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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Very Nice Museum

The Munson-Williams is a very nice art museum but not real big. It certainly is worth checking out... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Big surprise!

A local told us about the museum and we were first-time visitors on a Saturday morning. What a... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Clifton Park, NY
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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 4 weeks ago

The Munson-Williams is a very nice art museum but not real big. It certainly is worth checking out especially since it is free and there is not much else in Utica. It does not take a lot of time to go through. The Victorian House...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

A local told us about the museum and we were first-time visitors on a Saturday morning. What a fantastic surprise, this peaceful, well-laid out museum turned out to be. No admission charge to enjoy the world-class installations. The docents were enthusiastic and a wealth of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank T U
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 5happytravelers2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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