Online Exhibitions

The Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection presents Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces from one of the finest collections still held in private hands. The collection features paintings and sculptures by artists who were transformative members of the avant-garde of their day such as Cézanne, Degas, Van Gogh, Modigliani, and Soutine. The works have been on long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum since the mid-1970s and were on view in a major international traveling exhibition from 2014-2016 accompanied by a mobile-friendly website that showcased 50 modern masterworks from the late 19th through early 20th centuries. The Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation website includes additional in-depth information about the collection.

Princeton's Great Persian Book of Kings narrated the story of Iran from the dawn of time to the 7th century A.D. The sweeping epic contains over 50,000 verses and countless tails of Iran's ancient kings and heroes. The interactive explores the gripping stories and magnificent details of six paintings in the Peck Shahnama.

The City Lost and Found was created to complement the exhibition, The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960-1980 to provide an opportunity to engage with the historic material of the exhibition as well as with the contemporary urban environments.

Explore the rare Album of Guercino Caricature Drawings which contains twenty-three caricature drawings by the Italian baroque painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591–1666), generally known by his nickname Guercino created as a complement to the exhibition 500 Years of Italian Master Drawings.

New Jersey as Non-Site presents New Jersey as the site of and catalyst for major breakthroughs in the genres of Pop, conceptual, performance, land, and black art between 1950 and 1975. This website explores the work of some of the era’s most innovative artists, produced in the state’s more remote peripheries.

Casting New Jersey: The George Segal Papers examines the complexities of the modernist revolution in art and literature with a selection of prints, drawings, photographs, rare books, and periodicals from the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum and the Princeton University Library.

1913: The Year of Modernism examines the complexities of the modernist revolution in art and literature with a selection of prints, drawings, photographs, rare books, and periodicals from the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum and the Princeton University Library.

Princeton and the Gothic Revival is a multimedia exploration of Princeton’s Gothic Revival architecture—the campus’s defining visual language—through text, audio, and images. It is accessible via smart phone and computer. 

Asian Art Collection presents selections from the Museum's collection of more than six thousand works of Asian art. 

Recapturing the Image based on x-ray analysis, traces the steps taken by the Italian artist Andrea di Bartolo as he created his altarpiece Madonna and Child (c. 1410-15).

Recarving China's Past: Art, Archaeology, and Architecture of the "Wu Family Shrines" an interactive model of the Wu Family Shrine – created using 3D modeling software and GPS readings – allows you to explore the foundations of one of ancient China’s richest cultural eras. To access related links from the exhibition, Recarving China's Past: Art, Archaeology, and Architecture of the Wu Family Shrine, that was on view from March 5, 2005 through June 26, 2005, please click here.

Sorcerers of the Fifth Heaven investigates a Nahua (central Mexican) ceramic seated deity, a vessel for burning incense, offering insight into ancient Mexican art and ritual practices.

Music from the Land of the Jaguar explores musical instruments from the ancient American cultures that flourished from 1000 B.C. to the beginning of the Spanish conquest in 1519 A.D. and allows you to make connections between musical and ritual iconography.

Félix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist portrays the concrete buildings of Candela as works of structural art.

The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy brings together the six Swiss engineers who form the most impressive group of structural artists in the twentieth century: Robert Maillart, Othmar H. Ammann, Heinz Isler, and Christian Menn.