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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Address: 310 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-4764
Phone Number: +1 315-797-0000
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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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A Surprising Gem

The Arts Institute has an excellent selection of the arts. Currently there is an amazing photography exhibit with the famous photo of the Girl with the Green Eyes by Steve... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arts Institute has an excellent selection of the arts. Currently there is an amazing photography exhibit with the famous photo of the Girl with the Green Eyes by Steve McCurry. The exhibit also includes photographs and stories of immigrants from other nations. It is inspiring and beautiful.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you've never been to a great museum, or even a good museum, then you'll have nothing to compare it to and won't be disappointed. Otherwise, skip it. It has a few Hudson Rivers and one Pollack. Once in a while it will have a good temporary exhibit, but not that often. Its a two hour visit if you really... More 

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The museum does have a nice collection, but also will bring in art from other locations. Some exhibits require 'membership' or a fee to see, so pay attention. I love how the art seems accessible, not cordoned off, not behind glass, not so far away you can't really look at it. Be sure to peep into the gift shop. Lots... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

the visit to the MWPI is absolutely worth a trip . The main galleries house art from the Voyage of Life by Thomas Cole to a wonderful work by Jackson Pollack. The museum also displays holiday exhibits in the old Proctor home next to the main building. The decorative arts are a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It is one of the best places in cny if you are looking for exposing your kids to the art. They have national geographic exhibition of well known photo

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Thank Kaha1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

An excellent collection one not to be missed if in the area. Friendly and helpful staff, a great arts educations program and a first rate collection of decorative, 18th and 19th century art as well as contemporary art.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This art museum is home to the Thomas Cole original series "Voyage of Life." If you see nothing else here, spend at least a half hour sitting in front of these four massive paintings. The detail is remarkable. They museum is also home to many other originals by various artists. There is something for everyone. Also a lovely gift shop.... More 

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Munson, Williams and Proctor families made Utica their home in 1800 and 1900. They gave much back to the city. Its a great walk through time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Whule camping nearby on a rainy day In September 2016, my husband and I were looking for an interesting place to visit. We are were lured to this museum by a notice of a current special exhibit featuring photos by an award winning National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry (eg. Afghan girl with haunting blue/green eyes). We were so impressed with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We saw the Steve McCurry exhibit and it was wonderful as were the other exhibits. We were also thrilled to see the Fountain Elms Mansion adjoining the MWPAI and gained even more appreciation for what the benefactors did to make this Art Institute available for everyone. The MWPAI and the adjoining Fountain Elms Mansion are free although some of the... More 

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