Wednesday, August 6, 2014


Princeton University Art Museum

Late Thursdays

Picnic on the Lawn and Outdoor Film Screening

WHEN: Thursday, August 7; Picnic: 6-8 PM; Film: 8:30 PM
On the lawn between the Museum and Dod Hall

Celebrate summer at the Museum with barbecue fare, live music, and family-friendly activities. Stay until sunset for the last film in our outdoor film series, Blake Edwards's 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany's. Sit under the stars with Audrey Hepburn and be transported back to New York in the 1960s--the era in which many of the artists in the exhibition Rothko to Richter were working.  


In the Galleries


Facing a Distant China

Whether looking to the past, considering changes in our own time, or anticipating the future, we can often be separated, isolated, or alienated from our own time, society, and culture. This new installation explores the dramatic changes that have taken place in Chinese art and culture over the past century and reminds us of art's role in documenting and participated in such dramatic change.



Innovations in Abstraction

An exhibition that "should not be missed!" (Times of Trenton), Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell, Class of 1960 features works by some of the most important artists of the postwar period, including Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Gerhard Richter, and Mark Rothko, as well as Princeton's own Frank Stella, Class of 1958. Rothko to Richter provides a visually stunning window onto a period of remarkable creative ferment when abstraction itself was being hotly contested.

Family Fun


Artful Adventures

WHEN: Drop in anytime!

Join us on a trip around the world and through the ages. This series of self-guided tours and activities is available for families to enjoy at their own pace. Pick up your Passport to Adventure at the Museum information desk and choose from our many Artful Adventures activity guides. Once you complete your adventure, visit the information desk to collect a sticker for your passport.

Header image: Princeton University Art Museum. Photo: Bruce M. White

Unknown artist (Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1644-1912), Portrait of a Rank Nine Civil Official, ca. 19th-20th century. Gift of Leonard Englander in memory of Harold Kramer (2000-443). Photo: Masatsugu Nokubo

Gerhard Richter, Abstract Painting (613-3), 1986. Collection of Preston H. Haskell, Class of 1960 © 2014 Gerhard Richter / photo: Douglas J. Eng

Joan Jonas (American, born 1936), Reflection, 1979. Gift of James Kraft, Class of 1957 (2006-270 b). © 2014 Joan Jonas