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Saturday you’re invited to our annual Gala, the Museum’s sole
fundraising event of the year—now entirely online. Join us live over
Zoom for an uplifting virtual gathering hosted by Museum Director James
Steward, who will present remarks, share memories, look ahead, and
debut a short film chronicling the Museum’s history, recent successes,
and even brighter future. Reserve your tickets, dress up (or not), tune
in from wherever you are, and raise a glass to the Museum’s
extraordinary next chapter. Proceeds support the wide range of programs
we offer to all, year-round. Tickets and information here.
Lecture The Academic
Museum and the Journey toward Equity
Thursday, May 6, 5:30 p.m. (EDT)
this year’s Friends Annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture, Johnnetta
Cole—the former president of Spelman College and Bennett College, the
former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, and
the recipient of an honorary doctorate from Princeton University—will
offer a compelling call to action for the academic museum in America.
Hosted by Museum Director James Steward. Details and free registration here.
Museum Store Mother's Day,
Sunday, May 9
Mother’s Day, treat Mom to a plant that will remain vibrant for years
to come: Neil Maciejewski’s stained-glass agave plants are made
from hand-cut pieces of various shades of glass that catch the
sunlight. Or choose from hundreds of other gifts that say “Happy
Mother’s Day.” The Museum Store offers
exhibition-inspired keepsakes, art publications, jewelry, gifts for children, and distinctive
works by artisans.
Each Store purchase supports the Museum’s core mission of bringing art
into everyday life. Shop at 56 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton or
online at PrincetonMuseumStore.org.
Chinese, mid-Warring States period to early Western Han dynasty (ca.
470–221 BC), Sword-bearer lamp, 4th–2nd century BC. Princeton
University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of