Visiting the Museum
The Arnot Art Museum is a landmark in downtown Elmira, housed in the 1833 neo-classical mansion of John Arnot, Sr. His son, Matthias H. Arnot, added a Picture Gallery in the 1880's and bequeathed his home and collection in 1910 to become the Arnot Art Museum. The Museum displays a permanent collection of seventeenth- to nineteenth-century European paintings, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art and collections of Asian and Egyptian artifacts. Temporary exhibitions highlight various aspects of the collections and include works from museums around the world. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds and levels of experience, and is fully handicap accessible.
Saturday, 12n- 5pm
Driving Directions & Parking:
Click Here to view our location on MapQuest. The Museum is located just off of New York State Interstate 86 in Elmira, New York.
- Exit 56 from I-86 (Church Street).
- At the fourth traffic light turn left onto Lake Street.
- The Museum is located at 235 Lake Street, at the corner of Lake and Gray Streets.
Free parking is available in the Museum parking lot at the rear of the building; follow the signs to access the lot from Baldwin Street. Buses and large vehicles may use the lot's entry loop. There are metered parking spaces along the front and side of the Museum on Gray and Lake Streets. Please enter the Museum through the front door on Lake Street.