Johnson Museum of Art

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 114 Central Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

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. The Museum is a member of Ithaca's Discovery Trail.

Admission‎ is free.



(607) 255-6464 ‎


10AM-5 PM (Closed‎ Mondays and major holidays)




Disability Access Information

The Johnson Museum of Art is committed to providing programming and excellent museum experiences for visitors with disabilities. The building is accessible for people with a range of disabilities, and our staff and receptionists are available to insure your comfort and opportunities for education and enjoyment.

• For mobility-impaired visitors, a wheelchair is available in the lobby.

• There are large-print transcripts available to borrow in conjunction with our audio-visual tours of the collection. Information on exhibitions is also available in large print.

• We have many opportunities to learn about our collections online, including web-based databases and online versions of our audio-visual tours.

• Touch-tours can be provided to visitors who are visually impaired with advance request.

• Trained staff members are available to provide tours to children and adults with disabilities.

• ASL interpreters are available with advance request for our lectures, tours, and other events.

If you need accommodations to participate in any Museum event, please contact Sara Ferguson, who will be happy to facilitate any further needs or answer questions you may have. She can be reached at 607 254-4616 or by e-mail if you would like us to make arrangements for you in advance.

Upcoming Events

"So it goes": Drawings by Kurt Vonnegut

"So it goes": Drawings by Kurt Vonnegut 12/1/2015 10:00am

Exhibit, Exhibition / Johnson Museum of Art

The Johnson Museum is presenting the first museum exhibition of drawings by Kurt Vonnegut, from the collection of his daughter Nanette, in conjunction with...

CUTS: Video Works by Gordon Matta-Clark

CUTS: Video Works by Gordon Matta-Clark 12/1/2015 10:00am

Exhibit, Exhibition / Johnson Museum of Art

This series of simultaneous screenings will highlight film and video works by Gordon Matta-Clark, Class of 1968. His radical explorations into space and...

Huang Hsin-chien: The Inheritance

Huang Hsin-chien: The Inheritance 12/1/2015 10:00am

Exhibit, Exhibition / Johnson Museum of Art

Taiwanese artist Huang Hsin-chien’s installation combines everyday objects with real-time video and virtual stereoscopic computer-generated animation to...

Imprint/In Print

Imprint/In Print 12/1/2015 10:00am

Exhibit / Johnson Museum of Art

Prints were an early method of communication that had an incalculable effect on human knowledge--as revolutionary as Gutenberg’s invention of movable type....

James Siena: Labyrinthian Structures

James Siena: Labyrinthian Structures 12/1/2015 10:00am

Exhibit, Exhibition / Johnson Museum of Art

James Siena, Class of 1979, is best known for densely patterned paintings, drawings, and prints that are based on strict self-imposed guidelines and tend to...

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