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Arnot Art Museum

235 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901-3191
(607) 734-3697
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Elmira
Type: Art Museums
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Montecito, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

They've got nerve charging an admission to this place which features mediocre art in a few rooms. You can walk it all in 10 minutes and not be impressed.

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Elmira, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Variety of Art and artists displayed. Original home of Matthias Arnot and one room devoted to the original collection of paintings purchased in Europe. Located in downtown Elmira close too the Chamber of Commerce and Clemens Center.

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Having been to several larger and more well known galleries and art museums locally--Albright Knox, Steele Memorial--this is not the same scale by any means! BUT, it is a wondeful and eclectic gathering of pieces that are a tribute to the man who began the collection as his own. It's a wondeful way to spend a hour or two on... More

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101 reviews 101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place has world class artwork. You would never guess it, based on the location but it is a real gem.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We've been gradually visiting every art museum in New York State - -not just the MOMA and the Frick, but all the smaller ones scattered Upstate. This project is something new for us -- the Arnot is a perfect example of what makes this "project" such fun. A big part of what makes this place neat, is the time travel... More

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Slingerlands, New York
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68 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Go with the right expectations, and you will really enjoy this museum. It seems that the Arnot family at one time "was" Elmira, and many things still bear their name, including this museum. This is the Arnot family home, and the house itself is beautiful. We were greeted warmly, and because we "missed" the parking lot in the back, they... More

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This museum is 100 years old--it houses the collection of Mattias Arnot who gave the city the art work when he died. The museum is housed in the original home that his father built in 1833 and has an additonal picture gallery that was built in 1890. That gattery has pictures hung salon style and has many 17th to 19th... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

A very nice museum for its size. They have an excellent gallery of european paintings as well as a few Hudson River School paintings including a Cole and a Bierstadt. Well worth a short visit, the staff could not be any friendlier

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I attended a fundraiser at the museum recently and it was a wonderful event! The moment I walked in I was greeted with a limoncello cocktail with pink sugar around the rim of the glass. There were butlered hors d'oeuvres of shrimp cocktail and other wonderful veggie and non-veggie options and there was even a a glorious carving station including... More

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