Exhibitions

Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan
October 11, 2014 – February 1, 2015
Kongo across the Waters
October 25, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Highlighted Events Calendar

Christmas Day: Museum closed Thursday, December 25, 2014 @ 10:00 am
New Years Day: Museum closed Thursday, January 1, 2015 @ 10:00 am
Yoga: Finals Edition Thursday, January 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

Featured Stories

New campus art commission adorns Whitman College

In March 2014, Stardust, a six-panel jacquard tapestry handwoven by fabric artist Bhakti Ziek, was installed in Community Hall at Whitman College. This new video highlights Ziek's creative process.

Authority Embodied: Nkisi

Kongo across the Waters notably presents a rich selection of Kongo minkisi (singular nkisi). A nkisi is a container that holds an ancestral spirit as well as empowering materials or medicines. 

Pearlman Collection Embarks on International Tour

The Impressionist and early modern works from the Pearlman Collection that are usually on view in the galleries of 19th- and early 20th-century art are currently traveling in a five-venue international tour entitled Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection.

Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan

Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan brings to Princeton an object that reached a high peak of fame in sixteenth-century Japan: a tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa. Remarkably, Chigusa’s history can be tracked from even before that time up to the present day, a span of some seven centuries that saw the jar move from China to Japan, where it circulated widely, and recently to the United States.

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.