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Princeton University Art Museum Acquires Rare Masterpiece of American Art by Fitz Henry Lane<
Princeton University Art Museum Acquires Rare Masterpiece of American Art by Fitz Henry Lane

An archetype of American painting by Luminist master Fitz Henry Lane , entitled Ship in Fog, has been acquired by the Princeton University Art Museum. The painting dramatically bolsters the Museum’s esteemed holdings of American art, and will substantially increase the collection’s utility as a research and teaching resource.

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.

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