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Princeton University Art Museum

Princeton University, McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544

The Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) houses over 92,000 works of art that range from antiquity to the contemporary period.

The museum has a large collection of Greek and Roman antiquities, including ceramics, marbles, bronzes, and Roman mosaics from Princeton University's excavations in Antioch. Medieval Europe is represented by sculpture, metalwork, and stained glass. The collection of Western European paintings includes examples from the early Renaissance through the 19th century. There is a growing collection of 20th century and contemporary art.

Photographic holdings are a particular strength, numbering over 27,000 works from the invention of daguerreotype in 1839 to the present.

The museum is also noted for its Asian art gallery, which includes a wide collection of Chinese calligraphy, painting, ancient bronze works, jade carvings, as well as porcelain selections.

In addition to its collections, the museum mounts regular temporary exhibitions featuring works from its own holdings as well as loans made from public and private collections around the world. Admission is free.

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