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  • Clarence H. White and His World: The Art and Craft of Photography, 1895–1925

    One of the most successful and influential self-taught amateur photographers was Clarence H. White (1871–1925), who rose from modest origins in Newark, Ohio, to become an internationally known art photographer and teacher. Clarence H. White and His World celebrates the short-lived career of this dedicated visionary, which spans the turbulent era from the Gilded Age through the 1913 Armory Show to the Roaring Twenties.

  • Howard Russell Butler, American, 1856–1934. Solar Eclipse, Lompoc 1923. Oil on canvas. Princeton University, gift of H. Russell Butler Jr. (PP351)

    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).

  • The Art of Calligraphy

    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.

  • 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.”