The Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery

Stirling Castle, 1854.

In Pursuit of the Picturesque – British Color Plate Books: 1776 – 1868, on display Jan. 22 to March 1, 2020. Image: Stirling Castle, 1854.


Recognizing the many contributions of 1953 Princeton University alumnus Leonard L. Milberg, the Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery opened in March 2019. The inaugural exhibition, titled Welcome Additions: Selected Acquisitions 2012-18, highlighted acquisitions made while the gallery was closed for the Firestone Library renovation project. Open from March 2019 through June 2019, it showcased 80 extraordinary items from the Library's special collections, including Cotsen Children's Library, East Asian Library, Graphic Arts, Manuscripts, Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology, Numismatics, Public Policy Papers, Rare Books, Scheide Library, University Archives, and Western Americana. 

Upcoming exhibitions will feature the world-renowned collections of Princeton University Library as well as related highlights from other institutions. They include:

In Pursuit of the Picturesque – British Color Plate Books: 1776 – 1868 ( Jan. 22 to March 1, 2020)

Through the Glass Darkly: Alchemy and the Ripley Scrolls (opens April 2020)

Planned for fall 2020 is an exhibition titled Piranesi on the Page, a 300th anniversary celebration of graphic artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), featuring over 50 items, including important loans from the Vatican Library and other esteemed institutions. Other upcoming exhibitions will explore such topics as viewing the world through the lens of 19th century British color plates (illustrations) and Native Americans and the 100th anniversary of the Association on American Indian affairs.

A full schedule of upcoming exhibtions will be made available in the coming months. Please check back for updated information.

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director, Library Communications