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The Museum in the Classroom

At Princeton, object-based teaching remains a hallmark of the Museum’s relationship with its nearest neighbor (both intellectually and geographically) and of the intimately scaled teaching experience that is a signature of the University. 

Exhibition as Classroom

This fall, students in seminars from the departments of Art and Archaeology, Comparative Literature, English, Spanish, and Visual Arts visited the Art Museum to engage with the exhibition The Itinerant Languages of Photography.

Grants Support Object-Based Teaching

Established in 2008, the Andrew W. Mellon Fund for Faculty Innovation at the Princeton University Art Museum encourages innovative curricular initiatives that use the Art Museum’s collections in significant ways. 

Nassau Street Sampler 2015

Visit our galleries for a special campus preview of Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection, sample food from local restaurants, and enjoy musical performances by some of Princeton’s beloved student groups.

El Anatsui at Princeton

Join us for a conversation between influential Ghanaian artist El Anatsui and Chika Okeke-Agulu, associate professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology. This public program takes place during Anatsui’s tenure as the 2015 Sarah Lee Elson, Class of 1984, International Artist-in-Residence.

The Artist's Studio | Colloquium with John Elderfield

Join us for a lively discussion about the evolving role of the artist’s studio in the 19th and 20th centuries—from a private art making space to one that served as a place for art making, commerce, and social gathering.

Art Museum Forms Advisory Forum of Regional Leaders

The Art Museum recently established a new Community Leadership Council charged with helping the Museum better understand and serve the needs of residents in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Council will bridge the University and the region to inspire a citizenship that is more engaged in the visual arts.

New campus art commission adorns Whitman College

In March 2014, Stardust, a six-panel jacquard tapestry handwoven by fabric artist Bhakti Ziek, was installed in Community Hall at Whitman College. This new video highlights Ziek's creative process.

Portraits of a President: A Video Feature

In this video, Karl Kusserow, the John Wilmerding Curator of American Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, explains the unique history of a pair of George Washington portraits and the connections they have to both Princeton and American history.