The Art Museum’s collection of Chinese calligraphy may be considered one of the finest outside of Asia. Its formation is primarily the legacy of John B. Elliott and Wen C. Fong, two Princetonians who first met as members of the class of 1951.
British art is the focus of this summer’s special exhibition, which features more than one hundred rarely seen treasures from the renowned collection of some 10,000 works on paper in the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.
Seeing to Remember: Representing Slavery across the Black Atlantic
How should our institutions represent slavery in their exhibitions and collections? Anna Arabindan-Kesson, assistant professor in the departments of Art and Archaeology and African American Studies, investigated this question this past spring together with eight undergraduate students in her new course, “Seeing to Remember: Representing Slavery across the Black Atlantic.”
“I began to feel that the museum ought, in its best form, to be a kind of living room for the communities it serves, a place that might arouse us to consider more deeply—and safely—our responsibilities to each other.”
Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler
To celebrate the first total solar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the United States, we have produced Transient Effects, a multimedia online exhibition that focuses on the remarkable career of Howard Russell Butler (1856–1934).