The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University will present Big Chief Wears a Golden Crown: Art of the New Orleans Black Masking Indians, an exhibition of ceremonial suits and aprons made by Chiefs of New Orleans Black Masking Indian Tribes that are a traditional aspect of Mardi Gras celebrations. The work will be on view March 25 through April 7 in the CoLab at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton campus. A panel discussion on the garments and their traditional role in the Black Masking Indians community will be presented on April 3 at 5:00 p.m. in the Forum at the Lewis Arts complex and will feature two chiefs and creators of the work, Demond Melancon and Darryl Montana; the panel will be moderated by Professor Joshua Guild and preceded by an artist reception at 4:30 p.m. The exhibit, organized by Professor of Visual Arts Jeff Whetstone, is free and open to the public daily from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Composer and lyricist César Alvarez and sound artist and musician Jess Rowland have been named Princeton University Arts Fellows for 2018-20 and will begin two years of teaching and community collaboration in September. Alvarez and Rowland were selected from a large, diverse, and multi-talented pool of 395 applicants in dance, music, creative writing, theater, and the visual arts.
Princeton University has named Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, Director of Princeton’s Program in Creative Writing, as the new chair of the University’s Lewis Center for the Arts. Smith succeeds theater scholar Michael Cadden, Senior Lecturer in the Program in Theater, who has served as chair of the Center since 2012. Smith will begin her new duties as chair on July 1, 2019.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance at Princeton University will present Performance Lab, showcasing nine new works created by thirteen Princeton students, on Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hearst Dance Theater at the new Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton campus. Each performance will be followed by a talkback. The event is free and open to the public.
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts presents a series of 16 solo exhibitions by seniors in the Program through May 5 in galleries and other venues on the Princeton campus.
The Visual Arts Program at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts will present a screening of 27 short student films created in the fall semester courses “Documentary Filmmaking” taught by Jason Fox, “Short Comedy Filmmaking” taught by Yaara Sumeruk, and "Digital Animation" taught by Tim Szetela. The screening, which is free and open to the public, will be presented on Wednesday, February 14 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater, located on the first floor of 185 Nassau Street. A reception will follow the screening.
The renowned internationally touring Black Maria Film Festival will screen seven short works at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Art on Monday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m. Introduced by Festival Director Jane Steuerwald, the screening of short documentary, narrative, and animated films will take place in the James M. Stewart '32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street in Princeton. The event is free and open to the public.
This fall semester, eight Princeton undergraduates are exploring the art of the photographic portrait through historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as producing their own projects in the course “Portraiture: The Practice of Representation."
Award-winning filmmaker Moon Molson will join the Lewis Center for the Art’s Program in Visual Arts faculty at Princeton University in February, as an Assistant Professor of Visual Arts, teaching undergraduate courses in film production.
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University has announced the selection of five Mary MacKall Gwinn Hodder Fellows for the 2018-2019 academic year. Martyna Majok, Mario Moore, Okwui Okpokwasili, Jacob Shores-Argüello, and Lauren Yee are this year’s recipients of the Hodder Fellowship, created to provide artists and humanists in the early stages of their careers an opportunity to undertake significant new work.
LUMARCA, a unique installation by artists and designers Matt Parker and Albert Hwang that explores individual perceptions of projection and digital animation, is on view in the CoLab at the Lewis Arts complex at Princeton University through December 15. Presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier, the exhibition is free and open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On Thursday, November 16, Lecturer in Visual Arts Eve Aschheim was inducted into the National Academy Class of 2017 as a National Academician, one of the highest honors in American art and architecture. She joins 19 other professional artists and architects — all elected by their peers — who represent some of the most distinguished practitioners in their respective fields.
The Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts presents *a graphic design exhibition* curated by award-winning faculty member, artist, and writer David Reinfurt, highlighting the work of 184 current and former students since the Lewis Center launched courses in graphic design in 2010. The exhibition will be on view November 14 through December 28 in the new Hurley Gallery at the Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton campus. The gallery is open daily 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through December 15; open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from December 16-28 (closed December 22 and 25). An opening reception will be held on November 14 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. On November 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the gallery, Reinfurt will host a discussion about his new book, Muriel Cooper, on the pioneering designer of MIT Press. Both events are free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, November 15, the Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and Princeton Garden Theatre will present a screening of the short films of artist and filmmaker Kevin J. Everson at the Princeton Garden Theatre. Starting at 7:30 p.m.‚ the screening will be followed by a Q&A with Everson.