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Address: 114 Central Avenue, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone Number: +1 607-255-6464
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Description: Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY...
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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I fell in love with this museum

Great collection; much better than the Everson in Syracuse. All the guards were chatty and friendly which I don't usually find in museums. Museum is free. There is no gift shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Marcellus, New York
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Marcellus, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Great collection; much better than the Everson in Syracuse. All the guards were chatty and friendly which I don't usually find in museums. Museum is free. There is no gift shop but a few magnets and cards are sold at the front desk: I wish there had been more to choose from. If you are in the area, you must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

I love this museum! Great artwork, beautiful views, and wonderful staff. The guards are so sweet and helpful. I would recommend this to anyone visiting ithaca, great place to get some culture and take nice pictures of the scenery. Great place to spend an hour or two.

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Cicero, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Johnson Museum of Art has a nice little collection of art. I enjoyed thoroughly their exhibit of the classical plaster casts and found the information along with it also very interesting. There was a lot of modern exhibits which I am not nearly as fond of, that represented a large portion of their collection, however, they did have a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great museum if you like your racism with a bit of culture. I've never had a security guard stalk me floor to floor in any museum in Boston, DC, San Francisco, or NYC, but apparently they are "bored" here (according to the person at the front desk). Don't worry - they are only bored if you are black. Go and... More 

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Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Museum of Art, responded to this review

TaoBella, we're so sorry to hear you had this experience. Please be assured that we're addressing your concern with our security staff, and will be working to make sure this never happens again. More 

longvalley, nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visited on a Saturday and was pleasantly surprised to find Hopper, O'Keeffe, Dove, and many artists work I admire. Museum was very easy to get around and guards and staff were very friendly. We spent quite awhile enjoying all parts of the museum as well as touring grounds of Cornell once we saw the incredible view from the 5th floor.... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This museum on on the Cornell campus and houses many interesting artifacts. The art and other pieces are varied and appeal to many tastes.

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Potsdam, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Finally getting to Ithaca, we stopped in for a morning visit, and were disappointed to find that one of the two American/European galleries was closed. The one American/European gallery was set up in aN appealing salon style showing multiple pieces on three walls. Having several Bierstadts, Hassams, a Durand, a Hopper, and a Fredrick Church gave a bit of credibility,... More 

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Small, but nicely done, with permanent collections as well as temporary exhibitions. It's well worth a trip just for the views from the 5th floor!

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Painted Post
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was an excellent adventure. We took a day trip to this museum located at Cornell University at the end of our vacation. Best news--it was free of charge. Only cost was the parking meter. If you have never been to an art museum, make this your first. 5 floors to wander. Asian, African, Chinese, American. Some interactive display that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The architecture and exhibition inside are world class, especially when you realize the museum was built on campus and few Universities has the privilege to have such a museum built. The architecture was designed by I.M. Pei. We happened to see an exhibition by talented Taiwanese artists who tried to combine the traditional Chinese arts and modern technologies. The outdoor... More 

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