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Johnson Museum of Art

114 Central Ave, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4002
+1 607-255-6464
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Very Good Lots to See for Free

Located on the Cornell University campus. First and foremost it is free to visit. We had stopped... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
msmacher
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Apalachin, New York
Small Museum with an Excellent, Varied Collection

Fondly referred to as the "piano" building, this unusual building by architect I.M Pei, is located... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mahessori
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Vlodrop, The Netherlands
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (31 reviews)
“cornell campus” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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114 Central Ave, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4002
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+1 607-255-6464
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"top floor"
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"cornell campus"
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"asian collection"
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"permanent collection"
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"light show"
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"cayuga lake"
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"degree view"
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"modern pieces"
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"unique building"
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"great place to spend an hour"
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"sculpture court"
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"fantastic pieces"
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"changing exhibits"
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"unexpected gem"
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"nice collection"
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"japanese garden"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the Cornell University campus. First and foremost it is free to visit. We had stopped at Cornell to pick up some blankets for the Linus Project which my wife is local chairperson. There is public metered street parking at the museum, it's 25...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fondly referred to as the "piano" building, this unusual building by architect I.M Pei, is located on the Cornell campus high above Cayuga's waters. Take the elevator to the 5th floor, where the Asian and Middle Eastern art collections are exhibited for a magnificent view...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We arrived too late to get into the museum, but the architecture itself was a sufficient reason to visit it. We marveled at the design with cantilevered upper story and its prominent position on the hilltop. The museum can be seen fro a good distance...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

My husband and I visit the Johnson Museum every time we go to Cornell. It has a wonderful permanent collection. It also gets some very interesting exhibits. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This is an incredible museum with a wide ranging collection. Top floor is Asian other floors have a variety of art. The samples floor the private collection was exceptional. And it is free!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This museum has an excellent variety of works. They are presented well. The flow from one room to the next is terrific. The staff is professional, friendly, informative and knowledgeable There is a great view of the Cornell University campus and the Ithaca area from...More

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I saw some reviews that said it's free and that is usually the true true and it was true the day we went. But we have gone a number of times over the years and occasionally they will have a special exhibit and I believe...More

Thank Brian D
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Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thanks for the review, Brian! We are ALWAYS free admission!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

First of all, it's free. We love free attractions. Who doesn't?! I went with my s.o. and 2 friends today. The building is much larger than we anticipated and definitely requires at least 3 hours to get through unless you literally read none of the...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Went on a drizzly day. The collection of Chinese Art was outstanding. Loved the Cosmos light art. Give yourself lots of time -it's bigger than you think

Thank Patricia H
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Building got great scenic view of Cornell campus and Ithaca. It has special permanent colelctions and changing dispalys by season and year. Asian art pieces are notable and it is easy to navigate floor by floor.

Thank Amy A
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Amine P
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Yes, we are open on weekends, and admission is always free!
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