DIRECTOR OF VISUAL ARTS AT THE LEWIS CENTER DIGS HEAVY METAL, MATH JOKES, AND NOT LEWIS LIBRARY
Name: Joe Scanlan
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in Princeton?
Baked halibut with asparagus and roasted potatoes. It was prepared by Sandy Tait and Professor Hal Foster in honor of Fritz Haeg and Will Allen, two radical gardeners who gave visiting artist lectures at the Lewis Center.
What’s your top vacation destination?
Wellfleet, Cape Cod
What is your greatest guilty pleasure?
There are so many! I’ll name the first three that come to mind: Heavy metal, Benny Hill, sausage (any kind)
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day?
I look at how people think it would be a good idea to make an artwork, and talk about whether it is a good approach or not, and whether that matters, and what effect it might have on its meaning.