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Princeton University Art Museum

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Address: McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone Number: 609-258-3788
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: No
Description: The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation's finest art...
The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation's finest art museums, housing collections of over 72 ,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of world history and all the world's major cultures. The Museum also presents special exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year. Admission is free.
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Perfect for a day out with the kids

Small museum with a nice collection. The best part is the downstairs where they house their ancient civilizations collection. They offer kid activities, so make sure to pick up a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Plainsboro, New Jersey

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Small museum with a nice collection. The best part is the downstairs where they house their ancient civilizations collection. They offer kid activities, so make sure to pick up a treasure hunt at the main desk, they'll supply you with a pencil and a little passport, so you can go back and do different treasure hunts.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very nice collection. Definitely worth a visit. Uncrowded. Check online for open hours. Easy to reach on foot from train.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

An exceptional museum with an extensive collection of multi-medium art. The space is beautiful, open and welcoming. The extended hours and community focused events provide a feel of accessibility to all visitors. The additional perk is visits are free of charge. It's a fabulous destination for anyone strolling the University or the downtown area. The only suggestion is that additional... More 

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Andover, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went for the "Painting on Paper: American Watercolors at Princeton" exhibit on the Saturday it opened. And are we glad we did! I wanted to see the Edward Hopper watercolors (and they were magnificent) but there were so many more that that just blew us away. Plus we learned about art history, the details of the... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Their family programming is amazing! So clever and creative. It really engages my kids (ages 6 and 9) and holds their attention. They do a fabulous job of bringing art to life in a fun way. They have activities you can do on your own anytime. They also have really fun events - and it is all free! I highly... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to the museum as I had not visited it for over a decade and I wanted to see the collection again, which is quite extensive. Luckily we were there for a special show on American Water Color works. It was an excellent show, but the overall collection is really worth the time for an extended visit, and actually,... More 

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As art museum go, this is a rather quaint affair, housed in a relatively small building shared with a library on campus. The collection span just about the entire range of art history, from greek and roman (beautiful mosaics from roman villas in Turkey) to pre-colombian, from classic chinese to contemporary. Given the (small) size of the museum and the... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a good art museum to hit up if you have very little time. My wife and I visited this museum and while we took our time looking at the works (she's a professional artist so perhaps we took more than the average viewer even) we were in and out of the museum in well under 2 hours. The... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This museum is on the small side with a thin collection, compared to NY or Phila museums, or even to the Yale Art Museum. It has some nice gothic structures. I visit every six months for a short visit to recharge myself. I enjoy particularly the five Soutine Impressionist paintings, but they were not on view in June 2015; what... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Talk about a surprise. I heard about this museum from people I work with, but did not know the extensive collection. What a fantastic way both to beat the heat and experience great art. My kids found this the highlight. They have some heavy hitters in the art world on display here, and it's free, well suggested donation of 5... More 

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Additional Information about Princeton University Art Museum

Address: McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone Number: 609-258-3788
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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