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Johnson Museum of Art

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This is a cozy, well-curated, FREE museum that I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
New York
Asian room with a view

This small museum, located on the Cornell University Campus in a historic I.M. Pei building, is... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
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Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY, houses more than 35,000 works of art in a historic I. M. Pei building. Open year-round, explore the permanent collection and regular temporary exhibitions, with spectacular views...more
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114 Central Ave, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4002
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a cozy, well-curated, FREE museum that I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Ithaca. It's small enough that one can see pretty much everything in the museum in ~2 hours. There is currently a Moon special exhibit on the lower level that has...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

This small museum, located on the Cornell University Campus in a historic I.M. Pei building, is well worth spending a few hours. The art galleries consist of American, early contemporary, European and Asian art. The collection is small but the artists are all well known....More

Thank John N
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is an I.M. PEI desidned building, which is spatuclar. But like many PEI buildings there is much open space. That is probably OK since thern isn't much art here. For students most genres are represented. The view from the fifth floor is great.

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Also don't miss the LCD light show on the roof of the 2nd floor balcony. The artwork is OK; nothing great. The architecture of the building, the view from the balconies and the LCD light show are worth a visit. Right across the street from...More

Thank 179cynthiaf
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The views from the Museum are a good reason to visit. In addition, the exhibits were curated in an interesting fashion and provided an enjoyable enlightening experience.

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

This little gem of a museum is well worth a visit when you are in Ithaca. Besides its core of terrific Asian art, there are excellent special exhibits around the year. Do sure to go up to the top floor, where besides perusing the Asian...More

1  Thank Dave s
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The Johnson Museum inhabits an arresting example of the Brutalist style. The collection is quite splendid, especially the Asian art and artifacts on the fifth floor, which also permits an expansive view over the Cornell campus, Ithaca, and Cayuga Lake. There are also nice collections...More

2  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Visiting the campus with our daughter and discovered this wonderful museum. She will be pursuing studies in art and architecture so she enjoyed the structure and exhibits very much. Surprisingly, the most striking pieces to us were beautiful windows from the Martin house in Buffalo,...More

1  Thank Annie_in_the_burg
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Located on the Cornell University campus. First and foremost it is free to visit. We had stopped at Cornell to pick up some blankets for the Linus Project which my wife is local chairperson. There is public metered street parking at the museum, it's 25...More

2  Thank msmacher
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Fondly referred to as the "piano" building, this unusual building by architect I.M Pei, is located on the Cornell campus high above Cayuga's waters. Take the elevator to the 5th floor, where the Asian and Middle Eastern art collections are exhibited for a magnificent view...More

3  Thank Mahessori
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Response from Andrea P | Property representative |
Yes, we are open on weekends, and admission is always free!