Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930
WHEN: Opens February 25
WHERE: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton
When Princeton University sought to modernize itself as a progressive institution, it did so by adopting a visual language from the past: the Gothic vocabulary of the "ancient" universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930 explores the Gothic Revival movement in America at the end of the nineteenth century, using Princeton as a case study. Drawing from the University's libraries and special collections, the exhibition illustrates the many ways in which the Gothic Revival plays a part in our experience of present-day Princeton.
Princeton and the Gothic Revival is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, available in the Museum Store. $35.00; Friends member $31.50
Off the Wall: McCarter/Museum
WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 6:30-8:30 PM
WHERE: Museum galleries
Please join us for a special evening at the Art Museum celebrating Tom Stoppard's Travesties, a comic masterpiece that explores the purpose of art and the role of the artist. What better venue for a sneak peek at this new production than the world-class art museum in our own backyard? Meet the cast, hear brief excerpts from the play, explore the Museum, and enjoy some refreshments in an inspiring setting.
Late Thursday programming is made possible by the generous support of Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970.
WHEN: Sunday, February 26, 5:30-8 PM; Opening reception: 5:30 PM, Art Museum; Concert: 7 PM, University Chapel
This free concert in the University Chapel celebrates the new exhibition Princeton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930. Following a reception in the Art Museum, the Princeton Singers will look back at the music of the Victorian age from sacred to sentimental in a special performance featuring the music of Parry, Stanford, Buck, and Ives; Tim Harrell, guest organist, plays the Chapel's acclaimed 1928 Aeolian-Skinner organ.