The Nassau Street Sampler Story

The Nassau Street Sampler is an annual event designed to welcome the community back to campus, introduce first-year students to the Art Museum, and kick off the Museum’s robust schedule of programs. In 2009, shortly after James Steward arrived as the new director of the Art Museum, the first Nassau Street Sampler featured 20 local eateries that shared their most popular menu items with over 2,000 visitors. Why Marilyn Monroe?