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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Address: 310 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-4764
Phone Number: 315-797-0000
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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection,...

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by Philip Johnson and a superbly restored Victorian mansion, Fountain Elms. Performing arts include international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, outdoor concerts and special events. School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program, PrattMWP, and community art classes for all ages. Art Shop Gift Gallery. Museum admission is free. Open year-round, Tues - Sat 10 – 5, Sun 1 - 5.

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great new place to eat.

A group of 15 of us ladies had the privilege to eat at the Cafe at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute.. The service was the very best and there is no words to describe the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Westmoreland, New York
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Westmoreland, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 15 of us ladies had the privilege to eat at the Cafe at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute.. The service was the very best and there is no words to describe the most delicious food I have had in a very long time. The presentation of the Cafe was warm, beautiful, elegant and bright. The presentation of... More 

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MWPAI, Manager at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review, we're glad you found a new place to eat with us! More 

Buffalo, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I only had about 2 hours but I thought I would stop in to the Munson for the Steve McCurry exhibit. McCurry is the photographer famous for taking the picture 'Afghan Girl' that appeared on the cover of National Geographic and helped expose the atrocities of the Russian invasion of Iran in 1984. I'm glad I spent the time because... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where else can you go and see great art and rotating exhibits at no charge? Occasionally there is a small charge for special exhibits. Great comprehensive gift shop.

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MWPAI, Manager at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so glad you had a good time. More 

Marshfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I Grew up in New Hartford and went to the Institute every year for the art show & the car show. My wife and Kids have never seen the MWPAI. They enjoyed everything about the place.

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MWPAI, Manager at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words and for the visit! We're glad you enjoyed yourselves. More 

Tom's River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous museum. First of all it's free...what? Never expected to spend 3hrs there. Only a small charge for featured exhibit, which was McCurry exhibition, which was beautiful.

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MWPAI, Manager at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit! We are so happy to hear you were so satisfied. More 

Vermont USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. The exterior is unassuming; in fact I had to look hard to actually find the name of the place on the front of the building. It is an endowed museum, so admission was free. I was delighted to be close to a Picasso, Kandinsky, Copley, Pollock, and many, many others right under one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Institute, as locals refer to it, is a gem of a spot, featuring everything from profiles (and commissions!) of and by local artists, to shows involving world-renowned figures in the art world. Don't miss it!!

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

The general museum is free but traveling exhibitions are not. The building is vast and airy. The art work on display changes periodically. I went on a week end and most (if not all) of the staff were volunteers- so only a very limited amount of info is available. They did give out contact information so I could track down... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Three things to know: 1. It is free 2. It is very well done. 3. The benefactors' mansion is next door, linked by a long hallway. I call this a medium-sized museum. One floor is contemporary American paintings. Excellent collection - Hopper, O'Keefe, Pollock and a Dali, Picasso and Kandinsky thrown in. I especially appreciated the American works done by... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

If you're in the Cooperstown/Utica area this museum is well worth a visit. While the resident collection is decidedly average, the big draw is the featured exhibition. This summer, a McCurry photography exhibit is absolutely incredible. (McCurry is best known for taking the "Afghan Girl" photo used on the cover of National Geographic, and that is truly representative of the... More 

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