Tag Archives: Princeton

Expression in Stone

Visitors to Grounds For Sculpture observe how Magdalena Abakanowicz’s “Space of Stone”–a work that itself conveys a greater power–is enhanced by the long shadows of the sun sitting low in the sky. Part of a series that includes major installations in … Continue reading

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Looking Back at Avant-Garde

Overheard at the Princeton University Art Museum: “It’s more conceptual than his usual stuff; there are no hanging things.” Robert Rauschenberg’s “Plank” is overpowering in size, and if you’re here in search of “hanging things” your eye may drift toward … Continue reading

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Windows on the Dance of Life

Priscilla Snow Algava’s studio may be in the most enviable spot for an artist in Princeton. Her large glass windows look out on Witherspoon Street and the former Lahiere’s building, and from her perch she draws and paints the bustling … Continue reading

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Seeing the Light

Meg Brinster Michael has lived her life in Princeton, and her paintings and photography are steeped in an emotional reverence for her home town. Whether painting a still life of pears, a landscape with a white barn, or a photograph … Continue reading

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Making a Splash

Visiting the newly restored pool house at Morven Museum and Garden, once the playground of Robert Wood Johnson, I started thinking about the man behind the name we have come to associate with medical schools, hospitals, and large charitable contributions. … Continue reading

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Sand and Water

Dallas Piotrowski, the curator at the Gallery at Chapin, is excited about a newly discovered photographer named Charlie Gross, whose work will be exhibited Monday, October 3, through Friday, October 28. “He wrote a book about the brain, which he … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Furniture tells his Story

Back in the 1970s, a series of books titled Nomadic Furniture promoted ideas about how to make lightweight beds, bookshelves and modules that were collapsible and easily reassembled for a peripatetic lifestyle. This kind of portable furniture would have been … Continue reading

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All On A Summer’s Day

When I look at Dan Finaldi’s paintings, I feel like I’m home, like I’ve returned to childhood with streets lined with sycamore trees casting soothing shadows on a hot summer day, young people sitting on porches or in Adirondack chairs. … Continue reading

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The World of Tomorrow

Entering the galleries of Princeton University Art Museum, one is greeted at first by familiar sights: Monet’s “Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge” and Toulouse Lautrec’s “The Sacred Grove” – both landscapes in the traditional sense. Nobody’s Property, on view through … Continue reading

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Urban Visioner

Anton Nelessen is a noted urban visioner, but he is first and foremost an artist. “Eco City,” made from recycled computer and cell phone parts embedded in tar, is his vision for the future of cities. “I’m preserving the residue … Continue reading

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