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Princeton University Art Museum

McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
609-258-3788
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Fee: No
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... more » 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. « less
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Hudson Valley NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

For such a small museum (as compared to most city museums), th Princeton museum has a very good mix of classic and contemporary work, paintings, sculpture and photography. They have some works by the masters, some archeologic finds, some Asian, Greek, Native American, Egyptian, and many others. It's a perfect morning or afternoon escape. I wish all museums would provide... More

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

For a university it is surprisingly extensive with many excellent works displayed. Well worth a visit.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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102 reviews 102 reviews
8 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped in to see the special Rothko to Richter exhibit which was great, but even better was the regular collection - tons of famous works. A must see while on campus!

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Clinton, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I needed something to do for some teenagers and grandparents that didn't require a lot of physical activity. I thought everyone would find something of interest in the Princeton University Art Museum, and I was right. Everyone explored at their own pace and got to view the types of art that interested them. Most of us gravitated to the Impressionist... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This museum is filled with a beautiful collection of art history. It's the best place to do research for your history of modern art classes. However, be ready for the occasional rude and stalker guards. They will tell you to turn the flash off your camera devices but will stare at you as if they're trying to act tough. You... More

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Vancouver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I visited the museum on a Thursday evening, and I would urge those in Princeton on a Thursday to make such a late visit. The museum was wonderfully tranquil. One could easily spend an entire day lingering over the varied collections here, which includes a great number of masterpieces of world art. Don't overlook this collection during your visit to... More

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I spent four years at this college and only visited the museum as a prospective student and when they had free food. My loss (if I was looking for art during school). The art museum is deceptively big, has an amazing gallery that is on par with the best in the world, and is free for all, including the public!... More

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What an amazing museum and it is a consumable size...one can enjoy it from 1 hour to an entire day. I saw one of my favorite Monet's, and a good set of each of the major art eras. Just a joy to walk through!

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We enjoyed the special Edward Munch exhibit as well as the Mark Rothko (and other abstract artists) exhibit. Regular collection has a few Monets, a Picasso, a Winslow Homer, too.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Took our young grandchildren as a way of spending a winter afternoon. Not sure how long we could get them to stay. We made it over two hours and they were engaged the whole time. Will go back on a regular basis.

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