Princeton University Hosts a Community-Wide Series of Exhibitions and Events Exploring the Creative Process of Toni Morrison

Feb. 16, 2023

Curated by Autumn Womack, assistant professor of English and African American Studies, the exhibition will be the center of a community-wide exploration of how Morrison’s archive continues to influence the past, present, and future.

“Toni Morrison: Sites of Memory,” which opens at PUL’s Milberg Gallery on February 22, 2023 (through June 4, 2023), will anchor a series of programs that include an art exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum’s [email protected] with the renowned artist Alison Saar; newly commissioned performances responding to Morrison’s work presented by McCarter Theatreand Princeton University Concerts; a landmark three-day symposium that brings together over thirty writers and artists to reflect on Morrison’s relationship to the archive; public tours of Sites of Memory; children’s programming; a spring lecture series; and undergraduate courses on Morrison’s work.

In all, the ambitious initiative suggests the enormous influence that Morrison had not only on Princeton—where she taught for 17 years beginning in 1989, later lending her name to Morrison Hall, home to the school’s Department of African American Studies—but also on the culture of American life.