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Princeton University Art Museum

Address: McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone Number: 609-258-3788
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Ranked #2 of 23 Attractions in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: The Princeton University Art Museum is one of the nation's finest art museums, housing collections...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Hours:
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
Owner description: 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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Easton, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It was our first visit at Princeton University and we are hooked with it unique charming atmosphere. The campus itself is a gem of architectural old buildings and the museum has a lot to offer. Founded in 1882, it now houses over 72,000 works of art that range from antiquity to the contemporary period. The Princeton University Art Museum dedicates... More 

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Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I lived in NJ for half of my life and never knew about this amazing museum! The collection was impressive. Everything from ancient to modern, sculpture, painting, glass, multimedia, and others. It is a great museum to take children to introduce them to different types of art. The stroll through the beautiful campus to get to the museum was a... More 

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Princeton, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We live in the Princeton area, but we had never made it into this museum. First surprise - it's free. Even more of a surprise - the magnitude and qualify of the collection. We spent about two hours - and we only got through Europe and American. We wandered downstairs, and the Chinese, Mayan, Egyptian - well, there was so... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My wife and I are serious art lovers. We have been to numerous different art museums in the US and abroad. When a friend recommended the Art Museum at Princeton University I was intrigued but not expecting anything remarkable. Once we arrived at the museum we were quite shocked to see the level of displays. We were very impressed with... More 

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Very manageable collection of pretty impressive paintings easily accessible on a stroll round the campus. Staff very friendly. Astounded to see original Warhol.

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princeton, nj
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Princeton is a small town with big time culture and the University art museum is an amazing example of that. Beautifully laid out, incredible art by some of the greatest artists in history, low-key, you can stay for 20 minutes or three hours without feeling rushed or that you've missed anything. Then you leave and get to walk on on... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

In a small town like Princeton, with a population of fewer than 30,000 residents, visitors are often surprised to find an art museum of this caliber. Of course, it helps considerably to have a world-class university with an exceptionally large financial endowment to provide the facilities for it on the university campus. Just a short walk from the Nassau Street... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Very impressive collection for a University museum. The building itself is nice. Don't miss the sculptures in the garden. Great collection of American and European art. The basement floor is full of treasures from non-western cultures, but presented in a very "primitivistic" fashion.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I arrived an hour and a half before closing, thinking that was plenty of time to breeze through, and ended up struggling to get it all in! More treasures than expected, including some important Dürer etchings. Great small museum!

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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

An array of amazing works of art are gathered together in this manageable museum. It is very well organized and the art beautifully lit. There is more than just the wide range of paintings - sculptures, carvings & special exhibitions also. I would thoroughly recommend a visit here.

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