Princeton University Art Museum

Princeton University Art Museum The mission of the Princeton University Art Museum is to make the visual arts an essential part of the experience of all Princeton University students; to advance knowledge of art and archaeology; to serve as a world-class destination for members of the local, regional, national, and international communities; and thus to act as a public gateway to the University's intellectual resources. The Museum does this through the study, preservation, conservation, exhibition, interpretation, and development of its collections; through the preparation and presentation of temporary exhibitions combining cutting-edge scholarship and broad accessibility; and through a dynamic program of educational activities aimed at diverse audiences from novice to expert. Through direct and sustained access to original works of art, and in collaboration with faculty, students, and staff from the Department of Art and Archaeology and many other disciplines, the Museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton.

Bernstein Gallery at Woodrow Wilson School,
Princeton University

Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. The mission of the gallery since its renovation in 2002 has been to present exhibitions that stimulate thinking about contemporary policy issues. By presenting high quality photography and fine art exhibitions to Princeton students and faculty, and to the public, the gallery enhances the educational impact of the course curriculum and makes a cultural contribution to the community at large. Most of the exhibitions are complemented by symposia, panel discussions, and academic programming involving experts from the Woodrow Wilson School, other University departments and elsewhere across the country. During each year, between four and six exhibitions are mounted by Kate Somers, who has been the Gallery’s curator since 2002. Ms. Somers works closely with Professor Stanley N. Katz, Director for the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at the Woodrow Wilson School, who takes the lead in arranging and moderating the panel discussions. Over the last seven years, exhibitions and panel discussions have addressed human rights, world health and medical ethics, childhood obesity, educational disparities, environmental degradation, international politics, national security, and other issues. Collaborations have occurred between the Bernstein Gallery and other nonprofit organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Educational Testing Service.

Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University

For a decade and a half, the Mason Gross Galleries at Civic Square have provided a spacious venue in the heart of New Brunswick’s arts district for the exhibition of works in a variety of media. The gallery has featured sculpture, photography, painting, works on paper, video, and various installations. The gallery is host to the annual winter exhibition by the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions. Each semester, the school mounts shows by students, faculty, and distinguished outside artists. Past exhibitions have featured works by alums William Pope. L and Lucas Samaras, as well as work by prominent former faculty members George Segal, Mimi Smith, and Roy Lichtenstein. Ideally, the galleries stimulate critical thinking about contemporary art, act as a laboratory for the creation of new work, and provide a platform for art presentation and interpretation. These goals are accomplished through a wide range of programs, lectures, and curated professional shows that engage the faculty and students as well as the general public. The Rutgers Institute for Women and Art has mounted several exhibitions at the Mason Gross Galleries including Eccentric Bodies, Declaration of Independence; A Fifty Year Retrospective of Faith Ringgold’s Work, and most recently, Feminist Avengers, a retrospective of the Guerrilla Girls. The exhibitions mounted by the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art are funded through grants received by the IWA.

Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, Douglass Library, Rutgers University

The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series (DWAS), founded by Joan Snyder and established at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library in 1971, is the oldest continuous running exhibition space in the United States dedicated to making visible the work of emerging and established contemporary women artists. During the 40 years of the series, close to 400 artists, both acclaimed and emerging, have exhibited in the Douglass Library galleries. Dr. Olin has been curator of the Dana Women Artists Series since 1994 and was joined as co-curator by Distinguished Professor Emerita Judith K. Brodsky, Founding Director of the Brodsky Center/Mason Gross School of the Arts in 2006. The Series is a program of the Institute for Women and Art in partnership with the Rutgers University Libraries and The Feminist Art Project.

Arts Council of Princeton

The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, located in downtown Princeton and designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region.