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Johnson Museum of Art

114 Central Ave, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4002
+1 607-255-6464
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We even entertained young children here. Beautiful views from the 5th floor over the town and lake... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Peebles, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazing Pieces, Worth the Visit

I love Asian art and history. There are numerous modern pieces. Free admission. Parking is very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Madison, New Jersey
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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
114 Central Ave, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4002
+1 607-255-6464
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We even entertained young children here. Beautiful views from the 5th floor over the town and lake. Cool seating area with light show and acoustics on floor 2. All the paintings and sculptures you could wish for.

Thank Skytourist
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Asian art and history. There are numerous modern pieces. Free admission. Parking is very limited and required that we not only pay at the meter but then enter our car & tag info at the front desk. The Johnson Museum's top floor has...More

Thank HappyHikerGirl
Reviewed 6 September 2017

While some may say the architecture resembles a toilet the fat is on a clear day the views are anything but stinky. Loo up the lake, see most of the campus or just take in the art.

Thank Jstudleymd
Reviewed 20 August 2017

So many reasons to visit. When I realized that our route from Corning to Syracuse (a road trip around NY and the Erie Canal when we discovered a week unencumbered with obligations) ran literally through Ithaca, we made the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art...More

2  Thank lnwyd
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Visted here to view a temporary exhibit given by an architecture student who is a son of a friend of ours. His exhibit (which is closed now) and the museum itself is very impressive. Beautiful IM Pei architecture, great view, very worthwhile permanent exhibits.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 12 August 2017

An outstanding assortment of art - including Sumerian and Babylonian tablets as well as Warhol prints. Very eclectic collection - not a lot from any one period but something of interest to every art taste. Good for at least an hour or two. It is...More

Thank rhumane
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Would be best if you could visit by public transit or walking as parking limited and expensive for short duration. And this was early in the morning on a slow day in summer. Unfortunately the greeter also suggested 45 minutes would be sufficient for a...More

Thank WV-Spindrift
Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for visiting us, and I'm sorry to hear you had a confusing experience. I'll be passing your review on to our security and visitor services staff to make sure we provide more consistent information.

Reviewed 19 July 2017

They have interesting Asian collection. It offenses magnificent view on the Lake and surrounding areas. The only issue with the luck of parking, So if you into walking you can have interesting hike around the campus

Thank beach4bum
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Plan to spend an hour or so in this wonderful university art museum when visiting Ithaca. The Johnson Museum of Art collection is small but has some wonderful pieces. The expansive views of Ithaca and nearby areas from the top floors of this I.M Pei...More

1  Thank WorldTravellerMan
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Johnson Art Museum is an I.M. Pei=-designed museum worth visiting as architecture. But the collections of many and outstanding with perhaps the well-selected Aisian collection the permanent collection's standout. Moreover the Zen garden , always open to the public and the view of Cayuga lake...More

Thank LeGrace B
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Amine P
15 October 2016|
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Response from Andrea P | Property representative |
Yes, we are open on weekends, and admission is always free!