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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute


An official Path Through History Site! With more than 13,500 pieces in its permanent collection, concerts, community classes, and a college of art and design, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute is the cultural heart of Central New York and an internationally recognized fine arts center. The museum spans two historical buildings, a 1960 structure designed by Philip Johnson and Fountain Elms, the restored 1858 Italianate ancestral home of the Institute's founders. Explore 20 galleries of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, and decorative arts, include works by Cole, Dali, Kandinsky, Mondrian, O'Keefe, Picasso, Pollock, Tiffany, and Whistler. The Museum of Art presents 15 exhibitions annually, drawing from the permanent collection and traveling exhibitions from other leading institutions. Performing Arts programs include live concerts by leading jazz, Americana and folk artists, children’s shows, recitals, spoken word, films, and live performance simulcasts. Kids, teens, and adults can receive professional art instruction from the more than 50 classes offered in three semesters each year at the School of Art. At the PrattMWP College of Art & Design, students enroll in the Pratt four-year bachelor of fine arts program, complete the first two years on the Utica campus, and then relocate to Pratt Institute to complete their degree requirements.



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