Annual Gala to Benefit the Princeton University Art Museum Feb. 1, 2014


Annual Gala to Benefit the Princeton University Art Museum to be Held on Feb. 1, 2014

Proceeds to Support the Museum’s Exhibitions and Programs

PRINCETON, NJ –Drawing inspiration from the Italian Baroque period, known for its drama, exuberance and passion for the arts—and from the upcoming exhibition of Italian master drawings from the Museum’s renowned collection—the Princeton University Art Museum will present its annual benefit Gala on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.

This year’s event, Brilliantly Baroque, will begin at the Art Museum at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and music by countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen. The cocktail reception will be followed by dinner and dancing at 8 p.m. at Prospect House, adjacent to the Museum on the University campus. Dinner guests will enjoy music provided by the Jeremy Grenhart Band. Presented by the Friends of the Art Museum, the Gala provides essential financial support for the Museum’s dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and educational programs. 

“In addition to being a highlight of the Princeton social calendar, the Gala is a wonderful opportunity to draw attention to the Museum’s collections and exhibitions and to the importance of our educational activities, including our commitment to the wider regional community,” said Museum Director James Steward. “The funds raised by the Gala provide critical support toward our commitment to making great art accessible to all through programs that provide direct engagement with original works of art, encourage an understanding of diverse cultures and excite the imagination.”   

Gala co-chairs Jill Mitchell and Pamela Kogen Morandi are joined by a committee of dedicated volunteers. The Honorary Committee for this year’s event includes William H. Scheide and Judith McCartin Scheide, Christopher E. Olofson, Shelly Belfer Malkin and Anthony E. Malkin and Anne C. Sherrerd.

The Museum is grateful to the following early sponsors for their leadership support:

Catherine and David Loevner, William H. Scheide and Judith McCartin Scheide, Bloomberg, Mrs. James E. Burke, Lori A. Martin and Christopher L. Eisgruber, Anne C. Sherrerd, Enea and David Tierno, Allen Adler and Frances Beatty Adler, Bruno and Gayle Fiabane, Cardinal Partners/John and Melanie Clarke, Susan and John Diekman, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Shelly Belfer Malkin and Anthony E. Malkin, Christopher E. Olofson, PNC Wealth Management, Margaret White Dodge, Glenmede Trust, Cheryl and Elliot Gursky, Debora and John Haines, Vera Sharpe Kohn, Dean and Jill Mitchell, Pamela Kogen Morandi and Michael Morandi and the Princeton Tour Company.

Tickets may be reserved online: For more information about Brilliantly Baroque or for tickets and table package opportunities, please contact Marcelle Austin at or by calling 609-258-3762. .

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About the Princeton University Art Museum

Founded in 1882, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country. From the founding gift of a collection of porcelain and pottery, the collections have grown to more than 82,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary and concentrate geographically on the Mediterranean regions, western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America.

Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. The Museum is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, offering a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art, and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture.

The Princeton University Art Museum is located at the heart of the Princeton campus, a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Nassau Street. Admission is free. Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays.

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