Arts at Princeton

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
by Denise Valenti for the Office of Communications
Art — painting and photography, in particular — has played an important role in building a romantic narrative of United States history. It also has the potential to inspire people to protect the very wilderness that has been destroyed in the making of the nation, said author and environmentalist Bill McKibben at a lecture Thursday evening in...
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018
by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
“Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment,” on view Oct. 13, 2018-Jan. 6, 2019, at the Princeton University Art Museum, explores how American artists of different traditions and backgrounds have reflected and shaped environmental understanding and our changing relationship with the natural world.
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
Thrive Arts Conference, held June 7 at Princeton University, gathered nearly 300 executive, marketing and development professionals from about 130 cultural and arts organizations across New Jersey for a full day of programming. The agenda focused on the changing landscape of the arts sector from audience demographics to new technologies.
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
The Princeton and Slavery Project is creating opportunities for Princeton students and community members to explore the project's findings through arts classes, newly commissioned plays and an art installation.
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017
by Nick Barberio, Office of Communications
Most of the work in developing artistic skill happens behind the scenes, alone in a practice room or with a teacher in a teaching studio. But Princeton University offers students and the community another chance to learn by inviting well-known professional performers and artists to become teachers in a communal setting, through a variety of master...
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
During a four-day Festival of the Arts, Oct. 5-8, Princeton University celebrated the opening of the new Lewis Arts complex with a bonanza of events, open to the public. More than 100 events across arts genres took place in more than 30 venues of every shape and size, from the expansive University Chapel to a tiny “Theatre for One” mobile unit,...
Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
The Lewis Arts complex features buildings that work both independently and synergistically; an underground Forum that promotes collaboration, community and connectivity; and myriad architectural details that reflect and promote the artistic process.
Monday, Oct 2, 2017
by Nick Barberio, Office of Communications
In June, Princeton graduate student Andrew Or and Nico Toy of the Class of 2018 traveled to the Steinway & Sons factory in Queens, New York, with music lecturers Margaret Kampmeier and Jennifer Tao to select the last of 48 new pianos that have been purchased for the University’s new Lewis Arts complex.
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
by Princeton University Art Museum
Get a behind-the-scenes view into the making of two spectacular, site-specific works by the internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander that were unveiled at Princeton in April 2017. Soaring above the forum of the Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building—the new home for the Department of Economics—is the site of Quintuplet Effect, where layered...
Friday, Sep 15, 2017
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications
Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and Department of Music will celebrate the opening of the new Lewis Arts complex with a Festival of the Arts Oct. 5 through 8, open to the public. The festival will feature over 100 concerts, plays, readings, dance performances, art exhibitions, multidisciplinary presentations, film screenings,...