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 23 2019

A setting of the fourth book of Vergil’s Aeneid in the original Latin, Queen of Carthage narrates the life story of Queen Dido following the arrival of the Trojans to her city in Northern Africa.

Nov 08
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Nov 15 2019

Fifty years later in two concerts at Cornell, the great anatine ensemble returns to the analog to perform Borden’s minimalist masterpiece, the Continuing Story of Counterpoint, on the original synthesizers.

Oct 28
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Nov 04 2019

Aboriginal Australian Artist Jonathan Jones will share his insights into socially engaged art as a means of inspiring greater appreciation of Indigenous history and cultures, remembrance of forgotten histories, and stewardship of the environment.

Oct 01
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Jan 20 2019

This exhibition highlights the beauty and the tragedy of feathers in fashion to tell the story of birds and their influence on clothing across the globe.

Sep 28 2019

Cornell Contemporary Chamber players will collaborate with NYC's Unheard-of//Ensemble to present an evening of performances which investigates the influences of time and place on the current graduate student composers within Cornell's distinguished composition department, as well as alumnus composers of the past.

Sep 25 2019

Brazilian Artist Eder Muniz will talk about his work transforming the streetscapes of Salvador, Brazil through the magic of his art.

Sep 15
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Sep 21 2019

Scorched Earth invites eight international artists exploring the relationships of postcolonialism, war policy, territories, solidarity, global commerce and trade routes, in transnational dialogue through moving image, photography, and mixed media.

Aug 29
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Sep 05 2019

This multimedia music and art performance, with Guillermo Presa andf Pisol Manatchinapisit, aims to create a scene of a situation which primarily focuses on instrumental physicality and hearing sensibility.

May 02 2019

Visual + Media ArtsMay 2 Outside, in front of the Human Ecology BuildingPresented by Kelsie Doty Through interviews with textile companies, fashion designers, plant growers, dye chemists and others, this film seeks to document the use of natural dyes within the apparel and textile industry. Thursday, May 2: 8:30pm

Apr 29
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May 09 2019

At a pedestrian intersection of the Arts Quad, a circular assemby of mirrors blocks frosted at eye level. Your passage slows down, physically and psychologically, as you immerse yourelf in the shifting and authentic beauty of the surrounding space. 

Apr 25 2019

CCCP presents: TAKnTime: TAK ensemble will play works focusing on perceived duration, time manipulation, and the effect of sound on temporal experience. There will not only be a concert on April 25th at 8pm, but a day prior there will be Preview Lecture/Concert at the Telluride House at 8pm discussing the process of creation and an oppurtunity for others to understand each composer's constructed landscape. 

Apr 22 2019

Palonegro, one of Ithaca’s favorite ensembles of music from Latin America and the Caribbean, will release its first CD in this unforgettable concert. There will also be guest performers and surprises! 

Apr 20 2019

PULSE is Yamatai's annual concert that features the Japanese art of taiko drumming. 

Apr 18
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Apr 20 2019

An Evening at the Caffe Cino seeks to explore the legacy of the Caffe Cino as both a pioneering space of Off-Off-Broadway theatre and as a site of queer performance and queer social life.

Mar 21 2019

The talented trio of Japanese violinist Noyuri Hazama, baroque cellist and violist da gamba musician Eva Lymenstull, and keyboardist Shin Hwang, explore the more singable works of Shubert and Beethoven centered around the composer's inspiration from the Lied (Germanic songs). 

Mar 15
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Mar 16 2019

The history of feminist performance is one of radical storytelling, of showing how the personal is political and of carving out spaces in which women can feel, in the words of Holly Hughes, “at last, fully human.” Feminist performance offers a critical lens into the sex and gendered dynamics of power, a lens that can challenge – or reinforce – racist, classist, and transphobic embodiments.

Mar 09 2019

From Here marries traditionally masculine silhouettes and feminine styles in an attempt to disavow the ill-conceived notions of the “feminist” wardrobe. Women are constantly evaluated, even ridiculed, for what they wear, whether it’s out with their friends, in the workplace, or on screen. Dress in stereotypically feminine garments or colors and you’re weak and not to be taken seriously. Choose a power pantsuit and you’re a cold-hearted bitch. Put on a short skirt and you no longer respect yourself or support women’s rights. From Here blurs the line that segregates “feminine” and “masculine” clothing in an attempt to redefine what it means to dress like a feminist.

Mar 07
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Mar 09 2019

Directed by Jumay Chu and Byron Suber, the Locally Grown Dance (LGD) will perform with live music featuring Powerdove, with senior vocalist Annie Lewandowski, senior lecturer is the Cornell Music Department. 

Mar 01 2019

Creating an experimental fashion collection, Olivia Haynie merges natural and synthetic materials and explores their relationship in the form of wearable pieces. 

Feb 28 2019

In this artist talk and conversation, Jaret Vadera will discuss key arcs, propositions, and questions guiding his practice.

Jaret Vadera is a transdisciplinary artist whose work explores how different social, technological, and cognitive processes shape and control the ways that we understand the world around and within us. Vadera's practice is influenced by cognitive science, post/decolonial theory, science fiction, Buddhist philosophy, and the study of impossible objects.