Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton

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Part of one of the nation's most prestigious academic institutions, Princeton University Art Museum displays an array of works ranging from antique sculptures and mosaics to modern photography and contemporary pieces. Visit the free museum and explore its collection of more than 90,000 pieces of artwork laid out in a multitude of exhibits and themed sections. Wander the halls and admire ancient Greek bronze sculptures, Roman mosaics, medieval stained glass, paintings from Renaissance greats, Chinese calligraphy, and more. Afterward, swing by the gift shop to pick up a print or souvenir inspired by one of the museum's famous works. Be sure to check the museum website for information about its frequent temporary exhibits. With our custom trip planner, Princeton attractions like Princeton University Art Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Just saw a great photography exhibit there. Nice enviornmnet and good way to spend an hour or so while still getting errands done in town. Located on Princeton's campus and is funded by their donors.  more »
  • This easy to manage building has a fantastic collection that varies from ancient to modern. The galleries are well laid out and their is plenty of places you can sit and enjoy the art. To top it off i...  more »
  • Never realized there was an art museum on campus. It was free and the woman at the info desk was helpful in explaining what was on display  more »
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  • Definitely an impressive collection in terms of variety and age. Seldom crowded at all; the tours usually mention and then skip past it, so it's a great place to duck into the air conditioning and out of the summer throngs. Also a good first-date spot, after you've strolled over and finished your treat from one of the local ice cream joints.
  • A hidden gem in Princeton. If you have spare time, definitely pass through, even if you have gone before as they keep changing it up. If you are looking to kill any period of time, it's a good stop. They have some guided tours for free which are pretty good
  • A must see in Princetom! This museum is a five minute walk away from Nassau St., housed in Princeton's McCormick Hall. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. There are extended hours on Thursdays. If you come on a Sunday, meters are free on Nassau St. The museum has an impressive collection of European art, Byzantine art, and Greek vases. Scattered within mix are a few famous names like Monet, Degas, and Picasso. My favorite section was the contemporary artwork, although it was small. Plan to spend a couple hours here!
  • You won't believe the dates of the artifacts put out for display. Really worth the visit.
  • Impressive collection of art within Princeton University. Took a docent tour and thoroughly enjoyed their presentation.

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