Wednesday, September 28, 2022




September 28, 2022



Friends Annual Mary Pitcairn Keating Lecture
Art Museums on the Verge: Christopher Knight
Tomorrow | Thursday, September 29, 5:30 p.m.
Friend Center 101


Christopher Knight—Pulitzer Prize–winning art critic for the Los Angeles Times—joins us tomorrow, September 29, to discuss where museums are now, where they might be headed, and why. Introduced by Museum Director James Steward. Reception to follow. Details here




Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks
Open through November 27


Rockman, a renowned eco-artist, reimagines historic shipwreck narratives to focus on the broad planetary forces behind them. The artist’s large canvases and intimate watercolors illuminate how an increasingly interconnected world has generated profound ecological change.

This Friday, September 30, at 2 p.m., join Princeton scholars from the humanities and sciences as they discuss works from the exhibition. Reception to follow. Details here




Lecture Series
Photo History’s Futures: Erina Duganne
Thursday, October 6, 5:30 p.m.
Friend Center 101


As part of our lecture series commemorating 50 years of photography at Princeton University, we welcome Erina Duganne to speak about her publication, Global Photography: A Critical History (2020). Duganne is Professor of Art History at Texas State University. Reception to follow. Details here. Cosponsored by the Department of Art and Archaeology. 




Artist Conversation
Marianne Nicolson
Friday, October 7, 2 p.m.
Betts Auditorium or Stream it live


Nicolson, an artist and activist of the Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nations, will discuss her artistic practice, which incorporates light sculptures, installations, writing, and advocacy for Indigenous land rights.  

Join us in person or live via Zoom. Details here. Cosponsored by Institutional Equity and Diversity and the Office of Religious Life. 




Party with a Purpose
Museum for All Ball
Saturday, October 29, 7 p.m.
Atrium, Frick Chemistry Laboratory


Welcoming new faces and new communities to the Museum, the inaugural Museum for All Ball will feature an informal evening of music, dancing, cocktails, and a strolling supper. Sponsorships are available; individual ticket prices are $75. Join us on Saturday, October 29. Tickets and information here




Campus Art and Architecture
Outdoor Walking Tours
Saturdays and Sundays


Join us this fall as we explore campus’s art and architecture on Museum guide–led walking tours: 

Campus Art Tours

Discover artworks by modern and contemporary sculptors, from Henry Moore to Maya Lin. Tours meet Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. through November 20. Details here

Art and Science Tour

This Saturday, October 1, at 3 p.m., join the Molecular Biology Outreach Program for a unique tour that blurs the lines between science and art. At each stop, a Museum student tour guide will discuss the aesthetics of a work, and a graduate molecular biology student will explain the science behind its creation and conservation. Details here

Architecture Tours

Starting this Saturday, October 1, at 11 a.m., join us for walking tours of campus’s architectural gems, including Nassau Hall, the first building commissioned for the campus, and the University Chapel, a leading example of the Collegiate Gothic style. Architecture tours will be held on select Saturdays this season. Details here




Museum Store


The Art Museum Store offers tumbled marble coasters featuring alumna Laura Ann Trimble Elbogen’s original watercolors of Princeton’s campus. After graduating from Princeton in 2007, Elbogen studied at the AIA New York Center for Architecture. These delightful coasters feature her renderings of Prospect House, Nassau Hall, FitzRandolph Gate, and more.  

Each purchase supports the Museum’s core mission to educate, challenge, and inspire. Shop in person at 56 Nassau Street in downtown Princeton or online at Members receive a discount on every purchase; join today




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