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
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
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
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
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

Sep 19
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:

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:

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:

Mar 12
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
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
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.

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,...