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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute

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Address: 310 Genesee St, Utica, NY 13502-4764
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+1 315-797-0000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Renowned art collection,...

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 international soloists and ensembles, rising stars, cinema, outdoor concerts and special events. School of Art offers a nationally accredited college program, PrattMWP, and community art classes for all ages. Art Shop Gift Gallery. Museum admission is free. Open year-round, Tues - Sat 10 – 5, Sun 1 - 5.

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wonderful museum and art center

a wonderful museum with interesting and current exhibits. film series presents independent as well as some main stream selections. lovely accompanying turn of the century estate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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utica ny, United States
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utica ny, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a wonderful museum with interesting and current exhibits. film series presents independent as well as some main stream selections. lovely accompanying turn of the century estate. gift shop. restaurant for lunch

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is a beautiful place if you have any interest in paintings, sculpture. It is known for being a very educational,and classy place and it is that. Many of the employees are available and are very knowledgeable. and will freely share their info on any piece of art.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just wanted to see something beautiful. Sometimes people from Utica forget that we have this museum here. It always has the most beautiful artwork, sculptures or collections to see.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to see the Steve McCurry Show. But this museum is s gem in Utica. It has an eclectic permanent collection and does very interesting special exhibitions. Nice building and nice staff. I highly recommend visiting.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The art in the building is amazing They have venues and the art work people bring is true amazing This is a must go to in Utica

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Huntington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Arts Institute has an excellent selection of the arts. Currently there is an amazing photography exhibit with the famous photo of the Girl with the Green Eyes by Steve McCurry. The exhibit also includes photographs and stories of immigrants from other nations. It is inspiring and beautiful.

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Thank AnnP55
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you've never been to a great museum, or even a good museum, then you'll have nothing to compare it to and won't be disappointed. Otherwise, skip it. It has a few Hudson Rivers and one Pollack. Once in a while it will have a good temporary exhibit, but not that often. Its a two hour visit if you really... More 

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The museum does have a nice collection, but also will bring in art from other locations. Some exhibits require 'membership' or a fee to see, so pay attention. I love how the art seems accessible, not cordoned off, not behind glass, not so far away you can't really look at it. Be sure to peep into the gift shop. Lots... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

the visit to the MWPI is absolutely worth a trip . The main galleries house art from the Voyage of Life by Thomas Cole to a wonderful work by Jackson Pollack. The museum also displays holiday exhibits in the old Proctor home next to the main building. The decorative arts are a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It is one of the best places in cny if you are looking for exposing your kids to the art. They have national geographic exhibition of well known photo

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