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PDS Presents Works by Caldecott Winner David Wiesner at Anne Reid ’72 Gallery

As a boy growing up in Bridgewater, New Jersey, David Wiesner was known to his classmates as “the kid who could draw.” In high school, he made silent movies and…

Reflections on the Crown Jewel of Manhattan’s Literary Hotels

We went to the Algonquin for lunch …. We sat in a big round booth built into the wall that felt cozy like a clubhouse. —Margaret Salinger   I can’t…

Renowned Painter and Teacher Mel Leipzig Announces Retirement, Discusses Long Career

Art critic Burton Wasserman once described Mel Leipzig as “New Jersey’s greatest living painter.” Ask anyone at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), where he’s taught since 1968, and you’ll find…

Princeton Public Library Buzzing as Hermann Gets A-List Authors, Including Jhumpa Lahiri

At last week’s monthly meeting of the Princeton Public Library Board of Trustees, Programming Librarian Janie Hermann gave out the scoop on upcoming celebrities who will be stopping by the…

Whimsy and Insight from Local Artist Tom Kelly On View in the Gallery at the Chapin School

Local artist Thomas Kelly’s whimsical works will be on view in the exhibition “All I Have Learned, Until Now” opening at the Gallery at Chapin School on Princeton Pike on…

Perseus Slays Medusa: Greek Myth Retold, Barbara Warren Exhibition at Arts Council

Artist Barbara Warren brings together ancient Greek myth and the contemporary medium of digital photography to startling effect in her solo exhibition, “Slaying Medusa: A Greek Myth Retold Through Self-Portraits,”…

Paintings by Local Artists and Students In Charter School’s First Show

Rita Stynes Strow has been painting since “time immemorial,” laughs the former art teacher who lives in Kingston. Inspired by her own Irish origins and tales from the Bible and…

Lincoln Assassination “Wanted Poster” Discovered at Princeton University Library

The serendipitous “rediscovery” in the Princeton University Library of a wanted poster offering a $100,000 reward for Lincoln’s murderer “couldn’t have happened at a more opportune time,” says Curator of…

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…