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"Cool" Art in Princeton

You're out and about in downtown Princeton, and the intense heat is getting to you. Duck into these FREE art hotspots for a touch of culture (and air conditioning)!

If you're a lover of tea or fancy a delicious vegetarian meal, Infiti-T Cafe is the place to go! Currently on display are the paintings of local artist, Liz Amaral, who uses acrylics, ink, and paper marbling to create beautiful and memorable art.

If you're itching for a coffee break, check out Small World Cafe. Not only do they have delicious pastries and every kind of coffee drink you wish on display, they also have Chelsea Villega's artwork lining their walls, including a unique style of painting called "encaustic painting".

If you're cooling your feet in Princeton University's Fountain of Freedom, duck into the Woodrow Wilson School basement to check out Samira Abbassy's "Narratives, Hearts , Minds & Mythologies" exhibition, depicting pieces with multicultural influences, such as Indian, Persian, Tibetan and Hindu.

If you're a fan of history and art, head over to the Princeton University Firestone Library's Main Gallery for a look at Louis XIV and the construction of Versailles. Through prints, books, maps, medals and manuscripts, we can understand the immense scale of the Sun King's undertaking, and how the Palace of Versailles came to be.

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The Princeton University Art Museum offers collections in Asian, European, and African  art, photography, prints and drawings and more!

The Arts Council of Princeton has something for everyone, with exhibits in the Taplin Gallery, sculptures on the Michael Graves Terrace, and community art in the Solley Lobby Gallery.

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