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Princeton University Art Museum

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Address: McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-0001
Phone Number:
+1 609-258-3788
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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Escape the Snow - see the Museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Walt C
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Milford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank RickMIusa
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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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Edison, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive museum with a wide variety of painting styles from European, Asian, American, Africa and ancient. A number of paintings on display from famous painters like Monet and Van Gogh. Peaceful museum - worth the visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too stuffy for my tastes. Beautiful paintings and art pieces. Security presence was overbearing. I was called out for leaning to far over a free standing sculpture ( no rope or sinage to warn you). Gift shop selling handmade wallets for $350.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

One of the great treasures of Princeton's elegant campus is the University Art Museum. Sophisticated without being pretentious, balanced collections of excellent quality, just the right size as to not be overwhelming or repetitive. An uplifting and soothing experience. Free admission, also...

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