Art for the Streets
The Art Museum is bringing its collections to town through a new project called Art for the Streets. High-quality reproductions of extraordinary artworks from the Museum’s globe-spanning collections now adorn the glass windows and doorways of otherwise empty storefronts in Palmer Square and, more recently, the Princeton Shopping Center. This initiative—which we expect will extend to more windows in the coming months—seeks to help sustain the liveliness of Princeton at a time when many forces are challenging the survival of small businesses. Museum Director James Steward notes, “With so many empty storefronts, it seems critical to do what we can to safely enliven our town’s streetscapes and do our part to support local businesses, residents, and visitors at such a difficult time.” Residents out for a cup of coffee, some shopping, or a masked stroll now encounter reproductions of diverse works from across the Museum’s collections, including a beaded African tunic, an Edo-period Japanese print, a sculpture of a Maya god, and a painting by Édouard Manet, among others. Each reproduction is accompanied by a QR code linking it to additional information so that the viewing experience can become an educational one, too.
This program is made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Center of Creation (Michael)Center of Creation (Michael), 2019
Mario Moore, born 1987, Detroit, MI; active Detroit
Universalist ChurchUniversalist Church, 1926
Edward Hopper, American, 1882–1967
Kneeling lord with incised toad on his headKneeling lord with incised toad on his head, 900–500 B.C.
Lidded effigy container in the form of a diving godLidded effigy container in the form of a diving god, ca. 1500
Head crestHead crest, late 19th–early 20th century
Fragmentary lid from the coffin of Wadj-shemsi-suFragmentary lid from the coffin of Wadj-shemsi-su, ca. 1500–1425 B.C.
New Kingdom, early 18th Dynasty
Interior of the Gankirō Tea House (Butterfly Opera)Interior of the Gankirō Tea House (Butterfly Opera), 1861
Meiji period, 1868–1912
Utagawa Kunisada 歌川国貞 (Utagawa Toyokuni III 三代歌川豊国), 1786–1865 | and Hashimoto Sadahide 橋本貞秀, 1807–1873
Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints – Face)Untitled (Glass on Body Imprints – Face), 1972
Ana Mendieta, American, born Cuba, 1948–1985
Quince (Mugua)Quince (Mugua), 1690
Qing dynasty, 1644–1912
Zhu Da 朱耷, 1626–1705
Zhang Hongtu, born 1943, Pingliang, China; active New York, NY
The RhinocerosThe Rhinoceros, 1515
Albrecht Dürer, German, 1471–1528
Ravens SilhouetteRavens Silhouette, 19th–20th century
Anonymous, after Ogata Kōrin 尾形光琳, 1658–1716
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