Our faculty, students, fellows, staff, advisory council members, student peer advisors, and guest artists are among the most critical and valuable resources of the Lewis Center. The Lewis Center strives to create a welcoming environment, present diverse perspectives, and foster a strong sense of community whether you’re here every day or visit for the first time.
The Lewis Center’s world-class faculty are working artists and scholars who bring excellence and a love of teaching to their work at Princeton. Students have the opportunity to study and create with some of the best artists and scholars working today including winners of MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships, Pulitzer Prizes, Tony Awards, Guggenheim Fellowships, National Book Awards, Drama Desk Awards, and Bessie Awards.
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More than a quarter of Princeton undergraduates take a course in the Lewis Center each academic year. Over 200 students are currently pursuing certificates through the Lewis Center in creative writing, dance, theater, music, theater or visual arts in addition to their major areas of study, or majoring in visual arts through a partnership with Art & Archaeology. Meet them!
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A highly skilled, experienced staff supports the work of the Lewis Center and is an important resource to faculty and students. From theater and dance production to exhibition preparation, from communications and technical support to administrators, the staff makes sure the Lewis Center, its programs, and events run smoothly and benefit the wide audiences the Center serves.
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Princeton alumni are everywhere you look in the arts – on screen, stage and page, in galleries and museums, behind the camera and curtain, and in the roles of producer, curator, choreographer, and much more. Many others have brought their rich experiences and valuable skills learned through the arts into a broad range of professions. Alumni strongly support the Lewis Center, frequently return to campus as guest artists and speakers, and serve as resources to current students.
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In collaboration with the Department of Music, the Lewis Center offers two artist fellowship opportunities – Hodder Fellowships and Princeton Arts Fellowships. Both are designed to support artists, in all artistic disciplines, who demonstrate great promise. Fellows greatly enrich the artistic community of Princeton.
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Dozens of guest artists further enrich the Lewis Center experience each academic year. Practicing artists from all disciplines visit classes, present masterclasses, read from their work, perform, exhibit their work, screen their films, offer lectures, and engage in lively public conversations.
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A diverse and engaging group of juniors and seniors are selected each year to share their insights and challenges they have experienced pursuing the arts with other students, particularly as students of color and other underrepresented groups, including LGBTQIA students, first-generation college students, students with disabilities, students from religious minorities, recent immigrants, low-income students, and students whose parents’ first language is not English.
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This Council of alumni and supporters are a critical aspect of the Lewis Center, working with the chair, faculty, and staff leadership to set an evolving and responsive vision for the Center and the arts at Princeton.
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Climate & Inclusion Committee
An annually appointed committee of Lewis Center faculty and staff form the Climate & Inclusion Committee. The Committee is responsible for advising and guiding the Lewis Center’s work on equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility, in collaboration and consultation with Center leadership, other committees, groups, students, faculty, or University offices or departments, and in tandem with the University’s Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity. Committee charge for the 2019-20 academic year was development of a climate and inclusion statement and for 2020-21 the Committee is charged with developing and administering a climate study and a reporting and repair mechanism.
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