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Princeton University Art Museum

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Address: McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone Number:
+1 609-258-3788
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
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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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A "sleeper" attraction in town

One would never think that a University meuseum would house world famous paintings but this one does--and, it's "free"! Additionally, there are periodic traveling exhibits that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Barry G
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Princeton, New Jersey

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Princeton Art Museum has grown over the last few decades since I was an undergraduate there, to a marvelous collection of diversified, high-end pieces all of which can be taken in comfortably in one visit which will stimulate the desire to return. The Monet bridge and the Bierstadt embellished painting of I think Mt Adams not to mention the... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One would never think that a University meuseum would house world famous paintings but this one does--and, it's "free"! Additionally, there are periodic traveling exhibits that are well-worth the time.

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Thank Barry G
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Apart from its wonderful permanent collection, this museum has several special exhibitions a year, often completed by festive or educational events. It's a tremendous local resource for kids and grown-ups.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been several times to see special exhibits, which were always interesting, but the regular collection is also highly diverse. Wonderful, thorough explanations accompany each work and the staff is helpful and courteous.

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Milford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a snowy Saturday in January I visited the museum with my wife and daughter. We roamed the partially shoveled walks into the center of campus and entered our sanctuary from the weather. Through the entry and up a few stairs we entered the upper level. Immediately to my right in the European art gallery I spied the all-to-familiar water... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A worthwhile art museum that deserves an hour or so of your time. Lots of classical and interesting pieces.

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best little museum on the east coast. Hidden on the Princeton University Campus. Wonderful collection and great Docent group to give tours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a must-see on a trip to Princeton. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted. The collections are amazing, especially when you think about the relatively small size and cost to visit. There is a museum store as you enter; there are a number of unusual gift items at all price points. The museum is good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is free and offers a variety of eras for art enthusiasts. This is a great little museum in a wonderful University town. The exhibits change so you can return there and see something different at various times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the museum on a whim, as we had visited campus many times but never made time to see their art collection. To say that I was impressed is not strong enough--I was blown away. This is not just a private collection. This is an extensive, well-presented, world-quality museum collection. Our only regret was not being able to... More 

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