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Sketching Einstein Virtual Program Celebrates Pi Day

“SKETCHING EINSTEIN”: Drawings by Albert Einstein from the Princeton Historical Society’s Gillett Griffin Collection of Albert Einstein Ephemera will be discussed during a virtual program, also hosted by the Princeton Arts Council, on the occasion Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday.

In conjunction with Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday, the Princeton Historical Society and the Princeton Arts Council will present a new virtual program, Sketching Einstein, on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

Gillett G. Griffin was an art curator, collector, writer, artist, and teacher who for more than half a century lived and worked in Princeton. he was also a personal friend of physicist Albert Einstein. Before his death in 2016, Griffin, curator emeritus of pre-Columbian and Native American art at the Princeton University Art Museum, made a significant donation to the Princeton Historical Society of more than 50 Einstein-related documents.

Stephanie Schwartz, Curator of Collections and Research, will present the Gillett Griffin Collection of Albert Einstein Ephemera from the Historical Society, sharing several drawings of Einstein drawn by Griffin himself. The artwork will serve as inspiration for a live portrait drawing session, led by artist teacher Barbara DiLorenzo.

Tickets are priced at “pay what you can”. The program will be presented via Zoom; Access link will be sent to the email address provided within two days of registration. Visit princetonhistory.org/events/sketching-einstein-virtual for more information.