Johnson Museum of Art

14 Central Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14853


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Today housed in an I. M. Pei–designed building and holding 35,000 works, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University began in 1953 with a bequest of 3000 prints, including works by masters of the medium from the 16th- to the 20th-centuries

The varied collection holds Asian art from the ancient to the contemporary, Greek, Roman, and European art before 1800; Modern and Contemporary art and photography from the 19th to 21st centuries, primarily from Europe and the Americas; as well as African, Native North American, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic.

The Decorative Arts collection of approximately 1500 western works represents many media from the ancient world to the present. Notable are the more than 200 works of Tiffany glass, including vessels, lamps, candleholders, and desk items.