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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Address: 310 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-4764
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+1 315-797-0000
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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My family (kids 7 & 9) have visited here several times. It has many great exhibits and the kids enjoy the art room where they can get creative and paint their own masterpiece. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family (kids 7 & 9) have visited here several times. It has many great exhibits and the kids enjoy the art room where they can get creative and paint their own masterpiece. The doll house in the art room has little mini paintings, some of which are hanging in the museum and it is a great treasure hunt for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We totally enjoyed our visit. The building itself is a stunning example of Phillip Johnson. The collection is great. The space is beautiful with the added connection to the proctor museum. Again a very cool collection and space. Worth a trip!! They also have concerts and lectures. Really wonderful gem in Ithaca

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East Meadow, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are always looking for things to do when we visit our college student in Utica. This was a nice break from eating and shopping. It's a small museum- coming from downstate - but worth a stop. There is a small room for young children to drawer, which is nice.

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Whitesboro, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

There are so many interesting ongoing activities at the museum one could go there often. I particularly like the film series as I see good films that would not be available anywhere else.

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New Hartford, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We are so fortunate to have this first class facility. Many shows are free and opened to the public. The theater is a wonderful addition. It has so many areas for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

A wide range of art & sculpture, many on a rotation basis. Additionally, there's often a traveling exhibit to take advantage of.

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utica ny, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

a wonderful museum with interesting and current exhibits. film series presents independent as well as some main stream selections. lovely accompanying turn of the century estate. gift shop. restaurant for lunch

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

this is a beautiful place if you have any interest in paintings, sculpture. It is known for being a very educational,and classy place and it is that. Many of the employees are available and are very knowledgeable. and will freely share their info on any piece of art.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Just wanted to see something beautiful. Sometimes people from Utica forget that we have this museum here. It always has the most beautiful artwork, sculptures or collections to see.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We went to see the Steve McCurry Show. But this museum is s gem in Utica. It has an eclectic permanent collection and does very interesting special exhibitions. Nice building and nice staff. I highly recommend visiting.

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