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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 37 things to do 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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North Bellmore, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My family and I were impressed at the collection that this museum had to offer for free. It was hard to find on the campus.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visiting the Princeton Art Museum is one of my favorite things! Both the permanent collection and the exhibits are thought provoking. Standing among the great works of art is an experience to treasure. In warm weather the surrounding gardens are an added attraction. Whenever there are guests visiting, a trip to the Princeton Museum is on the top of my... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Princeton Art Museum is a very special place to visit. We go often. We take docent tours and love the campus walks to and from. Offering a lovely day on campus as well as a meal in Princeton there is no reason not to visit. With such a large collection it offers more than many other state or city... More 

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Yardley
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I've been many times over the years and have always been impressed. Visiting the permanent collection is like visiting old friends. The special exhibitions are always well done. Walking the grounds is like visiting a sculpture garden. Well worth the visit!!

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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