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Simeon Solomon

British, 1840–1905

Sleeper with Opium Poppies

Pencil on paper

7 ½ x 9 ¼ in.

Acquired through the Ernest I. White, Class of 1893, Endowment Fund and the Herbert F. Johnson, Class of 1922, Endowment, with additional support from the Marcia Jacobson and Daniel R. Schwarz Johnson Museum Purchase Fund

2013.005, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University


Opened in 1973, the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University in Ithaca is home to one of the finest collections of ancient and modern art in Upstate New York. Designed by noted architect I.M. Pei, the building, a work of art itself, won the prestigious American Institute of Architects Honor award in 1975.

The museum’s collection includes over 35,000 works or art that span nearly six millennia of art history from around the world. A variety of exhibitions are held throughout the year. “Cosmos,” an ongoing computer controlled installation in the ceiling of the Mallin Sculpture Court, is a dazzling display of light imagery visible day and night. Created by artist Leo Villareal, and containing 12,000-lights, “Cosmos” is an homage to the late Cornell astronomy professor Carl Saga. 

A visit to the Johnson Museum of Art, with its vast art collections and spectacular view of Cayuga Lake, creates a truly memorable experience. The museum is open to all, free of charge, and is another essential stop on New York’s Path Through History.