Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts named sculptor Martha Friedman as the new director of the University’s Program in Visual Arts. Friedman has been a member of the Program in Visual Arts faculty since 2009 and became a full-time lecturer in 2011. With her directorship commencing July 1, she will be appointed at the rank of Senior Lecturer.
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music will celebrate the opening of the new Lewis Arts complex with a multi-day Festival of the Arts on October 5 through 8 on the Princeton campus. The Festival, which is open to the public, will feature dozens of concerts, plays, readings, dance performances, art exhibitions, multidisciplinary presentations, community workshops and site-specific events at venues across the campus, most of which will be free.
The Lewis Center for the Arts announces over $100,000 in awards intended to support the summer projects and research of 53 Princeton students, chosen from 126 applicants. For many recipients the funding provides the resources to conduct research, undertake training, and pursue other opportunities critical to achieving their senior thesis project goals.
The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present an exhibition of recent work in a wide range of media by 20 graduating seniors in the Program. The exhibition, Senior All-Star Show, will highlight work by students completed as part of their senior thesis projects and will be on view from Thursday, May 18 to Friday, June 9 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street. An opening reception held on May 18 from 12:00-2:00p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The organizers of the Princeton University Art of Science Competition announced the winning entries of the 2017 competition at an opening reception on Friday, May 5. Graduate student Tsung-Lin Hsieh received first place, graduate student Michael Fusella received second place, and Yuzki Oey '19, along with visual arts major Louisa Willis '17, were named co-winners of third place. Visual arts faculty members Jeff Whetstone and Emmet Gowin served on the panel of judges.
The Visual Arts Program in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present an end of semester screening featuring the recent film and video work of 23 students in Yaara Sumeruk’s course “How to Make a Film” and Su Friedrich’s two courses, “Documentary Filmmaking” and “Intermediate Video and Film Production.” The screening will take place on Thursday, May 18, in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. Work by students in “How to Make a Film” and “Documentary Filmmaking” will be shown from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and work from “Intermediate Video and Film Production” will be shown from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.
The Visual Arts Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present “Lumpy Projector,” an immersive installation featuring analog projection, photography, and video in a study of translucency and visual experience by Princeton senior Louisa Willis, and “은별,” an exhibition of digital collages exploring issues of appearance, mental health and being the “other” by Princeton senior Tiffany Cho. Willis’s work will be on view May 8 through 12 in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street with an opening reception on May 9 at 5:45 p.m. Cho’s work will be exhibited in Room 301 at 185 Nassau Street also May 8 through 12 with an opening reception on May 11 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
The Visual Arts Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present “Eden,” a multimedia exhibition that presents a retelling of the Garden of Eden creation story by Princeton senior Adam Locher, and “Riad,” an exhibition of large format analog photography by Princeton senior Walid Marfouk, explores novel visual representations of Muslim identities through notions of power, gender, family, and history. Locher’s work will be on view May 2 through 5 in Room 301 at 185 Nassau Street with an artist performance and presence daily 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Marfouk’s work will be exhibited in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street also May 1 through 5 with an opening reception on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. The exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Programs in Dance and Visual Arts at Princeton University will present Excess, a multimedia, interactive performance work conceived by senior Alex Quetell that builds and deconstructs a party to reveal the dissonances propagated in the human pursuit of technology and progress. Performances will be held April 27 and 28 at 8:30 p.m. and April 29 at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. at the Patricia and Ward Hagan’48 Dance Studio at 185 Nassau Street. The performances are free and open to the public, however participation at each performance is limited and reservations are recommended at arts.princeton.edu/excess.
The Visual Arts Program at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University will present “Privacy Settings” by Princeton senior Emily Madrigal. Sculpturally and photographically, this exhibition reflects on the artist’s childhood and her critique of social media. The work will be on view April 24th through April 28th in the Lucas Gallery at 185 Nassau Street with an opening reception on April 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Audiences are invited to join Princeton University students to screen recent independent films and videos and meet filmmakers, musicians and scholars as part of a semester-long series focusing on sound in film, Sonic Cinema: Sounding Resistance. The series is presented by the Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts and is in conjunction with the spring course “Sonic Cinema: Music, Noise, and the Moving Image” taught by Visiting Associate Professor Amy Herzog, who curated the series. Films and videos will be screened on select Tuesdays through the end of April. Filmmakers, musicians and scholars associated with the work will be on hand to discuss the work and answer questions from the audience.
On Wednesday, April 19, poet John Ashbery and screenwriter and director Jim Jarmusch will read from their work as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University. The reading, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in McCosh Hall, Room 50, on the Princeton campus, is free and open to the public. Ashbery will be appearing via Skype. (Note: this reading is not being held in the usual venue at the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center.)
The Visual Arts Program of the Lewis Center for the Arts will present an exhibition of recent work in a wide range of media by juniors in the Program opening April 19 and running through May 5 in the James S. Hall ’34 Memorial Gallery in Butler College on the Princeton University campus. The gallery is open to the public weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An opening reception will take place on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. A screening of short films by two juniors in the Program will be presented on May 4 at 4:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ‘32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street. The exhibition, reception, and screening are free and open to the public.