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Address: 114 Central Avenue, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone Number: +1 607-255-6464
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Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY, houses...

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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Visiting the area would be incomplete without a visit to this excellent collection of art which is also an outstanding landmark and viewing site of the area. The permanent and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visiting the area would be incomplete without a visit to this excellent collection of art which is also an outstanding landmark and viewing site of the area. The permanent and rotating art collections rival the collections of New York City.

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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience at the museum. First we walked down to the extension bridge and appreciate the view. Then we went into the Museum and loved the exhibits. We spent more than an hour walking through and the museum and especially loved the 5th floor which offered great work from Asia as well as amazing views of campus... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to attend a wedding ceremony/reception and it was amazing. Beautiful ceremony on the 2nd floor outside while the sun set over the lake. Great venue overall!

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Thank 700scottf
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited here when the museum was closed, so unfortunately we didn't get to view the exhibits. But, we were not disappointed by the exterior. It was an interesting building to walk around and to photograph.

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Thank molingrad
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Inside and out I.M.Pei's design makes a wonderful experience. What locals once derided as "the cement sewing machine" because of the the way its cantilevered shape contrasted the otherwise eclectic "ivy" of its surroundings, has become an iconic presence. Few museums tempt visitors with so much guile, through hidden winding staircases and peekaboo windows, into such a rewarding journey of... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We thought we would be able to go through this museum in less than an hour, but we definitely could have spent way more time! If you have an iPod, you can get information on the items in the exhibits. We didn't have one, but there are some that are docked around the exhibits for anyone to use. Unfortunately, many... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

what an extraordinary collection, especially that it is displayed on a number of floors, including the marvelous asian top floor. There is as much to see outside = over the area - as well as the treasures inside.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I really enjoyed all the artwork assembled in this museum, including a work from one of my favorite artists, Mary Cassatt! The cosmos light exhibition is truly amazing. The top level has wonderful views of the Cornell University campus, Ithaca and Cayuga Lake.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A handsome building houses a highly varied collection of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and artifacts. Of particular interest is the rotating display of prints, illustrating different techniques. Special exhibits are also featured. The view of the university and surrounding area on the top floor is superb.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

My son and I discovered a wonderful exhibit of drawings by Kurt Vonnegut. There is also a beautiful garden area in the back, outdoor area of the museum.

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