The Arts: Inspiring Creativity

Lewis Center for the Arts

Creative thinking is essential to solving problems and making new discoveries in all fields of study. Since the Lewis Center for the Arts was established in 2007, Princeton has been working to fully integrate the creative and performing arts into its curriculum, giving every undergraduate the chance to have a meaningful artistic experience.

The University’s acclaimed programs in visual arts, music, dance, theater, musical performance, and creative writing invite students from all disciplines to weave the arts into their studies, their extracurricular activities, and their lives. Accomplished artists, as well as emerging artists of great potential, visit campus to teach, mentor, collaborate, and perform, complementing the talents of a distinguished faculty.

The result? More Princeton students are engaged with the arts, and at more advanced levels, than ever before.

To support these growing programs, and the ever-increasing numbers of students who participate in them, the University is constructing a world-class arts complex. Designed with state-of-the-art performance and rehearsal spaces, it will draw audiences and artists from around the globe and ensure that Princeton is a place where students can fuel all their pursuits with imagination.

Princeton University Art Museum

Princeton University Art MuseumPrinceton has one of the finest university art museums in the world, with a collection of more than 72,000 works that span the globe from antiquity to the present. The study of its holdings helps foster critical thinking skills, and its collaborations with various academic departments assist in integrating the arts into all disciplines. The museum offers a year-round exhibition schedule, lectures, artist talks, scholarly symposia, concerts, film screenings, and family events. The University is seeking endowments for senior leadership and curatorial positions as well as both endowed and term funds to support its ambitious and dynamic program of exhibitions, publications, education, conservation, and collections information management.