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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Address: 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Phone Number: 315-797-0000
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Very peaeful museum experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A precious gem in this small town. The traveling art exhibition was very fine: a photography exhibit.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Steven Madden photo exhibit is stunning, juxtaposed on the back wall is Sylvia DeSwans photos of Utica refugees. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Munson Williams in Utica is a gem in our city. It is well worth your time to stop in and view the paintings, sculptures, etc. Events are planned in the summer that adults and children will enjoy. For example, a car show for adults and arts and activities for children. Whether you are from Utica or just visiting, MWPI is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit often and always look forward to new exhibits. A gem in the Mohawk Valley ~ Love this place : )

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss a trip to this area treasure! Utica may be small town but this is a museum with fabulous exhibitions and amazing collections.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We Went to the Museum for the Terry Slade Exhibition called Dreams & Apparitions. This is a must see for all you glass lovers out there. He has a huge mobile hanging from the ceiling which is awesome.

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Deerfield, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Have wonderful exhibits well advertised ahead. Cocktail parties for special events. Very nice Gift shop with all kinds of gifts at varied prices. Unless special exhibit it is free. Much history there as home right by it was donated to public and grounds. Home with fountain in front wonderful to go through. Has room just as they where. Everyone loves... More 

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