The Art Museum serves as a teaching, learning, and research resource for the whole of the University and encourages faculty from all departments to explore the rich educational opportunities afforded by the study of original works of art. The Art Museum offers several options for Princeton University faculty who wish to bring their students to the Museum. Faculty from outside institutions who wish to visit the Art Museum with their students are asked to schedule their group visit through our online tour scheduling system.
Classes and precepts are welcome to visit the galleries during the Museum’s regular hours to explore the collections and study works of art first-hand. We ask faculty to schedule all self-guided tours at least three weeks in advance through our online visit request form.
Staff-Guided Tours or Discussions
One of the first ways that many faculty members and their students experience the Museum is through a staff-guided tour of the galleries. Museum staff-guided tours or discussions can take several forms and be customized to your course curriculum. See our page on small group visits for discussion ideas. In order for the Museum to best prepare for your visit, we ask faculty to schedule all staff-guided tours and discussions at least three weeks in advance through our online visit request form.
Study Room Visits
A visit to one of our study rooms allows faculty and students to look closely at works of art that are not currently on view in the galleries in an intimate setting. Due to the fragile nature of works on paper, the majority of the Museum’s Prints and Drawings and Photography collections are kept in storage but made available for classes in our study rooms. The depth of our collections of works on paper provides an opportunity to make cross-disciplinary connections and to approach in a new way the themes that students have encountered in their readings or lectures. Study rooms can hold up to 15 people and must be reserved at least three weeks in advance, but preferably at the start of the semester, and coordinated with the appropriate curator. Please complete our visit request form to reserve a study room.
In order to avoid conflicts with other tours or previously scheduled gallery programs, we ask that faculty schedule all tours and visits at least three weeks in advance. Regardless if your visit is self-guided, staff-guided, or in study room, please complete our visit request form. After you enter your information, click "save" at the bottom of the form. You will receive an e-mail indicating that your request has been submitted for review.
If you have questions about scheduling, please email the Visitor Logistics Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to learn more about incorporating the Museum’s collections into your course curriculum, please contact Veronica White, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Assistant for Academic Programs, at email@example.com or (609) 258-7136.