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Faculty Panel: Perspectives on Doug Aitken’s Migration (Empire)

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November 13, 2023 • 5:30 pm

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Doug Aitken, migration (empire), 2008. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund. © Doug Aitken. Courtesy of the artist; 303 Gallery, NY; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Victoria Miro, London; Regen Proj, LA

Join Princeton scholars from the humanities and sciences for an interdisciplinary discussion of the video installation migration (empire) by Doug Aitken, now screening daily on the north lawn of the Lewis Arts complex. Panelists will speak about the video work from their distinct scholarly perspectives, underscoring how different forms of knowledge can inform and help shape our perception.

Featured Panelists

  • Jeffrey Whetstone, Director & Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts and associated faculty at the High Meadows Environmental Institute
  • Barbara White, Professor of Music
  • Moderated by Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art and associated faculty at the High Meadows Environmental Institute.

Join the Event

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.


Get directions to the Forum, located at street level in the Lewis Arts complex.


symbol for wheelchair accessibilityThe Forum is wheelchair accessible. From the NJ Transit Princeton Station, the Theater Drive Garage, Visitor Lot 20, and the transit parking lot, sidewalks with curb cuts lead to the Forum level entrance. The best way to access the Forum is from the exterior building entrance on Theater Drive across from the train station where the entrance is ramp accessible. Visit our Venues and Studios section for accessibility information at our various locations.


This event is presented by the Princeton University Art Museum and cosponsored by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the High Meadows Environmental Institute.

This installation of Doug Aitken’s migration (empire) is made possible in part by Peter M. Ochs, Class of 1965, and Gail Ochs and Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin, with cosponsorship provided by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the High Meadows Environmental Institute.


November 13, 2023
5:30 pm
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Forum, Lewis Arts complex
122 Alexander Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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