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.
Explore the different practices being engaged in studio-based teaching
Works by Whistler, his students, and his friends
Explore themes related to the moon through painting, poetry, prints, and decorative arts
Images as objects made, viewed, shared, and collected for purposes ranging form artistic to political
View iconic work that convey the often invisible racisms that confront black women
View a playful and poetic animation alongside select works of Chinese art
Some of the world’s most innovative textile traditions
Delve into how the depiction of the nude evolved
Drawings and sketches from 1770 - 1890 explore geological wonders of the earth