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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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Good Art, Great Views

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Cicero, New York
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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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