Bringing Art and People Together


The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art welcomes visitors to experience original works of art across a wide spectrum of global traditions, time periods, and media for education, inspiration, and delight. We connect to the vibrant intellectual and cultural life of Cornell University and a public audience through exhibitions, programs, teaching, and research, with free admission for all.


We create direct experiences with art and catalyze interdisciplinary learning, opening new doors to lifelong inquiry and exploration.

“I hope that the new museum will serve the students of Cornell, present and future, as a wider window on the world of fine arts, enabling them to add a broader dimension to their lives no matter what their field of study may be.”

—Herbert F. Johnson, 1973