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“Pretty little museum on the grounds of Cornell” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Johnson Museum of Art

Johnson Museum of Art
Ranked #8 of 59 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
Lindenhurst, New York
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86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Pretty little museum on the grounds of Cornell”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Nice museum to pass an hour or two in. I went with my teenaged sons. One loves art the other does not. The interesting architecture of the building kept my non-art lover intrigued.

Visited August 2013
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Ithaca, New York, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Love this place!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

I love the Johnson museum it is the perfect size with a lot of neat things to see. They have an extensive Asian collection and cycle shows frequently to keep things fresh. You can easily fit this in a couple hours. They also have neat little events and classes making this place a must visit and visit a couple times a year at least. Always something new to see.

Visited February 2013
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Ithaca NY
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Art Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Incredible collection and incredible building donated by the Johnson Wax Family alumni. Check out top floor outside sculpture court and views of Cayuga Lake and surrounding area.

Visited July 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“IM Pei Architecture Housing an Interesting Collection”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

The Johnson Museum of Art showcases the design of IM Pei and the power of having an alumni network with good taste in art and a lot of cash. The museum itself was interesting especially in comparison with the Everson Museum which is not that far away and was designed using very similar finishing techniques.
The views for the museum are breathtaking. The collection is fairly large. It's not a big museum despite being 5 stories high.
Given a choice between spending the time touring Cornell's campus or seeing the museum, I'd opt for the campus unless you have a love of Asian art. The campus is large and beautiful. Save the museum for a rainy day.

Visited July 2013
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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Usually Good!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

Very nice, extensive and well organized. I have been here a few times over the past 15 years. They have a diverse range of art and history that will have your attention for hours..

Visited March 2013
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