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Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art is committed to serving a diverse audience and cultivating a wide range of partnerships that inspire creative ways to link objects and ideas for the education and enjoyment of all. The Museum preserves, documents, interprets, and makes accessible its collections for the benefit of current and future generations of museum visitors. By providing wide access to original works of art from different cultural traditions and time periods, the Museum connects audiences with art of the past and helps them explore new directions in contemporary art. Since its founding in 1973, the Museum has been open to all free of charge.


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Tues.-Sun. 10am-5pm




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Hadi 3/24/2017

Great view over Ithaca.

Sam Od1e

Sam Od1e 5/7/2016

Arguably the best view on campus, make sure to go at least once in the fall when the leaves are turning

Erik Michielsen

Erik Michielsen 1/21/2016

Make this part of a campus commute walk and take the bus tomorrow.


Pilgrim 5/30/2015

Floor 5 for the win!

Pearson - Always Learning

Pearson - Always Learning 3/25/2014

Free to visit, this is the place to come if you need some inspiration for your next project.

Cat J

Cat J 2/1/2013

Not only is it free, but the fifth floor offers a breathtaking view of Ithaca in tandem with their exceptional Asian art collection. Fun fact: it was designed to be a student lounge originally.

Shelley Blackler

Shelley Blackler 4/28/2011

Watch the parking lot: only the meters on the left side are for museum patrons and the CU police ticket freely for $30!

Jeff Ayars

Jeff Ayars 10/3/2010

Two Naked Guys Cafe makes a mean croissant.

Cornell University

Cornell University 5/18/2010

Free admission to this museum allows more than just a view of the world-class artwork. The building, designed by I.M. Pei, offers perhaps the most breathtaking view of campus from its 6th floor.

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