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Princeton University Art Museum

McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
609-258-3788
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Ranked #1 of 24 attractions in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing collection of art work. It is free,has some excellent pieces and two very well done exhibitions on Italian Drawing and Munch prints. It is well worth a visit and very friendly staff.

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New Jersey
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19 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Has a very nice collection for its size, and free. Has everything from antiquities to recent modern. Many, many years ago (like over 30) it was not very interesting, but now it's definitely worth visiting.

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I was overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of the artifacts and works of art held in this small collection, tucked away on campus at Princeton University. I didn't have enough time to see the permanent collections but will be back very soon. The Edvard Munch temporary exhibit was what drew me in; it was as disturbing as I thought... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We went for the Eduard Munch print exhibit, which was good, but we were more interested in the permanent collection, which was surprisingly good and diverse. We were there on a Saturday morning and it wasn't too crowded. We spent an hour and a half and it was a well-spent morning!

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60 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

For all of the times we've visited Princeton, we never thought about making a stop at their art museum. A new show on Munch's prints made us curious, so we visited on a rainy Saturday afternoon. We had no idea that this not overly large but charming museum had so many amazing examples of excellent works and famous artists. Monet,... More

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HIGHLAND PARK, N.J.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

. A tour was about to start, and this being our first visit we joined the group, not really expecting the vast cultural experience awaiting us. Our docent took us through galleries from the 17th century to the present explaining everything, and asking if we had any questions. We now are familiar with this beautiful museum and can't wait to... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you are in Princeton this is a must see. We were lucky enough to see the Edvard Munch exhibit (from the Met). The other galleries were beautifully done and it is free (donation). The campus is almost an exhibit in itself.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This museum has an interesting mix of modern and contemporary art to African, Asian and European art, and more. They have a lot of different artists represented from Andy Warhol to John Singer Sargent and Monet. We were there while they had an Edvard Munch exhibit that was worth seeing. Admission is free, although they suggest a donation of $5... More

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Yardley, PA
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

It has a lot of collections, free admission. Right inside Princeton university, beautiful campus, take a walk inside the campus after visit the museum.

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This is a small museum that seems to have a good representation of art masterworks. The museum is free and a wonderful way to enjoy a day in Princeton.

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