Princeton University Art Museum
- McCormick Hall Princeton University
- Princeton, NJ 08542
- Phone: (609) 258-3788
- Fax: (609) 258-3610
Founded in 1882, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the finest art museums in the country. Its collection features more than 68,000 works ranging from ancient to contemporary art, and concentrating geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States, and Latin America, with particular strengths in Chinese painting and calligraphy, art of the ancient Americas, and pictorial photography. The museum is committed to serving the local community, the region, and beyond through innovative and dynamic programming, original research and new scholarship, an active loan program, and the organization of touring exhibitions of its works. By collaborating with faculty, students, and staff, and through direct and sustained access to original works of art, the museum contributes to the development of critical thinking and visual literacy at Princeton University. The Princeton University Art Museum is located in the center of the Princeton University campus, next to Prospect House and only a short walk from Princeton's Nassau Street. Museum admission is free and open to the general public. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Free highlights tours of the collection are given every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. For information, please call (609) 258-3788 or visit the museum"s Web site at http://artmuseum.princeton.edu.