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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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Bring lots of change for parking meters

It's worth the hassle of parking nearby with machines that must be constantly fed to avoid penalties.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's worth the hassle of parking nearby with machines that must be constantly fed to avoid penalties.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Could spend days here. The top floor has the most gorgeous views of the truly beautiful campus and Cayuga Lake surrounding a fantastic ancient Asian art collection that helped me recall some of the art viewed in Shanghai museums. Exceptional facility and exceptional collections.

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic views, great collection of a very diverse nature, and an amazing outdoor bench on the second floor. This museum truly is one of Cornell's gems.

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Plainview, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I think I counted five floors of art. We were told to take the stairs and realized afterwards there was an elevator. Once at the top, the views were beautiful. There were many themes with respect to the art. The selection was large enough to spend a solid hour or two. Some of the works were impressive and others not... More 

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As an art museum it is top notch. I really liked the use of Ipads to help explain the museum pieces. The art work was good. The problem was we only had 1 hour worth of quarters for the parking out front. I was able get through it all, but my wife only made it to the 3rd floor.

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

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, weemack56, and we're sorry you didn't have enough time! We know our parking lot is small, but other options are available on campus, and visitors can always get quarters from our receptionist if they find themselves lacking. More info is available on our website at http://museum.cornell.edu/directions-parking. More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Take a break from the wineries to visit this impressive art museum on Cornell's campus. Some tips: stock up on quarters and feed the meter (25 cents = 10 minutes) and give yourself about 2 hours to enjoy. We decided to visit here on a cold, rainy summer day to pass the time on our vacation and it was truly... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Go up to the top floor for the serene Asian art and for the views of the Cornell campus, Lake Cayuga and the rooftops of Ithaca. Be sure to walk around to all four sides to see it all. The museum is free, with a donation box, so it's great for a quick stop if you're on that corner of... More 

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Extensive collections, the outdoor light canopy is fabulous. Sara was a great guide,very friendly and passionate about art. You can tell she LOVES her job.

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Gumligen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great! Always a Must to see. Good Dokumentation material. Friendly staff. I can recommend this place.

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Marcellus, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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