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I.M. Pei - The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University

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Pei's Johnson Museum opens to the sky...
Skylights at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University

Skylights at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University

I.M. Pei and John L. Sullivan III, Lead Designers / Photo © Jackie Craven
Skylights give I.M. Pei's museum at Cornell University a wonderful openness. The lobby skylight has vertical sheets of glass framed in bronze-toned aluminum.

In his essay, The Design of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum, leading project designer John Sullivan III calls the museum lobby an "articulated assembly of enclosures joined by glass, where the focus alternates between the functional spaces and glimpses of the landscape."

It is fitting I.M. Pei's sculptural masterpiece is located on the campus of Cornell University. Cornell's school of architecture is top-ranked, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture, architectural history, urban studies, and computer graphics.

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