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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
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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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Intimate setting with wide range of art

Took my teenage son to see the American Watercolors Exhibition. The museum is free to the public. While it holds an expansive collection ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Took my teenage son to see the American Watercolors Exhibition. The museum is free to the public. While it holds an expansive collection ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary works, it is feasible to explore the entire museum in one visit. However, one visit won't suffice. I'll continue to return for new exhibitions and to revisit the permanent collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a very manageable museum with a few wonderful pieces of art. There was a very interesting American Watercolor exhibit this time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place is wonderful. Whenever I have visitors in town, I always bring them here to show off the interesting collection that Princeton has tucked away in this university art museum. It's free, although they ask for a donation. I've never attended a guided tour, but I know they are available. The map at the desk when you walk through... More 

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Newtown,PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This would be a collection most mid-size cities would be proud to have. From the early Chinese dynasties to works of the great masters, this free of charge museum is excellent!

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Princeton Art Museum has a very impressive and eclectic collection. The upstairs is all framed art: painting, drawing, photos and a few sculpture like George Segal and a Warhol Brillo box. Don't miss the Monet Water lily. It is a really good one. Make sure you look in all the room because there are some hidden gems that you... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The main painting galleries on the upper floor are fun to explore. The boating party is one of my favorites. The side wings hold paintings that you won't want to miss. When you have had you fill of paintings head to the medieval section and let your imagination wander freely. In the basement there are some excellent Chinese pottery figures.... More 

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Logan, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I had no idea Princeton housed such an impressive art collection. The breadth of the collection is amazing - from ancient to contemporary art with many of the most famous artists of the 20th century represented. And it's free! Without a doubt, well worth a visit. Pick up the list of the Curator's Top Twenty if you just have time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I love small art museums. They provide refreshing, intimate experiences so unlike the sterile corporate distance in many art museums today (cough MOMA cough). The Princeton University Art Museum's greatest strength is certainly this intimacy. I walked in and was able to stand right in front of an El Anatsui piece for an hour unobstructed. There are O'Keefes and Degases... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Who would have thought that a university museum would have so many paintings of the masters.? Thanks to the largess of many alumni, visitors can view works of Monet,Toulouse Lautrec and Childe Hassam. The basement floor has many examples of more primitive art work. Centrally located on famous, admission is free but donations are requested. There museum also boasts a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Princeton is a quite charming town. Walking through a wooded maze of the campus lies the art museum. While I found it to be rather small, I enjoyed the walk through the town as well as the art experience.

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