In December 2020, Forward Fest — a monthly virtual public conversation series, part of Princeton University’s A Year of Forward Thinking — focuses on the arts and humanities. How does humanistic inquiry provide a lens for thinking about current times? How does reflecting on art and visual culture, music and literature help to uncover connections and think forward new ideas, in a variety of domains?
The December 17 event begins at 4 p.m. EST with a conversation and Q&A with faculty members. AMS core faculty and executive committee member Rachael Z. Delue, the Christopher Binyon Sarofim '86 Professor in American Art and chair of the Department of Art and Archeology, discusses with Beatriz Colomina, the Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture and co-director of the Program in Media and Modernity; Elizabeth Margulis, professor of music and director of the Music Cognition Lab; and Autumn Womack, assistant professor of African American studies and English and the Charles G. Osgood University Preceptor. Novelist and HarperCollins editor Rakesh Satyal, a 2002 alumnus, moderates.
At 8 p.m. EST, a performing arts showcase features University student groups, Princeton University Concerts, the Princeton University Art Museum, and more.
The events are free and open to the public. RSVP to receive early access to a resource guide and programming updates.