HOURS Tuesdays - Fridays, 10am - 5pm
Saturdays, 12n - 5pm
The Arnot Art Museum is a world-class institution of fine art located at 235 Lake Street in Elmira, New York USA. and open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10am - 5pm, and Sturdays from noon - 5pm. Housed in its original 1833 showcase with a grand late-twentieth century gallery addition, the museum displays its permanent collection of 17th to 19th century European paintings, 19th and 20th century American art. Temporary exhibitions highlight various aspects of the collections and include works from around the world.
18 May 2013 Centennial Ball
we celebrate our 100th birthday!
The Museum will celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of its founding with a sold-out black-tie Gala under a massive tent in front of the Lake Street columns. Dinner, dancing and surprises, including Scotch and cigars under another tent on the South Lawn.
The Museum will be closed on Friday and Saturday 17 and 18 May 2013, as preparations are made for the Gala Centennial celebration. Please contact the Guest Services desk for more information.
In addition to the permanent installation of the Museum's founding collection of 17 - 19th century European paintings and sculpture, you'll find the following in the Galleries:
My Own Arnot
22 February - 2 August 2013
Crowd-curated by our members, guests, educators and students, this West Building exhibition features best-loved works from throughout the Museum's collections.
The Arnot Century
22 February - 18 October 2013
Showcasing historical clothing and artifacts, family portraits, and a reconstructed Victorian Parlor, this exhibition presents a glimpse into the world of the family that did so much to shape our community.
6 April - 25 May 2013
Thomas Cole and The Birth of American Landscape Painting explores the ways in which he and other artists of his time pioneered cultural conversations that shaped our national landscape.
Color In Freedom
7 June - 31 July 2013
Journey along the Underground Railroad in this exhibition of paintings, etchings and drawings by Joseph Holston created to capture the struggle for freedom and expression in this troubled period in American history.
Re-presenting Representation VIII
Autumn - Winter 2013/2014
Watch this space for news of the return of a Museum staple. The Eighth Realist Invitational will feature artists from around the world and address trends in contemporary realism.
The Museum's new website is also coming soon ... watch this space! During construction, the information on this homepage will be kept current.Some other elements may not be updated until the new arnotartmuseum.org is unveiled. Thank you for your patience.
Featuring the works of 19th – 21st century contemporary artists including Cole, Bierstadt, Assael, Cadmus, Bergt, Reynolds, and Bartolozzi.
Featuring 17th – 19th-century European artists including works of Gérôme, Claude, Breughel, Millet, Breton and Sanchez Perrier, Rousseau and Millet.