Fall Announcement from the Princeton University Art Museum

We hope that you are well during this challenging time. Today, we write to share the Museum’s plans for the coming months, guided by our continued commitment to the health of our students, faculty, staff, community neighbors, and visitors.

As you may have read, Princeton University announced last Friday that the undergraduate program will be fully remote for the fall semester. The Museum will therefore also continue serving our audiences virtually, and our galleries will remain closed to visitors until at least January 1, 2021. The galleries at Art@Bainbridge will also remain closed until further notice.

The Museum will, however, take requests for in-person appointments from Princeton University faculty and students who are authorized to be on campus this fall and need access to the collections for research and teaching. These requests will be subject to Museum approval, will be limited in number, and will regrettably not be available to scholars or others from outside the University.

We know this news will come as a disappointment to many. We share that disappointment. There is no substitute for experiencing great works of art in the original nor for the solace, escape, and joy that such experiences can afford. Even so, we remain steadfastly committed to serving all of our audiences with robust and burgeoning digital programs; indeed, in the face of this evolving situation, we are doubling down on our commitment to expanding the range and diversity of our offerings, including presenting new digital exhibitions, new program formats, and new guest voices.

Although we are unable to welcome you back into our galleries this fall, we hope you will enjoy our expanding portfolio of digital experiences, including live online lectures and conversations; video exhibition tours; Art for Familiesart-making classes from home; and other participatory forums, such as the first-ever all-digital Nassau Street Sampler on September 3.

As we all know, the situation remains quite fluid, and we encourage you to visit the Museum’s website and social media channels regularly for updates. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and continued support.