New Criterion, May 2020
Princeton University Art Museum Adds New Retail Location on Nassau Street in Historic Downtown Princeton
Grand Opening on Friday, November 29th Celebrating the Visual Arts and Artists in the Local and Regional Princeton Community
The Princeton University Art Museum will open a new, second location of its Museum Store on Palmer Square in support of its mission of bringing the visual arts to the local and regional communities.
Located at 56 Nassau Street, the new Museum Store will feature a variety of handcrafted offerings from regional artisans, as well as items related to the Museum’s collections and current exhibitions. Proceeds from the Store will support the more than 275 programs the Museum offers each year, including gallery teaching programs for over 10,000 primary and secondary schoolchildren annually.
“The Museum Store seeks to deepen and extend the visitor experience of the Princeton University Art Museum, and provide visitors with opportunities to live with great design,” said Museum Director James Steward. “Our new location on Nassau Street allows us to extend this mission to greater numbers of visitors to our community.”
The new Museum Store represents the Museum’s ongoing commitment to community engagement and to the vitality of downtown Princeton. It also complements the opening of Art@Bainbridge, a contemporary gallery project that opened in September in historic Bainbridge House at 158 Nassau Street.
About the Princeton University Art Museum Store
The Museum Store features original work by regional artisans in many media, including glass, ceramic, wood, textile, metal, and alternative materials, and jewelry. The Store also offers a fine selection of publications related to the Museum's current exhibitions and its globe-spanning collections. Proceeds support the Museum’s core mission of bringing art into everyday life through fostering close and sustained looking, rich interpretive experiences, and educational programming.
About the Princeton University Art Museum
With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include over 110,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe.
Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. Intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, the Museum offers a respite from the rush of daily life—a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture.
The Princeton University Art Museum is located at the heart of the Princeton campus, a short walk from the shops and restaurants of Nassau Street. Admission is free. Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. https://artmuseum.princeton.edu
Art@Bainbridge, the Museum’s new gallery project dedicated to emerging contemporary artists, is located at 158 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton. Admission is free. Art@Bainbridge hours are Sunday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Museum Store–at the Art Museum
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday, 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m.–5 p.m.
Special Holiday Mondays, December 2, 9, 16 & 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Museum Store–Palmer Square
Sunday–Tuesday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Museum Store: 609.258.1713
Palmer Square Store: 609.258.5600
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