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“Unexpected pleasures”

Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Utica
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Owner description: 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.
Rego Park, New York
Level 6 Contributor
372 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Unexpected pleasures”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

i like finding good museums in out of the way places, and this art museum in much-maligned and overlooked Utica, New York fits the bill. The building was designed by Philip Johnson, and magificently showcases a fine collection of American 19th and 20th Century paintings and decorative arts. Don't miss the room with the Thomas Cole paintings. Best of all, it's actually free.

Visited August 2012
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Rome
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Must see for locals...”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

If you have been in the last couple of years or longer...GO! The jewel of Utica.

Visited June 2012
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Niagara Falls, New York
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227 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Art Institute Was Great”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

What a gem this is! We took our 11 yr.old granddaughter and had an enjoyable time looking at the art and scupltures and more. Fountain Elmsd was awesome too. What a place it had been, back in the day!

Visited March 2012
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SKANEATELES
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice Place”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

I went to the wedding dress show. It was absolutely beautiful. I was able to tour other parts of the institute also. I learned a lot.

Visited January 2012
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Utica
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Utica Jewel”
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Always has something interesting. Especially enjoyed the Wedding Gown Exhibit.

Visited September 2011
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