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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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Simply spectacular

This is an incredible museum with a wide ranging collection. Top floor is Asian other floors have a... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Lawrence2300
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Toronto
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Excellent

This museum has an excellent variety of works. They are presented well. The flow from one room to... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Andrew B
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Somerville
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (30 reviews)
“cornell campus” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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114 Central Ave, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4002
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+1 607-255-6464
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This is an incredible museum with a wide ranging collection. Top floor is Asian other floors have a variety of art. The samples floor the private collection was exceptional. And it is free!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This museum has an excellent variety of works. They are presented well. The flow from one room to the next is terrific. The staff is professional, friendly, informative and knowledgeable There is a great view of the Cornell University campus and the Ithaca area from...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I saw some reviews that said it's free and that is usually the true true and it was true the day we went. But we have gone a number of times over the years and occasionally they will have a special exhibit and I believe...More

Thank Brian D
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Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks for the review, Brian! We are ALWAYS free admission!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

First of all, it's free. We love free attractions. Who doesn't?! I went with my s.o. and 2 friends today. The building is much larger than we anticipated and definitely requires at least 3 hours to get through unless you literally read none of the...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Went on a drizzly day. The collection of Chinese Art was outstanding. Loved the Cosmos light art. Give yourself lots of time -it's bigger than you think

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Building got great scenic view of Cornell campus and Ithaca. It has special permanent colelctions and changing dispalys by season and year. Asian art pieces are notable and it is easy to navigate floor by floor.

Thank Amy A
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

The Johnson Museum was designed by I. M. Pei and is a work of art itself. Made of concrete the building houses a good collection of art with changing exhibits, sometime in coordination with Cornell University projects

Thank L F
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Being from the area, I've watched the museum and collection over 30-40 years. The permanent collection is small but strong, with good items representing many ages and arts. The Asian Gallery is fascinating and beautiful, and probably overlooked because it's on the floor with the...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This I.M. Pei-designed museum has an impressive collection, including Giacometti's Walking Man II. The Mallin Sculpture Court on the second floor (don't forget to look up at the ceiling for Leo Villareal's Cosmos) also offers incredible views. Unfortunately, we found the art difficult to fully...More

Thank Gale B
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Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Thanks for the honest comments, Gale B. We are working with our security staff to address concerns and make experiences better for our visitors.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

What an amazing place - impressive gallery with interesting collection. Stunning views. A unexpected gem well worth the visit and parking is free!

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Amine P
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Yes, we are open on weekends, and admission is always free!
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