“Pictures Generation” artists Sarah Charlesworth and James Welling have been named photography professors in the Visual Arts Program of Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts, according to a note sent out by the e-flux e-mail service. Ms. Charlesworth, who will continue to teach at the School of Visual Arts, will be a lecturer; Mr. Welling, who chairs UCLA’s photography department, will be a visiting professor for the fall.
Life is hard for art-history majors. Good jobs are hard to come by. Salaries in the field are low. One of Mitt Romney’s advisors hates them (which is going to be awkward if he wins the presidency). But here’s a bit of good news to lift your spirits: Michael Lewis, the author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball and quite a few more bestselling books, was an art-history major himself! And he actually thinks it may have helped him in his life. At least that’s what he told Princeton graduates in the commencement address he delivered to them earlier this month, which we have excerpted below. He begins by recalling how he felt at his graduation: