Princeton University campus and Art Museum
Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton University campus and Art Museum Reviews
Art inside and out!! Apr 18, 2008
I have always loved walking around Princeton University. The campus can easily be described as a museum with out walls. There are plenty of sculptures gracing the academic landscape depicting a variety of aesthetics and many were created by well established artists featured art history courses across the country!
But if your in the mood for a museum with walls you can enter the campus via Nassau Street and follow the path toward the back. You'll notice a plain building with a row of massive headless figures stepping forward (Artist: Magdalena Abakanowicz). The museum entrance is to the right.
Entrance is free unless you arrive with a large group of people and expect a tour. There are two levels to the museum. Downstairs are galleries exhibiting priceless works of art from africa, china, ancient rome and greece and precolumbia america. Upstairs features works from the Italian Renaissance to Colonial American to the French impressionists to contemporary artists of the last century.
In my opinion I think Princeton University has one of the best and well displayed collections of art for a University. Its easily accessible to both the public and for those in a wheelchair. If you are physically disabled please call them and they will direct you on where to park so your visit will be a little easier.
hours are 10 to 5 and closed on mondays..
you can check their website for additional information http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/
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