Ongoing exhibits on view throughout Reunions weekend showcase Princeton history, artwork, and more.

Firestone East Plaza

“Blooming: A Fiber Arts Display”

In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, this installation finds everyday stationary objects, such as light poles, railings and seating areas, covered by hand-made pieces using yarn. Sponsored by the Women’s Employee Resource Group and created by crafters from across campus, this display reflects the importance community plays in supporting mental health, all while beautifying the Firestone East Plaza. Often referred to as “graffiti art,” “yarn bombing” and “guerilla knitting,” the Princeton Public Library and the Arts Council of Princeton will be creating complementary displays in support of this installation, so you may see similar crafting on display as you walk through town.

Art@Bainbridge, 158 Nassau Street

Cycle of Creativity: Alison Saar and the Toni Morrison Papers

“Cycle of Creativity: Alison Saar and the Toni Morrison Papers” brings sculpture, prints and textiles by the mixed-media artist Alison Saar into conversation with the work of Toni Morrison, whose vast trove of papers from her career as a novelist, essayist, playwright, professor and editor are held in the Princeton University Library. The exhibition explores themes that resonate in the works of both Saar and Morrison—musicality, labor and ancestors—through various facets of each artist’s practice.

Open Thursday, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, Friday, 11:00 AM-7:00 PM, Saturday, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM-4:00 PM.

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Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

“Nobody Turn Us Around: The Freedom Rides and Selma to Montgomery Marches– Selections from the John Doar Papers”

A new exhibition at Mudd Manuscript Library showcases photographs and documents from two watershed events during the 1960s U.S. civil rights movement: the Freedom Rides of 1961 and the Selma-to-Montgomery marches of 1965. The materials were selected from the papers of John Doar ’44, who prosecuted discrimination and segregation cases for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department in the 1960s. Curated by William Clements, Public Policy Papers Archivist, and Phoebe Nobles, Processing Archivist.

Open Thursday and Friday, 9:00 AM-4:15 PM, Saturday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Mudd Manuscript Library.

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Louis A. Simpson International Building

“Securing the Social Safety Net – Princeton’s vital role in the Social Security Act”

“Securing the Social Safety Net: Princeton, J. Douglas Brown & the Cornerstone of Economic Security”–jointly developed by Princeton University Library (PUL) and the Industrial Relations (IR) Section–showcases the work of labor economist, Industrial Relations Section director, and Princeton economics professor, J. Douglas Brown ’19, *28, (1898-1986). Curated by Charissa O. Jefferson, Labor Relations Librarian.

Open Thursday and Friday 8:45 AM-5:00 PM, Louis A. Simpson International Building, Industrial Relations Section.

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Lewis Library

STEM & the Arts Exhibit

Stop by the main floor of Lewis Library for the Council on Science and Technology’s STEM & the Arts Exhibit featuring works from students in CST’s courses as well as works from our creative technology space, the StudioLab. See applications of biotechnology through artistic practice, handmade musical instruments, and both beautiful and practical inventions made in our StudioLab.

Open Thursday, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM, Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Lewis Library, Main Floor.

Donald E. Stokes Library

“The Problem of Colored Lines. Student Debt and Racial Disparities.”

This new exhibition from The Dignity and Debt Network (Sociology) and the VizE Lab (Anthropology) at Princeton visualizes social complexities within the urgent issue of student loan debt. The series adopts the style of charts and maps created by sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois that depicted wealth disparities between Black and White populations, and shows the wider webs of structures and issues that influence who takes on student debt, their ability to repay, and the effect on their self-concept. Curated by Jeffrey Himpele, Director of the VizE Lab for Ethnographic Data Visualization, and Fred Wherry, Director of the Dignity and Debt Network.

Open Thursday, 8:30 AM-8:00PM, Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, Saturday, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Stokes Library, located on the lower level of Wallace Hall.

Firestone Library
Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery

“Toni Morrison: Sites of Memory”

Curated by Autumn Womack, associate professor of African American Studies and English, the PUL exhibition includes around 100 original archival items from the Toni Morrison Papers curated into six categories. This is an unprecedented opportunity to explore the legacy of Toni Morrison’s work and the remarkable impression she left on Princeton University. Curatorial contributions from Jennifer Garcon and René Boatman, Special Collections, PUL, and Kierra Duncan and Andrew Schlager, graduate students, Department of English.

Open Thursday and Friday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM-6:00 PM, Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, located in the Firestone Library lobby. Guided tours on Friday, May 26 at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Registration is requested.

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Art on Hulfish, 11 Hulfish Street

Traces on the Landscape

Traces on the Landscape is a multi-sensory exploration of the ways in which contemporary artists depict the natural world. Featuring works by Kelli Connell, Dionne Lee, Leah Dyjak, Emmet Gowin, Deborah Jack, Mark Klett, and Byron Wolfe, the exhibition considers the connotations of a “trace” as a motivating principle of photographic practice through which artists engage questions about the body, identity, and memory from both personal and historical perspectives.

Open Thursday and Friday, 10:00 AM-8:30 PM, Saturday, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM-5:00 PM.

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