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Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton

(4.7/5 based on 460+ 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 would never think that a University meuseum would house world famous paintings but this one does--and, it's "free"! Additionally, there are periodic traveling exhibits that are well-worth the time...  more »
  • Apart from its wonderful permanent collection, this museum has several special exhibitions a year, often completed by festive or educational events. It's a tremendous local resource for kids and grown...  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
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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.