Heads and Tales: Portraits with Legends by Gillett Good Griffin Gillett Griffin

January 3 - March 31

Princeton Public Library Exhibition

Join us for an Opening Reception on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30pm on the Second Floor of the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St, Princeton.


Gillett Good Griffin’s professional career spans decades at Princeton University including 15 years as the Curator at the Firestone Library and 38 years as Curator of Pre-Columbian Art at Princeton Art Museum where he assembled a world-class collection of pre-Columbian artifacts.

What is less known about Griffin is his talent for portraiture that started when he was a young man and has continued throughout his life. A unique collection of portraits spanning over sixty years, this exhibit features his perceptive renderings of Princeton teachers and students, friends, colleagues, visitors, and others from the local community.

Also on display is a large-scale rendering of Griffin’s first book, A Mouse’s Tale, published in 1951 and named one of the Fifty Best Designed Books of the Year at a time when Graphic Arts was emerging as an academic discipline.

More Exhibitions

Traces of Time

  Change is constant. The process of growing older is a fact. These images contain traces of a lifetime’s memories. They have to do with the passing of time, moments and people that are gone, love, sexuality, family, beauty, decay, fragility, longevity, vulnerability, sickness, health, the pandemic and death.   This project started when I fractured my pelvis, was immobile, and could only get around with a walker. Friends sent bouquets and with severely limited motion, I began to photograph them on my kitchen table,

Master Class Artists Exhibit

  The Arts Council of Princeton presents an an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by artists from the Painting and Drawing Master Class instructed by Charles David Viera. This exhibition will be offered in the Lower Gallery and the public is invited to an artists’ reception Saturday, December 4 from 3-5pm. Says Viera “These students are from a special class that the Arts Council is now adding to their regular schedule of classes and is for artists that still appreciate a structured class environment.

Overcoming: Reflections on Struggle, Resilience, and Triumph

Several days before his assassination, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed that “We Shall Overcome”, in a refrain motivated by the hymn of the same name and the generations of Americans who fought (and will continue to fight) for justice and freedom for people of color.   In “Overcoming,” artist, activist and writer, Rhinold Ponder, inspired by Dr. King, employs his mixed media paintings to provoke reflection of the resilience of Black people in a continuing struggle for recognition of their humanity and demand

Donor Wheel

More than 2,000 donors are acknowledged in this one-of-a-kind sculpture by Joshua Kirsch

Neighborhood Portrait

The Neighborhood Portrait Quilt is part of a permanent exhibition that tells a story of important leaders and residents.