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Arnot Art Museum

235 Lake St, Elmira, NY 14901-3191
+1 607-734-3697
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Very nice museum

A friend and I took about an hour and a half and slowly walked through the entire museum picture by... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2018
Maggie H
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Educational and unique.

Living in the area, I am ashamed to say the first time I visited the Arnot Art Museum was this... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2017
StaceyJGW
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The Arnot Art Museum is a landmark jewel of the art world in downtown Elmira, New York. Housed in the 1833 neo-classical Arnot family mansion, it is one of the last remaining private art collections formed in the 19th century still exhibited in its original showcase. Temporary exhibitions highlight various aspects of the collections and include works from museums around the world.
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Apr 19, 2018
“Very nice museum”
May 6, 2017
“Educational and unique.”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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235 Lake St, Elmira, NY 14901-3191
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

A friend and I took about an hour and a half and slowly walked through the entire museum picture by picture. Lots of beautiful art and nicely displayed. Very clean and quiet – we were the only ones in the museum I think. The docent...More

Thank Maggie H
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Reviewed May 6, 2017

Living in the area, I am ashamed to say the first time I visited the Arnot Art Museum was this year. I am glad I did and will return frequently. The interior itself is something to see. The exhibits are awe-inspiring. A lot of "wow"...More

Thank StaceyJGW
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ArnotArtMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Arnot Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2017

Hello Stacey, we are so glad you were able to stop into the Museum and see the collections. We look forward to having you visit again!

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Reviewed February 19, 2017

….that a small town in up-State New York should not only have a museum, but one with works of art that are worth making a journey for. One of the few very early purpose-built picture galleries to survive architecturally and survive with the original contents,...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2017

Not really an art museum wanderer usually, but that said was quiet an pleasant with some interesting exhibits.

Thank Steven K
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Reviewed December 10, 2016

Nice little museum in the downtown area. No big masters but very interesting eclectic collection. Located in the Arnot family house which is very interesting in itself. On thing I was sorry about was I missed the Hudson River collection as they had just rotated...More

Thank Mike R
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ArnotArtMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Arnot Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2016

Thank you for stopping in while you were in town. We hope to see you next year after Labor Day when Hudson River School paintings will be back on view.

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Reviewed August 2, 2016

The primary attraction for us to visit the Arnot Museum was the 75th annual regional art exhibit in which artists exclusively from western New York had their judged works on display. As inveterate museum goers, we were quite impressed with the quality and variety of...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2016

Although not a huge museum, the Arnot has a lovely collection of art. We were greeted warmly at the reception desk and the young lady even spent a few minutes with us, telling us about various pieces in the museum.

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Reviewed May 24, 2016

One of the great small museums in upstate New York. Arnot often offers great temporary exhibitions but the anchor is the superb permanent collection -- specializes in American Art masters but there's an impressive European selection as well. Not many places this size where you...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2016

For a small town museum it is extroardinary, We were quite surprised by the quality and broad range of the collection.

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Reviewed March 12, 2016

A very nice small museum.Beautiful european vintage paintings.Some nice modern pieces as well.Worth a visit for anyone.

Thank cecustard
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