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Painting on Paper: American Watercolors at Princeton on View June 27 - Aug. 30, 2015<
Painting on Paper: American Watercolors at Princeton on View June 27 - Aug. 30, 2015

Painting on Paper: American Watercolors at Princeton presents 90 selections from the Museum's remarkable collection, supplemented by select loans, providing a potent overview of American art as well as a survey of the importance and evolution of watercolor painting in the U.S. since the early 19th century. 

John Elderfield, Former Chief Curator at Museum of Modern Art, to Join the Princeton University Art Museum<
John Elderfield, Former Chief Curator at Museum of Modern Art, to Join the Princeton University Art Museum

James Steward, director of the Princeton University Art Museum, recently announced the appointment of John Elderfield, chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, as the first Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer on February 1, 2015.

Kongo across the Waters | Press Release<
Kongo across the Waters | Press Release

On view at the Princeton University Art Museum from Oct. 25, 2014 to January 25, 2015, Kongo across the Waters will be the single most important project ever presented at Princeton University that addresses the issues of the slave trade and colonialism through the lens of the artistic traditions of Africa and the African diaspora.

Princeton University Art Museum Featured in Exhibition of Student Art and Writing Presented by the Assoc. of Art Museum Directors and the US Dept. of Education in Washington, DC<
Princeton University Art Museum Featured in Exhibition of Student Art and Writing Presented by the Assoc. of Art Museum Directors and the US Dept. of Education in Washington, DC

The Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), in partnership with the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C., is currently hosting Museums: pARTners in Learning. This is their second collaboration to exhibit student art and creative writing resulting from AAMD member museums’ innovative educational programs offered in partnership with their local schools. This year, the exhibition features programs organized by 16 college- and university-based art museums, including the Princeton University Art Museum, which underscore the breadth and range of art museum education today.

CHIGUSA AND THE ART OF TEA IN JAPAN | Legendary 700-year-old tea jar “Chigusa” featured in the U.S. for the first time<
CHIGUSA AND THE ART OF TEA IN JAPAN | Legendary 700-year-old tea jar “Chigusa” featured in the U.S. for the first time

The story of Chigusa is the remarkable tale of an ordinary Chinese storage jar rising, over the course of several centuries and generations of connoisseurs, to become one of the most revered objects of Japan’s chanoyu, or art of tea. On view Oct. 11, 2014 through Feb. 1, 2015, Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan introduces visitors to this renowned object—on view in the U.S. for the first time—as seen through the eyes of the 16th-century tea men who celebrated it.

KONGO ACROSS THE WATERS | First exhibition in America to deeply explore the legacy of Kongo culture<
KONGO ACROSS THE WATERS | First exhibition in America to deeply explore the legacy of Kongo culture

On view at the Princeton University Art Museum from Oct. 25, 2014 to January 25, 2015, Kongo across the Waters will be the single most important project ever presented at Princeton University that addresses the issues of the slave trade and colonialism through the lens of the artistic traditions of Africa and the African diaspora.

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