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Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton
(4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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. Princeton University Art Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Princeton Edition.
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  • 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...  more »
  • Very good permanent and visiting collections. But it is rather small if you're used to the Met etc. Friendly staff in the middle of the campus. 
  • Friends were in from New Hampshire , tour of Central New Jersey is not complete without a visit to the museum . Never a disappointment. 
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  • Excellent weekend activity with a suggested contribution for your visit. There are new interesting exhibits every quarter. All in all a fun thing to do when visiting Princeton.
  • Being an art noob I really enjoyed how the museum was laid out with clear signs of what was where and the time period. A great collection from my perspective. Plus it was free!
  • Excellent little museum. The collection is small, but very high quality - I have been to many much larger museums that were not as good as this one.
  • Excellent permanent collection -- especially the world cultures on exhibit downstairs. Also, seen several outstanding traveling exhibitions in the front gallery. The building itself is well-designed, a very fine place to view the work.
  • The art and exhibition pieces rotate regularly (but not completely) so you can see new things even if you've been before. The downstairs had artifacts and the upstairs had paintings.