Cornell University

Johnson Museum of Art

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.

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


(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.

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Amala Lane

Amala Lane left a positive review 3/4/2020

The exhibit is ongoing through June 7. I am so thankful to be able to view this magnificent and monumental work of contemporary Chinese calligraphy. It is practically immersive due its size and wrap-around presentation in the Johnson Museum's Bartells gallery.

Amala Lane

Amala Lane left a positive review 3/7/2020

I was a coordinator on this event so admittedly I am biased. Considering the time of day (morning), the day of the week (Sunday) and the fact that it was the first day of day-light savings time, we had a good crowd of about 40 people! The artist, Grace Tong, was very animated and passionate talking about art and her process in particular. I'm very grateful for all the support from the Johnson Museum, other funders and for the audience. When translation proved to be difficult, people pitched in. It was a great community feeling.

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