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The Johnson Museum holds more than 40,000 works in its collection from around the world.

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On View

Exhibitions

Temporary exhibitions are currently on view downstairs on Floors 1L and 2L.

Mar 17, 2023–Mar 10, 2024

Fifty Years: An Anniversary Celebration with the Collection

In celebration of the Johnson Museum’s fiftieth anniversary, an ongoing installation on the first floor features artworks from the mid 1960s through the 1970s and a display of Museum ephemera.

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Mar 17, 2023–Mar 10, 2024

A floor to ceiling wall of colorful pop art

Feb 2, 2024–May 12, 2024

Cornell Art Faculty 2024

Faculty in Cornell’s Department of Art exhibit work the Johnson every few years, providing an opportunity for both the university community and the broader public to reflect on the relationship between education and practice.

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Feb 2, 2024–May 12, 2024

An art gallery contains 2D, 3D, and video works

Jan 27, 2024–Jun 9, 2024

Guadalupe Maravilla: Armonía de la Esfera

Armonía de la Esfera (Harmony of the Sphere) presents recent work by Guadalupe Maravilla and works selected by the artist drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection.

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Jan 27, 2024–Jun 9, 2024

A large silver sculpture with organic forms and geometric lines framing a silver gong

Jan 27, 2024–Jun 9, 2024

Claudia Joskowicz: Every Building on Avenida Alfonso Ugarte—After Ruscha

A two-channel video by the Bolivian artist explores how cataclysmic historical events continue to reverberate in the present and that points toward protest and violence as constant possibilities in Bolivian society.

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Jan 27, 2024–Jun 9, 2024

Soldiers stand on a street of colorful abandoned storefronts under a bright blue sky

Ongoing

Gifts of Modern Art: David M. Solinger, Class of 1926

A special installation of select gifts and nine artworks that have become part of the Johnson Museum’s permanent collection through the bequest of David M. Solinger and Betty Ann Besch Solinger.

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Ongoing

A colorful painting, thin figural sculpture, and red mobile in a museum gallery with dark green walls

Ongoing

Leo Villareal: Cosmos

This site-specific installation of 12,000 white LED lights transforms the ceiling of the Mallin Sculpture Court with complex movement and dazzling patterns.

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Ongoing

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Ongoing

Outdoor Sculpture

Outdoor sculpture from the Johnson Museum’s permanent collection that can be seen around campus and Ithaca.

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Ongoing

A large statue of a naked man made of chrome is installed between buildings and surrounded by autumn trees

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