The Lewis Center for the Arts

Made possible by a landmark gift from Peter Lewis ’55, the Lewis Center for the Arts enabled Princeton to begin expanding its programs in visual arts, dance, theater, creative writing, and musical performance within the Department of Music, linking them with artists and arts institutions around the world. Already, there has been a fourfold increase in arts courses at the University. These efforts are securing Princeton’s status as a magnet for students and artists alike.

President Tilghman with Peter B. Lewis '55

“Princeton is now not only in the nation’s service, nor even in the service of all nations, but in the service of the imagination.”

—Paul Muldoon, the Howard G. B. Clark ’21 University Professor in the Humanities and founding chair of the Lewis Center