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Johnson Museum of Art

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Address: 114 Central Ave, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4002
Phone Number: +1 607-255-6464
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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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It happened to be a Japan America exhibition day. I saw rare Edo era Ukiyoe by Utagawa Hiroshige. Good selections. You have to see this nice view from the window. If you like Met... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It happened to be a Japan America exhibition day. I saw rare Edo era Ukiyoe by Utagawa Hiroshige. Good selections. You have to see this nice view from the window. If you like Met museum, you will love it.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a terrific museum, a work of art in itself, but I am going to start out with a warning. Have a plan for parking beforehand or be ready and able to walk a long way on the day you visit. That being said, it is a very decent museum overall and if you don't have an appreciation for... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in art and like to go to the best museums wherever you travel, this is definitely deserving of a couple hours (or more, depending on your interest in the special exhibits they have at the time). It also offers spectacular, panoramic views over Ithaca from the top floors. And it's free. (At least when I was... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even Ithaca residents make regular visits to the Johnson, and they always bring guests. The views from the sixth floor are just spectacular, as is the Asian collection on that floor. But every floor is worth visiting

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Thank ithacan2015
Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As an educator I was thrilled to be on the campus of Cornell University. I knew I was among the best and the brightest. A visit to the Johnson Museum of art was a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Ithaca. It was fascinating to see the large collections of Asian art in this facility. The views from... More 

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Thank Edwina H
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum with good collection. View from 5th floor is awesome. They have a leaser room in their basement..that's really fun. It's Free for all & closed in Mondays.

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Thank Anuradha D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

I loved this little museum on the Cornell campus. Many unique and wonderful features. First off, it's FREE, which is always a big plus for me. Second, you should go right to the 5th floor and see the view, which is beautiful. Next you should go to the outdoor sculpture garden and sit on the wide, deep bench and look... More 

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Thank Nancy E
St Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This museum has quite a variety of art, going back many centuries to the current. Well worth a visit if you're in Ithaca. And it even has good views of the surrounding lands.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

This museum always has a really interesting show - now it is painters: Australian Aborigines! Their paintings are beautiful and there is a documentary film showing the painters painting. A year ago, it was Kurt Vonnegut's paintings and drawings - who knew he was such an artist! There also are very good Asian and Middle East sections. Free, but you... More 

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Thank Gail M
Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

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