Panel Discussion | Picturing Pandemics: From the Distant Past to the Recent Present


Panel Discussion | Picturing Pandemics: From the Distant Past to the Recent Present

Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Throughout history and across cultures, works of art have played a fundamental role in addressing infectious diseases and their damaging effects on individuals and a society. Some artists have used narrative to document an epidemic, while others have worked more abstractly or have urged activism. Join Bryan Just, Peter Jay Sharp, Class of 1952, Curator and Lecturer in the Art of the Ancient Americas; Laura Giles, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings; Veronica White, Curator of Academic Programs; and Robbie LeDesma, a Princeton graduate student in Molecular Biology, for a discussion of objects in the Museum’s collections related to pandemics, ranging from the ancient Americas to contemporary times.

Picturing Pandemics | From a Princeton Exhibition: Images of Illness, Princeton Alumni Weekly, November 2020

Free registration for the panel discussion via Zoom here.  (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar "español" o el idioma de su elección.

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970.

Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.

Ruth Cuthand, Canadian and Plains Cree, born 1954. Reserving: Typhoid Fever, 2018. Glass beads, thread, backing. Museum purchase, Hugh Leander Adams, Mary Trumbull Adams, and Hugh Trumbull Adams Princeton Art Fund ©Ruth Cuthand