Ongoing exhibits on view throughout Reunions weekend showcase Princeton history, artwork, and more.
Body Matters/Martha Friedman
Martha Friedman is a sculptor whose multimedia practice incorporates choreography, printmaking, drawing, cast and poured rubber, moldblown glass, plaster, wax, and concrete into works that encompass her interdisciplinary interests. A Princeton faculty member, 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.
Meet the Artist: May 20, 5:00 to 6:00 PM.
Open Thursday-Sunday, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Screen Time: Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age
The exhibition “Screen Time” features a global and intergenerational group of contemporary artists who explore the evolving role of video and photography in an era of digital communication and social media. Their work considers what it means to be an artist in a society where online culture is omnipresent and new platforms for self-expression are constantly evolving.
Open Thursday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM; Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM; and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 PM.
Historic Reunions Jackets – 1904 to 1921
Sponsored by the Alumni Council Committee on Princetoniana.
Hours: Thursday, 12:00 to 5:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Wesaam Al-Badry: Essential Work
Since April 2020, photographer Wesaam Al-Badry has documented the lives of essential agricultural workers and their families in California’s Central Valley and Salinas Valley. Al-Badry’s photographs reveal the “real people with hopes and fears” behind the fresh fruits and vegetables on our tables. This exhibition includes excerpts of audio interviews as well as ambient soundscapes from the fields. Together, the photographs and recordings convey resilience, empathy, and human dignity, three qualities the artist aims to foreground in all of his work. On view through May 25, 2022.
“Through a Glass Darkly: Alchemy and the Ripley Scrolls 1400-1700”
Curated by Jennifer Rampling, associate professor of history at Princeton University, “Through a Glass Darkly: Alchemy and the Ripley Scrolls 1400-1700” shows how European alchemists built on Greco-Egyptian, Islamic and late medieval foundations to create a golden age of alchemy from the 15th century to the time of Sir Isaac Newton. Two of the surviving 23 “Ripley Scrolls” – among the most spectacular products of alchemical tradition – are showcased in the exhibit.
Thursday-Sunday, 12:00 to 6:00 PM, Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery, located in the Firestone Library lobby.
The only thing that never changes at Princeton University is that it is always changing – expanding to include more people and more ideas. With selected items from the University Archives, “Princeton 275” tells the story of the University’s evolution and continuous transformation over its first 275 years – from its original charter as a college in Elizabeth, New Jersey, to the institution we know today.
Thursday and Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM; Saturday, 9:00 to 11:00 AM, Mudd Manuscript Library.
“Debt Collectors Series”
The “Debt Collectors Series” art exhibition tells the story of the debt industry and the lives it has impacted. The paintings in the exhibition draw inspiration from Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series (1940-1941). They continue his work of documenting the transformation of the debt industry and the daily presence of debt collection in the lives of the truly disadvantaged, delivering a powerful message for social justice. Email email@example.com to schedule a visit during regular library hours. Stokes Library, located on the lower level of Wallace Hall.