The Johnson Museum of Art actively participates in supporting the teaching and research needs of an outstanding group of faculty and is proud to be one of the many unique resources on campus that inspires excellence in undergraduate and graduate student education at Cornell. The Johnson Museum holds 40,000 works in its collection.

Nearly encyclopedic in scope, the collection, which is continuously being developed, promotes teaching, learning, and research in a wide range of disciplines. Selected highlights can be viewed in the categories here, or you can search the entire collection via our eMuseum database.

“Every student who writes a paper on a Rembrandt etching, every schoolchild who participates in an African mask-making workshop, every visitor who enjoys both the superb Chinese ceramics and the spectacular view of Cayuga Lake from the fifth floor, owes a debt of gratitude to those who have made this collection.” —Hunter R. Rawlings III, former Cornell University President