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The Augur: A Global Portrait of Hope

María Berrío, artist; Mitra Abbaspour; Princeton University Art Museum; Holly Hatheway, Marquand Library

September 17, 2020 · 5:30 pm · Webinar

Princeton University Art Museum
María Berrío (Colombian, active New York, born 1982), The Augur, 2019. Mixed paper collage, watercolor on canvas. Princeton University Art Museum. © María Berrío

Artist María Berrío joins Mitra Abbaspour, Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Holly Hatheway, Head Librarian of Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, to celebrate the installation of The Augur, the eight-foot-tall multi-technique work that Berrío created specifically for the third-floor reading room of Firestone Library. Berrío will discuss her influences, her process, and the inspiration she drew from cultural heritage, literary traditions, and the site itself in developing this contemplative scene of a gathering of youth beneath a sky filled with birds in flight.

“The flock is an impossible mingling of diverse species, each of which carries symbolic resonance in different parts of the world,” says Berrío. “In my collage, all of these beautiful traditions come together to provide a global portrait of hope.”

Free registration at https://princeton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JYy08r2kTquKZsn-DVurMQ (when prompted, click to sign in as “attendee”)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar, by clicking the “CC” icon. To access Spanish language captioning, enter the Zoom webinar, then open a separate web browser to visit https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=CFI-PrincetonUArtMuseum where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.

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