2022 Alumni in the Arts Reunions Events
Thursday, May 19
Beer Tasting 4:30 pm | Museum’s Reunions tent (near McCosh 10)
Meet the Artist 5 pm | Art@Bainbridge
Enjoy conversation with Museum staff while sampling local beers, then visit Art@Bainbridge for a tour of Body Matters / Martha Friedman with the artist Martha Friedman, instructor in Princeton’s program in the visual arts, and the exhibition’s curator, Mitra Abbaspour.
Friday, May 20
Department of Art & Archaeology Reunions Lecture: New Archaeological Discoveries on Samothrace
Cosponsored by the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies
11 am |Aaron Burr Hall 219
Assistant Professor Samuel Holzman
The Sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace was home to one of the ancient world’s most renowned mystery cults. Currently, the American archaeological excavation on Samothrace is investigating the sanctuary’s largest building, a 100-meter-long portico dubbed the Stoa. Hidden behind its austere facade we have discovered the earliest case of flat arches, a construction technology widely used in the Roman Empire as well as the modern world.
Art World Alumni Luncheon
12 pm | Chancellor Green Cafe
The Museum’s Student Advisory Board invites alumni working in the arts to this networking lunch. Mix, mingle, and network with students and alumni who are passionate about art.
Panel Discussion: Rethinking the 21st-Century Museum
2 pm | Frist Campus Center 302
Distinguished alumni discuss the changing role of museums and how museum design can meet the needs of twenty-first-century audiences. Moderated by Museum Director James Steward, who will share updates on the construction of the Museum’s David Adjaye–designed building. Panelists include Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen ’76, curator, American decorative arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Amy Weisser ’86, deputy director, strategic planning and projects, Storm King Art Center; Erik H. Neil ’86, director, Chrysler Museum of Art; and Mairead Horton ’17, independent scholar.
2022 Glee Club Reunion
3 pm | Richardson Auditorium
The annual Reunions concert features the Princeton University Glee Club and alumni in a performance of Thomas Tallis’s Spem in alium, an iconic 40-part masterpiece.
Alumni in the Arts Party
3:30–5:30 pm | Forum, Lewis Arts Complex
Reunite over food and drink with fellow alumni working in, interested in, and supporting the arts. Cosponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts, the Department of Art & Archaeology, the Department of Music, and the Princeton University Art Museum, and cohosted by Princeton Arts Alumni and Princeton in Hollywood.
Open House: Body Matters / Martha Friedman
4–6 pm | Art@Bainbridge
Visit Art@Bainbridge to view the exhibition Body Matters / Martha Friedman with the artist Martha Friedman, instructor in Princeton’s program in the visual arts, and the exhibition’s curator, Mitra Abbaspour. Friedman’s multimedia sculptures draw on her studies of ancient Egyptian mummification, Greco-Roman portrait busts, and drawings of the brain structure and nerves by the early twentieth-century scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal to explore the relationship between the mind and the body at various points throughout history.
Saturday, May 21
Open House: Screen Time: Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age
11 am–1 pm | Art on Hulfish Visit the Art Museum’s new downtown gallery to view Screen Time: Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age with Museum Director James Steward and Curatorial Associate Beth Gollnick. Curated by Richard Reinhart and Phillip Prodger and organized by Curatorial Exhibitions, Screen Time examines the onslaught of information in the twenty-first century.
Princeton University Orchestra Lawn Concert
8 pm | Princeton Stadium, Powers Field
Reunions 2022 arts programming is brought to you by the following sponsors: