The CCA supports numerous arts-related events and projects each year.. Documentation from grant-supported projects completed and presented, artist award presentations, and CCA-initiated projects are archived, including exhibitions, performances, lectures, individual artist and department-generated projects, concerts, installations, and publications.

Listed below is a sample of projects supported by the CCA from 2001 to 2015.

Nov 19 2016

Featuring Gabriela Lena Frank's La Centinela y La Paloma (The Keeper and the Dover), with soprano Jessica Rivera and poet Nilo Cruz, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 (mvts 3 and 4), La centinela y la paloma (The Keeper and the Dove), for soprano and chamber orchestra, finds its inspiration in two national treasures of Mexico.

Nov 15 2016

Defined here as a ìqueeringî of blackness, post-black articulates how the political and visual emblems of normative blackness may not speak to the lived experiences and realities of those whose gender or sexual identities position them on the cultural margins.

Nov 14
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Nov 18 2016

The layering of the actual objects in the display and the external reflections created a space between visibility and invisibility and loss. The intention of this exhibit is to create a place of meditation on the simultaneity of movement and stillness of this fading future.

Nov 12
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Dec 17 2016

This project is investigating a potential professional model in the university setting and will show how commitments and motivations balance and drive us outside of our classes. Being on constant display in a fishbowl, and recorded through a live stream video like zoo animals, this exhibition will showcase the unknown process and mysterious production that goes into the pieces normally shown in galleries.



Nov 07
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Nov 11 2016

REVEAL || CONCEAL introduces a less familiar art of the West African masquerade, presented in a way that permits visitors into what is considered to be a culturally sacred space. In essence, by encountering the installation, visitors must embrace a willingness to adopt an experience of otherness; both as onlookers and as active participants.

Nov 03
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Nov 05 2016

The Baltimore Waltz, written by Pulitzer Prize winner and Cornell alumna Paula Vogel, is a comedic yet tragic story of the extents one will go to for those they love.

Oct 29 2016

What are the different ways in which scholars and practitioners approach these processes? What might these socially-engaged rejoinders to mass incarceration gain by being examined in tandem? This free and public event interrogates the stories, affects, and knowledges that pass from “cell to cell”: from the overcrowded cells that incarcerate 1 in 100 people in the United States, to the media cells of the televisual projections of prisons across the world, to the individual cells of the body politic itself.

Oct 29
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Oct 29 2016

The premiere of "Bitter Banquet," Annie Lewandowski's multimedia song cycle based on characters from Euripides's tragedies, will take place as part of the Department of Classics festival "Sustaining the Antique."

Oct 29
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Mar 01 2016

The earthwork installation, Ah-Theuh-Nyeh-Hah: The Planting Moon, created by the artist Associate Professor Jolene Rickard (Tuscarora) is a site-specific artwork, performance, and the model of an embodied Indigenous research methodology that are contextualized and can be accessed through the smart phone media application. The installation is based on the Haudenosaunee agricultural and cosmological knowledge. 

Oct 28 2016

Cellist Eva Lymenstull joins fortepianist Shin Hwang to perform a concert revolving around the theme 'Rhetoric in Music' featuring works by Beethoven and Haydn.

Oct 25 2016

Choreographed by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar in collaboration with Samantha Speis and dramaturg Talvin Wilks, Walking With 'Trane is inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of John Coltrane, a composer at the forefront of jazz innovation in a racially-charged America of the 50s and 60s.

Oct 04 2016

The A to Z of Conflict is an artist’s book project that imagines what a commonplace children’s ABC book would look like if all the letters, all the words and all the images were chosen in relation to the subject of conflict. The project that uses three languages — English, Sinhala and Tamil — these are the three main languages spoken in Sri Lanka, a country torn apart by decades of civil war.

Oct 03 2016

Angkor Awakens provides a compelling first-hand look at modern Cambodia — a society at a tipping point, in which one of Asia’s youngest populations is trying to recapture its culture and step forward past what is arguably the most widespread massacre in modern history.

Oct 02 2016

A sixth generation musician, Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh has been captivating audiences around the world for thirty years and is one of the leading veena artistes today. She began playing the veena since age three, and is one of the youngest veena artistes to receive the A-TOP grading, the highest from All India Radio.

Sep 29
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Dec 03 2016

The Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design celebrates our centennial by honoring the legacy of Professor Beulah Blackmore, the first full-time clothing and textiles faculty member at Cornell.

Sep 25
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Sep 28 2016

JACK Quartet, already a powerhouse of new string quartet music, will be performing works by many Cornell composers including Louis Chiapetta, Corey Keating, Loren Loiacono, Can Bilir, Barry Sharp, Charles Peck, and faculty-member Kevin Ernste.

Sep 16 2016

The Lebanese artist Teresa Diehl will be talking with curator Sara Garzón about her exhibition titled “Revolution,” a light and sound installation providing a sensorial experience that metaphorically places the viewer in the place of conflict.

Sep 15 2016

Features music for choir, string quartet, amplified rock ensemble, and the premiere of Wolfeís duo for cello and double bass by John Haines-Eitzen and guest bassist Tomoya Aomori.

Aug 30 2016

Yael Rice, Assistant Professor of the History of Art & Asian Languages and Civilizations at Amherst College, will speak about the Mughal emperor Akbar, long celebrated by scholars for his “secular” outlook, was deeply invested in the efficacy of astrological events.

Aug 22
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Sep 16 2016

This exhibition examines links between childhood play with building blocks and morphologies embraced by architectural pedagogy and professional practice. 

Aug 22
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Sep 09 2016

Polyphony is an interactive audio-visual installation that generates a simultaneous feedback loop between performance, image, and sound.

Apr 24 2016

A multi-media collaboration in which old-time meets kroncong (the Indonesian cousin it didn't know it had) and wayang meets "crankies," by a group of nine guest artists from the U.S. and Indonesia with additional guest Balinese puppet master Gusti Sudarta and the duo Anna & Elizabeth.

Apr 16
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Jul 24 2016

The History of Art Majors’ Society provides Cornell undergraduates with the opportunity to collaborate with the Museum in curating and organizing an exhibition. This year, 15 Minutes employs the Johnson’s vast photography collection to explore the construction, preservation, and exhaustion of fame.

Apr 14
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Apr 16 2016

The Association for Graduates in Theatre (AGIT) Lab announces its third annual AGIT Lab, a showcase of experimental works by Cornell graduates.

Apr 08
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Aug 15 2016

The Biggest Little Fashion City: Ithaca & Silent Film Style is a multi-media exhibit of historic costume, ephemera, and silent film clips, all highlighting the intersection of fashion and film.

Mar 12 2016

The Cornell Fashion Collective will present its 32nd annual spring fashion show, highlighting the work of over 50 design students.

Mar 11
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Mar 20 2016

This exhibition will showcase the many talents of Cornell with musical and dance performances, art activities, refreshments, and much more. Free and open to all students.

Nov 22 2015

This capstone record project showcases three generations of American women composers, bringing togetherthe worlds of gender studies, music history, and performance.

Nov 19
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Nov 20 2015

CU Winds welcomes guest composer and conductor Patrick Williams for a residency and concert this fall.

Nov 18 2015

Breaking Baksbat provides a compelling first-hand look at modern Cambodia — a society at a tipping point, in which one of Asia’s youngest populations is trying to recapture its culture and step forward past what is arguably the most widespread massacre in modern history.

Nov 09
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Nov 13 2015

Luca Spano (MFA '16) presents visual and narrative research on the intersection between beliefs and scientific evidence in relation to "The Giant of Monte Prama," an archeological discovery that is changing some historical certainties of the Mediterranean area.

Nov 01 2015

The Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players are pleased to present a concert with the OSSIA New Music Ensemble, a group based out of Rochester's Eastman School of Music that specializes in contemporary music.

Oct 05
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Oct 09 2015

Margin of Error” is space to relate with. Participants join to embrace an atmosphere of multiplicities, actual and virtual.

Sep 26 2015

Wu Wenguang, independent documentary filmmaker, and five other performance and video artists from Beijing, will bring their Memory Project, a dance/theater/multimedia performance.

Sep 26 2015

A fusion percussion emsemble bringing a dynamism to the art of tabla, infusing it with the power of rock drumming while respecting the ethos and tradition of the classical art form.

Sep 17 2015

Popular New York-based concert series Kettle Corn New Music teams up with cello-percussion duo New Morse Code to present an evening of adventurous new music in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere.

Sep 08
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Sep 10 2015

Yiddish theater grabs you by the kishkes (guts) and doesn’t let go. Now the tradition is coming to Ithaca, with all the humor, pathos and meaning of its long history. The first-ever Yiddish Theater Festival in the Finger Lakes stars New York City’s New Yiddish Rep and includes four events over three nights.

Sep 05 2015

The South Asia Program, together with Cornell’s Pakistani Student Association (PSA), is proud to announce the return of Fareed Ayaz, Abu Muhammad Qawwal and Brothers, the premier Qawwal group of Pakistan. Qawwali - meaning ‘word’, the wise word, representing the divine voice - is Sufi music, which originated from Iran and developed in South Asia.

May 26
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Jun 01 2015

Cornell University Department of Art presents the 2015 M.F.A. exhibition at Site 109 in New York City. The exhibition consists of works by 12 emerging artists in various media.

Apr 19 2015

Illuminations and Amber Dance Troupe present Rhythms of China! Come experience the rebirth of Chinese culture through a spectacular array of originally choreographed dances and re-adapted classics.

Apr 18 2015

Cornell’s one and only Taiko drumming group, Yamatai, will perform at PULSE 2015, incorporating traditional Taiko pieces as well as original compositions.

Apr 18
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Jun 14 2015

This exhibition takes as its starting point not a particular geographic area or time period, but rather a phenomenon that exists wherever consolidated authority or conventions of good taste have taken hold.

Apr 12 2015

An intimate and immersive event, They that sow in tears combines the music of Heinrich Schütz (1585-1682) and his contemporaries with spoken prose and poetry and improvised organ meditations. 

Apr 11 2015

The Cornell Fashion Collective will present its 31st annual spring fashion show, highlighting the work of over 50 design students.

Apr 11 2015

Brandon Wen's collection, "Herself," re-evaluates fashion and art through the tension of "perfect shapes": this one-night show for the Cornell Fashion Collective will be displayed at Barton Hall.

Apr 06
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Apr 10 2015

“For Display Purposes Only” is a series of hybrid food-objects that investigate the underlying social, cultural, and economic narratives embedded within the square watermelon.

Mar 26 2015

Breath, Contained is an interdisciplinary installation and musical composition by DMA composer/artist Tonia Ko that explores bubble wrap as a medium for both visual art and music. 

Mar 20
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Mar 21 2015

Connecting Cornell's past to its present, and on behalf of the PMA #150events campaign, this event will celebrate the University's Sesquicentennial by situating Hip Hop dance in relation to Cornell's broader history of dance-- bringing together contemporary dancers, renowned scholars, and pioneering cultural activists.

Mar 17
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Mar 20 2015

a muse, featuring Quincy, an aloof high school senior with an affinity for gnomes and a bad habit of stealing library cds, seeks to invigorate and inspire by finding the wit and beauty in the banal.

Mar 14 2015

Conducted by Chris Kim, the Bryant Park String Quartet will focus on Lassus and Renaissance composers including short choral pieces from Caroline Shaw (Entr'act), Feldman (Structures), and Beethoven (Grosse Fuge).

Mar 12
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Mar 14 2015

The AGIT Lab is a series of laboratory performances presenting innovative and developing work from graduate students in the Theatre Arts field, featuring undergraduate, graduate, and community performers.

Mar 10
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Mar 12 2015

This three-day residency presented in partnership with the Cornell Department of Music and guest EunKyung Kim will center on a chamber music concert at Ithaca's Carriage House, featuring works by Poulenc, Stravinsky and Mozart.

Mar 05
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Mar 09 2015

During March 5–9, 2015, the Environs Messiaen: Nature Rendered at the Keyboard festival at Cornell University will explore works inspired by nature, inviting us to pause and listen again.

 

Feb 27
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Mar 08 2015

This exhibition will showcase the many talents of Cornell with musical and dance performances, art activities, refreshments, and much more. Free and open to all students.

Nov 21
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Nov 22 2014

The Centrally Isolated Film Festival (CIFF) brings together the central New York student film community through recognition of student work.

Nov 21
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Apr 18 2014

To Uphold the Law is a 35 minute film that explores anti-drone activism in Upstate N.Y.

Nov 15
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Nov 16 2014

Composer, virtuoso clarinetist, and educator Derek Bermel comes to Cornell for an artist residency.

Nov 14 2014

Cornell Symphony Orchestra with conductor Chris Younghoon Kim present the premiere of Christopher Stark’s Soldier Asleep at the Tomb, with guest soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

Nov 13
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Nov 15 2014

Claire Stack '15 directs The Women of Lockerbie, a poetic drama written by Deborah Brevoort about the victims of the crash of Pan Am 103.

Nov 07
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Nov 08 2014

American artist and composer Tristan Perich will have a Cornell University residency this November.

Nov 06
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Nov 08 2014

The Melodramatics Theatre Company, in association with the Flexible Theatre Company, presents Pippin.

Nov 01
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Dec 31 2014

"Firing the Canon" focuses on the rejection and destruction of the casts, setting their historical treatment at Cornell in the context of broader artistic and intellectual movements.

Oct 23 2014

El Anatsui will discuss his work in conversation with Chika Okeke-Agulu.

Oct 06
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Oct 31 2014

Katarina Cheng '15 presents a photography project to address the issue of ageism in the context of the Cornell community.

Oct 06 2014

Bronx Lives is a collaborative film project exploring the urban landscape of homelessness in the Bronx area of New York City.

Oct 01 2014

As part of The Charles Babbage Memorial Flight and Payload project, new media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will be performing a live flight on Cornell University's Arts Quad.

Sep 26 2014

Cave painting is brought to life by the unexpected use of construction lights and bird sculptures in this outdoor installation by Jenn Houle.

Sep 20 2014

The Leonardo Education and Arts Forum (LEAF) continues its successful international education event-initiative at Cornell with a workshop led by professors Paul Thomas and Stephanie Owens.

Sep 19 2014

Join members of the Cornell community and Biennial artists for this celebratory event. 

Sep 19 2014

The Symposium brings together Biennial artists, Cornell nano researchers, material scientists, faculty artist/researchers, student artists and independent scholars for a full-day of presentations and discussions of their work

Sep 18 2014

Kimsooja discusses her installation A Needle Woman: Galaxy Was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir, on view in the Arts Quad.

May 03 2014

Rachel Bacus presents a small scale architectural installation to filter out the hustle and bustle of the chaotic world.

May 03
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May 04 2014

Singer Peni Candra Rini of Indonesia and Jessika Kenney, from the United States, work and perform with the Cornell Avant Garde Ensemble, the Cornell Gamelan
Ensemble and the Cornell Music Improvisation Ensemble during their residency.

May 03 2014

Ray Li, BS '14, and Michael Ndubuisi, BS '14, showcase a new musical instrument which will allow the musician to manipulate sound by moving his hands in thin air, almost as if “holding” the sound.

May 01
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May 03 2014

A multidisciplinary dance and architectural project emphasizing the vertical spaces we inhabit and what it means for us to live on top of one another, at once so crowded and so isolated.

Apr 21 2014

Bulgarian violinist Vesselin Gellev returns to Cornell for a performance inspired by the writings of Vladimir Nabokov.

Apr 21 2014

Smilde's Nimbus works present a transitory moment of presence in a specific location.

Apr 19
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Jul 06 2014

This exhibition will focus on differing representations of families based on cultural and social norms in various time periods, geographic areas, and religious ideals as well as contemporary twenty-first-century notions of friends and other nontraditional and occasionally illegal notions of family.

Apr 14
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Apr 18 2014

An interactive exploration of technology, music, sculpture, and visual art, “A Cultural Anthropology of Television Noise” is Part Art Installation, Part History of Technology Display, Part Experimental Film, and Part Free-Music Jazz Concert.

Apr 14
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Apr 25 2014

n'APPARATUS is a large-scale photographic installation, an apparatus for examining the space of interaction between man and animal at the former slaughterhouses of Rome.

Apr 12 2014

The Cornell Fashion Collective will present its 30th annual spring fashion show, highlighting the work of over 50 design students.

Apr 12 2014

Terra Cielo, a 5-garment fashion line by Stephanie Gitto, B.Arch '14, explores the concepts of the juxtaposition and collision of earth and sky. 

Apr 12 2014

Aurorae is an interactive, real-time and web-based visualization of the northern lights that maps NASA satellite data and online experiential data from Flickr and Twitter onto a graphic representation of the earth.

Apr 10 2014

Maya Lin will discuss her work, including her recent sculptures and the installation Empty Room, from her What is Missing? memorial, on view as part of beyond earth art • contemporary artists and the environment

Mar 06
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Mar 08 2014

Composer and conductor Tania León will be featured in a residency that will include multiple speaking engagements and a collaboration with the Cornell Symphony Orchestra culminating in a performance of three of her compositions.

Feb 22 2014

So Percussion presents works by Cornell DMA composers Corey Keating, Tonia Ko, and Loren Loiacono in an open reading session and workshop

Feb 21 2014

An annual event celebrating fine and performing arts at Cornell with a juried exhibition and reception.

Feb 08 2014

A multi-media concert featuring two theatrical pieces from the mid 1960s, where six players activate a giant tam-tam and a percussionist serves as referee for a competition between two duelling cellists.

Feb 06 2014

As part of the CCA Biennial 2014, Intimate Cosmologies, Stephanie Rothenberg will discuss a series of her interactive media projects that explore how new technologies are remapping both the body and our global landscape.

Dec 05 2013

Cornell Cinema and the Cornell Department of Music present an evening of live, improvised rock by Powerdove.

Nov 30
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Dec 03 2013

A visual art project questioning the nature of the classically grounded self-portrait as it becomes corrupted by digital artmaking techniques.

Nov 22
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Nov 23 2013

A residency featuring celebrated composer Martin Bresnick and pianist Lisa Moore that will examine issues concerning the current field of composition, the development of postmodernism in American culture as reflected in new music.

Nov 18
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Nov 29 2013

A collection by Paige Kozak, B.S. '15, challenging the utilization of graphics in apparel and utilizing apparel as a component in graphics.

Nov 14 2013

Part performance and part presentation, "Embodying Meaning" will see alumnus Nathaniel Stern discussing more than a decade of collaborative and solo projects.

Nov 08
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Nov 09 2013

Cornell Cinema welcomes back the Alloy Orchestra for a series of events featuring live music accompanying silent films.

Nov 07 2013

A celebration of Filipino rondalla music, featuring renowned Filipino instrument master and instructor Michael Dadap.

Nov 05
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Nov 06 2013

Daniel Passer’s residency encompasses a workshop for students to engage in and investigate with the methods and forms of French commedia, Russian clown and LeCoq clown work and will culminate in the presentation of a live site specific con-temporized interactive cabaret.

Oct 31
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Nov 09 2013

The Melodramatics Theatre Company's production this Fall will be presenting Stephen Sondheim’s daring musical Sweeney Todd  in Risley Theatre.

Oct 24 2013

A performance as a part of a residency with Ken Pierce, director of the Ken Pierce Baroque Dance Company.

Oct 22 2013

Filmmaker Caroline Martel will be joining ondiste Genevieve Grenier for a screening and live musical demonstration of Martel's film, Wavemakers.

Oct 19 2013

Solisti Ensemble will be a guest of the Cornell Orchestras and will collaborate on a new work commissioned by the Solisti Ensemble and on Schuert’s Death and the Maiden.

Oct 07 2013

Winner of the Golden Nica of the Prix Ars Electronica 2012, a peg-legged artist, philosopher and the father of Bio-Art, Joe Davis will speak at Cornell, followed by a film screening of Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis at Cornell Cinema.  

Oct 04 2013

Critically acclaimed multi-media artist and scholar Coco Fusco and the Johnson Museum will host a related exhibition of her recent video and installation work, as part of the graduate symposium in the history of art titled Movement: The Body and Object in Motion.

Sep 29 2013

A South Indian classical music concert featuring chitravina by Chitravina Ravikiran, violin by Tara Bangalore, and mridangam drums by Vinod Ramachandran.

Sep 23
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Oct 04 2013

A ceramic installation by James Blair (M.Arch. ’13) and Mia Miyoung Kang (M.Arch. ’13) that reveals the relationship between form, sound, light, and space.

Sep 22
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Sep 29 2013

The Academy offers keyboard players the opportunity to explore the music of the 17th to 20th centuries through the avenue of instruments, sources and performance practices familiar to the composer. 

Sep 20 2013

Cornell faculty Michael Ashkin, Annie Lewandowski, and former Music lecturer Tim Feeney will be celebrating the release of their DVD Depot/Centralia/Tiber with a live performance and screening at the Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art.

Sep 15
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Sep 19 2013

A short documentary exploring the history of Lavender Hill, a gay and lesbian commune founded in West Danby in 1973, and the rise and fall of commune culture in Tompkins County.

Sep 09
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Sep 13 2013

Scientific imaging technologies play a key role of investigating the natural world.

Sep 01
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Sep 07 2013

Born of Ithaca’s sublime terrain, Lightwave is both an ode and an invitation; it celebrates the landscape with mimicry and welcomes the public with luminous splendor.

May 04 2013

Published by Fourth and Verse Books, Chiasmus is a micropress established by four poets in Cornell’s MFA program.

May 04 2013

Cornell’s one and only Taiko drumming group, Yamatai, will perform at PULSE 2013, incorporating traditional Taiko pieces as well as original compositions.

May 03
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May 10 2013

The Cornell University Fine Art department presents "Free School," a Cornell MFA exhibition in New York City.

Apr 29
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May 26 2013

Caroline O’Donnell/CODA Natural Selection presents three recent competition entries which explore the relationship between architecture and its niche.

Apr 28 2013

An experimental multimedia piece incorporating sound, live music performance, and video art to create an immersive concert experience.

Apr 27 2013

The Cornell Chamber Orchestra performs collaboratively with guest ensemble PRISM Quartet.

Apr 27 2013

Matilda Ceesay presents "Semblance," imagining a present-day Africa untouched by colonialism.

Apr 27 2013

The Cornell Fashion Collective is a student-run organization that produces an annual runway show to serve as a platform for displaying the original fashion work of Cornell students.

Apr 27 2013

Brandon Wen's (BS '15) collection Secret J means to expose the coded sexuality and perversion that is in much of the imagery we are accustomed to seeing and believe to be "safe."

Apr 26
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Apr 28 2013

An installation/performance work based on The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Infamous Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe and Carolyn Goelzer’s experience of raising 200 plants from seed in various growing conditions in her studio in northeast Minneapolis.

Apr 22
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Apr 26 2013

A symposium centered around the formalistic aesthetic of the ''Darmstadt School" - Andrew Zhou and Xak Bjerken, co-directors, with Walter Zimmermann, composer-in-residence with guest artists JACK Quartet, pianist Heather O'Donnell, and Ensemble X.

Apr 20
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Jul 14 2013

The exhibition will showcase geographically and chronologically diverse holdings relative to the motion of looking at hair across cultures, hair as religous significance, gender distinctions between hair, and contemporary commericalization of hair.

Apr 20
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Apr 26 2013

An interdisciplinary collaboration between artists, engineers, and scientists from across the Cornell community engaged in research, experimentation, and performance to activate the laboratory as site of critical inquiry and cultural production.

Apr 20 2013

The Museum Club hosts a free reception celebrating the annual showcase and the opening of Hair: Untangling Roots of Identity with a variety of student performance groups, art making, refreshments, and more.

Apr 19 2013

A collaborative performance by CU World Drum & Dance and Nukporfe, Binghamton University’s African Drum and Dance Ensemble.

Apr 18 2013

Contrapunkt presents its 3rd Annual Art Concert as an exploration of the relationships between music, visual, literary, and performance artists.

Apr 18
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Apr 20 2013

Spencer Whale, PMA '14, directs Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce -- a moving yet ridiculous play by Sarah Ruhl.

Apr 15
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Apr 26 2013

“Ply Candy” is a furniture exhibition by BFA student Michelle Chen that explores the eschewed domain of surface decoration, challenging what furniture could be visually beyond form and function.

Apr 07
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Apr 24 2013

A hydroponic installation by Peter Gudonis (B.Arch '14) and Carly Dean (B.Arch '14).

Apr 05
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Apr 13 2013

In this play directed by Melanie Dreyer-Lude, an undercover Latina returns to her hometown on the Arizona Border to teach the next generation about what it is to be free only to find herself and her students held hostage to the politics of fear.

Apr 05
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Apr 09 2013

Set to the rhythms of Brazil, Bel Borba Aqui: A Man and a City introduces a one-man life-force who proves that his country is a lot more than favelas, soccer, and drugs.

Apr 04 2013

The Cornell Cinema Presents Consuming Spirits, a film by animator Chris Sullivan.

Apr 03 2013

Hindustani Classical Music/Jazz crossover performance, featuring saxophonist George Brooks.

Mar 31
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Apr 13 2013

Produced by AAP students, ASSOCIATION fosters inter-departmental dialogue that is shared with the Cornell community and network of alumni and professionals.

Mar 30 2013

An afternoon and evening of innovation in electronic music, featuring the legendary Simeon Coxe of Silver Apples and Malcolm Cecil of Tonto's Expanding Head Band.

Mar 29 2013

The Cornell Cinema presents Circle in the Sand, a film by experimental filmmaker and director Michael Robinson.

Mar 28 2013

The Cornell Cinema presents Still Moving: Pilobolus at Forty, directed by Jeff Ruoff.

Mar 11
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Mar 15 2013

A multi-channel video installation by Taber Colleti, BFA '13.

Mar 07 2013

The Cornell Cinema is presenting An Evening with College Artist/Animator Lewis Klahr, featuring a selection of the college artist/animator's short films.

Mar 01 2013

The Cornell Wind Ensemble, Cornell Chorus, and soloist Susan Botti will be performing Cosmosis.

Mar 01
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Mar 05 2013

The Cornell Cinema presents a film by Ben Shapiro on the complex process of acclaimed photographer Gregory Crewdson.

Feb 25
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Mar 01 2013

Raja’a Khalid, (MFA ’13), will present "The Persepolis Project", a sculptural exhibition based on the Persepolis celebrations of 1971.

Feb 21 2013

A recital of songs and poetry by graduate composer Michael Small and recent M.F.A. graduate poet Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers.

Feb 19 2013

One of the scariest and most influential horror films of all time, with live musical accompaniment on the Sage Chapel organ by Dr. Philip Carli.

Feb 18
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Feb 24 2013

Sound artist and musician Ellen Fullman will be in residency at Cornell this February.

Feb 13 2013

A collboration between the Momenta Quartet and the Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players. 

Nov 28 2012

Cornell Jazz Voices and Tarana A Cappella present a collaborative fall project.

Nov 20
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Nov 30 2012

PIGEONHOOD is birds, approximately.

Nov 17 2012

Cornell Cinema presents Herbert Brenon's 1924 film Peter Pan with live musical accompaniment by harpiest Leslie McMichael.

Nov 15
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Nov 17 2012

Visiting artists Jake Heggie, composer, and Gene Scheer, librettist and song writer, will be in residence in the music department this November.

Nov 14 2012

Presented by LGBT Studies - a cabaret performance by interdisciplinary trans performance artist Nina Arsenault.

Nov 09
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Nov 10 2012

Cornell Cinema welcomes back the Alloy Orchestra for a weekend engagement during which they’ll perform their original scores with three different programs.

Nov 05
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Nov 09 2012

Hannah Levy ('13) focuses on the lived experience of spatial domesticity.

Nov 02
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Nov 06 2012

Cornell Cinema presents Nahmias' and Murphy's 2011 film Unfinished Spaces.

Nov 01
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Nov 10 2012

The Melodramatics Theatre Company presents bare, a musical about a group of high school students at Catholic boarding school who are all struggling with, and coming to terms with, their identities and their sexualities.

Oct 29
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Nov 02 2012

An exhibition by Joanna Baucic (BFA '14) exploring childhood experience through a range of media and visual representations.

Oct 27 2012

The brother three—Joe, Pat, and John La Barbera—will perform with the Cornell University Jazz Band, under the direction of Paul Merrill.

Oct 24 2012

The Cornell Cinema presents Jacqueline Goss' 2012 film The Observers.

Oct 20 2012

A performance of the talented Riyaaz Qawwali. Join in on dancing, henna tattoos, delicious food and various other performances.

Sep 29 2012

Critically-acclaimed alternative rock band Yo La Tengo performs at the Cornell Cinema.

Sep 24
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Oct 18 2012

Huiju Park presents a multi-disciplinary work of apparel design and science research, creating a wet-suit type outfit with incorporated temperature-adjusting functions based on research by apparel designers and fiber scientists.

Jul 23
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Jul 27 2012

LaiYee Ho '12 presents an interactive installation that weaves together the disciplines of information science, art and music into storytelling triggered by loss.

May 11
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May 13 2012

Taylan Cihan, DMA ’12 candidate in the Department of Music, will present a series of events including concerts, a sound installation and a conference on music, cognition and technology. For more information: www.mcts2012.com

May 03 2012

Lacie Buckwalter, PhD '16 candidate in Romance Studies / Spanish, will present an interactive installation to explore the concept of insecurity and anxiety in relation to confinement and movement.

May 03 2012

Kimberly Wilczak, M'LArch'12 candidate in Landscape Architecture, will present a collaborative dance performance on the concept of body movement influenced by space, elevation and location.

May 01
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May 12 2012

Cornell University’s Department of Art announces its fifth annual M.F.A. Exhibition, at the White Box Gallery, 329 Broome Street in New York. The show runs from May 1 until May 12 with a reception at the gallery May 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Apr 28 2012

7PM, Barton Hall Matilda Ceesay, BS '13 candidate in the Department Fiber Science and Apparel Design, will present a line of apparel design inspired by the artist's African heritage. The ten pieces will be constructed from fabrics hand-dyed by women in villages of the Gambia.

Apr 28 2012

7PM, Barton Hall Emily Parkinson, BS '12 candidate in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, will present a line of apparel designs inspired by European wrought iron work - intricately patterned gates, structural iron forms, heavy metal keys and locks, and the interplay between iron pieces and their environments. The designer will create a collection of pieces ranging from garments and jewelry to bags and belts.Wrought iron inspires ANVIL: intricately patterned gates, structural...

Apr 27 2012

Spring 2012 Roxanne Yamins, BFA December '11 candidate in the Department of Art, and 2010 Cornell University Undergraduate Artist Award winner, will present an installation that discloses systems that are typically unseen or unknown. For this piece, Yamins will replicate in exact detail, select housing units within the Ithaca Public Works systems of water and electricity. The interior panels and mechanisms inside an electrical box or water supply unit, will be fabricated from blue foam core and...

Apr 22 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012 7:15pm Willard Straight TheatreCornell Cinema presents the classic Swedish silent film, Terje Vigen, with live accompaniment by Swedish composer/musician Matti Bye on amplified piano, glockenspiel & electronic devices.Terje Vigen (A Man There Was)Directed by Victor SjöströmWith Victor Sjöström, Edith Erastoff, August FalckVictor Sjöström is known as the father of Swedish film and he ranks among the masters of world cinema. His work had a...

Apr 21 2012

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art The Johnson Museum Club, a student organization associated with the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, will host its annual show featuring student artwork and performances.  Work will include student films, a student-curated exhibition, poetry readings, dance performances, jazz band and a cappella concerts.

Apr 21 2012

Bailey HallYamatai (Cornell Taiko), a student organization at Cornell University dedicated to spreading the art and joy of Taiko, or Japanese drumming, hosted a workshop in February with invited taiko drummer from New York, Kaoru Watanabe.  Mr. Watanabe is among the most accomplished taiko players on the East Coast, and is a former artistic director of the Japanese taiko ensemble Kodo.  On April 21 2012, Yamatai will present a concert at Bailey Hall featuring Yamatai's energetic taiko...

Apr 18
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Apr 19 2012

April 18 Concert, 8PM, Barnes Hall April 19 Live music and filmscreening, 7:15PM Willard Straight Theatre The Momenta Quartet will present two programs: a concert of new music for string quartet and Javanese gamelan instruments by Cornell graduate students to be performed on April 18 at Barnes Hall; and a performance of works by the Argentinian-born German composer Mauricio Kagel and Beethoven, in conjunction with a screening of Kagel’s film Ludwig Van at Cornell Cinema on April 19. The...

Apr 15
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May 12 2012

Exhibitions: Willard Straight Hall and Milstein Hall Gallery Talks by artists and scientists: April 21, 2012, Milstein Hall Auditorium Collaborative art installation of cross-disciplinary work by seven international contemporary artists investigating and changing light to give new meaning to ideas ranging from mapping the universe to drawing with dust particles.  The blending of visual arts, science and nature is revealed in a series of art installations.  Natalie Tyler, Risley...

Apr 14 2012

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art The History of Art Majors' Society, a student organization at Cornell University, will present its annual student-curated exhibition of selected works from the Museum's collection.  This year's show theme for the exhibition is the concept of space in visual culture and fine arts, inspired by the recent transformations on campus, in particular, the construction of Milstein Hall and the new wing at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.  The group will...

Apr 13
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Apr 15 2012

Lincoln Hall and Barnes Hall The Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players, a student organization at Cornell University, brings to campus Talea Ensemble, a prominent American contemporary music ensemble, for a residency, performance and two talks on the theme of contemporary music performance and composition.  The ensemble will perform new compositions by Cornell students Niccolo Athens, Charles Cacioppo, Peter Fahey, Amit Gilutz, Jesse Jones and Takuma Itoh.Schedule of events: April 13,...

Apr 02 2012

Spring 2012 Sophie Hochhausl, PhD '14 candidate in the Department of History of Architecture and Urban Development, is the organizer of Convivium Conversations: Collected discussions on architecture, urbanism, and cultural production. This publication is a salon-style collection of work that promotes lively discourse on architecture and urbanism, and their relationship to cultural production. The publication is not only a resource for archiving the discussions, interviews, exhibitions, readings...

Mar 31
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Apr 01 2012

March 31: Symposium, Dillingham Theatre Building, Ithaca College April 1: Rasa Workshops, Dillingham Theatre Building, Ithaca College April 1, 7:30PM: Performance, Barnes Hall The South Asia Program presents a series of events examining the theory and practice of rasa, the aesthetic expression of emotion in performance, being used in both traditional and contemporary music, dance and theatre performances and performer training contexts.Participants in the day-long symposium include...

Mar 30 2012

This literary event, organized by Jackie Savegh, program manager in the Institute for African Development, will include a lecture, poetry readings, music performances and exhibition.

Mar 29
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Apr 01 2012

Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts and various locations A multi-disciplinary conference organized by Nick Salvato and Sara Warner, assistant professors in Theatre Arts, designed to consonate with the Society for the Humanities exploration of sound, this gathering of artists, academics and activists will explore the utterances, echoes, moans and groans that animate contemporary studies of sex, gender and sexuality. The conference will include performances and interactive workshops by...

Mar 29 2012

9PM, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Jorge Silva, BA '12 candidate in the Departments of Theatre, Film & Dance and Government, will present a multi-media theatre piece including actors, musicians, film students and dancers. The performance will focus on music and rave as a spectacle and form of storytelling. The narrative is inspired by an orchestral album that popularized "disco" in the electronica scene, and tells of the experiences invoked by themes of Latinidad...

Mar 28
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Apr 28 2012

THE SURREAL WORLD OF CZECH ANIMATOR JAN SVANKMAJER

In this exciting series, Cornell Cinema will screen all of Svankmajer's major feature length films, including the Ithaca premiere of his latest, Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010), as well as a collection of shorts. The series was organized in association with curator Irena Kovarova. Additional support provided by the Czech Center New York. Cosponsored at Cornell with the CCA.  All screenings will be in Willard Straight Theatre.  All 35 mm film prints!

Mar 26
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Mar 30 2012

Absolute Monarchy – a screen printed installation simulating the Hall of Mirrors from the Palace of Versailles. Corkery’s Hall of Mirrors confounds any comfortingly rational notion of the real. With refreshing wit, the artist renders porous the traditional boundaries between prints and architecture, surface and depth, image and matter.

Mar 22
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Mar 24 2012

Barnes Hall Visiting distinguished composer and performer Pauline Oliveros, a pioneer of art music and live electronic music performance, will give a concert, public talk and public interview with Cornell faculty member Ben Piekut (Musicology of experimental music).  The concert will include a performance by Cornell Avant-Garde Ensemble (CAGE), an electroacoustic free improvisation ensemble, with Professor Oliveros. Pauline Oliveros defines a new sensibility in both listening and music...

Mar 13
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Mar 14 2012

March 13, Time TBA, Becker House Gamelan Mayangkara, a ten-member musical ensemble, led by Purbo Asmoro, presents a Klenengan (an informal musical performance) with hands-on music workshop for students from West Campus Houses, Cornell students from Indonesia and members of Cornell Gamelan Ensemble. March 14, Time TBA, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Purbo Asmoro, one of Java's most dynamic and renowned masters of Javanese Wayang Kulit (shadow drama) gives a talk on translating Javanese...

Mar 12 2012

5:30PM, 165 McGraw Hall Writer's Bloc, a student organization at Cornell University, provides a literary platform for the self-expression of incarcerated students of the Cornell Prison Education Program at Auburn and Cayuga Correctional Facilities.  The bi-annual journal includes works of poetry and prose that underscore the experience of incarceration by documenting feelings of loss, triumph, sorrow and growth. This year, Writer's Bloc will host Avi Steinberg, author of Running the...

Mar 12
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Mar 16 2012

Tjaden Experimental Gallery Katherine Somody, MFA '13 candidate in the Department of Art, will present a series of six videos of six individual portraits to be projected in public space for a six-month period, with an interactive component inviting viewers to call a provided phone number and leave a message structured within the artist's formatted script. The project will culminate in an exhibition of the videos and voicemails collected during the six-month public projections.

Mar 11 2012

3PM, Bailey Hall The New York Baroque Dance Company will perform in a staged performance of two excerpts from opera-ballets by André Campra and Jean-Philippe Rameau, respectively, "L'Espagne" from L'Europe galante (1697) and "Les Sauvages" from Les Indes galantes (1736). Choreography will be created by Catherine Turocy, director of the New York Baroque Dance Company, and will be performed by members of the troupe and Cornell students. The performance will be...

Mar 07
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Mar 11 2012

7:30PM, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Byron Suber, senior lecturer in the Dance Program at Cornell University, will present his second annual dance festival, a week-long event featuring work by students, faculty, alumni and community members from Cornell University, Ithaca College and Hobart William Smith College.  Work presented will include dance, music, film and poetry readings and feature a performance by Cornell freelance private instructor and cellist Zachary Sweet, and an...

Mar 05 2012

4:30PM, Willard Straight Theatre Slava Paperno, director of the Russian Language Program and Kathleen Vogel, associate professor, Science & Technology Studies, will present "The Anthrax Diaries," a 30-minute documentary that explores the social and ethical context of weapon-making. The film explores the research and development of biological weapons in the Soviet Union. It focuses in particular on some of the ways in which the lives of the scientists, who had been trained as...

Feb 27
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Mar 04 2012

Milstein Dome Site-specific installation by Piotr Chizinski, MFA '13 candidate in the Department of Art, of a city that has been fragmented by flooding.  The piece will be fabricated from folded paper and installed in the dome of Milstein Hall. Chizinski's project will be interactive with participation from students in AAP to assemble the paper models and discuss the social issues surrounding the piece.

Feb 27
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Mar 04 2012

Spring 2012, location TBA Gaby Wolodarski, MFA '13 candidate and Daren Kendall, MFA '12 candidate, both in the Department of Art, will present a collaborative installation on the notions of struggle and wilderness as they relate to everyday 'civilized' modes of perception, behavior and interaction. The artists will construct a sculptural piece that will undergo daily change over the course of one week that will incorporate performance and documentary video practice into the...

Feb 20
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Feb 24 2012

Tjaden Experimental Gallery Michelle Tianhui Chen, BA and BFA '13 candidate in comparative literature and art, will present a site-specific installation constructed of folded, hand-patterned paper to create three-dimensional objects.  Chen's sculptural work will be reimagined from functional space to points of contemplation in relation to shape, pattern and texture.  

Feb 19
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Mar 03 2012

Hartell Gallery Cornell University Sustainable Design team will present an exhibition of images, documentation, videos and a publication showcasing the planning, organizing, design and construction of its 2010-11 project, Schoolhouse South Africa. 35 students conducted critical research on the context of child development centers and teaching facilities in Cosmo City, Johannesburg, South Africa. 29 students traveled to South Africa for a three-month construction project and worked alongside...

Feb 16
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Feb 18 2012

8PM and 10PM, A.D. White House Anya Gibian, BS '12 candidate in International Labor Relations and Theatre Arts, will present a theatrical installation of theatre, music, dance and set design.  The piece combines the life of Cornell's first President and his family with Shakespeare's Henry IV and examines women's often-invisible role in history.  Six actors (Anya Gibian, Juliana Kleist-Mendez, James Miller, Nick Shuhan, James Miller and Ilana Gilovich) will portray historical figures...

Feb 12 2012

3PM, Barnes Hall Contrapunkt!, a music composition student organization at Cornell University, will present its second annual multi-disciplinary concert featuring compositions inspired by student works of art.  Composer, President of Contrapunkt!, and director of the event, Liza Sobel is collaborating with Cornell's Undergraduate Artist of the Year, Roxanne Yamins, to create an art installation that will be integral to the composition and enhance the sound. Alex Hallenbeck will...

Feb 10 2012

7:30PM, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Catherine "Kat" Galasso, BA '06, a performance artist, dancer, filmmaker and choreographer working in San Francisco and New York City will present "Bring on the Lumiere!" a dance theatre piece inspired by the Lumiere Brothers who invented one of the first movie cameras in 1895.  The piece premieres in San Francisco in November 2011, travels to NYC in January and to Ithaca, NY in February.  This is a...

Feb 04 2012

8PM, Barnes Hall The Department of Music will celebrate the life and music of composer Robert Palmer in a chamber music concert featuring his Violin Sonata (1956), his Sonata for two pianos (1944), and his Quintet for Clarinet, String Trio, and Piano (1952).  The performers will include Cornell faculty members Xak Bjerken, piano; Miri Yampolsky, piano; and doctoral student Andrew Zhou.  Guest musicians will include Richard Faria, clarinet; Nicholas DeEugenio, violin; Wendy...

Feb 03 2012

Goldwin Smith Hall Fanclub Collective will host Andrea Fraser, professor of New Genres in the Department of Visual Art at University of California Los Angeles. Ms Fraser's work has been identified with performance, video, context art and institutional critique, and she has presented installations internationally, and contributed essays and performance scripts to various art publications. Ms Fraser will give a lecture / performance and visit studios of several graduate and undergraduate...

Jan 27
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Mar 25 2012

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Carl Ostendarp, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Art, is best known for paintings that engage the history of late Modernist art, such as Pop, Color-field, and Minimalism. For “Fat Cakes”/ “Myopic Void” Ostendarp has chosen works from the Johnson’s collection by such artists as Andy Warhol, Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, Mary Heilmann, James Rosenquist, Robert Smithson, and John Chamberlain, primarily from the...

Jan 26
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Jan 29 2012

January 26, 12:30PM: Midday Series of three chamber music concerts, Lincoln Hall January 27, 8PM: Chamber Music Recital, Barnes Hall January 29, 3PM: Recital for cello and piano, Barnes Hall Miri Yampolsky, chamber music lecturer in the Department of Music will collaborate with visiting musicians Hillel Zori, cellist, head of the string department at Israel Rubin Music Academy, Tel-Aviv University, and Israeli-American violinist Carmit Zori, chamber musician, New York.  Concerts...

Jan 01 2012

This calendar highlights, in chronological order,  the events and exhibitions funded in part by the CCA in Spring 2012.  Scroll down for more. -->

Dec 09 2011

December 2011 Writer's Bloc, a student organization at Cornell University, provides a literary platform for the self-expression of incarcerated students of teh Cornell Prison Education Program at Auburn and Cayuga Correctional Facilities.  The bi-annual journal includes works of poetry and prose that underscore the experience of incarceration by documenting feelings of loss, triumph, sorrow and growth. This year, Writer's Bloc will host Avi Steinberg, author of Running the Books, to...

Dec 01
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Dec 10 2011

Risley Theatre The Melodramatics Theatre Company presents Rent, a rock musical theatre production that focuses on the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 90s.  The cast and staff plan to create an intimate setting of an abstract view of New York in the late 80s, working in collaboration with Ithaca College students in theatre, lighting and set design.

Nov 20 2011

3PM, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Godfrey Simmons, visiting lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film & Dance, collaborates with Obie-winning theatre company Hoi Polloi to present a three-day workshop of a theatrical adaptation of Charles Mingus' autobiography, Beneath the Underdog.  Alec Duffy, founder and artistic director of Hoi Polloi, will direct the workshops and staged reading of this work-in-progress.  With visiting actor and Cornell alum Lori Parquet and...

Nov 19
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Nov 20 2011

November 19, 8PM, Barnes Hall: Four conductors lead movements of the Hayden Symphony Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, with guest clinician Johannes Schlaefli and violinists Susan Waterbury and Nicholas DiEugenio. Features Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for two violins, BWV 1043, Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 47 November 20, 3PM, Bailey Hall: Johannes Schaefli conducts Tchaikovsky Symphony Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris...

Nov 17
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Feb 18 2011

Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York Installation by Elisabeth Meyer, professor of art.  A series of digitally traced drawing embroidered onto an organza fabric.  The repeating pattern evokes an association with an uplifted plane, the ocean -- a net of coordinates surfacing.  The transparent quality of the organza allows the viewer to see through the piece thus questioning the nature of space. Meyer developed the concept for this sculptural piece during...

Nov 15 2011

7:15PM, Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell Cinema Filmscreening with introduction by program curator and filmmaker Michael Robinson. Built from appropriated imagery, and considering the ways by which our aspirations can get caught up in machines, these three films deconstruct both the mechanics of sentiment and the myths of progress. Composed entirely of YouTube and LiveLeak clips, Jennifer Proctor's A Movie is a poignant shot-for-shot remake of Bruce Conner's classic 1958 found-footage film...

Nov 04 2011

5PM, Installation Opening, Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall Ian Janicki and Daniel Marino, Bachelors of Architecture '12 candidates, will design and fabricate four sculptural pieces constructed from laminate wood, plastic, felt and fiberglass, using methods of pleating and folding a single material. An installation of the work will include drawings and models to illustrate process, as well as the final pieces. This project is a collaboration between Janicki, Marino and Engineering undergraduate...

Nov 04
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Nov 05 2011

Willard Straight Theatre Alloy Orchestra Live Accompaniment Cornell Cinema: The Alloy Orchestra has been creating original scores for restored silent films since the early ‘90s and have emerged as the best, and best-known, silent film accompanists in the world, each year premiering their latest work at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. November 4, 7:15 PM  Man With a Movie Camera (1929) Dziga Vertov’s city symphony is a masterpiece of Soviet avant-garde cinema filled...

Oct 24
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Oct 28 2011

Tjaden Gallery, Olive Tjaden Hall Opening reception: October 26, 5 - 7PM Installation by College Scholar Meredith Gudesblatt (BA'12), College of Arts and Sciences. Photographs and analytic text examining the spatial remnants of collective memory in Buenos Aires. Gudesblatt created this photography exhibition to raise awareness and create dialogue about the nature of collective memory, specifically as it pertains to Buenos Aires and the lingering vestiges of the last military dictatorship...

Oct 18 2011

7:15PM, Willard Straight Theatre Cornell Cinema: Filmscreening with introduction by program curator and filmmaker Michael Robinson These six short works of ecological strangeness use radical cinematic forms to question mankind's relationship to the natural world, the longevity of the planet, and existence itself.  Ben Rivers's Origin of the Species documents the home and handiwork of a Scottish hermit obsessed with Darwin's seminal text, while a home-gardening TV program mutates into a...

Oct 14 2011

Statler Auditorium Concert organized by ASHA of Hindustani music with Indian classical musician, flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, accompanied by Subhankar Banerjee on tabla, Shymala Rajender on tanpura and Jay Gandhi on flute.  ASHA is a student organization whose mission is to catalyze socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children. 

Oct 12 2011

7:15PM, Willard Straight Theatre An Evening with Acclaimed Experimental Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky “There is the world that we see, and then there is the world that artists like Mr. Dorsky see and generously share." (NY Times) Named the top avant garde filmmaker of the 2000s in a 2010 poll conducted by Film Comment magazine, Nathaniel Dorsky's stunning films combine Stan Brakhage's abstract lyric and Warren Sonbert's refined montage, and yet stand as their own wholly personal works,...

Oct 03
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Oct 14 2011

Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall Exhibition: October 3- 14 October 6: Live Event  12-2PM; Opening Reception  5-7PM Crowd Sourced Condo is a multimedia installation by Stephanie Owens, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Cornell, that juxtaposes real space and information space through the creation of a real-time interface between Ithaca, New York and New Delhi, India. The project is a collaboration between Owens and Amitesh Grover, performer and new media artist....

Oct 03
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Oct 03 2011

8PM, Barnes Hall Residency and performance by composer Tim Hodgkinson, co-founder of the politically and musically radical group "Henry Cow," with guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Chris Cochrane, and keyboardist and sound artist Miguel Frasconi.  This collaboration of well-known new music artists includes a two-day residency, concert and talk titled "Introduction to Computer Music" by Hodgkinson on his own work composing electronic music. Ben Piekut,...

Jul 16
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Oct 02 2011

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa is known for his study of the contemporary city and its built historical, political, societal and humanistic conditions in a multidisciplinary approach that defies categorization and involves a broad range of materials and techniques. Driven by a belief in the artist’s moral obligation towards society, Garaicoa creates new vocabularies in order to discuss social and political issues.  Artist Residency and installation in...

Jun 01 2011

Downtown Ithaca, New York Undergraduate architecture students, Cristina Marais and Leslie Mignin, will design and fabricate a furniture prototype of a bicycle rack / city bench, and install the piece for permanent placement in downtown Ithaca, New York. The design responds to an increasing need to accomodate urban pedestrian and biker, using Ithaca, New York, as a test site. Design concepts will be explored and modified. Marais and Mignin will collaborate with fabricators and city...

May 16 2011

HEB Gallery, Martha Van Renselaer Hall An exhibition of Cornell's New 'Community Building through Community Buildings' initiative, organized by Jack Elliott, Associate Professor in the Department of Design + Environmental Analysis.  This project is a collaboration between Cornell students and the Punta Canta Ecological Foundation and other host Dominican Republic organizations and stakeholders.  The students participated in a design / build project in the settlement of Veron, to...

May 12 2011

10AM, Fine Arts Library, 261B, Sibley Hall "re-public is a beautiful word" -- project by Stephanie Owens (Ithaca/USA) with Amitesh Grover (Delhi/India).  A real-time network event that re-imagines the global news media's view of "the people" in light of recent uprisings in the Middle East. The event takes form as a live, interactive exchange between people in Ithaca and people in a populous corner of Delhi, India. Together, using both the streets of India and the book...

May 08
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May 22 2011

25 Central Park West, NYC This group exhibition will reflect the diversity of practices that characterize the Cornell MFA program–installation, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. MFA writing students will hold a reading one evening during the exhibition. The exhibition organizers consist of all eleven graduate students (Robert Andrade, Piotr Chizinski, Amie Cunat, Gabrielle Jesiolowski, Gabriela Jimenez, Daren Kendall, Baseera Khan, Ruth Oppenheim, Benjamin...

May 07
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May 08 2011

Bailey Hall As part of the Cornell Concert series, Leon Fleisher will coach students performing in the event and conduct the Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra as part of a series of concerts in Bailey Hall. Beethoven Concerto Project with Leon Fleisher

May 07
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May 08 2011

May 7, 2011, 8PM: Whalen Center, Ithaca, College (free and open to the public) May 8, 2011: 2PM: Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell University (tickets) There is only one god, and her name is life: Re-imagining Kabir An interdisciplinary and collaborative performance of literature, music, and dance, interpreting the writings and messages of non-violence by 15th century Indian poet, Kabir.  Performance features Indian novelist, playwright, screenplay writer, and...

May 05
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Jun 30 2011

Mann Library Gallery, 2nd floor; July 2011 Gimme Coffee! Green Street, Ithaca, NY Exhibition of large format images by Marc Miller, lecturer, Landscape Architecture, Cornell Photoraphy project exploring the relationship between digital images and landscape representation and motion. The project breaks from the conventional static images of landscape long established in the realm of painting, now emulated in conventional photography. By using open source software and a high-resolution web...

May 04
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May 15 2011

The Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 State Street, Ithaca, NY, various times below S/he is a theatre event that brings together artists from Turkey and the United States in a cultural encounter that examines issues related to gender. The play is written by American playwright Tammy Ryan and Turkish playwright Zeynep Kacar. http://theatrefilmdance.cornell.edu/events http://www.intlculturelab.org Tickets / Kitchen Theatre: 607-273-4497, visit the Ticket Center in Center Ithaca or online:...

Apr 25
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Apr 29 2011

Hartell Gallery Closing reception: April 29, 5-7PM The result of a yearlong collaboration between Stephanie DeGooyer and Maegan Magathan, "Chairs of Berlin" presents hundreds of snapshots of chairs taken on the streets of Berlin using disposable cameras with expired film. Arranged according to the grid of a tourist's map, these photographs are accompanied by a footnote containing personal notes (some pertaining to the collaborators’ own frustrated attempts to capture the...

Apr 16 2011

A 36 hour performance put together by composers, actors, musicians, conceptual artists, poets, visual artist, graphic designers, and others from New York City, Ithaca, and around the country, will be passing through the Cornell campus Saturday, April 16, 2011. This enormous performance starts in New York City at 8am and will be in Ithaca at 8pm.   We would like you to be a part of it. We are turning the campus into a living dream. There is no audience; we need you to come and be part of...

Apr 11
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Apr 22 2011

Hartell Gallery Parallel Utopias will analyze, document and exhibit the dystopic status of North and South Korea through critical interpretations of spatial conditions to propose divergent urban and architectural scenarios of an immanent reunified future. The objective is to amalgamate the architectural consequences of the propaganda machine deployed by North and South Korea to investigate the language of utopian dreams purported through the architectural apparatus. The exhibit will be...

Apr 03
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Apr 09 2011

Tjaden Gallery Jennifer Gioffre uses principles of physics and mathematics to create an image that explores the camera’s variable perceptions and the limitations of the human eye and its perception. A single montage is created from a collection of images using different focal length lenses.  The control (like the control in an experiment) within the final image is achieved by photographing a scene while keeping the subject the same magnification percentage in each individual image....

Apr 01 2011

Filmscreening / TBA Spring 2011 Cornell + various media outlets including PBS / HBO Shot clandestinely over a 2-year period by a best-selling novelist and filmmaker who needs to remain anonymous, this film provides a rare look at the second most isolated country on the planet. It lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a country that has been held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years. This unique feature length documentary, culled from over 100 hours of...

Apr 01 2011

Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Inspired by Peter Bruegel's image "Big Fish Eat Little Fish"-- and in response with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill -- "And why the sea is boiling hot..." investigates various meanings of consumption and their relationship to the life of our oceans. This is an installation of sound and movement mixing animation with live video in a choreographic brawl and collaged sound of waves, sea birds and media reporting, with dance rhythms inspired...

Apr 01
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Apr 09 2011

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art The Johnson Museum Club, a student organization, hosts its annual juried arts showcase featuring visual art and film screenings by Cornell students.  Performance art will be presented at the opening reception. Opening reception: Friday, April 1, 2011, 7 - 10PM Exhibition: April 1 - 9, 2011  

Mar 31
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Apr 03 2011

Risley Theatre March 31 - April 2, 8PM; April 3, 2PM Bruce Levitt, Professor, Theatre Arts, directs Martin McDonagh's THE PILLOWMAN, a dark comedy, that won the 2004 Olivier award for Best New Play, the New York Drama Critics Award for Best New Foreigh Play, and two Tony Awards. Performed by Cornell student actors Aaron Sprecher, Myles Kenyon Rowland, and James Miller, and professional actor, guest artist David Studwell. Technical and artistic support from Angela Branneman, Warren Cross,...

Mar 31
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Apr 02 2011

Fall Creek Studio, 1201 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY Three performances, 8PM Play Everywhere, a student theatre troupe consisting of student actors, architects, engineers, musicians and dancers, presents The Magic Show, by Stephen Schwartz. This musical was selected as this year's presentation for its combined large-scale stage illusions, dance routines, live musical numbers, comedy and romance. The Magic Show is a one-act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Bob...

Mar 30 2011

Barnes Hall and A.D. White House New Music in Southeast Asia: A Concert and Symposium The work of Southeast Asian composers of contemporary art music is overshadowed by the renowned traditional musics of the region and the better known work of their peers from East Asia. This concert and symposium serve as an introduction to composers who deserve to be better known, and to the scenes in which they work. The concert features music for Western strings, voices, and Indonesian gamelan...

Mar 28
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Apr 01 2011

Tjaden Gallery An installation by Lindsey Glover, staff member, Department of Art, MFA Cornell '08 Video projection of footage culminated from Glover's residency program at UCross Foundation, Wyoming, in response to the landscape and terrain.  Footage was collected in a forest located in the Geyser Basin region of Yellowstone National Park.  This series of video projections will be reinterpreted and specifically designed for the gallery space, to be viewed as layers as they relate...

Mar 25
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Apr 03 2011

Winkleman Gallery, 621 W. 27th Street, Chelsea, New York An archival exhibition of images collected from over 100 artists, that gives prominence to objects, imagery, fragments of text, quotes, that may reveal no direct connection to these artists' practice, but possess an engimatci, resonant meaning. The exhibition is a collaborative work organized by Workshop G: Mike Ashkin, professor of art at Cornell, artist Leslie Brack of Ithaca, NY, and Brooklyn, and Joshua Geldzahler, Cornell...

Mar 19
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Jun 12 2011

Curated by The History of Art Majors' Society, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art The History of Art Majors' Society at Cornell aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the Cornell community through a variety of activities organized by the group. This year the group has organized an exhibition with the theme of the icon, focusing on how icons, or the subject of our admiration and obsession, become objects through commoditization in contemporary American society and our...

Mar 15 2011

Barnes Hall, 8:00 pm The Cornell Contemporary Chambers Players presents a concert featuring new compositions to be written by Cornell graduate composers specifically for Argento Chambers Ensemble. Located in NYC as an ensemble in residence at the Columbia University, Argento Chambers Ensemble is widely acclaimed by their remarkable performances of contemporary music, including many word premieres of significant works. Their repertoire consists of compositions by renowned composers and their...

Mar 10
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Mar 14 2011

Lincoln Hall, Barnes Hall, Anabel Taylor Chapel A four day festival will be held in order to celebrate the completion of Cornell's new baroque organ in Anabel Taylor Chapel in March. The festival will feature 18th century keyboard music in all its guises, ranging across many different keyboard instruments and repertoires. The festival will also include discussion panels on the aesthetic and political issues of cultural reconstruction in Germany today such as material culture, handcraft and the...

Mar 08 2011

Hans Bethe House, Jansen Dining Room, Spring 2011 Installation by architecture students Jean You and Sonny Xu, winners of the Hans Bethe Design Competition.  Juried competition: to create an installation that reflected Professor Betheʼs work in astrophysics and the energy of stars.

Mar 07
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Mar 11 2011

Olive Tjaden Gallery Reception: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 5-7PM Danielle Mericle presents a photographs of Cornell's collection of plaster casts.  The casts originally functioned as a teaching tool in the late 19th century, but became obsolete in the early 20th century as professors turned to photography to illustrate their lectures.  The overriding sentiment was that the casts, as copies, were no longer of value.  Most of them are now in a warehouse on the outskirts of Ithaca,...

Mar 05 2011

7PM, Statler Hall Auditorium An evening of classical music performed by Ustad Shahid Parvez Kahn on sitar, accompanied by Nitin Mitta on tabla. Presented by ASHA and Bengali Student Association. Proceeds go toward the education of underprivileged children in India. Ticket information ASHA CORNELL  

Mar 02
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Apr 08 2011

Cornell Cinema presents a series of films exploring the connections between cars and culture in several cities around the world. The series is in conjunction with Cornell's exhibition "Unpacking the Nano: The Price of the World's Most Affordable Car" (January 18 - March 21, 2011, HF Johnson Museum of Art), and symposium (March 10 -11, 2011). FILM SCHEDULE: February 22, 7:00 PM: A Different Path with visiting filmmaker Monteith McCollum, Schwartz Center for the...

Mar 01 2011

Hartell Gallery / Spring 2011 Akshay Mehra (BARCH '11) presents the exhibition PAST FUTURES, an exploration of the technologies that welcomed in a brave new world and helped define the modern era - artifacts of high technology, already outdated and yet still objects of quintessential design.  The Cold War era saw the rise of a new future, led by an arms race that had awesome technological repercussions.  The atmosphere ceased to be a barrier as man first broke free of...

Mar 01 2011

Spring 2011 Nicholas Knouf presents SYNGVAA, a responsive sculptural installation consisting of organic and machine parts that react to gallery visitors.  Working within the tradition of Fluxist assemblages, syngvaa encourages ephemeral, playful, participatory performances.  syngvaa's movements occur in response to non-speech vocal sounds by the participants, enabling people to explore other forms of vocal expression within a protective space. syngvaa exists in the medium of robotic...

Feb 18 2011

Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD) Student Organization, dedicated to providing technical and strategic solutions related to human development and environmental challenges through creative architectural design. CUSD has partnered with Education Africa, a South African non-profit organization, to design a pre-school for a new mixed-income development outside Johannesburg.  Research and design models have been combined in a book that will serve as a manual for architecure...

Feb 16 2011

Internationally acclaimed animator Bill Plympton will conduct a master class and introduce his latest feature film, IDIOTS & ANGELS, and short film, THE COW WHO WANTED TO BE A HAMBURGER.  MASTER CLASS: February 16, 6:00 - 7:30PM, Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Collegetown, Ithaca, NY.  Plympton will discuss the artistic (design, layouts, storyboards, writing, editing, etc.) and business (budgets, funding, festivals, etc.) sides of animation,...

Feb 14
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Feb 26 2011

Hartell Gallery Eric Bernstein presents DOUBLE TAKE, an exhibition of five topographic landscape sculptures that simultaneously portray and reinterpret ten familiar works of art.  Using such iconic paintings as the Mona Lisa, 3D reliefs are fabricated to demonstrate the unexpected moment of lost familiarity and intense reinterpretation.  In plan view, the images are unchanged, but as you cross the room, extrusions increasingly deform the familiar icon. The show will also include 20...

Feb 14
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Feb 18 2011

Tjaden Experimental Gallery, Tjaden Hall Daren Kendall, MFA '12 candidate in the Department of Art, will present "Shield," an installation constructed of salvaged hockey safety glass. The 4x8' panels will be installed to create an unexpected tension between the luminious nature of glass and evidence of impact made by puck marks and scars.

Feb 05 2011

First Performance: February 5, 2011, 4 - 7PM, Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Gym 302 W. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY Student Performance: April 9, 2011, The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts The project is a three-phase community conversation about race at Cornell University. The project kicks off with a performance of the play Dispatches from (A)mended American with nine professional actors including Brandt Adams, Sarah K. Chalmers, and Godfrey L Simmons, Jr. This documentary...

Feb 04 2011

Willard Straight Theatre, 7:30 PM Spark of Being is a meditation on contemporary art, technology, and other themes through the lens of the Frankenstein story, from jazz trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas and experimental video and film artist Bill Morrison. The multimedia production combines the screening of the film, Spark of Being by Morrison--consisting of new, archival, and distressed footage--with an original score by Douglas written for and performed by his electric band Keystone. Click...

Feb 01 2011

Goldwin Smith / February 2011 Julie Phillips Brown presents THE ADJACENT POSSIBLE, a book-length, linked sequence of poems centered on the problems of consciousness, inter-subjective relation, theories of emergence, and Buddhist philosophy and practice.  These thematic concerns emerge through a dialogue between two figures, in a variety of poetic modes, including free verse, invented forms, and the traditional Japanese forms of baibun, tanka, and renga.  What The Adjacent Possible...

Jan 27
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Jan 30 2011

Jannuary 27, 28, 29, 30 Based on Arnoid Schoenberg's private concert series that presented some of the seminal works of the 20C, works will be conducted by composers from the canon and from lesser-known composers, replicating as closely as possible their original context. The festival will feature four days of concerts with a musicology colloquium talk by renowned Schoenberg specialist Michael Friedmann from Yale, and pre-concert lectures by Michael Friedmann, Roger Moseley, and PhD student...

Jan 22
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Mar 20 2011

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the American Abstract Artists (AAA) formed in New York in 1936 and still going strong. Founding members included Josef Albers, Ilya Bolotowsky, Byron Browne, Burgoyne Diller, Werner Drewes, Susie Frelinghuysen, Balcomb and Gertrude Greene, Ibram Lassaw, Anne Trumball Mason, George McNeil, George L.K. Morris, and many other important initiators in the Abstract art movement. At 75, AAA numbers over 100 members. This...

Nov 30 2010

Bailey Plaza / Nov. 30, 2010 Arnold Borden Edgerton presents BAMBOO INTERVENTIONS on Cornell's Bailey Plaza.  Using bamboo as an unconventional material for artistic expression and discussion, one can see the adaptability that the material offers, as well as its potential to be crafted into an interactive element in spatial design.  These spatial interventions direct focus toward the existing site program.  Bailey Plaza could be inhabited by oversized bamboo figure models...

Nov 15
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Nov 19 2010

Tjaden Gallery; Public Opening: November 19, 5:15PM Out of the Landscape and Back In: Documentation of Two Recent Projects by Chris Oliver Photographs documenting two projects PATH SHED, and DODGE 100 HISTORIC RECREATION SITE.  PATH SHED, is a small wooden structure built around a section of forest to explore the dynamic relationship and struggle between the built environment and natural world.  The visitor will walk through the forest, down the path and encounter the building...

Nov 15
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Nov 26 2010

Hartell Gallery Collaborative Exhibition + Readings by MFA students Lecture by James Trainor: November 15, 2010, 5:15PM Exhibition, catalogue, readings exploring the concept of Local Poetics / Global Aesthetics.  Events are organized by The Graduate Artist's Group and MFA students in Creative Writing and Department of Art.  In conjunction with the exhibition, James Trainor, former US editor of Frieze, and a regular contributor to Artforum, Art in America, an...

Nov 15 2010

6:30 PM, Hartell Gallery "Framing Wilderness, Finding the Center of the World, and the Sublime in a Rearview Mirror." James Trainor, former US editor of Frieze, and a regular contributor to Artforum, Art in America, Cabinet, will give a lecture in the gallery space about his recent writings on geography and art. In conjunction with Cafe Unmooring, a collaborative exhibition in Hartell Gallery, November 15-26, 2010. The project is a lecture/workshop and exhibition collaboratoin...

Nov 14 2010

Barnes Hall,  3pm In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann's birth, the Cornell Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with Professor Judith Kellock and other local singers will present a concert featuring orchestrations of Robert Schumann's songs for voice and piano.

Nov 06 2010

Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Theatre. 7:30 PM The Alloy Orchestra, a three-man ensemble, performs original scores for restored silent films.  On Saturday, November 6, they will perform a matinee of the program "Masters of Slapstick," (three short films by Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Laurel & Hardy), as part of Cornell Cinema's IthaKid Film Festival.  In the evening, Alloy Orchestra will perform to the 1927 restored film by Fritz Lang,...

Oct 23 2010

Cornell Cinema. 7:30 PM, Willard Straight Theatre. Live Performance! Academy Award nominated documentarian Sam Green has teamed with sound artist Dave Cerf to create a moving performance – a live documentary – that investigates the meaning and status of idealism in contemporary culture. Originally conceived as a work-in-progress for a still uncompleted film, Utopia has evolved instead into a one-of-a-kind stage show that threads together a century's worth of dizzying sounds and...

Oct 18 2010

"Luminous Walls" Lecture by Thomas Schielke: Monday, October 18, 2010, 4:30 PM, G73 MVR Thomas Schielke is an expert in lighting design and technology. Luminous walls: From grazing light via modernist wallwashing to pixelated planes Luminous walls belong to the essential repertoire of qualitative lighting design. With light, spaces can be defined and reinterpreted. Illuminated walls allow us to provide orientation and to perceive the form and dimension of space. Further, their...

Oct 10
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Nov 13 2010

Mann Library Gallery / Oct. 10 - Nov. 12, 2010 Robert Andrade presents (A) TOPOS, a large sculptural environment in the Mann Library gallery.  The project conveys ideas of the labyrinth, city planning, and landscape architecture. These three facets share a common theme of form and the inherent element of control, fragmentary or overt, embedded within their design.  The experiential quality is imposed on the social by various means and multiple strata of the everyday. Functioning as...

Oct 07 2010

5PM, Africana Studies Research Center Exhibition and lecture by master printer Phil Sanders, Director, The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NYC. Artist Statement: "My current body of work is an exploration of the mythology of the artist in western culture. It takes the form of sculptures, multiples, books and mixed media drawings based on Greek myths, concrete poetry, art music, neo-dada, and pop art.  At present, I am working on a three-volume artist book, THE STAGE,...

Oct 06
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Oct 07 2010

坂東鼓登治 Kabuki Dance Recital by Bandō Kotoji and Nishizaki Sakurako–October 6, 2010, 7PM Barnes Hall The program will include selections from the dance pieces Sanbasō, Kyō no shiki, a Tadanobu dance from the Yoshinoyama scene of the kabuki play Yoshitsune senbon zakura. Two of the pieces will be performed in costume, with the others performed as su-odori (in formal kimono without make-up, wig, or hand props). Workshop: October 7, 2010, 1:30-3:30PM Schwartz Center for the...

Sep 27 2010

8PM, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Solo Performance  with playwright, director and actor David Greenspan. New York Times reviews / David Greenspan

Sep 26 2010

8PM, Barnes Hall An evening of North Indian Classical Music. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on the Mohan Veena accompanied by Subhen Chatterjee on Tabla. Free and open with a suggested donation at the door

Sep 24 2010

Cornell Cinema. 7:30 PM, Willard Straight Theatre Filmscreening of animator, artist, musician Brent Green's feature length stop-motion film, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, with live music by Brent Green and members of the legendary rock band Fugazi. Green's collaborator and actress in the film, Donna Kozloski, will participate in the Q&A post screening. Trailer for the film Cornell Cinema schedule Tickets at CornellCinemaTickets.com

Sep 19
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Oct 31 2010

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Exhibition of large-scale prints by Julie Mehretu, printmaker. The exhibition will feature some of the most outstanding examples of Ms Mehretu's work of contemporary prints, and demonstrate the most current range of practices in the print world, including traditional forms, engraving, lithography, intaglio, silkscreen and digital manipulation. Lecture / discussion with Mehretu and Lawrence Chua, writer, History of Architecture Ph.D. candidate, Cornell. Date of...

Sep 16
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Sep 17 2010

September 16:  10:00-10:45 am: lecture demonstration at Dryden High School 7:00-8:30 pm: Concert at Dryden High School September 17:  8:00 pm: Concert at Barnes Hall Sandip Burman's visit to Ithaca will include lectures, demonstrations, and performances at both Cornell and Dryden Senior High School. Performances will highlight original music composed for the event by guest performers Rick Huyge, Paul Merrill, John Stetch and Nick Walker; and traditional selections by...

Sep 09 2010

Reception for the Dharma Bums: Project Installation by Jia Aili John Hartell Gallery, Sibley Dome, 5-7PM  The exhibition will be on display until Friday, September 17 in John Hartell Gallery, Sibley Dome.   About the artist: Living and working in Beijing, Aili narrates private moods rather than public events of modern day China. His intense and emotionally charged work reflects the individual's vulnerability in a rapidly changing society.   “In my fantasies I often...

Aug 12
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Oct 17 2010

H.F. Johnson Museum of Art  This unprecedented exhibition features contemporary artists from the Middle East, Central Asia, and its diasporas, whose works use different methods of translation. Encompassing a variety of media and artistic strategies, the exhibition examines the different ways that artists engage with people, objects, images, and ideas traveling across geographic spaces, media forms, histories, and personal contexts. Tarjama/Translation treats the multiple processes of...

Jul 15
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Aug 01 2010

All shows at 6PM, F.R. Newman Arboretum at Cornell Plantations  (near the ponds and sculpture garden). July 15-18, 22-25, and July 29-August 1, 2010 The Ithaca Shakespeare Company continues its journey through the great tragedies with Shakespeare's most concentrated thriller, a profound examination of the psychology of guilt and the forces that influence human action. This feast of swordfights, soliloquies, and the supernatural features a whole coven of witches, an evocative ruined...

Jul 01 2010

Bridget Saracino, theatre arts major and BA '11 candidate, received the Edward M. Murray Committee on the Arts Scholarship in October 2010. The Scholarship was established in 2000 by the Cornell University Council Committee on the Arts (COA), to raise awareness of Cornell's arts programs and increase the visibility of its cultural activities and resources. The scholarship is awarded annually to an enrolled Cornell University undergraduate student majoring in arts and culture-related ...

Jun 30
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Aug 31 2010

Lecture: June 30, 2010, 6PM Installation: July - August 2010 / Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca "The Seat Against Loneliness" bench, is a project by Wilka Roig, artist, Visiting Fellow, Department of Art. Members of the community are invited to talk with artist Wilka Roig about loneliness and contribute to the traveling art project. Together they are building an exhibition directly imbued with meaning based on a shared experience through art...

Jun 03
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Aug 01 2010

Designed to attract crowds to the importance of earth, The Dancing Green Project is a collaboration between Jim Self and Colleen Wahl, with puppets by Norm Johnson, Jr. www.dancinggreenproject.com ithaca journal / singing in the rain / ithaca festival 2010 AbunDANCE TOUR 2010 June 3   Ithaca Festival Parade: “Singing in the Rain” June 6   Ithaca Festival, 2pm at the Flag Pole, Lake Cayuga Stewart Park June 12  FIGMENT, Governors Island,...

May 27
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May 29 2010

Preview: Thursday, May 27, 7:30; Performances: Friday, May 28, 7:30 PM + Saturday, May 29, 3:00 + 7:30 Barnes Hall Frank Wedekind's "LULU: A Monster Tragedy," an adaptation by JessiMichelle Pollack, is directed by George Sapio and produced by the Cornell Shakespeare Troupe and Bad Dog! Productions. With Mike Davie, Tim Fasano, RM Fury, David Kossack, Amina Omari, JessiMichele Pollack, David Romm, Matt Winberg; Marthe Hoffmann stage manager Tickets .00 Available at...

May 14 2010

Cornell Cinema + Willard Straight Art Gallery, Dates TBA Darren Floyd, Artist-In-Residence, Risley Residential College, Cornell University, 2009-2010 A series of 16mm film portraits of Cornell University agriculture scientists in their labratories and Ithaca area farmers/ranchers on their farms.  The series examines the complex debates happening around recent social shifts in our understanding of food science and production. Floyd's iinterest as an artist is in the form of the motion...

May 14 2010

Darren Floyd, Artist-In-Residence, Risley Residential College, Cornell University, 2009-2010 Film screening / lecture / presentations.  Dates TBA What is the current state of portraiture? Were Warhol's Screen Tests the beginning of motion portraiture or the end of it? Are artists working to extend the history of the portrait into film, video, motion graphics and game design?   Darren Floyd will survey current motion portraiture and self-portraiture through an Open Call. ...

May 05 2010

4:30 PM, 461 Kennedy Hall Maureen Bolton (MLA '10) and Rachel Kunreuther (MLA '10), will give a lecture on the planning and construction of PLAYSOUND PLAYGROUND, a sound-themed playground installed at the Ithaca Children's Garden in Ithaca, NY. The installation was funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts

May 04 2010

5:15 PM, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Ashkin's work involves the complex issues related to landscape, especially marginalized industrial wastelands.  It has been shown widely nationally and internationally, including in Documenta 11 in 2002 and the Whitney Biennial in 1997. Most recently his work was the subject of a solo show at Secession in Vienna. The exhibition Michael Ashkin is a celebration of the artist's 2009 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and...

Apr 29
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May 08 2010

Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center Richard Hamburger will direct "The Government Inspector," written in 1835 by Russian master playwright, Nikolai Gogol, and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. The witty text rings as true and incredible as today's headlines.  "The Government Inspector" is a biting satire and political farce lampooning bribery, corruption and greed in a wacky, Russian town. In addition to directing the production, Hamburger will offer workshops and classes...

Apr 26 2010

Ithaca Children's Garden, Route 89, Ithaca, NY Installation of sound-oriented playground by Maureen Bolton (MLA '10), Rachel Kunreuther (MLA '10), and Gwendolyn Ellman (MLA '11). Design and construction of sound-oriented playground with multiple areas of interest: sound art, playspace design, music composition and exploration. Audio

Apr 22 2010

12:00 - 1:00 PM, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Visiting lecturer in the Department of Art, Anthony Graves, essayist for the recent SECESSION exhibition catalogue, will lead a tour of the exhibition titled, MICHAEL ASHKIN, on view from April 3 - July 11, 2010, at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Free and open to the public EXHIBITION: MICHAEL ASHKIN Michael Ashkin's signature works from the 1990s reflect his interest in issues related to landscape, especially marginalized...

Apr 21 2010

8PM, Barnes Hall A Kuchipudi Dance Drama presented by Guru Bala Kondalrao and the Kuchipudi Kalakendra troupe of Visakhapatnam, India. This performance is the latest dance drama choreographed by Smt. Bala Kondalarao, founder and director of the Kuchipudi Kalakendra of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, South India. “Parvati’s Victory” is based on traditional narratives from the Devi Bhagavatam, and depicts both the srngara rasa (romantic) and vira rasa (courageous) qualities...

Apr 16 2010

4:30 PM, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art JAMES SIENA, painter, BFA '79 / New York Artist talk followed by presentation of the Cornell Eissner Artist of the Year Award.  Siena will discuss his professional life as an artist, his time at Cornell as an undergraduate, and his thoughts on the current art world. The events are presented by the Cornell Council for the Arts, the Cornell Committee on the Arts, and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.  Mr. Siena was nominated for the...

Apr 10
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Jul 18 2010

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art The History of Art Majors’ Society will explore the “classical” and “grotesque” in visual culture and fine art over a wide historical and geographical breadth, unpacking these terms as stylistic and formal qualities, theoretical tropes, and socio-political tools and texts. Through a careful selection of works from the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art's permanent collection, the Society will juxtapose the “classical” and...

Apr 09 2010

8PM Barnes Hall Performance conducted by Damien Mahiet (Ph.D musicology '11 candidate), with local performers.  With visiting artist Caroline Copeland, choreographer, and visiting acotr and director Michael Tolaydo, professor of Dramatic Arts, St. Mary's College, MD. A fusion of the arts with drama, ballet and music, in a story-telling of the Russian folktale of a soldier tricked by the devil, then tricking the devil, before meeting his final fate.  The Soldier's Tale plays on...

Apr 05
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Apr 09 2010

Arts Quad / April 2010 An Installation by Yehre Suh, visiting critic, architecture, Cornell LANDSCAPE STORIES, is a site installation of three greenhouse structures that will contain various artifacts and plant materials to represent three narratives on nature. The greenhouses will be filled with plant specimens that are representative of the research contents and equipment of the various academic departments at Cornell related to the studies of...

Apr 03
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Jul 11 2010

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art An exhibition of two projects by Michael Ashkin, assistant professor of art, Cornell Cardboard city, “Untitled (where each new sunrise promises only the continuation of yesterday).” This city, is made entirely of found cardboard and will cover approximately 1000 square feet at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, and represent nearly one linear mile in miniature scale. A conceptual component of this work is that its method of construction balance...

Apr 01
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Apr 15 2010

Interdisciplinary collaboration between multiple departments and academic units on campus and between the university and the Ithaca community for a project entitled Gaypril: A Celebration of Queer Performance. Events with renowned performance artists Tim Miller and Marga Gomez. April 1 -3:  Lay of the Land, performance by Tim Miller. Kitchen Theater, Ithaca April 2, 12:20 PM:     Workshop on Solo Performance with Tim Miller, Schwartz Ctr for Performing Arts April...

Mar 29
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Apr 02 2010

Tjaden Experimental Gallery / Opening April 5, 5PM An installation by Caroline O'Donnell, lecturer in architecture, Cornell. Bloodline (or How to be Third), is designed to be a self-consuming grill pavilion.  As the barbeque is used, it will consume wood from its facade to reveal a new structure beneath. grounds of Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany. A platonic solid clad with grillholz conceals a service space formed by stretching between two simple sections: a grill-window and an...

Mar 29
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Apr 02 2010

Tjaden Gallery / Reception Apr 1, 5PM Exhibition by Anthony Graves, visiting lecturer, Department of Art, Cornell, artist + curator SMALL CRAFTS consists of two new works using digital photography, sculpture, and cinematic convention to recontextualize existing sites of value production and display into a mise-en-scène of speculative dreams deferred. The installation carries the sad tale of the raft of the Méduse as told by its surgeon, Henri Savigny, placing his story of...

Mar 17 2010

Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts The Department of Theatre, Film and Dance will include the Suzanne Farrell Ballet in their 2009-2010 season.  For the first time on the Schwartz Center stage audiences will have an opportunity to see a highly lauded ballet company. Times and ticket information

Mar 13 2010

Cornell Design League Fashion Show: 7PM, Barton Hall ABBEY RACHEL by Abbey Liebman (BS '10, Apparel Design) Silk painting with focus on the South West images of desert and rock formations will inspire the 9 piece line. For more information: www.rso.cornell.edu/CDesignL/

Mar 13 2010

Cornell Design League Fashion Show: 7PM, Barton Hall LUTA MAKA by Lindsey Commons (MA '10 candidate, Apparel Design) A collection inspired by the desert regions of the American west, with exploration of the transition from surface to line, to form, and from desert color to the absence of color. Funded in part by a grant from the CCA. For more information: www.rso.cornell.edu/CDesignL/

Mar 13 2010

Cornell Design League Fashion Show: 7PM, Barton Hall SHRED OF HER FORMER SELF by Nhu-Thu Nguyen (BA '11 candidate, Apparel Design) A collection of 5 pieces constructed from shredded, distressed, and surface-modified fabrics, to be re-constructed into wearable art.  For more information: www.rso.cornell.edu/CDesignL/

Mar 12
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Mar 14 2010

Conference and concert festival relating to the eighteenth-century musicologist Charles Burney. CONFERENCE: Speakers will present papers relating to Burney’s career as travel writer, historian, composer, and pedagogue. This scholarly event will be accompanied and enriched by several live musical and theatrical performances. THREE CONCERTS at Risley Great Hall MARCH 12, 8:30PM March 13, 8:00PM March 14, 8:00PM A short opera in its entirety: Burney’s English translation...

Mar 11 2010

8PM, Barnes Hall The Momenta Quartet will perform new works by Cornell graduate composers Charles Cacioppo, Taylan Cihan, Ryan Gallagher, Christopher Stark, and Zach Wadsworth.

Mar 11 2010

5:15 PM, H.F. Johnson Museum of Art In conjunction with exhibition The Image Wrought artist France Scully Osterman visits campus to speak about her work in an artist talk titled, "Serendipity and Exquisite Manipulation," and offer a wet-collodion workshop for Cornell students.  Osterman is photographer, teacher and guest scholar at the George Eastman House. The exhibition (January 30 - March 28, 2010), examines the paradox of contemporary photographers embracing archaic...

Mar 10 2010

8PM, Barnes Hall Contemporary music performed by the Momenta Quartet (Erik Carlson and Emilie-Anne Gendron, violins; Stephanie Griffin, viola; and Joanne Lin, cello), a New York City-based string quartet. With Wendy Richman, a leading new music violist and founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble. Compositions by Philip Glass, Kee Yong Chong, Arthur Kampela and Gordon Beeferman. Momenta Quartet

Mar 02
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Mar 12 2010

Mann Library Gallery [re] order explores two extremely different visions of nature and order. These visions are taken on by two Landscape Architecture student artists who [re]interpreted certain events seen in nature and converted them to art. aloe [poly]flection–art installation by I. Maria Calderon (BA '10), probes the elemental compositi on of the Aloe polyphyla plant, its generative patterning, skeletal framework and perseverance of the Fibonacci Sequence as a basis for...

Feb 15
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Feb 19 2010

February 15 - 19, 2101, Tjaden Gallery AUSTIN + MERGOLD present The Grand (and other) Resources, a series of musings on the theme of legacy infrastructure, energy sources in cities, agro-industrial complex, construction waste, and joyous wooden decks. www.austin-mergold.com

Feb 11 2010

February 11, 2010, 12:00 - 1:00 PM, Andrea Inselmann, curator of contemporary art, H.F. Johnson Museum of Art, will lead a discussion on the exhibition JAMES SIENA: FROM THE STUDIO JAMES SIENA, BFA '79, has been named the 2009 - 2010 Cornell University Eissner Artist of the Year Award recipient by the Cornell Council for the Arts and Committee on the Arts of the University Council Office.  Mr. Siena will return to campus to meet with students, receive the artist  award, give a...

Feb 02 2010

Fall 2009 / Spring 2010 Collaborating with the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance, and local documentary film producer, Sue Perlgut, the archive will introduce video records to the documentation of feminist histories.  The portraits will include practitioners as well as scholars, many of whom are retired or on the verge of retirement. For more information on times / program visit Theatre, Film & Dance website VIDEO: close to home productions / trailer

Jan 18 2010

Nicole Castelli, apparel design major and BS '10 candidate, received the Edward M. Murray Committee on the Arts Scholarship in January 2010. The Scholarship was established in 2000 by the Cornell University Council Committee on the Arts (COA), to raise awareness of Cornell's arts programs and increase the visibility of its cultural activities and resources. The scholarship is awarded annually to an enrolled Cornell University undergraduate student majoring in arts and culture-related programs,...

Dec 03 2009

Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Nicholas Leichter Dance fuses traditional and contemporary dance that works to engage audiences in emotional dialogues.  The Department of Theatre, Film & Dance presents performances, classes, workshops, residences, lecture demonstrations, talk-backs and open rehearsals by the company. VIDEO: Free the Angels Show times and ticket information

Nov 20 2009

Fall 2009 Issue of Kitsch Magazine / Distributed on campus in various locations Student publication focusing on printing investigative feature pieces on subject matter related to Cornell, the Ithaca area, college, pop culture, and more. The magazine dedicates space to writers of fiction and poetry as well as artists and photographers to present their work. Kitsch Magazine

Nov 19 2009

8PM Barnes Hall Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players (CCCP) presents the Israeli Chamber Project (ICP) in collaboration with Cornell graduate composers.  ICP and CCCP will perform newly commissioned  work by Cornell graduate composer Amit Gilutz.

Nov 06 2009

7PM Cornell Cinema, Willard Straight Theatre Filmscreening: DWANDO (Conflict), with visiting artist Suman Ghosh (Ph.D '02), screenwriter and film director. Ghosh is a professor of economics at Florida Atlantic University, and screenwriter and film director in India.  He produced his first film, an award-winning documentary AMARTYA SEN: A LIFE REEXAMINED, following receiving his PhD in economics from Cornell in 2002.  He also wrote and directed feature films PODOKKHEP,...

Nov 05 2009

12PM, 374 Rockefeller Hall Filmscreening: AMARTYA SEN (Footsteps) with visiting artist Suman Ghosh (Ph.D '02), screenwriter and film director. This film includes interviews with Sen and internationally-known economists including Kaushik Basu, professor / chair of economics, Cornell, and C. Marks, professor of International Studies, Cornell. Ghosh is a professor of economics at Florida Atlantic University, and screenwriter and film director in India.  His most recent film, DWANDO,...

Nov 01 2009

November / Location TBA Installation by I. Maria Calderon (BA '10, Landscape Arch.), built from foldable sequence of pyramids to exagerate the three dimensional qualities of the aloe plant. The light weight structural material (chipboardboard + spray paint and aluminum) allowed for most of this sculpture to be transported in a suitcase from Guatemala to Ithaca.

Nov 01
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Dec 01 2009

Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC Installation of wind turbine towers, scaled as sculptural models, as part of a competition organized by The Design Trust for Public Space and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Taking their inspiration from New York’s official City Seal, which features the sails of Dutch windmills,the Philadelphia-based design firm Austin+Mergold, LLC, (Jason Austin, Adjunct Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, and Aleksandr Mergold, Visiting Faculty...

Oct 30 2009

9am - 12pm Tjaden Hall Printmaking Studio Monotype Workshop with printmaker James Stroud, proprietor of Center Street Studios in Boston. Stroud's work will be on display as he conducts a half-day workshop in Tjaden Hall. His current projects involve highly charged oversize monotypes by the German artist Marcus Linnenbrinker forging a new language in working a print. A traveling exhibit is currently on view in Boston of works from his studio. James Stroud Studio

Oct 27 2009

8PM, Sage Chapel Concert + Award Presentation: Cornell University Undergraduate Artist Award winner, Dorian Komanoff Bandy (BA '10), College Scholar and music major in the College of Arts and Sciences, baroque violinist, violist, early keyboardist and conductor, will conduct a concert celebrating Haydn's bicentennial year.  Bandy will lead the baroque orchestra Les Petits Violons and special guest soloists in a concert exploring music from Haydn's early and middle periods, and...

Oct 17
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Jan 31 2009

H.F. Johnson Museum of Art Video installations by Omer Fast.  Fast relates two very distinct industries - mortuary services and fashion photography - by emphasizing their involvement in the construction of images.  Looking Pretty for God overlays footage from a fictional photo shoot with actual interviews with funeral directors. http://www.museum.cornell.edu

Oct 15 2009

8PM Barnes Hall Shiau-uen Ding, native of Taiwan, presents a recital of new works for piano and electronic media.  Ding will also present a lecture on contemporary electronic music performance practice. Video: Shiau-uen Ding performance Photo by Ben Kaufman

Oct 01
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Dec 22 2009

Exhibit / Artist-in-Residence Economics Art Gallery 404 Uris Year-long exhibition of watercolor + pencil illustrations, and mixed-media installation pieces by illustrator Heather Layton. Installation illustrates the process of art production and experimentation. LETTERS TO A NEW GENERATION is the first installation by a resident artist in the Economics Department. begins with blank walls and is a participatory performance– Layton will complete a painting and hang hundreds of small...

Sep 25 2009

Cornell Cinema / Willard Straight Theatre Phillips, formerly of the storied band Luna, has composed music to accompany Artist Andy Warhol's rarely seen short silent film portraits, which capture Factory superstars, socialites, celebrities, poets and anonymous teenagers in technically simple but mesmerizing shots. The Screen Tests, as Warhol called them, are newly illuminated by Dean & Britta's haunting, seductive scores.

Sep 17
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Sep 26 2009

Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Bursting with mistaken identities, acrobatic pratfalls, improbably miscommunications and a dash of romance, "The Servant of Two Masters" is a classic Italian comedy.  The production will be directed by guest WIll Rhys, artist-in-residence at Cornell for a four-week period of workshops and classes. Show times and ticket information Photo by Andrew Gillis

Sep 12 2009

7PM Hartell Gallery Savinien Caracostea presents a 20 minute film taking place at a house in the middle of the woods.  "It is night and it has been foreseen that in a matter of hours a meteorite will collide with the earth in the vicinity of the house.  There are five people waiting; they are both anxious and excited, but this unusual occurrence is stirring their deepest feelings, as the end might come soon." METEOROID attempts to awake a lost enchantment of the world...

Sep 11 2009

8PM Barnes Hall The South Asia Program presents a performance by Steve Gorn on flute and Samir Chatterjee on tablas. The rasa-bhava element (the collaborative essence of the music produced by the musicians and the experience of the audience) is very present in this music. Image: Steve Gorn

Sep 08
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Oct 11 2009

Tjaden Gallery Lindsey Glover, staff in the Department of Art, presents a video installation that examines the patterns of a local greenhouse ecosystem.  The video and sound installation will reinvent the greenhouse within a new space, repositioning it with an ocean.

Sep 06
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Sep 18 2009

Willard Straight Gallery George Cannon, artist, gallery preparator, H.F. Johnson Museum, presents Evolution: Contemporary, Abstract Digital Photography, a show of framed Giclee prints.  The images appeal by way of spatial arrangements, color and graphic interest, texture and tonal gradation, and layering.

Sep 04
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Sep 05 2009

Tjaden Gallery Wu Jianjun and Zhao Nengzhi, with Feng Boyi, critic, and Chen Fang, Director of the Fang Yin Gallery, Beijing. Artists Wu Jianjun and Zhao Nengzhi represent a new generation of Chinese artists whose work is committed to sensational figuration.  A turn away from figurative representation association with metaphor and symbolism, this attitude represents a break from Chinese socialist and poetic traditions of figurations.   Curator Feng Boyi is known in China as...

Apr 08 2009

Jon Wong, '08, will be presented with the Cornell University Undergraduate Artist Award, an annual citation given by the CCA to an outstanding undergraduate student who has demonstrated talent, dedication, and who has realized notable achievements in one or more artistic disciplines while at Cornell.  Following the award ceremony, Wong will present "Same Dance Four Times," a site-specific performance which borrows from various popular and concert dance forms, drawing attention to...

Apr 04 2009

This program features Tara Cooper's Until the Lake Froze Solid.  The recurring murmurings of regret, coupled with the resolve to survive, and the wetness of a frozen lake form the spine of the piece.  The poetic narrative is by Autumn Watts (Cornell MFA, 2006) and the drawings and animation by Tara Cooper (MFA, 2008).

Mar 25 2009

The South Asia Program presents a documentary film and concert about Kabir, a mystic philosopher and poet (b. 1440) whose profound poems emphasize unity without religious barriers.  These poems have been set to music and will be rendered by India's premier singer of Kabir poetry, Prahlad Singh Tipanya and Party.

Mar 23 2009

Eden Gallanter presents drawings and sculptures exploring the ecological and iterative nature of civilization.

Oct 11
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Oct 11 2008

Anillos (Rings) is a one-movement work for percussion and orchestra by Cornell composer and professor of music, Roberto Sierra.  The piece was performed by the Cornell Symphony Orchestra, during the 2008 meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in celebration of photo exhibition, "Spectacular Saturn," at the H.F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell. The concert and exhibition were funded in part by a grant from the CCA. Tim Feeney,...

Jun 15 2008

Karen Brummund worked with community volunteers to install the paper drawing of a barn on the barn at 135 Storm Road. Over 50 community members visited the installation and most donated drawings to the project. Photos and drawings from the event

Jun 11
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Jun 27 2008

Hartell Gallery / Exhibition of landscape photography by Jessica Evett-Miller A mapping project with work by fine art aerial photographer Alex MacLean, BETWEEN THE LINES reveals the wider spatial order of Central New York State first laid out in 1790. During the past two hundred years these original survey lines have evolved into roads, field and property boundaries, tree lines, and other material forms that dictate, for good or ill, New York’s ecological and sociological...

May 11 2008

Temporary art installation VIDEO / Installation VIDEO / CornellCAST Students in Horticulture, with faculty and advisors, designed and created a green work of art that encompassed over an acre of land, and was viewed from the air. Cornell Chronicle May16.08 Cornell Chronicle May 02.08

Apr 12 2008

A festival of live performance featuring: Pharaoh's Daughter, Haale, Cornell Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Music Ensemble with Adam Matta, and special guests dancers: Kassar + Willow and Chandany + Teszia, artists who create, compose and dance to music that combines Middle Eastern and/or Jewish influences with a sensibility that is edgy and urban. The festival will demonstrate numerous musical forms. Pharaoh's Daughter, led by Basya Schecter, combines traditional Jewish melodies and tones...

Feb 02 2008

Featuring a screening of Buster Keaton's silent comedy Battling Butler with live musical accompaniment by the BQE Project, a seven-person ensemble that will be performing an original score by composer/conductor Tom Nazziola. Screening starts at 9am, following a reception with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and desserts, cash bar, and lovely door prizes.

Feb 01
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Feb 02 2008

Agbadza: Funeral Dance-Drumming of the Anlo-Ewe A Two-Part Workshop in Music of West Africa TORGBUI MIDAWO GIDEON FOLI ALORWOYIE is a former child prodigy who served in the 1960s and 1970s as the lead drummer in the Ghana National Dance Company, and is regarded as one of the eminent virtuosi of Ewe drumming.  Torgbui is presently a professor of percussion at the University of North Texas, where he leads UNT’s  African Percussion Ensemble.   DAVID LOCKE is an...

Jan 25 2008

Netherlandish pianist Marcel Worms presents a concert of contemporary works inspired by the blues. Featured works come from composers of the Ukraine, Egypt, New Zealand, Italy, and the United States. Included is a piece by Chris Gendall, a Cornell graduate composer.

Jan 01 2008

Brian Sentman brings sculpture and dance together to create a social commentary on Couch Potato Culture. Dancers, strapped into beanbag chairs -- the "Thorax Sack" -- are transformed into bugs and perform a dance inspired by movements of stinkbugs, beetles, and other insects. The "Thorax Sack" is a constant reminder that comfort is near but too much comfort can have a thwarting effect on one's desires. The outcome of the dance will be a DVD commodity to be bought and...

Dec 08 2007

Cornell Cinema presents the 1922 silent film classic "Robin Hood" with live performance by early music quartet Hesperus as part of the IthaKid Film Fest. Cornell Cinema / Robin Hood with Hesperus

Sep 14
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Sep 23 2007

In tribute to the life and work of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Arthur Miller, the Schwartz Center stages his first notable success, "All My Sons." In this compelling war drama, the political and personal intertwine in a story of greed, guilt, and the American Dream. Featuring guest designer Greg Robbins. Schwartz Center for the Performing Art

Apr 06 2007

A DOCUMENTARY PORTRAIT OF PHOTOGRAPHER SALLY MANN BY FILMMAKER STEVEN CANTOR What Remains is a stunning portrait of a national treasure. Sally Mann has been described as 'America's greatest photographer’ and this richly textured film serves to re-inforce the claim. Spanning five years, Cantor's film contains unbridled access to the many stages of Mann's work. What Remains is a rare glimpse of an eloquent and brilliant artist." (Lisa Viola, Sundance Film Festival).  With live...

Apr 01 2007

AWKWARD is an innovative student publication.  The 6th installment of Awkward is an object-based issue with 14 plates, each displaying a text on one side, a texture on the other, that constitute 14 tactile experiences addressing various facets of campus life at Cornell. The plates slide into a die-cut box, and touch on a variety of subjects.  

Mar 08
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Mar 11 2007

Part of the Cornell Dance Concert 2007, the special "Open Portal" interactive event reaches out to wide audiences through the use of webcasts, live and on-line promotional presentations. The event will explore new and emerging technologies such as "clickers," T.R.U.S.T., pipeline, and interactive sets and costumes with the intention of showcasing and celebrating the Cornell dance community and its collaborators in design and science.

Feb 19
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Feb 20 2007

Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca, NY Theatrical investigation into the life and work of French poet, Arthur Rimbaud (1854–91), directed by Ross Haarstad; with actors, dancers, visual artists, musicians and writers. 2005-06 Dance Concert, Dance Studio, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Lansing Star Feb07

Feb 03 2007

Concert by the Eastman Wind Ensemble, under the direction of former Cornell music professor Mark Davis Scatterday, at Cornell University for a community concert, to which area high school and middle school music students are specially invited.

Feb 01 2007

Syau-Cheng Lai: Painting exhibition and piano performance. Concert: February 2007, Barnes Hall Exhibition: February 2007, Tjaden Gallery  

Jan 30
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Feb 11 2007

Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Guest vocal percussionist Adam Matta works with director Bruce Levitt, students and resident professional actors to create a new piece to be performed as part of the 2006 - 2007 theatre session. This original works mix vocal percussionists with Shakespeare's sonnets and soliloquies.

Jan 20
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Mar 18 2007

H.F. Johnson Museum of Art Internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Gu Wenda exhibits a site-specific installation of his "Forest of Stone Steles: Re-Translation and Re-writing of Tang Poetry."

Nov 05 2006

The Cornell Contemporary Chamber Players present the chamber ensemble Brave New Works, which will put on a concert of new music by Cornell graduate student composers. Barnes Hall

Oct 30 2006

Adjunct Curator of the Permanent Collection, The Studio Museum in Harlem + Cornell University A.D. White Professor-at-Large October 30, 2006, 1:00–3:30 PM H.F. Johnson Museum of Art The museum in context extends the mission of the museum beyond connoisseurship into the physical and social conditions of its environment; the museum as context highlights the museum as a unique apparatus of meaning — uniquely separate from other modes of reception in the culture. The panel will...

Sep 21
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May 08 2006

To inaugurate the CCA CornellPublic Installation Series to bring a major Contemporary Artist installation tp Cornell - the CCA invited artist Patrick Dougherty to create a series of public sculptures on Sheldon Court Plaza, Collegetown. Dougherty was engaged because of the "sustainable/all-natural" material quality of his work - he utilizes maple and willow saplings as the total structure of his pieces - and for the extremely public nature of his production technique - the artist...

Sep 17 2006

As part of the "Performance Practice in the 20th- Century: Measure for Measure or As You Like It? Symposium," noted writer and critic Paul Griffins and performance-artist/composer/cellist Frances-Marie Uitti will present their new mini-opera "There is Still Time."  Barnes Hall

Sep 11
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Sep 30 2006

The David Gordon Pick Up Performance Company will be in residence creating a new work based on the Brecht play "The Roundheads and Pointedheads." Their tenure will culminate in a performance of the new work. Students will be invited to observe Gordon and his company of 10 performers' rehearsals and attend a series of discussion sessions. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.  

Apr 01 2006

Awkward is an artistic student lifestyle publication produced semiannually. Each issue uniquely and thematically addresses matters that fictionally or non-fictionally relate to Cornell undergraduate campus life through various sensual means--including but not limited to physical, visual, and literary expressions. Issue #7 will deal with the issue of identity.

Feb 06 2006

The Lebanese Club at Cornell University presents international dramatist Michel El-Ashkar in "A Child of Life," an internationally acclaimed monodrama that chronicles many of the highlights of the Lebanese-American poet, philosopher, and artist Kahlil Gibran. The play has been performed with standing ovations in many international cities including Beijing, Montreal, London, Dubai, Los Angeles, Amman, Zahle and more. Child of Life

Feb 01
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Feb 11 2006

Neal Freeman '97, has accomplished something rare: He has supported himself in the theater as a director, actor and playwright since graduating from Cornell in 1997. He is now back on campus to direct the regional premiere of "Vincent in Brixton," a play based on Vincent Van Gogh's years in England. Black Box Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell. Cornell Chronicle Jan06  

Jan 01 2006

The Schwartz Center presents a new stage version of the America classic "Little Women." Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women" is the story of the March sisters--independent Jo, lovely Meg, delicate Beth, and precocious Amy--as they discover friendship, romance, and the power of family.

Jan 01 2006

Emilie Stark-Menneg presents In/Direct Sunlight - a theatrical performance with live music accompaniment.

Dec 06 2005

Cornell Avant-Garde Ensemble (CAGE) presents a full performance of Stravinsky's Histoire du Soldat, involving a diverse student population from the Music, Fine Arts, and Theatre, Film and Dance departments.  Barnes Hall

Dec 01 2005

Film by Zach Jones, exploring the topic of loss and human absence through the documentation of his grandmother, who is living with blindness. Project for FILM 477, presented at Intermediate Film Course Screening

Dec 01 2005

Video documentary based on footage and photographs from the April 2004 activist / educational event at Cornell University, Liberty and Justice for All.

Nov 30 2005

Concert and master-class with violinist Takashi Shimizu. Concert: Nov 30, 2005, 8 p.m., Barnes Hall Master Class: Dec 1, 2005, Lincoln Hall

Nov 13 2005

A multi-part mini-festival of Brazilian music performances and lecture demonstrations. Paolo Sa, a recent DMA from the Federal University of Rio de Janiero State, will be a featured guest performer. Concert (Paulo Sa and Linda Chellouf): Nov 12, 2005, Barnes Hall Lecture demonstration (Paolo Sa): Nov 13, 2005, B20 Lincoln, 6-8 p.m.

Nov 01 2005

EXHIBITION: WILL BOYS BE BOYS? QUESTIONING ADOLESCENT MASCULINITY IN CONTEMPORARY ART. November 2005 - January 2006. H.F. Johnson Museum of Art Works by nineteen artists or artist teams ranging from paintings, photographs, sculpture, to installation pieces and video. Curated by Shamim Momin, associate curator, Whitney Museum of American Art.

Oct 31 2005

Theatre production by Melodramatics Theatre. Student theatre group presents a comedy/horror musical based on a tabloid story "Weekly World News." Organized by Justin Leader. November 11 - 13, 2005, Ithaca High School.  

Oct 14 2005

LIVE PERFORMANCE TO SILENT FILM: Alloy Orchestra performs original scores to accompany silent film Blackmail by Alfred Hitchcock, and the 1925 classic Phantom of the Opera. Oct 14 and 15, 2005, Willard Straight Theatre  

Oct 05 2005

Performance by Ramdas Rulsule, tabla player and Kathak dancers. Barnes Hall  

Oct 02 2005

Deconstruction of traditional photography and commercial artist studio work

Oct 01 2005

Film Noir and Modern Architecture: Program of lectures, seminars, workshops and film series with Cornell Cinema. Professor of architecture, Thomas Hines (UCLA), and professor of film and media studies, Edward Dimendberg (UC-Irvine), focus on modernity, urban landscapes, and the American dream/nightmare.  

Oct 01 2005

Theatrical investigation into the life and work of French poet, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91), directed by Ross Haarstad; with actors, dancers, visual artists, musicians and writers.

Oct 01 2005

Dance residency and performance. Dance, music, spoken word and visual art with four visiting artists.

Oct 01 2005

M.F.A. creative writing students and Cornell community writers read new works of fiction and poetry.

Sep 29 2005

Highly stylized in nature, Indian temple dance utilizes power and energetic footwork (tandava), juxtaposed with sinuous feminine postures and movements (lasya) that has been handed down from teacher to disciple for thousands of years. This touring dance company brings new dance style to Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, September 29, 2005

Sep 26 2005

SYMPOSIUM / EXHIBITION: A week-long event of interdisciplinary programming celebrating Turkish arts and culture, and exploring the emergence of Turkey as an industrial nation. Exhibition: Sept 26 - Oct 1, Willard Straight Art Gallery, Willard Straight Hall Symposium: Sept 30 - Oct 2 Classic Turkish Films: September 29 - November 1, Willard Straight Theatre

Sep 15 2005

A musical by author and composer Marc Blitzstein, with guest choreographer Todd Peterson, and guest  musical director. The Performing Arts Center.

Jul 01 2005

Bill Staffeld exhibits transparencies from the 1970s viewed as light sculpture. Hartell Gallery

Jun 16 2005

A free, on-campus performance of concert songs, for piano and voice, composed to the texts of James Joyce. In conjunction with the biennial North American James Joyce Conference. Performers: Scott Klein, Associate Professor of English, Wake Forest University; Sandra Cotton, Ph.D. candidate in music, UNC Greensboro.

May 05
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May 07 2005

Residency of four Latina dance and performance artists with performance of Afro-Caribbean dance forms with political commentary. Part of the CCA's 2004-2005 Themed Initiative: Tolerance + Territory.

Apr 28
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Apr 30 2005

Artist Residency of James Carter with performances, lecture, open rehearsals. Concert: Jazz Festival with Paul Merrill and the Jazz Combos. Apr 28, 8 PM, Barnes Hall Concert: Jazz Festival with Jazz Ensemble II and the Jazz Combos. Apr 29, 8 PM, Barnes Hall Panel Discussion: with James Carter, Paul Merrill, Slide Hampton. Apr 30, 12:00 - 1:30, Barnes Hall Concert: Jazz Festival with Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles I with Slide Hampton and James Carter. Apr 30, 8 PM, Barnes Hall

Apr 16 2005

Sidumo Jacobs, Xhosa South African choral director and teacher of traditional South African song, teaches songs from the Xhosa, Zulu and Sotho cultures to three choirs, and shares his personal perspective on life as a black South African during and after Apartheid.

Apr 16 2005

The Museum Club is organizing the 9th Annual Student Art Showcase. This program is designed to bring students from all colleges and departments together on a basis of shared interest in artistic expression. Exhibition (featuring live music, poetry, dance, and visual art): April 16, 1-4 p.m. Visual work will remain on display through April 17

Apr 14 2005

Cornell Design League fashion show. Independent fashion show featuring collections from Cornell students ranging from couture to ready-to-wear.

Apr 14 2005

Rita Dove. Poet, fiction writer, and essayist, author of On the Bus with Rosa Parks. 7:30, Statler Hall Auditorium.

Apr 07 2005

Exhibitions of paintings, prints and sculpture from the H.F. Johnson Museum's collection of photorealist art and loans from private donors and others. Lecture by Anthony Brunelli, visiting artist: Apr 7, 5:15 PM, H.F. Johnson Museum of Art

Apr 05 2005

Glenn Pushelberg, of the firm Yabu Pushelberg, lectures. Pushelberg's area of expertise is retail and restaurant design. Yabu Pushelberg has won the coveted James Beard Foundation design award for the Monsoon Restaurant and Lounge, and a Gold Key Award at the International Hotel & Restaurant Show for the Blue Fin Restaurant in Times Square, NYC.

Mar 16 2005

Pioneer hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris and his high-impact dance troupe.

Mar 01 2005

Three installations by visiting architecture critic Mason White and Lola Sheppard: vertical light rods reveal the landscape in new light, making the familiar environment unfamiliar and new.

Mar 01 2005

Therapy Thru Music partners with the Franziska Racker Centers to help children with developmental disabilities better interact with their peers through music.

Feb 28
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Mar 04 2005

Heidi Tinnes exhibits a series of large sculptural objects that engage the theme of organic change.

Feb 01 2005

"Born Into Brothels" by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski "Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance after the Holocaust" by Menachem Daum and Oren Rudavsky "The Blonds (Los Rubios)" by Albertina Carri

Jan 22
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Mar 20 2005

Works by artists using everyday materials and objects.

Jan 15 2005

A salon-style installation of Elana Herzog's "deconstructed carpets." January 15 - March 27, 2005. H.F. Johnson Museum of Art

Nov 13 2004

Film Screening/Live Performance. Buster Keaton's Sherlock Junior with live musical accompaniment by the BQE Project, Chamber Ensemble.

Nov 07 2004

The Cornell Collegium (Kristin Kane and Heather Miller, directors) will present a program of early German Baroque music at 4:30 in Barnes Hall. The concert features vocal and instrumental ensembles accompanied by the Barnes Hall 18th-century organ replica.

Nov 05 2004

A graduate student conference comprising three panels of students in humanities, education and law, in addition to three keynote speakers: Dale Turner, Government, Dartmouth; Marigold Linton, Outreach Director, University of Kansas; and renowned Acoma poet and English professor Simon Ortiz.

Oct 31 2004

Featuring Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman, Mrudangam Master, and others.

Oct 29 2004

Pianist Marilyn Nonken performs the program "Signature Pieces," which includes three recent works written for her and ends with Charles Ives' "Concord" Sonata.

Oct 01
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Dec 01 2004

The Lounge Hour Reading Series is a twice-monthly reading event showcasing poets and fiction writers in the MFA program. The event draws an audience of graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and members of the Ithaca community. Oct 7, 6-7pm: Michael Garrett, fiction; Tien Tran, poetry Oct 21, 6-7pm: George McCormick, fiction; Pelin Thornhill, poetry Nov 4, 6-7pm: Readers TBA Nov 16, 6-7pm: Undergraduate Readers TBA Dec 2, 6-7pm: Readers TBA

Sep 12 2004

Exhibition of Cuban movie posters designed by Cuban graphic artists during the 1960s and 1970s. Hartell Gallery

Aug 01 2004

By Jenifer Wightman. Installation of pigmented bacteria illustrating transforming colorfield.

Apr 05
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Apr 10 2004

Series of five paintings by Shu-Fang Liu representing abstract spatial relationships and architectural spatial sequence. Also featuring Corning Museum of Glass and additional works.

Apr 03
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Jun 13 2004

Contemporary Taiwanese Art in the Era of Contention Exhibition curated by An-Yi Pan, assistant professor of art history, Cornell University. Exhibition examines contemporary Taiwanese visual culture through the lenses of political identity and historical memory. Symposium with leading scholars on contemporary Chinese art and post-modern cultural theories from Taiwan & U.S. explores topics integral to the exhibition. Part of the "Art & Politics/Politics & Art"...

Apr 01
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Jun 01 2004

Reflecting on Tianjin's 600 years of urban and social history. Exhibition of 90-110 objects from collections covering Tianjin's years between 1880-1950.

Apr 01 2004

Projection Installation by Kari Davis.  Images projected on three Collegetown locations: 1) The rear exterior facade of the Schwartz Center (SCPA) across from Eddygate Apartments 2) The rear exterior facade of the SCPA across from Cascadilla Hall 3) The exterior terrace between the SCPA and Sheldon Court

Feb 28
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Mar 13 2004

Exhibition of multi-media photographs by Anne Massoni, Individual Artist.

Feb 27
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Feb 28 2004

Two performances of Stravinsky's most political work, "A Soldier's Tale," with Master Puppeteer Dan Butterworth and local musicians.

Feb 22
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Feb 28 2004

Photography exhibition by Nicola Kountoupes. Photo essay documentary of close-up portraits of the artist's grandmother.

Feb 18
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Feb 28 2004

Tony-nominated musical by Sybille Pearson. The story of three couples on a university campus as they deal with the consequences of parenthood. Guest Artists-in-Residence: Will Pomerantz '88, director and choreographer Troy Hourie, set designer.

Jan 31 2004

Performing original scores to the incredible insect and puppet animations of Ladislaw Starewicz. In between film screenings, the Tin Hat Trio will perform five additional pieces from their repertory.

Jan 25
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Jan 30 2004

Photography exhibition by Stafford Smith. Greek-mythology-themed portraits investigating the identity of men and the acquisition of "stuff."

Jan 01
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Mar 01 2004

Eight films from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Krygyzstan and Tadjikistan. MY BROTHER SILK ROAD and THE FLY-UP by Marat Sarulu, Kyrgyzstan / Kazakhstan  MARTIN SCORSESE PRESENTS: THE FALL OF OTRAR by Ardak Amirkulov, Kazakhstan MAN FOLLOWS BIRDS by Ali Khamraev, Uzbekistan THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW by Khodjakuli Narliev, Turkmenistan TENDERNESS by Elyer Ishmukhamedov, Uzbekistan KAIRAT by Darezhan Omirbaev, Kazakhstan (preceeded by JULY / SCHILDE by Darezhan Omirbaev,...

Jan 01
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Jan 01 2004

Installation / exhibition by Catherine Callahan. Installation: Fall 2004, Monkey Run, Ithaca Exhibition and video documentation: Spring 2005, Hartell Gallery

Dec 01 2003

Production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Risley Theatre, directed by Ross Housewright Images: 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11      

Nov 08
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Jan 01 2003

Works from the H.F. Johnson Museum's Collection by Janine Antoni and Patty Chang including Touch and Losing Ground. Performance by Patty Chang.

Nov 02 2003

Visiting Artist-in-Residence Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, dance master and master drummer, Odissa Dance Academy, India, performs with Cornell's Durga Bor. Images: 01 02 03 04 05 07 08 09

Nov 01
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Nov 07 2003

Photography exhibition of self-portraits documenting place of emotion and identity over time. By Wilka Roig, Individual Artist.

Oct 23 2003

Performance by Timothy "Speed" Levitch. Three-part expression.

Oct 22
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Nov 02 2003

A play by Annie Weisman, takes a satiric look at the trials of two teenage girls engrossed in the world of pom-poms, Prozac, and air flips. Guest Artists Jennifer Schwartz '95, director / Chuck Hatcher, sound designer.

Oct 07 2003

Intensely physical and theatrical works choreographed by Salia Sanou and Seydou Boro. Compositions combine African rituals and contemporary dance to create powerful statements of evocative beauty. Master class.

Oct 04 2003

Concert of "chirimia" music of traditional street bands that use horns and percussion with a contemporary twist based on traditional songs and rhythms.

Oct 03
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Oct 09 2003

Art and activism: the best environmentally-themed films from around the world. Visiting Filmmakers: Franny Armstrong (Drowned Out) / Lucia Small (My Father the Genius) / Dave Eckert (Reclaiming our Water) / Ana Vivas (The Blood of the Earth).

Sep 18
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Sep 27 2003

In conjunction with the New Student Reading Project. The story of Antigone subverting a politically oppressive regime has startling relevance to modern times. To create the classic Greek tragedy's sense of ritual in song and dance, Andrew Waggoner (MFA '84, DMA '86), composer, violinist, educator will produce original music to complement this lyrical adaptation. Norm Johnson, Theatre Arts, Ithaca College will create masks and conduct workshops with students.

Apr 29 2003

Bruce Skiles Danzer Jr., AIA discussed his design philosophy and present several projects he has designed in the United States and Europe. Bruce Danzer was a principal at Studios Architecture in Washington, D.C. and London from 1987 to 2002. His clients included Apple Computer, Bloomberg, Young & Rubicam Advertising, Turner Broadcasting and CNN. In 2002, Bruce started his own firm, LAB [3.2]. Bruce Danzer has been a visiting lecturer at the Department of Design and Environmental...

Apr 10 2003

We were reading to ourselves. Sometimes to others. I was quietly reading the margin when the doves fell, it was blue outside. Perhaps in a moment, he said. The moment never came. I was reading something else now, it didnít matter. Other people came and dropped off their rÈsumÈs. I wasnít being idle, exactly. Someone wanted to go away altogether in this preposterous season. from Chinese Whispers Professor Ashbery, the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Professor of...

Apr 03 2003

World-famous Arab music ensemble: Simon Shaheen and his Near Eastern Music Ensemble to visit Cornell University for lecture and concert

Mar 26 2003

Lecture by Peter Eisenman ('54), architect, Eissner Artist of the Year Award recipient

Mar 24
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Mar 27 2003

Performance artist Tim Miller, widely known as one of the "NEA Four", who was pressured by the United States Congress to return an NEA grant because the content of his work was deemed too controversial as it included homoerotic references, gave a performance in March, 2003.  Glory Box is a funny, sexy and political work that addresses the injustices facing lesbian and gay couples in America. It recounts the trials Miller has been forced to undergo in trying to keep his...

Mar 22
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Mar 29 2003

Exhibition by Scott Pitek (B.Arch '03), 2002-03 Undergraduate Artist Award winner. "MVMT: Re-Presents," March 22-29, 2003, Tjaden Gallery. An opening reception is scheduled for March 25, 7:30 PM. 

Feb 07 2003

Camilo Jose Vergara, photographer, situates major contemporary urban themes in photography that chronicles the American City, the Ghetto, the Barrio, and the marginal spaces of the American urban landscape.  He is co-author of Silent Cities: The Evolution of the American Cemetery, the author of American Ruins and The New American Ghetto.  This exhibition of over 200 photographs chroniciling the American Ghetto included work from Vergara's original book as well as anew work not shown...

Nov 09
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Jan 12 2002

The Path of Roses was a Sufi-inspired installation of embroidered tapestries, calligraphic steel sculptures, decorated ceramic basins filled with rose water, a series of prints, and scroll-like silk banners.  Algerian artist Rachid Korachi created, in his own words, "an alphabet of memory that transcends the boundaries of space and time, in which the sacred and profane converge into one." In this way, Korachi merges a mystical symbolism with ideological issues.

Sep 29
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Oct 12 2002
Sep 12 2002

Xu Bing's art investigates the creation of language, how it is learned, the barriers and structures it creates, and the meaning and non-meaning of the written word. At the Johnson Museum, he created a new work exploring the transformation of English letters into pictorial words through 300 cutout birds in various forms: English, Chinese scripts, and New English Calligraphy - Xu Bing's invented written language. In this work, he further develops ideas he explored in a work for the...

Apr 29
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May 01 2002

Erin Bullock presented mixed-media collages using photographs of Australian landscapes and people.  The search for the real Australia, in the cultural and physical landscape was expressed using color photography incorporated in a non-traditional manner with collages and mixed-media pieces, including text, advertisements, found objects, and paint.

Apr 05
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Apr 12 2002

A weekend conference was sponsored as part of the "Indians' Indians: (Re)Presentation of Native American People in the Arts" program.  Included a performance by the Spiderwoman Theater production, Persistence of Memory.  The symposium also gave a workshop to students to participate in discussions about Native American identity issues. Luci Tapahonso, Professor of American Indian Studies and English at the University of Arizona at Tucscon and author of five boks of poetry,...

Mar 29 2002

Cornell University hosted a South Indian flute concert with Shashank & Ensemble.  Shashank is a phenomenal musical prodigy who gave his debut international performance at the tender age of eleven.  He has been soaring to the upper ranks of the Carnatic (South Indian) music world since then.

Mar 18
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Mar 22 2002

Linda Price presented a series of paintings about an imagined journey through landscapes of a kind of Wonderland.  A pair of antique shoe lasts took on the journey.  Their adventures introduced them to fellow travelers and forgotten objects lost long ago, creating a history embedded in paint.

Mar 15
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Mar 17 2002

Laura Taylor presented a collection of paintings depicting the life-cycle of apple trees. Paintings were botanical, thus rendered with close attention to anatomical accuracy, with the added goal of capturing the drama and beauty of the plant in every season.  Images were created as portraits, up close and in detail.

Mar 09
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Mar 15 2002

Edward Jones presented black and white photographic images taken in Nigeria exploring the issue of nutrition/hypertension in people of African descent. Images were exclusively portraits showing human expression in the face and the human figure itself integrating passions in photograph and in the area of nutrition.

Mar 04
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Mar 08 2002

Jennifer Borel, Wendy Kenigsberg, & Mariah Sawyer Art exhibition spotlighting three Cornell staff members.  Jenniffer Borel created mosaic tile panels depicting human figures with exaggerated displays of emotion.  Wendy Kenigsberg's project, "Fire, Water, Air and Earth," consisted of a series of collages made of assorted media images sewn together to represent each of the four elements.  Mariah Sawyer developed a piece entitled "Revealing the Internal...

Feb 18
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Feb 22 2002

Photo-documentary and Interactive Digital Display by Andrea Gaffney & Rayna Huber.  Candeal Pequeno is a low-income neighborhood in Salvador, Brazil.  The basis of the documentary was to study the founding policies of Pracatum's rehabilitation program and their effects upon the urban and architectural forms of the favela.

Feb 09
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Feb 22 2002

Installation by Alexandre Champagne and Deina Luberts in the alley across from the Public Library in Ithaca.  The intervention intended to reveal the alley's dynamic qualities, serving as a commentary, projecting the alley as an artifact of the urbane, as a collector of remnants.

Oct 26 2001

Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya needs no introduction to the world of Indian Classical Music. Over the years his unique style of playing the santoor, the Indian version of the dulcimer, has offered new dimensions to the scope of this versatile instrument. Trained initially under his father, Shri Robi Bhattacharya he went on to hone his skills under Pandit Dulal Roy of Calcutta. Subsequently, Pt. Bhattacharya was taken on as a disciple by none other than the legendary maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar....

Oct 21
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Oct 31 2001

Sculptor Rebecca Thompson's  "Seat of Many Blessings,"  a large maple bench which housed interdenominational blessings, was located in the upper floor of the Student Bookstore Coffee Shop. Holy water, an Aramaic prayer and items from a Tibetan healing mandala and Tibetan healing medicine, blessed by the Dali Lama in India, were all sealed within a hidden compartment. The concept was to promote an exchange of good will and blessings for all who sit on the bench.  

Oct 21
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Oct 25 2001

Hartell Gallery, and Tjaden Gallery The Latin American Studies Program and the Chilean Association presented a contemporary Chilean Art Exhibit entitled Sudamericanrockers, featuring the work of Diego Fernandez, Cristobal Lehyt, Ivan Navarro, Filipe Mujica and Johanna Unzueta.

Sep 29 2001

Asha-Cornell presented Hariprasad Chaurasia, a world renowned Indian flutist in concert.

Apr 28 2001

Ritwak Ghatak (1925-1976) is considered one of India's greatest directors along with Satyajit Ray, although Ghatak's films have never been distributed in the United States. The Cornell Cinema has presented three of his little known masterworks (a loose trilogy) which were touring the country from the British Film Institute. In addition, contemporary Indian filmmaker Mani Kaul, who studied with Ghatak and has taught at Harvard, gave a talk and introduction about the filmmaker and two of the...

Apr 24 2001

Michael Crooke, CEO of Patagonia & Lost Arrow Corp. presented a lecture entitled: "Committed to the Core: What Does it Mean to be an Environmentally Responsible Company?"  The Department of Textiles & Apparel cosponsored this event.

Apr 24 2001

The South Asia Program presented an evening of North Indian classical music with vocalist Santanu Banerjee.

Apr 12 2001

A presentation with Carlos Morton, Chicano playwright and author of "Johnny Tenorio"

Apr 06 2001

A group of three comedians whose mission is to show cultures in opposition and by opposing them bring them closer together.

Mar 31 2001

The Institute for African Development hosted its annual outreach event, Africa in Ithaca, on March 31, 2001, at 7 pm at the Women's Community Building. Proceeds from the event went to an organization in the Ithaca Community. Past beneficiaries include the Community School of Music and Arts, the AME Zion Church, and the Saturday School for Science and Math. The beneficiary of 2001 was the Literacy Volunteers of Tompkins County. The event was sponsored by the Institute for African...

Mar 05 2001

A lecture presented by Courtney Sloane, President and Creative Director of Alternative Design, NYC In an industry that's less than three percent African-American, Courtney Sloane is an example and an advocate of change. Featured in Interiors & Sources and Interiors magazines, Sloane is a rising star in the design industry. Her client list is extensive-focused primarily in the entertainment arena-including Sony Music, Enyce, BET, MoTown, Disney, and the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. She is...

Feb 26
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Mar 11 2001

In May 2000 the Council for the Arts awarded Ifeoma N. Ebo ('02), an architecture student, a grant for a photography project that supported a photographic journey through West Africa. In summer of 2000, she traveled to Ghana and Nigeria to photograph the people and their cultural activities, aesthetics, and traditional architecture. Exibited with Ebo were Daulah Scruggs, an African American artist presenting sculptural works expressing the history and struggle of her African ancestors, and...