers delivered by graduate students from Princeton University, the University of Ioannina, and the University of Thessaly

Respondents: Marc Domingo Gygax, Carolyn Laferrière, Leigh Lieberman

PITHOS website

For PUID holders

 

Location
Sept 25 103 Scheide Caldwell House, Sept 26 & 27 3-S-15 Green Hall
Sponsors
  • Department of Art & Archaeology
  • Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
Coming into Color: The Cloth Classic, Jiangnan Dyeworks, and the Expansion of Cotton Dyes in Qing China
Sep 13, 2023, 4:30 pm

The subject of textile colors in Chinese history evokes notions of elite luxury and power: imperial yellow over commoner blue. But observers and gazetteers suggest a wider color palette began to be offered to a range of consumers in the early Qing, with new dyeing techniques being applied to both silk and cotton. An expansion of clothing…

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
Mara Mills: "Disability as Method" [res. Viktoria Tkaczyk]
Sep 12, 2023, 5:00 pm
Location
Architecture Building N107
Sponsor
Program in Media and Modernity