Utica is home to the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. The building is Philip Johnson's, from 1960 in the International Style. The stark exterior is a gift package that holds a huge central atrium with galleries surrounding 3 sides on the main floor and all four sides upstairs, with more exhibition space in the basement surrounding the theatre. The main space holds sculpture and is used for performances. Also on the campus is a highly regarded art school and a Victorian mansion displaying period furnishings and decorative arts.
This regionally important center for the arts is an outstanding resource that elevates Utica's place in upstate NY. We feel fortunate to live so close.