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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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Potsdam, New York
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288 reviews 288 reviews
69 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

According to my art-aficionado significant, this museum, endowed by the founder of Johnson Wax, is well worth a drive -- if not a walk -- up the mountain to see.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Even if art isn't your thing, I highly recommend stopping by the museum to see the view. You get a panoramic view of Ithaca and Cayuga Lake.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Interesting collection. Building by renowned architect I.M.Pei made of concrete. Great view of the campus from the upper floors. There is also a gorge to visit close to the building. Art and nature at short distance.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Whenever we have out of state visitors we plan a trip to the Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca NY. The museum is child and senior friendly, the collection is varied and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I would never have guessed there would be so many famous artists represented at a museum in Ithaca, NY. Something I haven't seen before is there were drawers you could open to view smaller items such as coins, and then there was an Ipad where you could click on the item number and read about the items you want. Very... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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