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Johnson Museum of Art

114 Central Avenue, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-6464
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Ithaca
Type: Art Museums
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New York, New York, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I was there to attend a yoga class with an art theme. I though it was unique. Because they were preparing for new exhibits, a piece of artwork was chosen for us and we practiced yoga on the 6th floor with an amazing view of the campus. Great idea to bring art lovers in with a health twist!

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Small collection, mostly Asian in content. Small collection in a small building, great views from 5 floor. Half of the museum was closed off, elevators out of order, parking was limited at best. If your a huge fan, go, otherwise there are other things to do. Located right on campus of Cornell.

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Ottawa, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Arts not bad but views are amazing. Don't miss the big bench/light outdoor exhibit on the 2nd floor. Room in lower level with a slightly strange collection of artifacts. Worth the free admission.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

An interesting and eclectic mix of art spanning several thousand years. We enjoyed driving through the beautiful campus at Cornell University. The museum is very accessible. We enjoyed a quick hour tour of the museum and could have easily spent another couple of hours.

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Petaluma, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
54 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We snagged a parking spot in front, otherwise we would have kept going. The art is mildly interesting and can be gone through quite quickly. The views from the top are impressive, but in Ithaca, there are views everywhere. Give it short visit - you won't be disappointed.

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South Salem, New York
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10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The comments from other reviewers are “spot-on” Parking - Very limited don’t expect to get one of the few parking spots. There are about five right in front and a few more on the other side of the road. We found this common all over the campus. The staff at the desk was very helpful and provided change for the... More

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Rochester, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Ok-we went for the art museum but were totally blown away by the views. Parking can be a hassle here. There are meters in front of the museum that are free on weekends,once you register at the inside desk, but they are few maybe five? We were lucky to find one open. Admission was free with a box on the... More

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Falmouth, MA
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Johnson Museum is not only a wonderful piece of architecture but is also filled with some wonderful art. There is an excellent exhibition of Asian art and some excellent modern pieces. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Ithaca.

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new york
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This museum is free and theres no pressure to give a donation if you would like to. Its right in the heart of the campus and easy to find. :However, parking is terrible..theres very few spots in front of the museum; so you might have to walk a distance to get to the museum. There are two building that you... More

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McAllen, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Come for the art and artifacts but stay for the incredible view from the top floor. The views of the lake, town and campus are unrivaled.

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