Adult Group Programs

To ensure the safety and well-being of our communities, in-person outreach programs and guided experiences on campus are not currently available. To learn more about available virtual programs, please contact the visitor logistics coordinator at puamtour@princeton.edu.


Visit Princeton University for a tour of campus art, or let us bring the Museum's collections to your community group. The Art Museum strives to tailor each program to meet your group’s interests and needs through a dynamic presentation and audience-centered engagement.

On-Campus Experiences

Plan a visit to Princeton University to explore art on campus and at Art@Bainbridge on Nassau Street. Programs are approximately 1 hour and can be scheduled Monday through Sunday. Information about getting to campus and parking is available on the University’s Visit Us web page.

All adult program fees are waived through June 2021.

Campus Collections Outdoor Walking Tour

Princeton University is home to one of the country’s most significant collections of 20th- and 21st-century public sculpture. Sited throughout the campus, these extraordinary works of art become an integral part of the surrounding environment. Schedule a guided walking tour of the campus collections and see a variety of works by modern and contemporary sculptors, from Henry Moore to Maya Lin. Learn about materials and techniques and explore elements of design and balance.

Choose from 3 campus neighborhoods to tour: Main Campus, Social Sciences and Engineering, or Residential Colleges. All tour routes are stair-free. Guided tours are available for groups of 8 to 45 and can be scheduled Monday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 3 p.m.
 

Art@Bainbridge

Art@Bainbridge is a gallery project of the Art Museum in the carefully restored colonial-era Bainbridge House in downtown Princeton. Scheduled visits to Art@Bainbridge include an introduction to the space and the current installation, and may include a self-guided group activity.

As Art@Bainbridge is intimate in scale, this experience is available for groups of 8 to 15. For larger groups, Art@Bainbridge may be included on the Campus Collections Outdoor Walking Tour. Visits may be scheduled during Art@Bainbridge open hours. Learn more about Art@Bainbridge and the current installation on view.

Outreach Programs

Bring the Art Museum to your group with a docent presentation that dives into the Art Museum’s rich collections. Drawing upon 110,000 works of art spanning the world from antiquity to the present, our adult outreach programs explore the breadth and depth of the collections through chronological, geographical, and cross-disciplinary narratives.

Adult outreach programs are approximately 1 hour in duration and can be planned as a series. Programs are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., with 12 p.m. being the latest program start time; dates should be reserved at least 1 month in advance. Select from the list of programs below and schedule an outreach program for your group today.

All adult program fees are waived through June 2021.

Highlights of the Collections

Enjoy selections from across time, geography, and medium that showcase the truly universal scope of the Art Museum’s collections. A program might include an ancient Mediterranean vase, an Asian hanging scroll, pre-Columbian ceramics, African sculpture, European paintings, American photography, and recent acquisitions of twenty-first-century art.

American Art

Examine the depth and breadth of American art, including historical and contemporary Indigenous art, Euro-American portraiture and landscapes, and groundbreaking modern paintings.

Titus Kaphar, American, born 1976. To Be Sold, 2018. Oil on canvas with rusted nails, 152.4 × 121.9 × 8.9 cm; with strands: 248.9 × 121.9 × 8.9 cm. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund (2018-83) © Titus Kaphar

An Artist’s Touch: Drawings from the Collections

Explore the Museum’s rich collection of drawings through diverse examples spanning the centuries.

European Treasures

Travel across Europe through a sampling of sculpture, works on paper, and paintings from the from the 12th to the 20th century.

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism

Visit 19th-century France, home to Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Monet. Learn about the artists and their innovative painting techniques.

States of Health

Contemplate the role that art plays in shaping our perceptions and experiences of illness and healing. Featuring works of globe-spanning art, States of Health considers both broad issues and specific historical events as well as the complexities of care.

Transition to Modern Art

Survey developments in Western art from the 18th to the mid-20th century. Learn about the innovations and new perspectives that prompted generations of artists to reach beyond accepted traditions.

Watercolors and Pastels

Discover the nuance of watercolors and pastels as well as the ways artists from diverse traditions have embraced the richness and subtleties of these media.

Women in Art

Explore depictions of women in art from across time and various cultures, as well as thought-provoking contributions made by female artists to contemporary artistic movements, particularly in the 20th and 21st centuries.

World Cultures

Discover what art reveals about the life, traditions, and beliefs of earlier cultures through objects such as Roman mosaic floors, an ancient Olmec sculpture, a Northwest Coast rattle, African ceremonial masks, and early Chinese bronze vessels.

World of Prints

Dive into the Museum’s remarkable collection of prints, created by artists from Rembrandt and Dürer to Kara Walker and Mario Moore. Learn about a variety of printmaking techniques and the collaborative process.

Coming Soon:

  • Looking Up: Mountains and the Celestial
  • Roots and Blooms: Depictions of Gardens
  • Seascapes and Cityscapes

For more information about adult and senior group programs, please contact the visitor logistics coordinator at puamtour@princeton.edu or 609.258.3043.

To schedule an on-campus or outreach program, visit the Museum’s group reservation calendar to select a date and complete the reservation request form.