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Cornell University - Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

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A world of art in an I. M. Pei building that offers panoramic views of Ithaca and Cayuga Lake, this is one of the most jaw-dropping attractions on the Discovery Trail. The Johnson Museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 35,000 pieces and is regarded among the nation's best university galleries. The museum is especially well known for its Asian art and prints. Notable names in the galleries include Rembrandt, Matisse, Manet, Alberto Giacometti, James McNeill Whistler, and Alfred Stieglitz, among others. An homage to the late Cornell astronomy professor Carl Sagan, Leo Villareal: Cosmos is visible day and night on the ceiling of the outdoor sculpture court. The 2012 site-specific installation was created with 12,000 LEDs. Hours Tues-Sun 10am-5pm (closed major holidays) Free admission.

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