About the Friends

Friends since 2008

“Time and resources to pursue unconstrained research is of great value to future generations and in short supply around the globe. The Institute for Advanced Study provides leading scholars with the perfect environment to nurture fundamentally new research and many lifelong collaborations amongst global leaders in the sciences and humanities. As Friends and contributors, it is a privilege to support the Institute and the achievement of its farsighted mission.”
Cynthia Hillas and Robert Hillas, Chair of the Friends

Upcoming Events

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Apr 24

Muslims & Manuscripts Book Talk with Christiane Gruber

The Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University will host the following two public talks: April 23 - Lecture & Exhibition of Islamic Manuscripts from the Firestone Library on the Qur'an and the Prophet, featuring a conversation with Princeton University Assistant...
Apr 24

Art History Lecture Series by David Kim

Wolfensohn Hall
A range of sitters, from members of the Northern Italian elite to workaday artisans such as The Tailor , inhabits the canvases of the Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520/24–1579), the subject of a current exhibition at the Frick Collection. A constant in...
Apr 26

Remembering Irving Lavin, 1927-2019

Wolfensohn Hall
Remembering Irving Lavin On Friday, April 26, the Institute for Advanced Study will celebrate the life and work of renowned art historian Professor Irving Lavin (1927–2019) with an all-day event that begins with a series of scholarly discussions in the morning, followed in the...