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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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From Philip Johnson's architecture to Thomas Cole's Voyage of Life

Small but excellent collection. Striking architecture by Philip Johnson (be sure to enter on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Utica, New York
World class museum in Utica

Munson-Williams-Proctor hosts amazing exhibits and holds occasional concerts. It is a great site... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike W
Utica, New York
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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...more
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310 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-4764
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but excellent collection. Striking architecture by Philip Johnson (be sure to enter on the Genesee side to see this), and wonderful collection of modern masters (Rothko, Picasso, Mondrian, Bourgeois, Kandinsky, Kline, et al) and excellent 19th century Americana.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Munson-Williams-Proctor hosts amazing exhibits and holds occasional concerts. It is a great site for art.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anna the President, runs an excellent establishment here. Free admission, tons of exhibits, music and dancing on the First Friday of the month etc etc

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018

Amazing Art and Woodworking pieces in such a fabulous facility and they only accept donations, lunch there was also great not to mention an amazing gift shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

The Munson-Williams is a very nice art museum but not real big. It certainly is worth checking out especially since it is free and there is not much else in Utica. It does not take a lot of time to go through. The Victorian House...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

A local told us about the museum and we were first-time visitors on a Saturday morning. What a fantastic surprise, this peaceful, well-laid out museum turned out to be. No admission charge to enjoy the world-class installations. The docents were enthusiastic and a wealth of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

I have been to this museum several times and continue to be impressed by the exhibits. The kimono exhibit is worth going back to several times as the artwork is so much to absorb in a single visit. I didn't go on a tour but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

This museum has a small but top notch American collection, some European paintings, interesting decorative arts, some modern works. Hassan, Hopper, Chase, Cole (including one of his 4 part series, the other being at the National Gallery in DC), others. Plus traveling exhibits in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank T U
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Not large, but with a very engaging collection. Admission to the regular galleries is free, as is the parking. Saw the kimono show, so there was a fee. Fascinating collection, though the videos that gave background did not have enough headsets. Thomas Cole's series of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We went to Utica for a quick get away. The art institute had a good varied collection. The attached luxurious Victorian home was a good example of the genre. We would certainly recommend a visit if you are visiting Utica.

Date of experience: August 2018
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