While the Princeton University Art Museum is under construction, faculty have found creative ways to engage with original works of art in their courses and beyond.
In the Fall 2021 course “Renaissance Art and Architecture,” co-taught by Carolyn Yerkes (Art and Archaeology), acting chair of the Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Carolina Mangone (Art and Archaeology), students visited the Firestone Library’s object-study room to view architectural drawings and engravings from the museum’s collections.
“Encountering art is its own form of human experience, one that helps us understand the past, order our thoughts and give our lives meaning,” said Yerkes, in a story featured on the University homepage.
Yerkes also co-curated “Piranesi on the Page,” a recent exhibition at Firestone Library, which was funded in part by a Humanities Council Magic Project. The exhibition told the story of how Giovanni Battista Piranesi, the foremost printmaker in 18th-century Europe, made the book the center of his artistic production.