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Princeton University Art Museum

McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-0001
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Beautiful museum - bigger than you would think!

The Princeton Art Museum was so much larger and had a much larger collection of art than I had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MomofShadow
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Penndel, PA
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Incredibly comprehensive art museum worthy of multiple visits. Almost every object - thousands on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
catrescuer2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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.
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McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-0001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Princeton Art Museum was so much larger and had a much larger collection of art than I had anticipated. Right in the middle of downtown so you can easily make a day of it and grab some lunch or dinner too.

Thank MomofShadow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly comprehensive art museum worthy of multiple visits. Almost every object - thousands on display, approximately 100,000 available - is described in detail so that readers can really appreciate what they see. The artwork covers 5000 years of global artwork and there are special exhibitions...More

Thank catrescuer2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a compact museum that can be visited in an hour or two. it is always a good choice for taking visitors, due to the breadth of the permanent collection and the changing special exhibitions, and as it asks only a suggested donation of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the lady who welcomed me here said: 'It's encyclopaedic'. It is as though someone trawled the Hermitage of Petersburg and the British Museum and selected just one or two pieces from each era e.g. pre-dynastic Egypt, Byzantium, Maya, and art movement (showcasing such diversity...More

Thank DollyBirdScotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has interesting exhibits and is small enough to tour within one hour. There is a small shop in the front. Outdoor seating for warm weather. The fall exhibit on Slavery and Princeton was amazing.

Thank AKW52245
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since we live nearby, we have the opportunity to visit the Museum often. We go for specific exhibitions as we did recently for the Clarence White Photography exhibit. White was not known to us so seeing his very moving and artistic photos was a real...More

Thank TeamMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Central Jersey is blessed to have an outstanding art museum within it’s midst. The first floor focuses in artifacts while the top floor in paintings from many of the great masters. It is an easy 2-3 hour day if you have the time or you...More

Thank BillREvans
Reviewed 10 November 2017

프린스턴 대학교 캠퍼스 내에 있는 박물관은 세계적인 수준을 자랑합니다. 방문자들도 무료로 과람할 수 있습니다. The Princeton University Art Museum seeks to bring the visual arts to the heart of the Princeton University experience for students, scholars, and visitors of all kinds as one of the...More

Thank sung58
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great museum. It is tiny but you can find classical art, impressionists and much more here. First floor is dedicated to ancient art like Egypt, Rome, Africa and Asia. It is free of charge. Check schedule if you visiting on Sunday as it opens after...More

Thank verap
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Compact museum is good for a few hours. There aren’t famous paintings that you’ve seen in books,but there are representative paintings from the major periods in Western art. I didn’t go to the lower level that had ancient and Eastern art. Some of the paintings...More

Thank David G
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Cathy075
5 March 2017|
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Response from Marcia920 | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, July 4
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Prashanti C
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Response from teep1 | Reviewed this property |
Since there is no parking on campus, I generally park on or near Nassau Street and walk to the museum.
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Marty C
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Response from Ed S | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but the Museum is on the Princeton University campus. The main University gates are on Nassau Street. A closer entrance to the museum is to enter through the arch openings from Washington Road (also called... More
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