Princeton University Art Museum
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Princeton University Art Museum

Princeton University Art Museum
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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. The main Museum building is closed for construction of our new Museum, designed by architect Sir David Adjaye and anticipated to open in late 2024. While we build a new Art Museum for Princeton, visit us downtown–in two galleries that feature changing exhibitions and in our retail store, which offers handcrafted, artisanal works and much more.
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Mindy Smith
New Providence, NJ4 contributions
Nov 2019
A wonderful museum. It's worth a visit. If you want to see Marilyn Monroe's original painting by "walking Warhol", you'll have the chance to see it there. A very discreet collection of Colombian music and a good representation of Asian art; Greek and European. Worthy visit.
Written February 26, 2020
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Jo B
New York City, NY54 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a gem of a museum with extraordinary examples of both Greek, Roman, and Chinese art among others.
It's manageable, never crowded, free, and altogether delightful.
It will close in approximately one year for a massive multi-year building project (new facility) so go now!
Written January 26, 2020
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Mimi L
Long Valley, NJ196 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
I’d heard great things about this museum, and it lived up to the hype. It’s a great collection with pieces from all over the world, and different eras.

We spent less than 2 hours and surely didn’t see it all! The gift shop had some beautiful items as well. I’d love to go back sometime and explore more. It’s an impressive collection!
Written January 19, 2020
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Roam19351606618
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Contrary to their website, this museum is closed. They are building a new art museum on campus. Not scheduled to open until summer of 2024. Again, I reiterate this museum is not open at the present time. It is however worth walking around the campus. It’s spectacular!
Written June 28, 2022
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skinnygirl140
Chula Vista, CA83 contributions
Jun 2019
Always enjoy the Art Museum. When I visit my daughter in Princeton we always go to the Princeton Museum.
We have lunch then enjoy the beautiful art collection Princeton University has. We have been there many times and it never disappoints.
Written February 27, 2020
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John41354
Kinnelon, NJ189 contributions
Jan 2020
Excellent ancient archives. Would have liked to see more 20 th century paintings. Plan several visits so you can spend time in the different sections. Way too much to do in one day.
Written January 17, 2020
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Sue F
East Windsor, NJ8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
A real gem of a museum tucked into the university campus. Nice collection of pre-columbian artifacts. Small but we'll curated permanent collection and changing exhibits. Admission is free. Why not stop in?
Written February 24, 2020
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John D
Parlin, NJ87 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
We visited the Princeton Art Museum on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Having read a good review in the local newspaper, we specifically went to see the exhibition, which runs through mid-September 2017, "Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum" at Oxford University. We spent an hour in the exhibit, which, if you like British art and drawings or English literature, is well worth the time. It is very comprehensive spanning the seventeenth through modern times and including works by Blake, Turner, Rossetti, and Hockney.

We also took the one-hour highlights tour, which provides a very good overview of the museum's collections, which are more comprehensive than you might think. Of particular interest is a Mayan vase, known as the "Princeton Vase," the Roman room's floor mosaic, the Medieval room which dates back to the original Gothic design of the museum from the 1920's, and an unusual Van Gogh painting depicting a stagecoach.

We spent two and one-half hours and could easily have used another hour. We intend to return when they have another good exhibition. There is a brochure, which contains a self-guided tour of twelve major objects if you miss the highlights tour given only on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is free, and you can combine the museum with a walking tour of the university grounds and lunch on or near Nassau Street. Parking for three hours at a nearby garage was only $5.00. One caveat, however, is that on weekends Nassau Street is very congested and confusing to navigate. However, a day's outing at the museum and Princeton is worth it.
Written August 1, 2017
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noredpen
Flintshire, UK162 contributions
Mar 2019
We only had time to do a small portion of this museum, which is free, so we concentrated on the paintings on the first floor. There's a range of artists on display, from Gainsborough to Modlogiani with less well-known artists, too. There are some famous Cezannes and Monets. A Burne Jones stained glass was particularly striking.

I can't wait to continue my exploration of the place. Will need to allow time on art and then downstairs for the artefacts.
Written March 28, 2019
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Eco_Travel_Explorer
Texas273 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Trying to show the history of the world is a good idea.
But intentionally or not (I think more intentionally), skipping and not showing the history of the one of the biggest civilizations in the world is a discrimination.
I'd like this my posting to make the museum directors to think.
Written November 5, 2016
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