The main building of the Princeton University Art Museum is closed for construction of a new building, which is anticipated to open in spring 2025. Meanwhile, a selection of works of art from the collection are on view at other locations. Please see the museum website for more details.
Princeton University Art Museum has a number of remarkable seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish works, including Honthorst’s Artemisia, Van Dyck’s Mocking of Christ, Rubens’ Cupid Supplicating Jupiter, Dou’s Repentant Magdalen, a tapestry from the chivalric romance Amadis de Gaule designed by Van Mander and manufactured in the workshop of François Spiering, and, thanks to former Director Allen Rosenbaum’s foresight, an impressive group of Mannerist paintings by Goltzius, Bloemaert, Wtewael, and Cornelis van Haarlem. Through gifts and bequests, beginning with that of Junius Morgan, Class of 1888, the Museum has also amassed a significant print collection, strong in portraits, images of animals and landscapes, allegorical series, and mannerist works. An impressive collection of Rembrandt prints has been shaped over the years; the bequests of Clifton Hall and Jessie P. Frothingham were recently supplemented by the purchase of a superb impression of The Three Trees. Princeton also has a good study collection of northern stained glass, sixteenth-century Netherlandish paintings, and perhaps the first Flemish Baroque sculptures (The Four Continents attributed to Jan Claudius de Cock) to reach North America.
Ronni Baer, Distinguished Curator and Lecturer, (November 2019)