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.

Dec 04 2018

ICE and Cornell composers will work to toy with different notions of sound production and the volatile relationship between performativity, theater, and sound. The way in which sound is produced and listened to within the concert hall is a grand performance in itself. 

Nov 16 2018

Celebrating the completion of Dilmun Hill's new storage barn, student club Building Community is making a set of furniture and shelving units for use during CSA pickups and workshop events held by the student-run organic farm. 

Nov 15 2018

We aim to connect students and address the social climate at Cornell. Our collaboration aims to initiate a dialogue on campus about the issues we individually and collectively face and express these through design and art. 

Nov 12
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Nov 16 2018

William Jihrel Smith: Blank is an exhibition of painting and sculpture exploring ideas of lightness and darkness; black and white; presence and absence; application and removal; and the ways and which they operate in and for art spaces.

Nov 12
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Nov 16 2018

A Cliff is a solo exhibition by Bruno Cancado focusing in sculpture and photography, exploring the physicality of things and the socio-cultural memory inherent in materials and shapes. The exhibition is an investigation of the relationship between architecture and nature.

Nov 08 2018

Whispers from the Field: Ethnographic Poetry and Creative Prose is a visual and interactive anthropological and literary project that features original poetry and creative prose by Cornell University researches and students, presesnted in the form of a reading event, visual display, or in a chapbook. 

Nov 07 2018

The Momenta Quartet and master Javanese musician Darsono Hadiraharjo join forces with the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Christopher J. Miller, to perform new works for gamelan and string quartet by Cornell DMA students Can Bilir, Miles Friday, and Piyawat Louilarpprasert. 

Nov 05
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Oct 11 2018

Questioning perception through the use of weight, scale and materiality in the search of the uncanny or unspecified,  Sophia Starling MFA’19, explores these ideas in her new show, The Unforgiving Mould.

Oct 20 2018

Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri developed in collaboration with Kinetic Swiss Artist Pe Lang, Contact Points is a sound installation that uses metallic pins to strike different tones in an emergent and errand manner creating a captivatiing elegance. 

Sep 14
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Sep 28 2018

Pulse serves as a space for reflection and mindfulness - a refuge from the avalanche of information which we consume.

Aug 15
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Oct 15 2018

TEXTURE is an eclectic exhibition that emerged from a simple and (intentionally) vague prompt: texture.

May 05 2018

The Cornell Chorus & Glee Club collaborate with six world-class vocal soloists and thirty professional early music specialists drawn from around the country to present J. S. Bach’s monumental St. Matthew Passion. This epic, heartfelt oratorio has often been called the single greatest work in the western canon, yet it has not been performed on our campus in over sixty years.

May 03 2018

Surviving the High is a short documentary film that explores the evolving approach to drug policy and addiction in Ithaca, New York. 

May 02 2018

Film is a migratory medium that has traveled across the globe ever since the Lumière Brothers first  brought  the world to the world in their films from 1895. More than a century later Shifting Frames: Migration and the Movies in India shows audiences and owners of Indian cinema halls are also migratory.

May 01
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May 02 2018

The _NO_PHONE Booth, a place to experience the archaic technology of the camera obscura we experience everyday through our computer to our cell phone screen, is the second iteration of the camera obscura

Apr 28 2018

PULSE is Yamatai's dynamic annual concert, where we showcase to the Ithaca community our hardwork, artistic vision, and love for taiko drumming. 

Apr 27
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May 05 2018

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, begins with eight friends gathered around a fire. As they slowly piece together the story, it is revealed that they are escaping from the nuclear fallout of an unnamed apocalyptic event.

Apr 25 2018

Tony was selling candy and gum in eighth grade when strangers approached him and gave him a bag of rolled “joints” to sell. From there he became a major dealer.

Apr 22
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Apr 29 2018

From Land to Land is a video installation that explores the varied struggles of the immigrant experience in the United States during the Trump Administration.

Apr 21
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Aug 12 2018

Shifting Ground presents a survey of landscapes from mid– to late–twentieth century American art. As imagined representations of place, landscapes are always mediated through artists. This exhibition explores how artists connected with and conceptualized landscape during this period. The works selected examine the significance of constructed place and the natural world by investigating landscape as a changing entity.

Apr 19
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Apr 21 2018

A tale of fierce activism, profound loneliness, and remarkable resilience, The Loneliness Project employs the documentary method as not only a mode of artistic creation and preservation but also as a mode of collaborative problem-solving.

Apr 15 2018

Twenty years ago, a musical collective of Cornell and Ithaca College faculty joined together to create an ensemble dedicated to presenting new musical works. Join Ensemble X as they perform a blockbuster concert of their season in celebration, featuring an arrangement of works from the last 20 years dedicated to the legacy of the late Given Foundation Professor of Music Emeritus Steven Stucky, a founder of Ensemble X.

Apr 09
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Apr 22 2018

What We’re Made Of is a textile and apparel design exhibition that uses only 100% biodegradable natural fibers, dyes, and findings. Looking at her own personal history, present, and future, as well as diving into the cyclical nature of existence, she asks the question, what are we made of? 

Mar 29 2018

Experience gamelan as it is typically encountered in Indonesia, in the format known as klenèngan.

Mar 28 2018

The jazz legend Wynton Marsalis performs with the Cornell Wind Symphony and Jazz Band, and the Symphony Orchestra presents his newly revised Blues Symphony.

Mar 19
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Apr 20 2018

This exhibition presents Michael Ashkin's recent work consisting of sculptures and photographs that reflect the urban landscape of Berlin as one of voids, liminality, and conflict.

Mar 17
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Mar 18 2018

This festival presents U.S. premieres of Roman Palester’s (1907–1989) chamber music, vocal works, and films. Among the most distinctive composers of mid-twentieth-century Poland, Palester was persecuted during the Second World War and subsequently fled communist Poland.

Mar 10 2018

The Cornell Fashion Collective will present its 34th annual spring fashion show, highlighting the work of over 50 design students.

Mar 01
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Mar 03 2018

Nightly performances of this year's Locally Grown Dance will include select pieces accompanied by live music.

Mar 01 2018

Dans la zone libre / In the Free Zone is a three-act play, written by Yen Vu, that emerged as a creative project based on a history of colonial labor conscription during World War I & II. During the Second World War alone, 20,000 Vietnamese men were brought to France to assist in the war effort, first destined for factories and later for private industries. Set in the midst of the Vichy government, the story follows a group of Vietnamese workers in Southern France.