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Princeton University Art Museum

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Address: McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-0001
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
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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Fantastic art and antiquities

What a wonderful surprise to see such an extensive collection so well presented. We have visited art museums in Europe and North America and this museum seems to have works... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wilmington, Delaware

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful surprise to see such an extensive collection so well presented. We have visited art museums in Europe and North America and this museum seems to have works representing all of them. The docent tour was extremely interesting and informative.

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Whitehall, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Princeton University's art museum is definitely worth visiting for any lover of art. We concentrated on the American and European collections, and were surprised at the breadth and quality of the permanent collections. A special highlight was viewing an exceptional grouping of late French Impressionist and Post Impressionist masterpieces on loan from the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, including works... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a great range of stuff but best of all is the hidden Monet, Manets, Warholes and Sargents that you can get so close too you can almost(almost ) touch. Always peaceful and calm well worth a visit or two.

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Ewing, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I usually go during my lunch but they are open on the weekend and until 10 pm on Thursdays. Closed Mondays. Completely free so you have nothing to lose. There is a wide range of art to look at and I imagine something for everyone.

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Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum had a great mix of collections .. best of all it had the Van Gogh piece i had been "looking" for in various museum visits.. My last visit to Amsterdam said the piece was in an American museum.. little did i know this was THE museum..

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Thank MeganBella
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size and layout of the museum makes it perfect for a two hour visit. Stop off at the chapel afterwards. It has a collection that would be the envy of some countries.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An accessible museum nestled in the heart of an amazing campus. The collection and facility are truly world class.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular place, full of history and is free for the public. Lots of paintings, sculptures, done by famous artist

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As people not very interested in art, we thought the museum was fine. Admission is free but they ask for a donation if possible($5). There were many different collection topics, and there was a small amount in each collection. There were even some artwork from famous artists such as cezanne, Monet, Van Gogh, and Warhol. The museum was small and... More 

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Milford, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a campus highlight. Free. Almost always open. Great family days--and self guided family tours online. Art that is varied and significant. Outstanding special exhibits. Even the 8 and 5 year old grandsons love a visit there-- go straight to Peale's George Washington, then up to the knight's tomb. Do not miss.

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