“The opening of the new Lewis Arts complex is an extraordinary milestone for Princeton that will usher in a brilliant new era of arts scholarship, training, exploration, and performance. I am grateful to Peter B. Lewis, Peter’s family, and the other donors who helped us to realize this dream. I hope that the campus and local community will join us for the opening festival and for years to come at this splendid new home for artistic expression and imaginative activity.”

— Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber


The Lewis Center for the Arts includes several buildings across the Princeton University campus, including 185 Nassau Street (home of the Program in Visual Arts), New South (home of the Program in Creative Writing), and the new Lewis Arts complex (home of the Programs in Dance, Theater, Music Theater and the Princeton Atelier). In addition, arts programming takes place in a number of other locations, including the Berlind Theatre at McCarter Theatre Center.



The development of an Arts and Transit Neighborhood in the vicinity of the McCarter Theatre will be a major step toward making (our) vision a reality.”

— Paul Muldoon, founding chair, Lewis Center for the Arts


Learn more about the development of the Lewis Arts complex in this film by Jon Roemer, featuring architect Steven Holl: