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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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A must see! What a gem!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
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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 15 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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

I love this museum! Great artwork, beautiful views, and wonderful staff. The guards are so sweet and helpful. I would recommend this to anyone visiting ithaca, great place to get some culture and take nice pictures of the scenery. Great place to spend an hour or two.

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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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Address: 114 Central Avenue, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone Number: +1 607-255-6464
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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