Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Princeton University Art Museum

New Exhibition

University Chapel watercolorPrinceton and the Gothic Revival: 1870-1930

WHEN: Opens February 25
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 catalogue
Princeton and the Gothic Revival
is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, available in the Museum Store. $35.00; Friends member $31.50



McCarter Theater - Off the WallOff the Wall: McCarter/Museum

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 6:30-8:30 PM
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.

Free Concert


Princeton SingersVivat Regina!

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.