Monday, March 16, 2020

Princeton University Art Museum to Close to Visitors Temporarily

Dear friends,

With regret, the Princeton University Art Museum must temporarily close its doors to visitors at 5 p.m., Sunday, March 15. We do so out of concern for health and safety and reducing density on the Princeton University campus and to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.

Our satellite gallery space, Art@Bainbridge, and both Museum Store locations will also close to visitors at 5 p.m.

For those of us who live and work in the world of art, it is indeed a profoundly sad thing to lose contact with great works of art in the original. Normalcy will return, but even now there are things we can do to remain a community who cares about the value of the arts and humanities in our lives:

We hope this closure to visitors proves to be of short duration, and we will write again as soon as we are able to reopen. In the meantime, Princeton University will continue to share coronavirus response updates here.

We remain hard at work shaping powerful experiences of art for you, and look forward to sharing more information and ideas with you soon.

Image credit: Chinese, Southern Song dynasty, 1127–1279, Guanyin seated in Royal-ease pose, ca. 1250. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Carl Otto von Kienbusch Jr. Memorial Collection