Thursday, September 3, 2020



Annual Event
Nassau Street Sampler: A Virtual Festival

Thursday, September 3, 4–11 p.m. (EDT)


Join us Thursday for Nassau Street Sampler 2020! This signature annual event, now a virtual festival, celebrates the beginning of the fall semester and an exciting new year of programs at the Art Museum. Below is a full lineup of events to join from anywhere:



Art Making
Radiant Word Art Portraits

4 p.m.


Join us for a live art-making program inspired by Wadsworth Jarrell’s Revolutionary. Jarrell made this screenprint in homage to the renowned activist Angela Davis. This workshop will draw on the radiant forms and vibrant colors in the artwork as well as the use of slogans, mantras, and self-descriptive words. Use pencil, crayons, or markers to channel a portrait of celebration, strength, and joy. Taught by artist and instructor Katie Truk. Details and free registration here.


Virtual Lotería

5 p.m.


Enjoy this popular Mexican game of chance—including special Princeton-themed playing cards. Lotería will be called in Spanish and English. Register before 4:30 p.m. (EDT) Thursday to be emailed a tabla to play along at home. Details and free registration here.


Student Performances

6 p.m.


Join us for virtual performances featuring a variety of Princeton’s beloved student groups, including eXpressions Dance CompanyPrinceton FootnotesPrinceton Pianists Ensemble, and The Princeton Tigressions


Art Re-Creation Challenge
Results Show

7 p.m.


Our Art Re-Creation Challenge received nearly two hundred submissions using pets, food, household items, and more. Join live as our judges reveal the finalists and winners! Details and free registration here.


Virtual Trivia

8 p.m.


Enjoy game night from anywhere! Play in real time with our live host and web-based TriviaHub platform. Join as an individual, with your household, or as a team with friends located around the world. Three rounds of trivia will test players’ knowledge in everything from history to pop culture to geography to art, including a special round focused on the Art Museum’s collections. Details and free registration here.


Improv Comedy Show
Fuzzy Dice Improv Comedy
9 p.m.


Get ready to laugh your sweatpants off with Fuzzy Dice! This hilarious improv comedy troupe of Princeton students will entertain you with a variety of live, interactive games. Virtual audience participation is encouraged. Details and free registration here.


Virtual Dance Party with DJ Ziff
10 p.m.


Join DJ Ziff (Adam Ziff ’22) for this virtual dance party. Dance the night away with friends and family, or come alone and share the experience with new people. Have your cameras turned on to show off your best dance moves in this judgment-free zone! Details and free registration here.


Student Event
Cocktails and Curators
Thursday, September 10, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)


Graduate students from all departments are invited to join members of the Museum’s curatorial staff for an artful and art-full virtual conversation about the Museum’s collections. Mix up your favorite cocktail at home and join the fun! Details and free registration here.



Panel Discussion
Interrogating Biases at LIFE Magazine

Friday, September 11, 2 p.m. (EDT)


Join us for a live webinar roundtable as Princeton voices from across disciplines consider the ways in which intersectional biases in the United States in the middle of the twentieth century informed Life magazine. How, for example, can editorial thinking about race, religion, gender, and heteronormativity be located in the magazine’s photographic agenda, journalistic intentions, and historic reach? Held in conjunction with the exhibition Life Magazine and the Power of Photography. Moderated by Katherine A. Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography. Participants to be announced online shortly. Details and free registration here.


Save the Date
Architecture and Experience: Designing a New Art Museum for Princeton
with architect Sir David Adjaye and
Museum Director James Steward

Wednesday, September 23, 1 p.m. (EDT)


For many years now, the Princeton University Art Museum has been bursting at the seams, with collections, exhibitions, and programs in desperate need of more space. In 2018 architect Sir David Adjaye was appointed to create a new museum facility at the heart of the Princeton campus. Now, be among the first to discover the concepts, ideas, and insights that are shaping this new town square for the arts. Join Museum Director James Steward and Sir David Adjaye for an illustrated talk affording the first glimpses of the facility, due to open in late 2024. Details and free registration here.

Image credits 
Wadsworth Jarrell, Revolutionary, 1972. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Felton Gibbons Fund Images courtesy Katie Truk

Left: art re-creation submitted by Stephanie Laudien; right: Édouard Manet, Gypsy with a Cigarette, undated. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Archibald S. Alexander, Class of 1928 

Larry Fink, Club Cornich, New York City, February 1977. Princeton University Art Museum. Gift of M. Robin Krasny, Class of 1973. © Larry Fink
Carl Mydans, New arrivals at Japanese incarceration camp, Tule Lake, California, 1944. LIFE Picture Collection. © 1944 The Picture Collection Inc. All rights reserved