Princeton University Art Museum : World Cultures (Online)

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Each month, April through July, docents from the Princeton University Art Museum will use art works from the Museum's Collections to discuss diverse artists and their work. Some presentation may be focused on a specific theme. Participants will be invited to ask questions, share observations and engage in a lively discussion about the art.  

April 20 : Highlights of the Collections

Enjoy selections from across time, geography, and medium that showcase the truly universal scope of the Art Museum’s collections. A program might include an ancient Mediterranean vase, an Asian hanging scroll, pre-Columbian ceramics, African sculpture, European paintings, American photography, and recent acquisitions of twenty-first-century art.

May 18: American Art

Examine the depth and breadth of American art, including historical and contemporary Indigenous art, Euro-American portraiture and landscapes, and groundbreaking modern paintings.

June 15 : European Treasures

Travel across Europe through a sampling of sculpture, works on paper, and paintings from the from the 12th to the 20th century.


July 20 : World Cultures

Discover what art reveals about the life, traditions, and beliefs of earlier cultures through objects such as Roman mosaic floors, an ancient Olmec sculpture, a Northwest Coast rattle, African ceremonial masks, and early Chinese bronze vessels.

Docent Sandy Kurinsky graduated from Brandeis University in 1974 with a BA in Sociology/Education. After a few years as a pre-school teacher Sandy changed careers, receiving her MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1980. She worked in Boston as a CPA before moving to the area; in 2008 Sandy retired from a 20+ year career at Merrill Lynch where over the years she was a manager in the areas of Finance, Business Planning, Project Management and Marketing.

Sandy lives in Princeton with her husband, Michael Katz; they have three daughters and four grandchildren. Her husband and she are active members of the Carnegie Lake Rowing Association and in season often start their day at 530AM with a row on Lake Carnegie. They also love to travel, hike and bicycle. Sandy works part-time as an Admissions Consultant at the Wharton School.

Credit: Mosaic pavement: head of Medusa, late 2nd century A.D. Roman, Stone, Gift of the Committee for the Excavation of Antioch to Princeton University, excavated near Turkey, near Antioch on the Orontes, Daphne Harbie


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