Art in the Library

Our Art Collection

Public art that reflects a community of tradition and innovation.

We have more than a dozen pieces of art on permanent display, as well as our own gallery on the second floor. Much of the public art was commissioned for the opening of the new library building in 2004. All artwork in the library is funded by generous private donations.

Happy World

Artist Ik-Joong Kang’s “Happy World” mural has become the signature piece of art work for the library.

Consisting of more than 3,700 individual 3-inch by 3-inch tiles, the mural includes objects that were donated by the Princeton community to the artist in advance of the library’s opening in 2004.