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Address: 114 Central Ave, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4002
Phone Number: +1 607-255-6464
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in Ithaca, NY, houses...

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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Outstanding Museum. Collections and special exhibitions are inspired

The Johnson Museum is world class From ancient, to global to cutting edge, it is a perfect destination.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ithaca, New York
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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Johnson Museum is world class From ancient, to global to cutting edge, it is a perfect destination.

Thank MeganRoberts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed by the variety and quality of the collection on display. Having a Architectural degree I was equally impressed by how well I M Pei's structure works within the context of the university.

Thank Jonthearchitect
Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating LED lights outside, small but nicely curated temporary and permanent exhibits inside. We enjoyed the Asian art, both contemporary and ancient. Spend about an hour to see most of it.

Thank CleopatraBunny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum with interesting layout and good mix of visiting exhibitions. Located within the grounds of Cornell University (worth a visit separately) and with parking close by. The Museum almost seems surprised to have visitors and the experience is perhaps a little academic-focused rather than tourist-focused, however, it held the interest of two adults and two children for 75 minutes.... More 

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Orchard Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While not on par with your spectacular big-city museums, this little gem certainly has much to offer, so put the full 2 hours worth of quarters in the parking meter when you come...you may even go back to add more. The building itself is very interesting One of those big concrete block-type buildings, but well designed to its purpose as... More 

1 Thank Sue K
Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dad went to Cornell. My better half and I dropped by for a walk through tour while in Ithaca. The museum is an interesting building. The top floor has wonderful views across Ithaca. There's an interesting permanent collection of Asian art. The real star is the rotating exhibits. In the case of my visit, the Aboriginal art. I had... More 

1 Thank bumper1965
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited after hike to suspension bridge so air conditioning was a plus. Exhibits were well done. We ended spending 2 hours there. View from top floor is worth the trip!

Thank ann m
Stafford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And it was great! It was a very hot day and not a lot to do in town with 3 little ones. But this air-conditioned museum was just the thing. there were not many there so we didn't have to worry about the kids getting lost. The Laser attraction was excellent, especially for the kids, but I loved it too.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I admit that we initially visited the museum during our campus walk so we could use the bathrooms and enjoy the views, but we ended up spending quite a bit of time enjoying the exhibits as well. It is a nice museum! The exhibits are varied. We enjoyed it all. The featured exhibit was a collection of aboriginal Australian contemporary... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Whenever we visit the Cornell campus, we visit the Johnson Museum. There are always new exhibits to be seen and the outstanding Asian collection and other permanent works to be enjoyed again. And the views from the fifth floor Asian galleries are not to be missed.

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