Story Archive

[Plays, First Folio] Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories & tragedies

“Remember Me”: Shakespeare and His Legacy showcases works from the Library's Rare Books Division and the Graphic Arts Collection, together with works from the Art Museum and a private collection, to present twenty-two rare books, prints, and drawings in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 26, 1616.

In this stunning recent acquisition, white seed beads arranged into repeating triangles create a dazzling positive-negative effect.

This fall we extend our season of South Asian art into the twenty-first century by examining the continuing role of narrative and the use of traditional imagery in the arts of the Indian subcontinent.

Epic Tales from India presents 91 paintings representing the major schools of South Asian painting from the 16th through the 19th century. The paintings have been selected from the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection, one of the most important collections of South Asian narrative art outside of India. 

Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger—both alumni of Princeton’s Class of 1976—have been collecting contemporary art since 2007. Highlights of their collection are now on view in A Material Legacy, which reveals the range of their aesthetic and cultural interests—varying from abstract to figurative, gestural to geometric, minimal to extravagant—while demonstrating that no single visual idiom dictates the output of contemporary artists.

Contemporary Stories: Revisiting South Asian Narratives at the Princeton University Art Museum, Oct. 22, 2016-Jan. 22, 2017

Museum Director James Steward ponders the role of the art museum in times of turmoil and what contributions it can make to the exercise of citizenship.

Artist Talks | Three Artists. Three Women.

The Museum is excited to present a very special series of artists’ talks this fall. The season begins with Pat Steir—long one of the most important abstract painters on the New York scene—whose work is currently on view at the Museum with two major new acquisitions. Teresita Fernández, a leading contemporary artist, is highlighted in A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art. Internationally acclaimed Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander will be featured this fall in an exhibition of contemporary South Asian art and with two monumental new commissions on campus.

While much is already known about the ways Kongo people relied on minkisi to solve social, political, and bodily problems, X-ray examination provides new information about this figure’s internal structure.