Hua Yan 華嵒, 1682–ca. 1765 The Red Bird (Zhu que 朱雀)
Milton Resnick, American, 1917–2004
4, 2002

Highlighted Events Calendar

The City Lost and Found Film Series: Driving Los Angeles Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
A Conversation with El Anatsui Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Artemisia: The Ideal Wife Friday, April 24, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

Featured Stories

El Anatsui at Princeton

Join us for a conversation between influential Ghanaian artist El Anatsui and Chika Okeke-Agulu, associate professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology. This public program takes place during Anatsui’s tenure as the 2015 Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist-in-Residence.

Antioch through the Ages

Antioch-on-the-Orontes (modern Antakya, Turkey) was one of the great cities of the Hellenistic and Roman worlds and remained an important center through the Byzantine, Seljuk, Crusader, and Ottoman periods. From 1932 to 1939, an archaeological expedition to Antioch by a consortium of institutions, including Princeton University, produced a remarkable wealth of excavated finds that opened novel vistas onto a city that played a fundamental role in the shaping of politics and cultures in the Greek and Roman East for more than a millennium. Princeton University was given possession of a portion of the finds from the excavations, including the many Roman mosaic pavements now displayed in the Art Museum, McCormick Hall, Firestone Library, and the School of Architecture.

Major New Sculpture Commissioned for Museum Entrance

The Museum’s front lawn has been home to a number of compelling works of art, from Pablo Picasso’s Head of a Woman to Magdalena Abakanowicz’s Big Figures to such short-term installations as Doug Aitken’s migration (empire) and, most recently, two remarkable sculptures by Alexander Calder. Now the lawn is poised to receive a new commission designed especially for the site by Doug and Mike Starn.

Art Museum Forms Advisory Forum of Regional Leaders

The Art Museum recently established a new Community Leadership Council charged with helping the Museum better understand and serve the needs of residents in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Council will bridge the University and the region to inspire a citizenship that is more engaged in the visual arts.

The Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection

Over three decades, Henry Pearlman assembled one of the finest collections of modern art remaining in private hands.  Explore the collection that has resided at the Princeton University Art Museum since 1976.