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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
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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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This University art museum rivals larger, city museums. Masterpieces grace the walls -- from ancient artifacts to Warhol. If in the area, this is a must see. Children's tours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This University art museum rivals larger, city museums. Masterpieces grace the walls -- from ancient artifacts to Warhol. If in the area, this is a must see. Children's tours available.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small but very good art museum associated with the university. The collection is well worth seeing. Combine this with a tour of the university and lunch or dinner in town.

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

This museum is beautiful in and out. Walking across Princeton U campus is always interesting - a busy place with incredible trees. There are sculptures en route and outside the museum. The gift shop is exceptional. Now let's go into the actual museum. The permanent collection is a feast for the eyes. The building is inviting. The special exhibits are... More 

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Belle Mead, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum is well worth a visit for anyone with an interest in art. The permanent collection is strong and has some excellent Impressionist pieces. The special exhibitions are consistently interesting and well presented. Two recent shows we attended were works of Cezanne watercolors and John Constable sketches-both excellent. The museum is free which makes it very convenient for even a... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you don't realize the treasure you have here as a student but now having gone back a few times i always make the trip to the art museum. it has a wonderful and diverse collection on display that will satisfy anyone's artistic yearning. and it is a manageable size so you can see a nice selection in a few hours,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thursdays are open from 10 to 10. Very different from Yale University Arts Gallery. Lot more of Contemporary art and very extensive collection of Central America Mayan and Incan artifacts. I could have spent another few hours going over the collection, but alas we went on a Wednesdays just hours before their closing. Loved the 19th C European wing, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum just to stumble upon while strolling around Princeton University campus. Admission is free and they have a worthy collection of statues, paintings, and photographs. My favorites are always the Greek vases and the Roman mosaics (downstairs).

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State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressed by the exquisite variety of collections! Free admission,however, a $5 entrance donation was suggested & is well worth it! Take the time to visit the museum if you have time before or after a campus tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Princeton's small but lovely art museum is chock full of treasures. From the stained glass panels outside to the post-impressionists, pre-Colombian collection and special exhibits, this is a must-see for visitors and locals like me who return frequently. Donation optional, so well within everyone's budget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit. They have gathered pieces from all around the world and different periods of time. The staff was also very helpful

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