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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
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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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New York, New York, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 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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Richmond Hill, Canada
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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
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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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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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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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