Arts at Princeton


Art, museums and theater—you'll find it all at Princeton.


Museums and exhibits

The Princeton Art Museum, one of the nation’s leading art museums, has collections of more than 80,000 works, numerous exhibits each year, and educational programs and social events. The libraries in the University system—Firestone and Mudd, feature University-owned and borrowed works; and the Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology and the Mendel Music Library and Graphic Arts Collection—host regular exhibits that are open to everyone in the University community.

Student performances

You are invited to attend student performances in dance, music, and theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts, the University’s academic center for creative writing, dance, theater, and visual arts programs. You can also take in film screenings.

Professional theater

McCarter Theatre, Hamilton-Murray Theater and Richardson Auditorium are hosts to professionally staged performances and concerts.

Events and ticketing

The University publishes a calendar of public events that lists the arts at Princeton, many of which are free. You can purchase tickets to paid events through University Ticketing.

Off campus, there are many ways to enjoy numerous resources in fine arts, film, music and theater available in the town of Princeton and the surrounding communities.