FOCUS Luncheon: Mario Moore h22

Sept. 27, 2022

On September 21 2022, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students hosted a FOCUS Luncheon, featuring a small group of students, administrators, and faculty in discussion with Mario Moore h20.  FOCUS is an interdisciplinary initiative sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students designed to bring anti-racist scholarship, thought, and action to every part of university life. The name and mission of FOCUS were inspired by the words of Toni Morrison, the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, and the recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, one of Princeton’s most illustrious faculty members.

Moore is an acclaimed artist who was awarded the Princeton Hodder Fellowship in 2018-19, during which he created a series of etchings, drawings, and large-scale paintings of Black men and women who work at or around the Princeton University campus in blue collar jobs, many of which still hang on campus.  The discussion revolved around Moore’s experience on campus, creative process, and experience as an artist in spaces of higher learning.

ODUS will continue to offer once-in-a lifetime opportunities to undergraduates, through FOCUS lectures, programs, and events.

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