Sure there are fabulous museums in New York and Philadelphia, but Princeton has its very own gem: The Princeton University Art Museum. With its origins dating to the 1750s, the Museum boasts a collection of more than 92,000 works of art, ranging from ancient to contemporary art with concentration on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States and Latin America. Intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, the Museum offers a welcome respite from the rush of day-to-day life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art, and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture.
Two upcoming exhibits:
June 27, 2015 – August 30, 2015
Watercolors are a distinctive amalgam of painting and drawing, in which color and line combine to produce effects of unparalleled nuance and suppleness. The Princeton University Art Museum’s holdings of American watercolors are distinguished by their quality, breadth, and the duration with which they have been consistently collected. Assembled initially under the pioneering directorship of Frank Jewett Mather Jr.
June 27, 2015 – September 20, 2015
Collecting Contemporary, 1960–2015: Selections from the Schorr Collection features approximately twenty prints, paintings, drawings, and photographs acquired by Herbert Schorr, Graduate School Class of 1963, and Lenore Schorr over the last fifty-odd years. Created by such pioneering artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Justine Kurland, Nick Mauss, Elizabeth Murray, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol, these works serve as double portraits.
The Museum is located at the center of the Princeton University campus, a five-minute walk from the shops and restaurants of Nassau Street. To find the Museum, enter the campus on foot from Nassau Street, University Place, or Washington Street and look for the Museum’s banners to lead the way to the front entrance. Admission is free. Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays.
Princeton University Art Museum