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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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Fantastic collection, great views and free admission

An outstanding assortment of art - including Sumerian and Babylonian tablets as well as Warhol... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Exhibits impressive for the size, however staff disinterested, aloof and welcoming

Would be best if you could visit by public transit or walking as parking limited and expensive for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Buckhannon, WV
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“top floor” (28 reviews)
“asian art” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
114 Central Ave, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4002
+1 607-255-6464
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An outstanding assortment of art - including Sumerian and Babylonian tablets as well as Warhol prints. Very eclectic collection - not a lot from any one period but something of interest to every art taste. Good for at least an hour or two. It is...More

Thank rhumane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would be best if you could visit by public transit or walking as parking limited and expensive for short duration. And this was early in the morning on a slow day in summer. Unfortunately the greeter also suggested 45 minutes would be sufficient for a...More

Thank WV-Spindrift
Andrea P, Public Relations Manager at Johnson Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us, and I'm sorry to hear you had a confusing experience. I'll be passing your review on to our security and visitor services staff to make sure we provide more consistent information.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have interesting Asian collection. It offenses magnificent view on the Lake and surrounding areas. The only issue with the luck of parking, So if you into walking you can have interesting hike around the campus

Thank beach4bum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan to spend an hour or so in this wonderful university art museum when visiting Ithaca. The Johnson Museum of Art collection is small but has some wonderful pieces. The expansive views of Ithaca and nearby areas from the top floors of this I.M Pei...More

1  Thank WorldTravellerMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Johnson Art Museum is an I.M. Pei=-designed museum worth visiting as architecture. But the collections of many and outstanding with perhaps the well-selected Aisian collection the permanent collection's standout. Moreover the Zen garden , always open to the public and the view of Cayuga lake...More

Thank LeGrace B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If in Ithaca I would definitely recommend making a stop to check out the lovely offerings this museum houses. Though small, you will find everything from artifacts to artwork.

Thank newperspective4u
Reviewed 13 July 2017

IM Pei designed. Unique building and setting. Great views. Nice assortment of asian art. Great place to start a walk on campus.

Thank Jagurundi
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A stiff hike up the hill to Cornell University, this museum was well worth the sweat. My daughter and I have very different tastes in art, and we both found something to enjoy. From ancient asian artifacts to Warhol's pop art, this multi-story museum has...More

Thank megrarian57
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Nice collection of odds and ends. We were pleasantly surprised. Some art, some artifacts. Beautiful scenery on the top floor. Make sure to check the light show on the bench, I believe, on the 2nd floor.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 10 June 2017

The Johnson Museum of Art is right in the Cornell campus near one of the gorges. Its a nice museum offering art work donated by many Cornell graduates and supporters. Special exhibits change every few months. We saw the Javanese photo exhibit capturing beautiful photos...More

Thank Mid60sCouple
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Amine P
15 October 2016|
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Response from Andrea P | Property representative |
Yes, we are open on weekends, and admission is always free!