Friday, February 24, 2012

Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870–1930

Princeton Landing's Johanna G. Seasonwein, an art historian specializing in the Middle Ages, is curator of a new exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum. Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870–1930 opens February 25 and continues through June 24, 2012.

The exhibition of 40 works of art, many on view for the first time, explores America's changing attitudes toward the art and architecture of the Middle Ages around the turn of the 20th century. It also investigates the adoption of the Gothic Revival as a style for American universities, as seen through Princeton University's campus and collections.

A reception for Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870–1930 begins at 5:30 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Art Museum, followed by a concert in the University Chapel at 7 pm. Both events are free and open to the public.

For the first time, the Museum will offer a mobile application enabling visitors to experience the exhibition while touring the campus. The app will use images and commentary to highlight nine University buildings featured in the exhibition and catalogue.

The Princeton University Art Museum is located on the campus. Admission is free. Click here to visit the Museum's website for additional information.

Dr. Seasonwein is the Museum's Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow for Academic Programs. She has also written the catalogue for the show, which provides an overview of Princeton's Gothic Revival architecture and examines three stained-glass commissions on campus. Jody lives in Parcel 5 with her husband Davis Ozdogan, son Ari and twin daughters Noa and Lia.

Image (Proposed exterior of chapel) Courtesy the University Archives, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.