Thursday, August 22, 2019


Legacy: Selections from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection
WHEN: Through October 6
Princeton University, Princeton. Tours meet at the Museum entrance.

Gillett G. Griffin (1928–2016) was a respected curator, scholar, collector, and beloved teacher at Princeton for fifty-two years. This exhibition presents a selection of artworks and artifacts from the thousands that he gave to the Museum, including Greek, Roman, Egyptian, ancient Near Eastern, Islamic, African, Chinese, Japanese, and Pre-Columbian antiquities, and European and American prints, drawings, and sculptures. Join us Sunday, September 1, as docent Maxine Lampert leads an in-depth tour of the exhibition.

Museum News
Science Meets Art

In its continuing effort to study and preserve works of art, the Museum recently added a powerful new stereo microscope and lighting kit for the examination and documentation of surfaces under high magnification. See the microscope being installed and in use here.

Museum News
Inaugural Partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Last month the Princeton University Art Museum hosted students and faculty from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country in an inaugural partnership with the HBCU Alliance of Museums and Art Galleries. Participants exchanged ideas with the Museum’s director and curators, created formal exhibition proposals using works by African American artists in the Art Museum’s collections, traveled to New York to visit cultural institutions, and met with other arts and culture leaders.

On View
Women Artists and Abstraction
Works on Paper Study Room

Women Artists and Abstraction features works on paper and photographs by women artists who have contributed to the development of abstraction as a visual language from the postwar era to the present. This installation complements the Museum’s special exhibition Helen Frankenthaler Prints: Seven Types of Ambiguity, on view through October 20.

Late Thursdays
Nassau Street Sampler
WHEN: Thursday, September 12, 5–8 p.m.

Celebrate the beginning of the fall semester at the eleventh annual Nassau Street Sampler. Visit our galleries and taste offerings from local restaurants while enjoying musical performances by some of Princeton’s beloved student groups.

Save the Date
Art@Bainbridge Block Party
WHEN: Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Historic Bainbridge House on Nassau Street has been lovingly restored and will reopen to the public as an intimate gallery space, Art@Bainbridge, where the Museum will present work by emerging contemporary artists. Join us and our Nassau Street neighbors for live music, exhibition tours, and family-friendly activities.

Late Formative, Xochipala, Central Mexico, Guerrero, 400 B.C.–A.D. 200. Standing woman. Bequest of Gillett G. Griffin. Photo by John Bigelow Taylor
Photo by Denise Applewhite, Office of Communications, Princeton University
Alice Baber, The Jaguar Crosses the Rainbow Desert: Sacred Space Series, 1980. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of the Alice Baber Estate through Norbert N. Nelson, Executor, Class of 1950. © Alice Baber Estate