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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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Nice Museum for Rainy Day

Nice collection of odds and ends. We were pleasantly surprised. Some art, some artifacts... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mark A
via mobile
Good Museum to visit on the Cornell Campus

The Johnson Museum of Art is right in the Cornell campus near one of the gorges. Its a nice museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Honolulu, Hawaii
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (26 reviews)
“asian art” (14 reviews)
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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

Nice collection of odds and ends. We were pleasantly surprised. Some art, some artifacts. Beautiful scenery on the top floor. Make sure to check the light show on the bench, I believe, on the 2nd floor.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Johnson Museum of Art is right in the Cornell campus near one of the gorges. Its a nice museum offering art work donated by many Cornell graduates and supporters. Special exhibits change every few months. We saw the Javanese photo exhibit capturing beautiful photos...More

Thank Mid60sCouple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful place to visit with much to offer. And there is a great view of Cornell and the surrounding areas that makes it special.

Thank PR3630
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But the views from the top floor were breathtaking. The exhibits were kind of boring though. The female security guard was very friendly and helpful as to other activities in the area. Go just for the views on the top floor-worth it since it's free!

Thank hmhmec
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I still love this place today. I sometimes feel guilty because I love the building more than the art that it keeps and displays. One of my favorite places is found outside, tucked in below its northern façade.....a Japanese dry water garden ....and one day...More

Thank differentname
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We had 2 hours to kill before dinner and going to the museum was definitely the right choice. Not that they have a good collection but they also offer a great view!

Thank CaryNorthCarolina
Reviewed 11 April 2017

While visiting my son at Ithaca College we had some extra time so we went to the museum. As soon as we walked in there was a room dedicated to WW I. It was an excellent exhibit,

Thank slr2763
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The collection is diverse, and really wonderfully exhibited. Well worth checking out, even if you're not a seasoned art lover.

Thank maxtr4vels
Reviewed 30 January 2017

On the Cornell University campus, the museum is a treasure. It has things you just don't see elsewhere, like an extensive collection of native American textiles and local artis ceramics. We intended to stop in to fill in some time between two other appointments, and...More

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great collection. Wonderful staff. The views of Cayuga lake are amazing. Parking can be difficult but worth going to.

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