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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Absolutely incredible

This museum is a MUST SEE when visiting Princeton University. I was astounded at the incredible pieces at this museum. Allow 2-3 hours. It is a large space.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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princeton nj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Princeton is a quite charming town. Walking through a wooded maze of the campus lies the art museum. While I found it to be rather small, I enjoyed the walk through the town as well as the art experience.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you are touring the town and campus, a lovely surprise. Small, not overwhelming. "Name brand' art to be found here.

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This museum is a MUST SEE when visiting Princeton University. I was astounded at the incredible pieces at this museum. Allow 2-3 hours. It is a large space.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful works of art displayed in an equally beautiful setting. We were very fortunate to have helpful docents to guide us

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Small but very good museum, exceeded my expectations. The main floor has a medieval art gallery, American wing with a nice Sargent and a Frank Lloyd Wright window on display, and a good European art collection with such major names as Millet, Gerome, Manet, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Degas, Picasso. The basement houses an excellent collection of antiquities, Mesoamerican and Asian art,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A true gem, midway between NYC & Philadelphia. A substantial resident collection combined with visiting works makes visits a treat. I enjoy going myself and spending hours. Occasionally I drag my culture-starved offspring, but that limits it to two hours maximum. Handicapped parking is available but very limited, and accessed via the security entrance on Elm drive (documentation necessary.)

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The museum houses over 92,000 objects from Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas, from ancient to contemporary art. The collection blew my artist mind! Absolutely amazing that any university houses so many perfectly restored works of art. The museum is free with a small $5 suggested donation. I can not believe the quality of the art! They also have traveling... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very nice museum, must see when in Princeton. Some great pieces. It's a quiet place where you can spend a few hours just reflecting. Great small museum, if you want to introduce your kids to art "slowly" :)

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Decided to take a day-trip to Princeton Art Museum, located in McCormick Hall. It is only about an hour's drive. The Museum is located on the campus only a short walk from Nassau Street. The museum has an excellent collection of art and statuary from all parts of the world, both contemporary and ancient, including some changing exhibitions. The layout... More 

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Always a friendly place to visit. The staff is knowledgeable and there are tours available. They always have an interesting show. They have a broad based collection with a few masterpieces. The museum shop is excellent featuring gifts and artisan jewelry.

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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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