Student Focus

Wintersession Highlight! Meet Socrates, the Punk!

Socrates was a punk! In this Wintersession 2023 workshop, we’ll examine the sound, style, and theories behind the punk rock genre, from a philosophical perspective.  Beginning with the “proto-punk” bands of the mid-1970s and moving chronologically into contemporary “post-punk” genres, such as emo and pop-punk, philosophical themes will be…

Wintersession Highlight! Make Your Own Mosaic!

In this Wintersession 2023 workshop, each participant will receive a mosaic kit to complete and take home while Katy Knortz, art & archaeology graduate student, teaches them about the history of mosaics in antiquity. Chief Conservator at the Princeton…

Fall 2022 Junior / Senior Open Studios

Enjoy food, art, and great conversation with our students in their studios on Tuesday, November 15th from 5:30–7:00 pm at 185 Nassau Street, 4th floor.

Coming Spring 2023 - ART 414 / CLA 414 / HLS 414: Hellenistic Art

“For me, most exciting are the interactions of Hellenistic visual cultures we see in extraordinary recent finds from Macedonia and Afghanistan, at opposite ends of the Hellenistic world.” – Professor Bert Smith

The conquest of Asia from Anatolia to Afghanistan by Alexander III of Macedon (Alexander the Great) brought far…

Coming Spring 2023 - ART 388: Fascist Aesthetics

“In 2022, armed with our smartphones and the platforms of social media, we all have the power to play a role in shaping the visual culture of the contemporary moment. This course considers the interwar period, an era in which such power and access weren’t always given and in which women began to emerge in large numbers as professional…

Around Roma Antiqua in 7 Days!

Salve! As a Classics major, I was accustomed to hearing the Latin word for “Hello!” at the start of a language class or as a greeting on the first day of the Princeton Certamen. You can imagine my bewilderment, then, when an Italian cashier welcomed me to his shop with a fluent Salve! on the second day of our class trip to…

Coming Spring 2023 - ART 571: Frequencies of Black Life

"The course is intended as a space for an interdisciplinary consideration of how we might use the idea of frequency as an analytic framework across multiple fields of study. Collaborative thinking is a crucial part of both my scholarship and my writing practice so it's something I am eager to cultivate among grad students. The collaborative…

Coming Spring 2023 - ART 447 / HLS 445 / ARC 440: Siegecraft

“I’m most looking forward to looking at a whole range of artworks I've never studied before, together with students. Princeton has truly amazing prints, drawings, and books that we can explore together.” – Professor Carolyn Yerkes

Siegecraft was an art more complex than painting, more powerful than sculpture, and more monumental…

Graduate Student Highlight

Graduate student Nathan Stobaugh presented Queerer Mirrors: Identification and Disidentification in VALIE EXPORT's Television and Cinema at The Barnes Foundation 26th Annual…

Faculty and Alumni CAA Awards

CAA announced its 2022 Awards for Distinction this week.  Two Department of Art & Archaeology alumni earned awards for their publications and one of our faculty contributed an essay to a publication that won a prize.

Kaira Cabañas *07’s…