What's New

  • Relevance | Director's Letter Spring 2017

    “I began to feel that the museum ought, in its best form, to be a kind of living room for the communities it serves, a place that might arouse us to consider more deeply—and safely—our responsibilities to each other.”

  • Lecture: Who is the Berlin Painter?

    Lecture by J. Michael Padgett, curator of Ancient Art at the Princeton University Art Museum, in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C
  • In Depth: The Berlin Painter and His World

    This spring the Art Museum puts the focus on Greece with the major international loan exhibition The Berlin Painter and His World. The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue celebrate ancient Greece and of the ideals of reason, proportion, and human dignity that are its legacy to all the peoples of the world.

  • Howard Russell Butler, American, 1856–1934. Solar Eclipse, Lompoc 1923. Oil on canvas. Princeton University, gift of H. Russell Butler Jr. (PP351)

    Transient Effects: The Solar Eclipses and Celestial Landscapes of Howard Russell Butler

    To celebrate the first total solar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the United States, we have produced Transient Effects, a multimedia online exhibition that focuses on the remarkable career of Howard Russell Butler (1856–1934).

  • The Role of Art in Today’s Political Climate | Director's Letter Winter 2017

    This winter, the Museum’s galleries are full of works that attest to the continuing vitality of art, the power of close and sustained looking, and the importance of the universal museum.