Princeton University Art Museum & Gift Store

by Nancy Troske March 05, 2017

Princeton University Art Museum & Gift Store

Any art lover living in the Princeton area knows just how nice it is to live here.  The campus is beautiful, the town is lovely.  There’s culture at the theaters, sculpture all over campus and the town and what we call the “Mini Met” or the Princeton University Art Museum.The museum’s director, James Christen Steward says about the museum, “located at the heart of Princeton University, one of the world’s great research universities in the charming small-city setting of Princeton, New Jersey, but within easy reach of both New York and Philadelphia, the Museum is committed to advancing the teaching and research missions of this great institution while serving as a gateway to the University for visitors from near and far. Welcoming over 125,000 visitors each year, the Museum is pleased to offer a respite from the rush of daily life, a revitalizing experience of extraordinary works of art past and present, and opportunities to delve deep into the study of art.”

"With a collecting history that extends back to 1755, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the leading university art museums in the country, with collections that have grown to include over 97,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary art and spanning the globe." - Princeton University Art Museum.

I couldn’t have said it better.

I was very honored to have my work featured in the Summer 2015 Art Museum Magazine and in Jan 2017 an article on my work on their website:



“Princeton goldsmith Nancy Troske takes her inspiration from ancient design aesthetics and imbues her pieces with a modern sensibility. She feels a strong connection to the materials and the jewelry-making practices of the ancient worlds of Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Byzantine Empire. Her process of stone selection, metal work, and hand granulation respects the origin of this craft, which began in the third millennium B.C.” – Princeton University Art Museum Magazine

The Museum gift store sells original art and jewelry from artist’s and craftsmen both local and global. They have some beautiful examples of ancient gold, granulated jewelry which ties into my work.  Like the exhibits, the items being sold are frequently changing.

I hope you have a chance to visit Princeton and if you do, be sure to visit the Art Museum.  You’ll be glad you did!

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