“I began to feel that the museum ought, in its best form, to be a kind of living room for the communities it serves, a place that might arouse us to consider more deeply—and safely—our responsibilities to each other.”
Lecture by J. Michael Padgett, curator of Ancient Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C
This spring the Art Museum puts the focus on Greece with the major international loan exhibition The Berlin Painter and His World. The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue celebrate ancient Greece and of the ideals of reason, proportion, and human dignity that are its legacy to all the peoples of the world.
Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler
To celebrate the first total solar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the United States, we have produced Transient Effects, a multimedia online exhibition that focuses on the remarkable career of Howard Russell Butler (1856–1934).