About the Museum

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks to bring the visual arts to the heart of the Princeton University experience for students, scholars, and visitors of all kinds as one of the world’s greatest comprehensive museums in an academic setting. By fostering critical thinking, visual literacy, dialogue, and empathy, the Museum aspires to enrich human experience and to strengthen citizenship.

Mission Statement
The Princeton University Art Museum educates, challenges, and inspires the students of Princeton University and members of a diverse local, national, and international public through exposure to the world of art. Uniting fresh, object-based scholarship with broad accessibility, the Museum soothes and provokes, affirms accepted meanings and suggests new ones, excites the imagination, and affords encounters of both clarity and uncertainty. Intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, the Museum presents opportunities to delve deeply into the study of art and culture, offers a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art, and acts as a library of the visual and a gateway to the University’s intellectual resources.

Director's Welcome

Welcome and quarterly director's letter


The Museum's history since the dawn of art collecting at Princeton in 1755

Press Room

Press releases, announcements, and annual reports.

Museum Store

Make art a part of your daily life by visiting the Museum Store.

Employment Opportunities

Opportunities to become part of the Art Museum staff

Staff Directory

Contact an Art Museum staff member.