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)




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Upcoming Events

Berenice Abbott: Portraits of Women, 1925–1930

The famed American documentarian Berenice Abbott (1898–1991) began her career in photography as Man Ray’s darkroom assistant in Paris in 1923. Within three...

6/30/2022 11am
Edward Steichen (American, 1879–1973), "Vitality—Yvette Guilbert," 1901. Photogravure. Acquired through the Class of 1962 Fund for Photography, 80.031.003.

The Class of 1962 Fund for Photography was established in 1977 with a modest gift of five hundred dollars. The Fund, which was envisioned as an ongoing...

6/30/2022 11am
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, "Horse Sense," 1994. Gift of donors to the Johnson Museum, by exchange

Powering Exchange was curated by the Johnson’s Education Department to support teaching at Cornell and in the broader community, in consultation with...

6/30/2022 11am
JEB (Joan. E. Biren), "Darquita and Denyeta, Alexandria, Virginia," from "Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians," 1979

This exhibition assembles a selection of photobooks from the Cornell Library that function as protests, from passionate cries for social justice to...

6/30/2022 11am
Seymour Lipton (1903–1986), Untitled, 1953–59. Conte crayon on paper. Gift of Alan Lipton.

The abstract expressionist sculptor Seymour Lipton (1903–1986) represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1958. In the following decades he had...

6/30/2022 11am

Recent Events

Recent Activity

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.

Johnson Museum of Art

Johnson Museum of Art posted a photo 1/27/2014