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Exhibition Legacy: Selections from the Gillett G. Griffin Collection WHEN: Through October 6 WHERE: 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
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