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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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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
Fee: No
Description: 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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Hidden Gem!

What an awesome collection! Such variety and loads of wonderful pieces in a very manageable setting. Staff incredibly friendly and helpful. A must!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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new york
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

What an awesome collection! Such variety and loads of wonderful pieces in a very manageable setting. Staff incredibly friendly and helpful. A must!

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Princeton University's art museum is one of those hidden gems with a wide range of works to see--pre-Columbian American, African, Indian, Hellenic, Impressionists, post impressionist, etc. van Goghs, Monet's. Great place to visit. Some of the docents, however, are a little too uptight and rude.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The University's Art Museum has glorious work to match everyone's taste in art. Ancient Egypt? Yes. American realists? Yes. Abstract and expressionist? Yes. Impressionists? Of course. If you get on the email list, you can learn about upcoming exhibitions. And remember: during the academic year the Museum mounts special exhibitions in support of the University's art classes. So you never... More 

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Went to the museum as part of a date. I wasn't sure what to expect but what a treat! Lots of art to see, nice size, friendly staff, clean, quiet, and FREE - in the middle of beautiful Princeton campus. I definitely plan to come back! Also a plus - it's open until 10pm on Thursdays!

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Jersey City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very well organized and exhibited. Many precious object d'Art and archaeology. The floor mosaics depicting scenes from Greek mythology taken from Antioch, today's Antakya in Turkey are superb.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Yesterday, we went to this place. What a glorious place. So wonderful and mesmerizing. I love art and this place is a real piece of art. The buildings themselves are so gorgeous. Took many photos and had good feelings. You need at least 4-5 hrs in this place and if you're really interested in art and architectural design I must... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

There are some very special works here. We had a hurried visit, but it was delightful. Monet, Remington, Picaso, and thomas Hart Benton are all represented, with many others.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

While visiting the campus, make sure you visit the art museum. It doesn't get much attention, but it has a wide variety of media and is worth the stop.

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tulsa, OK
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This museum is much bigger than one might expect with a terrific collection of works and some fascinating temporary exhibits. Plan on several hours--there's lots to see.

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Staten Island, New York
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best museum experience by far! The collections are incredible, the Roman Italian with tile floors from ancient times, the African, the South American, Indian, Chinese, and many many more, in a very nicely and quite environment. And it's free, with a suggested donation of $5 per person, really worth it! This is a MUST visit place! It was perfect... More 

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