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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 25 Attractions in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

On the campus of Princeton, this free museum has a top notch collection of art work by world class artists such at Picasso, O'Keefe, Monet, Mllet, etc. A broad range of different kinds of art. A real gem that should not be missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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309 reviews 309 reviews
197 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great to have something so close rather than in NYC. The collection and presentation is magnificent. We are privileged to have this.

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Livingston, NJ
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115 reviews 115 reviews
24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This small, free museum contains art from Byzantine Times right thru the 20th century. I was pleasantly surprised to find some of my favorite artist, Cranach, included among its permanent collection. They often have special temporary exhibitions, many of which are outstanding as are the many impressionist permanent works. Do not miss the downstairs, which has art mainly from early... More

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Montreal, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were just passing through Princeton. The museum is open late on Thursdays until 10pm, and is always free. (donations accepted) We parked on the street and some friendly students directed us to the museum on campus.

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robinsville, nj
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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51 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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