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Johnson Museum of Art

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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An interesting curation with a view

The views from the Museum are a good reason to visit. In addition, the exhibits were curated in an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Margaret S
Cambridge, Canada
Small and smartly curated museum on Cornell's Campus

This little gem of a museum is well worth a visit when you are in Ithaca. Besides its core of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave s
Ithaca, New York
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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
+1 607-255-6464
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Reviewed yesterday

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 Cynthia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 August 12, 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 August 1, 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 July 2, 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 June 18, 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
Reviewed June 7, 2018

We arrived too late to get into the museum, but the architecture itself was a sufficient reason to visit it. We marveled at the design with cantilevered upper story and its prominent position on the hilltop. The museum can be seen fro a good distance...More

2  Thank jer b
Reviewed May 28, 2018

My husband and I visit the Johnson Museum every time we go to Cornell. It has a wonderful permanent collection. It also gets some very interesting exhibits. It is definitely worth a visit.

Thank kepmom
Reviewed April 21, 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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October 14, 2016|
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Response from Andrea P | Property representative |
Yes, we are open on weekends, and admission is always free!