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Exhibitions Opening This Month Explore African Presence, Legacy in Art, Science

Two exhibitions opening in Princeton and Newark this month take a close look at art for discoveries of African cultural and scientific influence. Inspired by collections in Baltimore and Washington,…

Geoffrey Dorfman Abstract Art Exhibit Opening This Week at Rider Gallery

Geoffrey Dorfman describes the paint he works with as holding everything necessary to “create a world that … unlocks the sensation of being that lies at the root of our…

Mystery Guest Marcel Proust Makes His Presence Felt in Atget/Friedlander Show

The mind-finger presses the release on the silly machine and it stops time and holds what its jaws can encompass and what the light will stain. —Lee Friedlander (1934—) These…

“Fear and Folly” at College of New Jersey Exhibit Featuring Goya and Castellon

In an exhibition appropriately titled “Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon,” the art gallery at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) features prints by…

Alicia Ostriker and Gerald Stern Share the Stage at Labyrinth Books

“It’s so fun to be reading with Gerry,” said poet Alicia Ostriker on Saturday afternoon at Labyrinth Books. “Gerry” was another poet, Gerald Stern, a Pittsburgh native who has written…

The Fountain and the Top Hat: Woodrow Wilson’s Star-Crossed Quest

I have the uncomfortable feeling that I am carrying a volcano around with me. My salvation is in being loved. —Woodrow Wilson, from a letter to Ellen Axson When I…

Portraying Princeton History and More, Jean Lareuse Embraces Past and Present

Artist Jean Lareuse was born in 1926 to Catalan parents in French Guiana, Africa, and while his career has been international in scope, he has left his particular stamp on…

Once Upon a Time in The Fertile Crescent: Two Girls and a Hat

Miss Butterfly is going to meet the sun; as she is looking for a way out and reaching for the light, she becomes caught in a spider’s web. —Shadi Ghadirian…

Carnage and Communion: Encountering Art in the Shadow of Aurora

On my way across campus to the University Art Museum, I see a single leaf drifting toward the September 11 memorial garden at Chancellor Green. I’m in a don’t-take-anything-for-granted mood,…

“Expressing Themselves Through Art”: PHS Student Work Fills Numina Gallery

Following last week’s article on the “art scene” at Princeton High School (PHS), Town Topics received photographs of Numina Gallery’s end-of-year show, and curator Veronika Bychkova responded to a series…