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Princeton University Art Exhibits, Fall, 2018

Two relevant shows are on exhibit at Princeton University. Civil Rights in Comics, Bernstein Gallery, Robertson Hall. Open through November 15, 2018 The exhibition features two comic books: Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story (1958), and March (2013-16), a…

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Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?

Sarah E. Bond answers “Yes” to the question about the role of art museums vis a vis the history of slavery in the United States.  Describing efforts in a number of museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, Bond “explor[es]…

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‘Black Girl’ in photos and film 3/29/17

Shown in conjunction with Princeton University Art Museum’s exhibition Revealing Pictures, director Ousmane Sembene‘s critically acclaimed Black Girl explores the struggles of a young woman from Senegal who becomes a servant in France. In French with English subtitles. Introduced by…

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Lecture: Material Matters in African Art, Thursday, July 21, 2016, 5:30 pm.

Christa Clarke, a specialist in historical and contemporary African art from the Newark Museum, will offer a history of Western responses to the surfaces of African sculpture and will explore the symbolic, ritual, and aesthetic meanings of materials for works on view…

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Photographing Protest: Bussard on Moore

Princeton Art Museum curator analyzes photo journalism during the civil rights struggle.

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