General Group Programs

Visit Princeton University for a tour of campus art, a visit to our downtown galleries, 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 campusArt@BainbridgeArt on Hulfish, or a combination of these experiences.  Information about getting to campus and parking is available on the University’s Visit Us web page. 

Campus Collections Outdoor Walking Tour

Princeton University is home to one of the country’s most extraordinary collections of twentieth- and twenty-first-century public sculpture, located throughout campus.  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 three campus neighborhoods to tour: Main Campus, Social Sciences and Engineering, or Residential Colleges.  

Guided tours are available for groups of 8 or more. Each tour lasts approximately one hour.  

Tours can be scheduled Monday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with the last tour beginning at 3 p.m. Campus art tours are available March through November. 

All tour routes are stair-free.  

Fees for Guided Tours of Campus Collections: 

$60 for 8 to 25 participants 

$120 for 26 to 50 participants 

$180 for 51 to 75 participants 

10% discount for senior citizen groups 

Groups are welcome to explore campus art on their own. Resources about the collections and artists, including audio descriptions of the sculptures, are available online at Campus Art Princeton



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 exhibition, and may include a facilitated group activity.  

As Art@Bainbridge is intimate in scale, this experience is available for groups of 8 to 15. For larger groups, please contact the visitor logistics coordinator. Visit length varies.  

Learn more about Art@Bainbridge and the current exhibition on view. 

Art on Hulfish

Art on Hulfish is the Museum’s newest gallery in downtown Princeton. It features exhibitions that consider questions and themes of significance to contemporary life. Scheduled visits to Art on Hulfish include an introduction to the space and the current exhibition, with optional hands-on art-making and a facilitated group activity. 

This experience is available for groups of 8 to 30. For larger groups, please contact the visitor logistics coordinator. Visit length varies. 

Learn more about Art on Hulfish and the current exhibition on view. 

Local and Virtual Programs

Bring the Art Museum to your group with a docent presentation that dives into the Art Museum’s rich collections. Drawing upon 112,000 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 programs are approximately one hour in duration and can be planned as a series.  

In-person programs can be planned at community locations—e.g., community centers, local libraries, care facilities—located within a 20-mile radius of Princeton University. 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 one month in advance.  

Fee: $250 

Virtual programs are available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., with 3 p.m. being the latest program start time; dates should be reserved at least one month in advance. Groups are responsible for providing a Zoom link for the program. 

Fee: $60 

Select from the list of themes below and schedule a local or virtual program for your group today. 

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.

Looking Up: Mountains and the Celestial

Program description coming soon.

Perceiving Light and Color

Program description coming soon.

Photography: Landscape

Program description coming soon.

Photography: Portraiture

Program description coming soon.

Roots and Blooms: Depictions of Gardens

Program description coming soon.

Seascapes and Cityscapes

Program description coming soon.

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.

For more information about group programs, please contact the visitor logistics coordinator at or 609.258.3043. 

To schedule an on-campus, local, or virtual program, complete the reservation request form