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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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Great museum

Unexpectedly good, went in for the photo exhibit but loved the paintings. I am a big Monet fan, so was happy to see some of his work. It is a nice space, well laid out and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Lutz, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

With the time allotted, we were able to see much of this treasure. The variety available to the public was astounding for a university source. Kudos to the university for providing this to the public!

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Los Angeles, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Unexpectedly good, went in for the photo exhibit but loved the paintings. I am a big Monet fan, so was happy to see some of his work. It is a nice space, well laid out and thoughtfully curated

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Andover, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

There is much to marvel over in this miniature cornucopia of a museum. There are plenty of excellent quality objets d'art, paintings, statutes, and more from an eclectic cross section of cultures and time periods. It seemed to me that there were particularly extensive collections of Chinese and Japanese art, about which I am quite passionate. So, this earned a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Loved this museum! Small enough to cover in an hour or two. I liked that it covered all time periods and areas of the world. It was like attending a comprehensive art history survey class! The gift shop had unique and nice items. The museum provides free lockers to store bags too large to bring in.

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Belleville, NJ
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Beautifully laid out intimate museum with a nice variety of works representing a wide array of periods and types of art. The Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and sculptures from the Pearlman Collection which calls this museum home are worth the trip alone. Part of this very popular collection (featuring works of Cezanne, Degas, Renoir and Manet only to name a... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Small museum with great piece of art. All periods are covered, starting from Italian middle ages to modern art. Downstairs China, Japan, Greece, Italy and all other countries artifacts are on display. The collection is huge and are all donations!! Entrance is free

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Dallas, Texas
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51 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had heard about the Princeton University art museum, so made sure we stopped in while in the area. It is a lovely museum, well maintained with a helpful friendly staff and great collection. Although we didn't have a lot of time, we enjoyed the collections that we saw. Very friendly and helpful staff!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This museum is a manageable size, with a lot of great art. It was nice to see in person several pieces I recognized from art history books!

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new york
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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