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get smART Luncheon Learn

June 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

get smART Luncheon Learn to be held at Princeton University Prospect House

Choose Your Topic:
Photography. Gardening & Horticulture. Your Brain on Politics.

Lunch. Renowned speakers. Private walking tours.

Join us for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council get smART Luncheon Learn on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Princeton University’s elegant and historic Prospect House & Garden.

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get smART Luncheon Learn to be held at Princeton University Prospect HouseYou’ll “Choose Your Own Adventure” by selecting from three lunchtime speakers and (optional) after-lunch walking tours:

Photographer Benoit CortetA. THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Remembering the Sounds

Benoit Cortet will take you through the lens with his experiences around the world as Annie Leibovitz’s former Assistant and Producer/Studio Manager, as well as a noted portrait and commercial photographer in his own right. Cortet thinks deeply about creativity and the art of his work. His photography has appeared in leading magazines across the globe.

Followed by a docent-led tour of the exhibit, Revealing Pictures: Photographs from the Christopher E. Olofson Collection, at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Princeton University Neuroscientist Sam WangB. THE ART OF THINKING: Neuroscience & Politics

Sam Wang, Princeton University Professor of Molecular Biology and of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, explains your brain on politics. Wang is nationally known for his Princeton Election Consortium (an election prediction site); the “Politics & Polls” podcast, which he co-hosts with Julian Zelizer, Princeton Professor of History & Public Affairs; and for eating a live bug on CNN after the November election.

Followed by a docent-led tour of Art of Science, a curated selection of photographs and video images drawn from the world of science.

get smART Luncheon Learn to be held at Princeton University Prospect HouseC. Princeton: The Evolution of a Campus and its Landscape

Devin Livi, Princeton University Associate Director of Grounds & Landscaping, will talk about the University’s history and grounds design, and the massive effort it takes to keep one of the world’s most famous campuses beautiful year round.

After his talk, Livi himself will lead a walking tour of Prospect Garden and the north campus. The campus and garden will be in full, early-Summer bloom.


Each program includes a private, catered lunch at Princeton University’s Prospect House & Garden, the former residence of Princeton University presidents including Woodrow Wilson (FUN FACT: Wilson’s wife, Ellen, designed the garden in the shape of the University’s shield.)

Registration and self-guided tours of Prospect Garden will begin at 11:30. Lunch begins promptly at noon.

*Optional after-lunch walking tours will leave Prospect House at 1:45 and end by 3pm.

Luncheon Learns will be small to allow for conversation with the speaker: Tickets are very limited. Buy your tickets now.

HV Arts Council members save $5/ticket with Promo Code: LUNCHEON.  Not a member? Join now!

Proceeds of this event will go towards scholarships for Hopewell Valley Central High School seniors who continue to study any aspect of the arts in college, and to HV Arts Council activities that support arts appreciation and participation throughout Hopewell Valley.




June 16, 2017
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Hopewell Valley Arts Council
(610) 291-9101
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Princeton University Prospect House
Washington Street
Princeton, NJ 08544 United States
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