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Exhibition: Kongo across the Waters
Woyo artist, Banana
Lower Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mask (ndunga), early 20th century
Wood, pigment
Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium.
Exhibition: Kongo across the Waters
Radcliffe Bailey
Down by the River, 1998
Mixed media
Collection of Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin. © Radcliffe Bailey
Down by the River, 1998
Tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa with mouth cover and ornamental cords, mid-13th– mid-14th cenutry
Exhibition: Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, probably Guangdong Province, China
Tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa with mouth cover and ornamental cords, mid-13th– mid-14th cenutry
Stoneware with iron glaze
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, purchase.
Exhibition: Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan
Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, probably Guangdong Province, China
Tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa cord, and net bag, mid-13th –
mid-14th cenutry
Stoneware with iron glaze
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, purchase.
Tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa cord, and net bag, mid-13th–mid-14th cenutry, mid-13th– mid-14th cenutry

Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM)
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544-1018
609-258-5662

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Admission/Hours
The Museum is free and open to the public.
OPEN Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Directions
The Museum is located on the Princeton University campus a short walk from Nassau Street in downtown Princeton.Once on campus, simply follow the Museum banners on the lamp posts to the Museum.

  • By car From New York and northern New Jersey: Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 9, follow Route 1 south to Princeton, Washington Road exit on your right. Take Washington Road (Route 571) to Nassau Street, and turn left on Nassau Street. From Philadelphia: Take I-95 (295) north to Route 1 north. Follow Route 1 to the Washington Road exit. Take the jug handle to cross Route 1 and travel East on Washington Road. Follow Washington Road (Route 571) into Princeton. Alternate route from I-95: take the exit for 206 north to Nassau Street (Route 27).

  • By rail Take New Jersey Transit from New York’s Penn Station to Princeton Junction; transfer to the shuttle (the “Dinky”) to the Princeton Station. The Art Museum is a short walk from the station.

  • By bus Take New Jersey Transit from Trenton, Lawrenceville, and Princeton Community Village to Nassau and Witherspoon streets; Suburban Transit from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, via New Brunswick, to Palmer Square, Princeton.

Mission
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.

About the Princeton University Art Museum
Founded in 1882, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation’s leading art museums. Its collections feature more than 72,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary, and concentrating geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, Asia and the Americas. The Museum collections are particularly strong in Chinese painting and calligraphy, art of the Ancient Americas, and pictorial photography.

Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world. The Museum is intimate in scale yet expansive in scope, offering a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art, and an opportunity to delve deeply into the study of art and culture.

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Exhibitions:

Kongo across the Waters
Oct. 25, 2014, through Jan. 25, 2015
(more information

Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan
Oct. 11, 2014 through Feb. 1, 2015
(more information)

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