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Frank Robinson, the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Johnson Art Museum, discusses the new wing, the museum club, new director search, the size and quality of the permanent collection, activities at the 'hard hat' site during Reunion 2011, strategic vision of the museum, museum advisory committees, the Discovery Trail and Kids Discover the Trail and the increase in visitors to the museum among other topics.
Situated on a hill at the edge of Cornell's arts quadrangle, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art commands an imposing view of Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, and the surrounding countryside. This impressive structure was designed by I. M. Pei, the great Chinese-American architect. Completed in 1973, it was his second museum, before the East Wing of the National Gallery, the West Wing of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the pyramid in the Louvre.