Wednesday, September 13, 2023

News from the Princeton University Art Museum


September 13, 2023



On View

Doug Aitken’s migration (empire)

Lewis Arts Complex, North Lawn


Have you experienced the newest art installation on campus yet? Each night this fall, Doug Aitken’s billboard-size video installation migration (empire) illuminates the north lawn of the Lewis Arts complex. Aitken’s 24-minute video explores the perspective of wild animals—a beaver, a bison, a fox, and more—placed in motel rooms. On view daily from sunset to 10 p.m.




Party with a Purpose

Museum for All Ball

Saturday, October 28, 7 p.m.
Atrium, Frick Chemistry Laboratory


Mark your calendars: party with us on October 28 at our second-annual Museum for All Ball. Join old and new friends over food and cocktails and enjoy dancing and immersive art experiences—all in celebration of the new Museum. Tickets available for purchase now!  




Explore the Collections

Campus Art


Check out this virtual tour of six public artworks in the Museum’s collections—and then explore them in person. You can join a free walking tour of campus to learn more about our public sculptures. Tours run every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. 




Museum Store


After visiting Victor Ekpuk: Language and Lineage at Art@Bainbridge, come to the Museum Store to see more of the artist’s creations. Ekpuk created a work of art specifically for this limited-edition scarf, which is designed to drape beautifully and dress up any outfit.

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




Doug Aitken, migration (empire), 2008. Princeton University Art Museum. Museum purchase, Fowler McCormick, Class of 1921, Fund. © Doug Aitken. Courtesy of the artist; 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Victoria Miro, London; Regen Projects, Los Angeles 

Maya Lin, Einstein’s Table, 2019. Princeton University Art Museum. The John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection. © Maya Lin Studio

Art@Bainbridge is made possible through the generous support of the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Program Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; Joshua R. Slocum, Class of 1998, and Sara Slocum; Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin; Barbara and Gerald Essig; Gene Locks, Class of 1959, and Sueyun Locks; and Ivy Beth Lewis.

Additional support for Victor Ekpuk: Language and Lineage is provided by the Africa World Initiative; the Program in African Studies; the Graduate School—Access, Diversity and Inclusion; the Department of African American Studies; the Princeton African Humanities Colloquium; the Department of Music; and the Program in Linguistics. 

LATE THURSDAYS! Thursday-evening programming is made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, with additional support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. 



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