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Princeton Art Museums: Art Museums Around Princeton

Below are our Princeton Art Museum recommendations, with information on location, admission, transportation/parking, museum history and other points of interest in Princeton Art.

Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, founded in 1966, is located on the Voorhees Mall on the campus of Rutgers University.  The Museum’s permanent collection contains over 60,000 items, with particular strengths in Russian and Soviet art, French and American 19th century art, and American 20th century and contemporary art.

An interesting element is the Museum’s collection of ‘japonisme’, works of Western …more…

Montclair Art Museum

Just twelve miles west of New York City, Montclair Art Museum is surrounded by the quaint, tree-lined streets of the town of Montclair, and is housed in its original 1914 building, which has been renovated and expanded three times since its opening. The museum is known for its American and Native American collections, exhibiting works by Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe, and Roy Lichtenstein and traditional …more…

Newark Museum

The Newark Museum describes itself as “not your ordinary museum”. It is certainly not—while it boasts an impressive fine art collection and programming, the museum also houses a Mini Zoo, a planetarium, a sculpture garden, and a National Historic Landmark, the Victorian Ballantine House. If your family or tour group includes a mixed bag of interests, this museum, the largest in New Jersey, has something …more…

Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, NJ)

Princeton University’s Art Museum began life in the 19th century, its collection intended to be part of a groundbreaking curriculum in art scholarship at a time when few of the world’s universities offered schooling in art history. The original collection was a private donation of pottery and porcelain by William C. Prime (class of 1843), a New York journalist and founding trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Trumbull-Prime Collection (including his wife’s maiden name) was delivered in 1890 on completion of the fireproof building that was to house the collection and the University’s art history department. ...more...