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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.

Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds | First Retrospective of Drawings by Pioneering Modernist<
Lee Bontecou: Drawn Worlds | First Retrospective of Drawings by Pioneering Modernist

PRINCETON, NJ—Although most celebrated for her forceful and influential sculptures, Lee Bontecou has employed drawing as a distinct and essential part of her creative practice since the dawn of her 50-year career. She has constantly forged a capacious and profoundly original way of making and seeing, her drawings acting as fantastic spatial reflections on how we understand our place in the world in the face of dramatic scientific and technological advances, environmental decline and geopolitical strife. Read more...

Rothko to Richter | The Hand of the Artist in Abstract Painting 1950-1990 is Addressed in Princeton<
Rothko to Richter | The Hand of the Artist in Abstract Painting 1950-1990 is Addressed in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ – A remarkable gathering of paintings by some of the most important artists of the postwar era will provide a window into a moment of extraordinary creative ferment, when the very nature of abstract painting was being hotly contested. Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell spans the years 1950 to 1990, an era whose commitment to artistic experimentation is rivaled only by the first decades of the 20th century, when abstraction was invented. Read more...

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

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.  read more

500 Years of Italian Master Drawings on View Jan. 25 through May 11, 2014<
500 Years of Italian Master Drawings on View Jan. 25 through May 11, 2014

PRINCETON, NJ –Over 100 masterworks—accompanied by new research and fresh insights—from the Princeton University Art Museum’s distinguished collection of Italian drawings from the 15th through the early 20th centuries will be on view Jan. 25 through May 11, 2014.  read more

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