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“A gem”

Johnson Museum of Art
Ranked #12 of 67 things to do in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 19, 2012

We really enjoyed this museum. The guide books touted the views - which are amazing. But the collection itself is really quite good. I wish that we had planned more time there. The building itslef is UGLY - but functions well once you are inside.

Thank LisaK764
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The museum is well laid out with various exhibits being displayed in the right amount of space. The concise descriptions written and posted on the wall with the exhibits were well done. Be sure not to miss the panoramic view from the windows on the 5th floor.

Thank Sanibelian2
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

we visited it twice during our stay at Ithaca. It is a very nice college museum with a good collection of modern and ancient art, european, american, asian - separtaed by floors. Admission is free of charge.

Thank renard1
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Its achitecture and design impress visitors.It has a multitude of exhibits, which include all forms of artistic representations. Through September it presents photographs that take you to the horrors of war. However, this is just one of the visiting options. There are wonderful examples of sculpture, as well as a students' installation, :Shadowplay: Asian Art and Performance".

Thank Merker Moreira M
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Wonderful museum with much to see. I'm always so pleased to see that museums can be maintained as free to the public. People are much more likely to visit and it's especially good for introducing young people - parents can dip in with their children and show them the world of art. Studies have proven that entrance fees are disincentives.

The collection of art is the high quality that you would expect of Cornell. And the view of the spectacular campus is not to be missed - you can see 360degrees as you walk around the collection on the 5th floor.

Thank amahlma
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