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Princeton University Art Museum

McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
609-258-3788
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Ranked #2 of 27 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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robinsville, nj
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Easy to find on the Princeton Campus coming from Nassau street, it is one of those places that keeps you engaged every time you go by rotating their first-class permanent artwork, having special exhibits, lectures and Saturday activities for kids. You can choose to become a member, but entrance is free for anybody. Definitely one of the highlights of living... More

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saratoga springs NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Don't make assumptions like I did. Assumed would be small University art collection with a few galleries. Had world-class art, beautiful galleries and, even better, was free! Friend was walking around in reverie. Docent tour excellent but dragged on b/c of visitors' questions/observations. Would love to come back when less crowded.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I have visited a lot of art museums, but this is by far my favorite. The collection is more extensive than we had anticipated and the facility is beautiful. The explanations next to the displays are very informative. We enjoyed a tour offered by a very knowledgeable docent. If you have not gone yet, give it a try! You will... More

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Skillman, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Revisited this gem with a friend during the week and loved it as usual. The special exhibitions are always a nice change and the docents are so friendly and informative. The renovations downstairs did not affect our visit too much.

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Holiday, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I do not think anyone is prepared for the treasures which are contained within this unassuming building located in an easy to find spot on the Princeton University campus. There is no admission fee whatsoever. The building is laid out on two floors. The upper floor with its special exhibition galleries contains an array of Western art, mostly painting which... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I shouldn't have been surprised that Princeton would have a nice collection — but this little art museum took me aback. Beautiful collection of Roman antiquities — mosaics, statuary, glass. Visiting is free (with requested donation of $5).

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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Princeton University Art Museum (founded in 1882) is a jewel of art institution in USA with collections of more than 72,000 works of art ranging from ancient to contemporary, concentrating geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. This is the place of serious art academy for the researchers as well as for the art... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It is for free. It is not to large and it really have some great art there ! If you are in Princeton, then you should go visit this museum.

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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was thrilled with all the amazing pieces so artfully and engagingly arranged. Also thrilled that the museum is free to the public. Very accessible. Quiet and not too crowded. I would be so happy to go back. Friendly staff.

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Hudson Valley NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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