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 2017.

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 29 2016

The RAW EXPO is a night to celebrate, connect and collaborate with 500+ creators from all disciplines.

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.