get smART Luncheon Learn

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

Lunch. Renowned speakers. Private walking tours.

And your choice of topic:
Photography. Gardening & Horticulture. Your Brain on Politics.

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

Join us for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council

“Get smART” Luncheon Learn

Friday, June 16, 2017

Princeton University Campus
Prospect House & Garden

 Buy your tickets.

“Choose Your Own Adventure” by selecting from three lunchtime speakers and (optional) after-lunch walking tours:

A. THE ART OF Photographer Benoit CortetPHOTOGRAPHY: 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.

THE ART OF THINKING: Neuroscience & Politics

Sam Wang, noted Princeton University neuroscientist, explains your brain on politics. Wang is popularly known for his Princeton Election Consortium (an election prediction site); his book, “Welcome to Your Brain;” 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.THE ART OF HORTICULTURE: 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.