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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
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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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Really Nice Art Display

Some very interesting artwork. It's not always a hit, but it's thought provoking. Wort a visit if you are in the area. The venue is nicely laid out. The doscents are knowledgable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Dennis W
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Manchester Township, New Jersey

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum is great. It has very nice collections and is not gigantic. Doable with the young ones. They've had some special shows also in the past year which is always great and nicely done.

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some very interesting artwork. It's not always a hit, but it's thought provoking. Wort a visit if you are in the area. The venue is nicely laid out. The doscents are knowledgable and well spoken. My wife and I both have enjoyed our visits.

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Thank Dennis W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Expertly curated, this museum has a broad palette of art and artifacts. I'd suggest starting on the lower level and working your way up. This will give you a broad perspective of art history.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great time we had at this Art Museum relaxing for a few hours while we were on the Princeton University Campus! It is located in McCormick Hall, and you have to walk through the Gift Shop to enter. While the Museum is not huge, it has an impressive and diverse collection of Art from many periods and dynasties... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this gem - the art is manageble yet diverse and staff friendly. Beautiful touring exhbition on British and European Art till mid-April 2016 too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum (and free to boot with suggested donation of $5) filled with work of major artists across the centuries and across the globe. A great way to spend an hour or two viewing fine art from ancient times to modern and contemporary, to the Impressionists and and African artists and beyond. Great collections to see in... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is free. It has a great selection of art; contemporary, classical, medieval which includes paintings and sculptures. It is well worth a visit, if not more. A must see is the large portrait by Charles Willson Peale of George Washington at the Battle Of Princeton.

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to visit and see everything they have .you will need a few hours to see everything but well worth it

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Princeton University Art Museum is a great way to spend the day. We went on December 31st to see the Cezanne exhibit. It was fantastic. The museum also has a number of standing exhibits. Some of the sculpture exhibits were real exciding. There is no cost to go to the museum but you can make a contribution if you... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Princeton University's museum featured an impressive CEZANNE exhibit in December 2015. Not only was this a spectacular collection of art, but Princeton's permanent exhibits are impressive. Allow 2-3 hours to visit. Admission is FREE.

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