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Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Endowing Curatorships: Spotlight on Asian Art

The curator of Asian art provides essential research guidance, expertise, and access to our many audiences and for the benefit of an international community.

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Our Strategic Vision

The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art is profoundly educational, and education is the context for all its activities. In particular, the Museum preserves, acquires, displays, and interprets works of art of quality, in the broadest sense of the term and in their most relevant cultural, historical, and social context, to further the educational goals of the students of Cornell University, area schoolchildren, and the general public.

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Our Plan

Our Plan

Strengthen the permanent collection. Improve the visitor experience. Enhance preservation, documentation, and storage of the collection. Continue to strengthen the Museum’s relationship with Cornell faculty, students, and staff. Continue to strengthen the Museum’s relationship with the local community with our OMNI program.

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Our Priorities

Support for collections, exhibition, outreach, and positions, as well as our annual fund.

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On View at the Johnson Museum

This exhibition of twelve Dutch paintings comes from the New York–based Leiden Collection, among the most important …
Inspired by the magic-themed library of Kurt Seligmann, acquired by Cornell upon his death, this exhibit explores the …
Artists from different generations examine the effects of globalization on the island’s transformation.
Studio quilts from the collection of Jack Walsh ’58 on view starting July 5.
Named in homage to the late Cornell professor Carl Sagan, this light installation is visible day and night at the Museum.
Renovated and reinstalled galleries showcase art from ancient Greece and Room to pre-1800 Europe from the permanent …
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The Museum in the News

This interview with exhibition curator and Cornell Prof. An-Yi Pan, art history, give an in-depth look into younger …
Many generous donors are behind the Johnson Museum’s ability to make a difference in the lives of the nearly 100,000 …
The History of Art Majors' Society curated the exhibit “enticing the eye/exploring the frame,” at the Museum through July 6.
Maya Lin discussed her work, including recent sculptures and the installation 'Empty Room,' part of her 'What is Missing?' …
Students are learning the ins and outs of museum practice from a range of disciplinary perspectives in courses at the …
Artist Maya Lin discusses her installation, 'Empty Room,' part of the 'What is Missing?' memorial, currently on view at …
December 2013 saw the unveiling of the renovated permanent collection galleries on the second floor, now rededicated to …
The Johnson Museum is justifiably proud of our rich history providing a wide variety of high-quality programs for local …
A new series of courses, to be co-taught by faculty and Johnson Museum educators and curators, will use the museum's …
The newest work of public art on Cornell's campus will give viewers a constantly changing, unique experience.
Readers of the Ithaca Times voted the Johnson "Best Museum" in an annual poll.
The Cornell Daily Sun went behind the scenes at the Johnson's family event.
Whitney Tassie '04, the Johnson's former exhibitions assistant, is the new curator of modern and contemporary art at the …
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art will celebrate the opening of its new wing Saturday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The project broke ground in July 2009. "We were planning on a year and a half," said interim director Peter Gould, "but it …
Provost Kent Fuchs has announced that Stephanie Wiles, director of Oberlin College's Allen Memorial Art Museum since 2004, …
This video represents a snapshot of the Johnson Museum in 2011, just before the completion of the renovation and …
The new student docent program at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art trains about a dozen students a year to give tours. …
At a testimonial dinner, administrators, alumni and colleagues thanked retiring Johnson Museum of Art Director Frank …
It was hoped that the collection of Asian art would be housed in its own 8,000 square-foot wing; the task was to create an …
In a class on poetry of cities, students paired poems with artworks at the Johnson Museum to pair them with; the exhibit …
Frank Robinson, the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Johnson Art Museum, discusses the new wing, the museum club, new …
Drizzle did nothing to dispel the high spirits in a tent on the north lawn of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, May …
The Fine Art and Horticulture room gives you just a taste of the many ways in which fine art and horticulture intersect. …
Host Gary Stewart tags along as third-graders from Newark Valley explore the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Then he …
Thomas Whittlesey Leavitt, founding director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, professor emeritus of the history of …
The transformative global, cultural and societal impacts of the Tata Nano automobile will be discussed March 10-11 at a …
The College of Architecture, Art and Planning will explore the design and environmental and social impacts of Tata Motors' …
The College of Architecture, Art and Planning shows the Tata Nano's affordable design achievement, and the car's potential …
A three-story yellow balloon suspended over the sculpture court at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art is part of an …

Johnson Museum Contacts

Director
Stephanie Wiles
The Richard J. Schwartz Director
wiles@cornell.edu
 

Development Communications  

Matt Braun
Director of Development
matthew.braun@cornell.edu

Andrea Potochniak
Editorial Manager
arp37@cornell.edu

 

 

Museum website

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Giving at the Johnson Museum

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Museum Events

Visit our website calendar to see all the programs and events presented by the Johnson Museum.

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