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Exhibits

The University Art Museum

Hours:
Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

For further details, please see the University Art Museum website.


Firestone Library

Hours:
Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, Noon–5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon–5 p.m.

Location: Main Gallery

Title: Egyptian Film Poster Designers and the Print Shops of Hassan Mazhar Gassour & Sayed Ali Ibrahim al-Nasr

Summary: Historical studies of the “golden age” of the Egyptian film industry, from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, have paid little attention to the colorful posters that advertised those films and the people who designed them. This exhibition highlights the artistic style, variation, and evolution of the artwork created by what became, by 1960, the most prominent film poster printing houses in Cairo. The dozens of posters and lobby cards on display, produced from the 1940s through the 1990s, are drawn from Princeton’s extensive Arabic Movie Posters and Lobby Cards Collection, acquired in Lebanon in 2008.

For further details, please see the Rare Books and Special Collections website.


Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Hours:
Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Closed

Location: Wiess Lounge

Title: "Building the House of Knowledge: The Centennial of the Graduate College"

Summary: The construction of the Graduate College in 1913, the first residential college in America devoted solely to postgraduate liberal studies, marked the end of the struggle over its location and the beginning of the Graduate School’s ascendency in the nation’s higher education landscape. Designed by Ralph Adams Cram, the Collegiate Gothic complex has been home to thousands of scholars, as well as the 173-foot Cleveland Tower, the national memorial to President Grover Cleveland, an early supporter of Princeton’s Graduate School. This exhibition traces both the intellectual and physical development of the Graduate School and College.

For further details, please see the Rare Books and Special Collections website.

The University archives also house Princeton memorabilia (yearbooks, reunion books, camus publications), doctoral dissertations, and master's and senior theses.