Author: April C. Armstrong *14
The painting depicts the experience of the first wave of the pandemic and is one of 17 pieces of COVID-19-related folk and tribal art from South Asia that was acquired for the Graphic Arts collection. … Each piece asks us to recall our own experiences of the pandemic and to reflect on its manifestation in India, too.
Princeton University Library’s Special Collections, which hold materials spanning millennia across the globe, have a fair share of demonic depictions lurking on the shelves. One never knows which ghost, goblin, monster, or other feared spectre could possibly come traipsing through the vault’s locked door.