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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Kimona exhibit is superb

I have been to this museum several times and continue to be impressed by the exhibits. The kimono... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Hartford, Connecticut
Small But World Class Art Museum

This museum has a small but top notch American collection, some European paintings, interesting... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection, exhibitions, and education programs presented in a famous museum building designed by Philip Johnson and a superbly restored Victorian mansion, Fountain Elms. Performing arts include...more
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310 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-4764
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

I have been to this museum several times and continue to be impressed by the exhibits. The kimono exhibit is worth going back to several times as the artwork is so much to absorb in a single visit. I didn't go on a tour but...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

This museum has a small but top notch American collection, some European paintings, interesting decorative arts, some modern works. Hassan, Hopper, Chase, Cole (including one of his 4 part series, the other being at the National Gallery in DC), others. Plus traveling exhibits in the...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Not large, but with a very engaging collection. Admission to the regular galleries is free, as is the parking. Saw the kimono show, so there was a fee. Fascinating collection, though the videos that gave background did not have enough headsets. Thomas Cole's series of...More

1  Thank Bucky1836
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We went to Utica for a quick get away. The art institute had a good varied collection. The attached luxurious Victorian home was a good example of the genre. We would certainly recommend a visit if you are visiting Utica.

Thank PrinzErik
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We took our grandsons to see the Kimono exhibit and it was well worth the visit! The spectacular kimonos and the story of the artist were fascinating... The permanent exhibits are lovely as well.

Thank shelleyhc
Reviewed 7 August 2018

First time visiting here for both me and my friend, and we will certainly make a return visit - it was an easy drive form the Albany area. There is parking and free admission - although we were there for the special Kimonos exhibit which...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

It is a magical place where you get lost and experience travel through time. Well done. Plenty of exhibits to see. Large space, tastefully decorated. Gift shop has many nick nacks, souveniers and other stuff to take home. Definitely worth visiting again.

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Reviewed 21 July 2018

This museum was worth the trip! From June 2018 until September 16 there is an exhibit of spectacular shibori-dyed and embroidered and hand-painted kimono. They are stunning. There is also an exhibit of Japanese woodcut prints so you can bliss out on all things Japanese....More

1  Thank kathyandalan
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We made the two hour plus drive to Utica (our first to this small city) specifically to see Kimono! The Artistry of Itchiku Kubota. The work is spectacular and comprehensive and well worth the trip. But as galleries go, the Institute’s main building was a...More

1  Thank ChipD58
Reviewed 11 July 2018

As always our visit was the highlight of a family outing. MWPAI is a treasure and Kimono is mesmerizing! Fun activities to enhance the experience. Well done. Not to be missed.

Thank Barbara K
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