Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502


Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute's permanent collection of more than 15,000 objects originated in the taste and interests of the Williams and Proctor families, who collected American and European paintings, and decorative arts in the late 19th and 20th centuries. In 1957, a bequest of more than 200 major 20th-century American paintings and drawings made the museum a major repository for the art of this era.

The collection and exhibitions are housed in a Philip Johnson-designed building, and the adjacent original museum building, Fountain Elms, was reconfigured as a Victorian house museum.

Exhibitions & Dates

  • PrattMWP Sophomore Exhibition

    Apr 14 2018 - May 9 2018

    Juried exhibition of work by sophomore students at PrattMWP College of Art and Design

  • Jewels of Time: Watches from the Proctor Collection

    Dec 16 2017 - Apr 29 2018

    100 beautifully-ornamented historical timepieces

  • Time in Art

    Dec 16 2017 - Apr 29 2018

    Passage of the hours; seasons; the cycle of life, and more interpreted through fine and decorative arts

  • Kimono!

    Jun 10 2018 - Sep 16 2018

    48 works of art are an interpretation of a rich artistic and cultural tradition

  • Rose Marasco: index

    Sep 8 2018 - Jan 6 2019

    Curiosity informs her exciting, sometimes unconventional, approaches to the photography