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Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum

Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum

July 1 through September 17

Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler

Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler

July 22 through October 15, 2017

Explore the Collections

Explore the Collections

Explore the Collections

Explore the Collections

Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum Samuel Cooper.
Exhibition

Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum

July 1, 2017
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September 17, 2017
Andy Warhol Screenprints Andy Warhol. Fiesta Pig
Gallery Highlights

Andy Warhol Screenprints

On view in the Works on Paper Study Room  July 6 – September 10, 2017. Thursdays, 5-9; Saturdays, 10-5; Sundays, 1-5

The Miseries of Human Life and Other Amusements: Drawings by Thomas Rowlandson Thomas Rowlandson. The Miseries of Human Life
Gallery Highlights

The Miseries of Human Life and Other Amusements: Drawings by Thomas Rowlandson

On view in the early European Galleries

The Art of Calligraphy in Asia
Gallery Highlights

The Art of Calligraphy in Asia

On view in the Asian galleries from April 14 through October 27, 2017

The Art of Calligraphy

The Art Museum’s collection of Chinese calligraphy may be considered one of the finest outside of Asia. Its formation is primarily the legacy of John B. Elliott and Wen C. Fong, two Princetonians who first met as members of the class of 1951.

Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum

British art is the focus of this summer’s special exhibition, which features more than one hundred rarely seen treasures from the renowned collection of some 10,000 works on paper in the Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

Seeing to Remember

How should our institutions represent slavery in their exhibitions and collections? Anna Arabindan-Kesson, assistant professor in the departments of Art and Archaeology and African American Studies, investigated this question this past spring together with eight undergraduate students in her new course, “Seeing to Remember: Representing Slavery across the Black Atlantic.”

Relevance | Director's Letter Spring 2017

“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.”

Howard Russell Butler, American, 1856–1934. Solar Eclipse, Lompoc 1923. Oil on canvas. Princeton University, gift of H. Russell Butler Jr. (PP351)

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).