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