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“Lovely Little Museum”

Princeton University Art Museum
Ranked #2 of 52 things to do in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We enjoyed the special Edward Munch exhibit as well as the Mark Rothko (and other abstract artists) exhibit. Regular collection has a few Monets, a Picasso, a Winslow Homer, too.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Took our young grandchildren as a way of spending a winter afternoon. Not sure how long we could get them to stay. We made it over two hours and they were engaged the whole time. Will go back on a regular basis.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We love coming here when the weather is poor. The quality of the art is surprising. Plan to walk a lot and spend about 3 hours.

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Reviewed 25 May 2014

I am gratified to see the Princeton University Art Museum justly rated the #1 attraction in Princeton. It deserves it. I visit here 2-3 times a year and am grateful to have access to such a treasure. It is a 2 minute walk from Nassau Street (stick to the left of Nassau Hall and it's right there) and a must-see.

The first floor is all American and European art (most of it paintings). There are several Monets, a Van Gogh, and Charles Wilson Peale's "Washington at the Battle of Princeton" among other cool masterpieces. Downstairs, we have ancient Greek and Roman art along with lots of Asian and South American art. There's even a mummy!

The Princeton Art Museum is a great place for everyone: Couples, families, you name it. I took my five year-old daughter there and she loved it. Also, they regularly have special exhibits, many of which are amazing. I was there last in April, and there was a special exhibit of North Italian sketches. It included a sketch by Michelangelo! There it was, in New Jersey, a Michelangelo sketch staring me in the face! How could anyone not love this place?

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This Museum is one of the best museums I have ever been to and admission is free but they have a place to make donations. They had incredible sculptures, vases, and various art from up to 600 BC. Unbelievable

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