Dec 09 2011

December 2011 Writer's Bloc, a student organization at Cornell University, provides a literary platform for the self-expression of incarcerated students of teh Cornell Prison Education Program at Auburn and Cayuga Correctional Facilities.  The bi-annual journal includes works of poetry and prose that underscore the experience of incarceration by documenting feelings of loss, triumph, sorrow and growth. This year, Writer's Bloc will host Avi Steinberg, author of Running the Books, to...

Dec 01
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Dec 10 2011

Risley Theatre The Melodramatics Theatre Company presents Rent, a rock musical theatre production that focuses on the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 90s.  The cast and staff plan to create an intimate setting of an abstract view of New York in the late 80s, working in collaboration with Ithaca College students in theatre, lighting and set design.

Nov 20 2011

3PM, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Godfrey Simmons, visiting lecturer in the Department of Theatre, Film & Dance, collaborates with Obie-winning theatre company Hoi Polloi to present a three-day workshop of a theatrical adaptation of Charles Mingus' autobiography, Beneath the Underdog.  Alec Duffy, founder and artistic director of Hoi Polloi, will direct the workshops and staged reading of this work-in-progress.  With visiting actor and Cornell alum Lori Parquet and...

Nov 19
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Nov 20 2011

November 19, 8PM, Barnes Hall: Four conductors lead movements of the Hayden Symphony Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor, with guest clinician Johannes Schlaefli and violinists Susan Waterbury and Nicholas DiEugenio. Features Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for two violins, BWV 1043, Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 47 November 20, 3PM, Bailey Hall: Johannes Schaefli conducts Tchaikovsky Symphony Cornell Symphony Orchestra; Chris...

Nov 17
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Feb 18 2011

Warehouse Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York Installation by Elisabeth Meyer, professor of art.  A series of digitally traced drawing embroidered onto an organza fabric.  The repeating pattern evokes an association with an uplifted plane, the ocean -- a net of coordinates surfacing.  The transparent quality of the organza allows the viewer to see through the piece thus questioning the nature of space. Meyer developed the concept for this sculptural piece during...

Nov 15 2011

7:15PM, Willard Straight Theatre, Cornell Cinema Filmscreening with introduction by program curator and filmmaker Michael Robinson. Built from appropriated imagery, and considering the ways by which our aspirations can get caught up in machines, these three films deconstruct both the mechanics of sentiment and the myths of progress. Composed entirely of YouTube and LiveLeak clips, Jennifer Proctor's A Movie is a poignant shot-for-shot remake of Bruce Conner's classic 1958 found-footage film...

Nov 04 2011

5PM, Installation Opening, Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall Ian Janicki and Daniel Marino, Bachelors of Architecture '12 candidates, will design and fabricate four sculptural pieces constructed from laminate wood, plastic, felt and fiberglass, using methods of pleating and folding a single material. An installation of the work will include drawings and models to illustrate process, as well as the final pieces. This project is a collaboration between Janicki, Marino and Engineering undergraduate...

Nov 04
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Nov 05 2011

Willard Straight Theatre Alloy Orchestra Live Accompaniment Cornell Cinema: The Alloy Orchestra has been creating original scores for restored silent films since the early ‘90s and have emerged as the best, and best-known, silent film accompanists in the world, each year premiering their latest work at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. November 4, 7:15 PM  Man With a Movie Camera (1929) Dziga Vertov’s city symphony is a masterpiece of Soviet avant-garde cinema filled...

Oct 24
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Oct 28 2011

Tjaden Gallery, Olive Tjaden Hall Opening reception: October 26, 5 - 7PM Installation by College Scholar Meredith Gudesblatt (BA'12), College of Arts and Sciences. Photographs and analytic text examining the spatial remnants of collective memory in Buenos Aires. Gudesblatt created this photography exhibition to raise awareness and create dialogue about the nature of collective memory, specifically as it pertains to Buenos Aires and the lingering vestiges of the last military dictatorship...

Oct 18 2011

7:15PM, Willard Straight Theatre Cornell Cinema: Filmscreening with introduction by program curator and filmmaker Michael Robinson These six short works of ecological strangeness use radical cinematic forms to question mankind's relationship to the natural world, the longevity of the planet, and existence itself.  Ben Rivers's Origin of the Species documents the home and handiwork of a Scottish hermit obsessed with Darwin's seminal text, while a home-gardening TV program mutates into a...

Oct 14 2011

Statler Auditorium Concert organized by ASHA of Hindustani music with Indian classical musician, flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, accompanied by Subhankar Banerjee on tabla, Shymala Rajender on tanpura and Jay Gandhi on flute.  ASHA is a student organization whose mission is to catalyze socio-economic change in India through the education of underprivileged children. 

Oct 12 2011

7:15PM, Willard Straight Theatre An Evening with Acclaimed Experimental Filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky “There is the world that we see, and then there is the world that artists like Mr. Dorsky see and generously share." (NY Times) Named the top avant garde filmmaker of the 2000s in a 2010 poll conducted by Film Comment magazine, Nathaniel Dorsky's stunning films combine Stan Brakhage's abstract lyric and Warren Sonbert's refined montage, and yet stand as their own wholly personal works,...

Oct 03
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Oct 14 2011

Hartell Gallery, Sibley Hall Exhibition: October 3- 14 October 6: Live Event  12-2PM; Opening Reception  5-7PM Crowd Sourced Condo is a multimedia installation by Stephanie Owens, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Cornell, that juxtaposes real space and information space through the creation of a real-time interface between Ithaca, New York and New Delhi, India. The project is a collaboration between Owens and Amitesh Grover, performer and new media artist....

Oct 03
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Oct 03 2011

8PM, Barnes Hall Residency and performance by composer Tim Hodgkinson, co-founder of the politically and musically radical group "Henry Cow," with guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Chris Cochrane, and keyboardist and sound artist Miguel Frasconi.  This collaboration of well-known new music artists includes a two-day residency, concert and talk titled "Introduction to Computer Music" by Hodgkinson on his own work composing electronic music. Ben Piekut,...

Jul 16
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Oct 02 2011

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa is known for his study of the contemporary city and its built historical, political, societal and humanistic conditions in a multidisciplinary approach that defies categorization and involves a broad range of materials and techniques. Driven by a belief in the artist’s moral obligation towards society, Garaicoa creates new vocabularies in order to discuss social and political issues.  Artist Residency and installation in...

Jun 01 2011

Downtown Ithaca, New York Undergraduate architecture students, Cristina Marais and Leslie Mignin, will design and fabricate a furniture prototype of a bicycle rack / city bench, and install the piece for permanent placement in downtown Ithaca, New York. The design responds to an increasing need to accomodate urban pedestrian and biker, using Ithaca, New York, as a test site. Design concepts will be explored and modified. Marais and Mignin will collaborate with fabricators and city...

May 16 2011

HEB Gallery, Martha Van Renselaer Hall An exhibition of Cornell's New 'Community Building through Community Buildings' initiative, organized by Jack Elliott, Associate Professor in the Department of Design + Environmental Analysis.  This project is a collaboration between Cornell students and the Punta Canta Ecological Foundation and other host Dominican Republic organizations and stakeholders.  The students participated in a design / build project in the settlement of Veron, to...

May 12 2011

10AM, Fine Arts Library, 261B, Sibley Hall "re-public is a beautiful word" -- project by Stephanie Owens (Ithaca/USA) with Amitesh Grover (Delhi/India).  A real-time network event that re-imagines the global news media's view of "the people" in light of recent uprisings in the Middle East. The event takes form as a live, interactive exchange between people in Ithaca and people in a populous corner of Delhi, India. Together, using both the streets of India and the book...

May 08
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May 22 2011

25 Central Park West, NYC This group exhibition will reflect the diversity of practices that characterize the Cornell MFA program–installation, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. MFA writing students will hold a reading one evening during the exhibition. The exhibition organizers consist of all eleven graduate students (Robert Andrade, Piotr Chizinski, Amie Cunat, Gabrielle Jesiolowski, Gabriela Jimenez, Daren Kendall, Baseera Khan, Ruth Oppenheim, Benjamin...

May 07
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May 08 2011

Bailey Hall As part of the Cornell Concert series, Leon Fleisher will coach students performing in the event and conduct the Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra as part of a series of concerts in Bailey Hall. Beethoven Concerto Project with Leon Fleisher

May 07
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May 08 2011

May 7, 2011, 8PM: Whalen Center, Ithaca, College (free and open to the public) May 8, 2011: 2PM: Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell University (tickets) There is only one god, and her name is life: Re-imagining Kabir An interdisciplinary and collaborative performance of literature, music, and dance, interpreting the writings and messages of non-violence by 15th century Indian poet, Kabir.  Performance features Indian novelist, playwright, screenplay writer, and...

May 05
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Jun 30 2011

Mann Library Gallery, 2nd floor; July 2011 Gimme Coffee! Green Street, Ithaca, NY Exhibition of large format images by Marc Miller, lecturer, Landscape Architecture, Cornell Photoraphy project exploring the relationship between digital images and landscape representation and motion. The project breaks from the conventional static images of landscape long established in the realm of painting, now emulated in conventional photography. By using open source software and a high-resolution web...

May 04
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May 15 2011

The Kitchen Theatre Company, 417 State Street, Ithaca, NY, various times below S/he is a theatre event that brings together artists from Turkey and the United States in a cultural encounter that examines issues related to gender. The play is written by American playwright Tammy Ryan and Turkish playwright Zeynep Kacar. http://theatrefilmdance.cornell.edu/events http://www.intlculturelab.org Tickets / Kitchen Theatre: 607-273-4497, visit the Ticket Center in Center Ithaca or online:...

Apr 25
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Apr 29 2011

Hartell Gallery Closing reception: April 29, 5-7PM The result of a yearlong collaboration between Stephanie DeGooyer and Maegan Magathan, "Chairs of Berlin" presents hundreds of snapshots of chairs taken on the streets of Berlin using disposable cameras with expired film. Arranged according to the grid of a tourist's map, these photographs are accompanied by a footnote containing personal notes (some pertaining to the collaborators’ own frustrated attempts to capture the...

Apr 16 2011

A 36 hour performance put together by composers, actors, musicians, conceptual artists, poets, visual artist, graphic designers, and others from New York City, Ithaca, and around the country, will be passing through the Cornell campus Saturday, April 16, 2011. This enormous performance starts in New York City at 8am and will be in Ithaca at 8pm.   We would like you to be a part of it. We are turning the campus into a living dream. There is no audience; we need you to come and be part of...

Apr 11
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Apr 22 2011

Hartell Gallery Parallel Utopias will analyze, document and exhibit the dystopic status of North and South Korea through critical interpretations of spatial conditions to propose divergent urban and architectural scenarios of an immanent reunified future. The objective is to amalgamate the architectural consequences of the propaganda machine deployed by North and South Korea to investigate the language of utopian dreams purported through the architectural apparatus. The exhibit will be...

Apr 03
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Apr 09 2011

Tjaden Gallery Jennifer Gioffre uses principles of physics and mathematics to create an image that explores the camera’s variable perceptions and the limitations of the human eye and its perception. A single montage is created from a collection of images using different focal length lenses.  The control (like the control in an experiment) within the final image is achieved by photographing a scene while keeping the subject the same magnification percentage in each individual image....

Apr 01 2011

Filmscreening / TBA Spring 2011 Cornell + various media outlets including PBS / HBO Shot clandestinely over a 2-year period by a best-selling novelist and filmmaker who needs to remain anonymous, this film provides a rare look at the second most isolated country on the planet. It lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a country that has been held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48 years. This unique feature length documentary, culled from over 100 hours of...

Apr 01 2011

Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Inspired by Peter Bruegel's image "Big Fish Eat Little Fish"-- and in response with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill -- "And why the sea is boiling hot..." investigates various meanings of consumption and their relationship to the life of our oceans. This is an installation of sound and movement mixing animation with live video in a choreographic brawl and collaged sound of waves, sea birds and media reporting, with dance rhythms inspired...

Apr 01
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Apr 09 2011

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art The Johnson Museum Club, a student organization, hosts its annual juried arts showcase featuring visual art and film screenings by Cornell students.  Performance art will be presented at the opening reception. Opening reception: Friday, April 1, 2011, 7 - 10PM Exhibition: April 1 - 9, 2011  

Mar 31
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Apr 03 2011

Risley Theatre March 31 - April 2, 8PM; April 3, 2PM Bruce Levitt, Professor, Theatre Arts, directs Martin McDonagh's THE PILLOWMAN, a dark comedy, that won the 2004 Olivier award for Best New Play, the New York Drama Critics Award for Best New Foreigh Play, and two Tony Awards. Performed by Cornell student actors Aaron Sprecher, Myles Kenyon Rowland, and James Miller, and professional actor, guest artist David Studwell. Technical and artistic support from Angela Branneman, Warren Cross,...

Mar 31
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Apr 02 2011

Fall Creek Studio, 1201 N. Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY Three performances, 8PM Play Everywhere, a student theatre troupe consisting of student actors, architects, engineers, musicians and dancers, presents The Magic Show, by Stephen Schwartz. This musical was selected as this year's presentation for its combined large-scale stage illusions, dance routines, live musical numbers, comedy and romance. The Magic Show is a one-act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Bob...

Mar 30 2011

Barnes Hall and A.D. White House New Music in Southeast Asia: A Concert and Symposium The work of Southeast Asian composers of contemporary art music is overshadowed by the renowned traditional musics of the region and the better known work of their peers from East Asia. This concert and symposium serve as an introduction to composers who deserve to be better known, and to the scenes in which they work. The concert features music for Western strings, voices, and Indonesian gamelan...

Mar 28
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Apr 01 2011

Tjaden Gallery An installation by Lindsey Glover, staff member, Department of Art, MFA Cornell '08 Video projection of footage culminated from Glover's residency program at UCross Foundation, Wyoming, in response to the landscape and terrain.  Footage was collected in a forest located in the Geyser Basin region of Yellowstone National Park.  This series of video projections will be reinterpreted and specifically designed for the gallery space, to be viewed as layers as they relate...

Mar 25
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Apr 03 2011

Winkleman Gallery, 621 W. 27th Street, Chelsea, New York An archival exhibition of images collected from over 100 artists, that gives prominence to objects, imagery, fragments of text, quotes, that may reveal no direct connection to these artists' practice, but possess an engimatci, resonant meaning. The exhibition is a collaborative work organized by Workshop G: Mike Ashkin, professor of art at Cornell, artist Leslie Brack of Ithaca, NY, and Brooklyn, and Joshua Geldzahler, Cornell...

Mar 19
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Jun 12 2011

Curated by The History of Art Majors' Society, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art The History of Art Majors' Society at Cornell aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the Cornell community through a variety of activities organized by the group. This year the group has organized an exhibition with the theme of the icon, focusing on how icons, or the subject of our admiration and obsession, become objects through commoditization in contemporary American society and our...

Mar 15 2011

Barnes Hall, 8:00 pm The Cornell Contemporary Chambers Players presents a concert featuring new compositions to be written by Cornell graduate composers specifically for Argento Chambers Ensemble. Located in NYC as an ensemble in residence at the Columbia University, Argento Chambers Ensemble is widely acclaimed by their remarkable performances of contemporary music, including many word premieres of significant works. Their repertoire consists of compositions by renowned composers and their...

Mar 10
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Mar 14 2011

Lincoln Hall, Barnes Hall, Anabel Taylor Chapel A four day festival will be held in order to celebrate the completion of Cornell's new baroque organ in Anabel Taylor Chapel in March. The festival will feature 18th century keyboard music in all its guises, ranging across many different keyboard instruments and repertoires. The festival will also include discussion panels on the aesthetic and political issues of cultural reconstruction in Germany today such as material culture, handcraft and the...

Mar 08 2011

Hans Bethe House, Jansen Dining Room, Spring 2011 Installation by architecture students Jean You and Sonny Xu, winners of the Hans Bethe Design Competition.  Juried competition: to create an installation that reflected Professor Betheʼs work in astrophysics and the energy of stars.

Mar 07
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Mar 11 2011

Olive Tjaden Gallery Reception: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 5-7PM Danielle Mericle presents a photographs of Cornell's collection of plaster casts.  The casts originally functioned as a teaching tool in the late 19th century, but became obsolete in the early 20th century as professors turned to photography to illustrate their lectures.  The overriding sentiment was that the casts, as copies, were no longer of value.  Most of them are now in a warehouse on the outskirts of Ithaca,...

Mar 05 2011

7PM, Statler Hall Auditorium An evening of classical music performed by Ustad Shahid Parvez Kahn on sitar, accompanied by Nitin Mitta on tabla. Presented by ASHA and Bengali Student Association. Proceeds go toward the education of underprivileged children in India. Ticket information ASHA CORNELL  

Mar 02
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Apr 08 2011

Cornell Cinema presents a series of films exploring the connections between cars and culture in several cities around the world. The series is in conjunction with Cornell's exhibition "Unpacking the Nano: The Price of the World's Most Affordable Car" (January 18 - March 21, 2011, HF Johnson Museum of Art), and symposium (March 10 -11, 2011). FILM SCHEDULE: February 22, 7:00 PM: A Different Path with visiting filmmaker Monteith McCollum, Schwartz Center for the...

Mar 01 2011

Hartell Gallery / Spring 2011 Akshay Mehra (BARCH '11) presents the exhibition PAST FUTURES, an exploration of the technologies that welcomed in a brave new world and helped define the modern era - artifacts of high technology, already outdated and yet still objects of quintessential design.  The Cold War era saw the rise of a new future, led by an arms race that had awesome technological repercussions.  The atmosphere ceased to be a barrier as man first broke free of...

Mar 01 2011

Spring 2011 Nicholas Knouf presents SYNGVAA, a responsive sculptural installation consisting of organic and machine parts that react to gallery visitors.  Working within the tradition of Fluxist assemblages, syngvaa encourages ephemeral, playful, participatory performances.  syngvaa's movements occur in response to non-speech vocal sounds by the participants, enabling people to explore other forms of vocal expression within a protective space. syngvaa exists in the medium of robotic...

Feb 18 2011

Cornell University Sustainable Design (CUSD) Student Organization, dedicated to providing technical and strategic solutions related to human development and environmental challenges through creative architectural design. CUSD has partnered with Education Africa, a South African non-profit organization, to design a pre-school for a new mixed-income development outside Johannesburg.  Research and design models have been combined in a book that will serve as a manual for architecure...

Feb 16 2011

Internationally acclaimed animator Bill Plympton will conduct a master class and introduce his latest feature film, IDIOTS & ANGELS, and short film, THE COW WHO WANTED TO BE A HAMBURGER.  MASTER CLASS: February 16, 6:00 - 7:30PM, Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Collegetown, Ithaca, NY.  Plympton will discuss the artistic (design, layouts, storyboards, writing, editing, etc.) and business (budgets, funding, festivals, etc.) sides of animation,...

Feb 14
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Feb 26 2011

Hartell Gallery Eric Bernstein presents DOUBLE TAKE, an exhibition of five topographic landscape sculptures that simultaneously portray and reinterpret ten familiar works of art.  Using such iconic paintings as the Mona Lisa, 3D reliefs are fabricated to demonstrate the unexpected moment of lost familiarity and intense reinterpretation.  In plan view, the images are unchanged, but as you cross the room, extrusions increasingly deform the familiar icon. The show will also include 20...

Feb 14
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Feb 18 2011

Tjaden Experimental Gallery, Tjaden Hall Daren Kendall, MFA '12 candidate in the Department of Art, will present "Shield," an installation constructed of salvaged hockey safety glass. The 4x8' panels will be installed to create an unexpected tension between the luminious nature of glass and evidence of impact made by puck marks and scars.

Feb 05 2011

First Performance: February 5, 2011, 4 - 7PM, Beverly J. Martin Elementary School Gym 302 W. Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NY Student Performance: April 9, 2011, The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts The project is a three-phase community conversation about race at Cornell University. The project kicks off with a performance of the play Dispatches from (A)mended American with nine professional actors including Brandt Adams, Sarah K. Chalmers, and Godfrey L Simmons, Jr. This documentary...

Feb 04 2011

Willard Straight Theatre, 7:30 PM Spark of Being is a meditation on contemporary art, technology, and other themes through the lens of the Frankenstein story, from jazz trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas and experimental video and film artist Bill Morrison. The multimedia production combines the screening of the film, Spark of Being by Morrison--consisting of new, archival, and distressed footage--with an original score by Douglas written for and performed by his electric band Keystone. Click...

Feb 01 2011

Goldwin Smith / February 2011 Julie Phillips Brown presents THE ADJACENT POSSIBLE, a book-length, linked sequence of poems centered on the problems of consciousness, inter-subjective relation, theories of emergence, and Buddhist philosophy and practice.  These thematic concerns emerge through a dialogue between two figures, in a variety of poetic modes, including free verse, invented forms, and the traditional Japanese forms of baibun, tanka, and renga.  What The Adjacent Possible...

Jan 27
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Jan 30 2011

Jannuary 27, 28, 29, 30 Based on Arnoid Schoenberg's private concert series that presented some of the seminal works of the 20C, works will be conducted by composers from the canon and from lesser-known composers, replicating as closely as possible their original context. The festival will feature four days of concerts with a musicology colloquium talk by renowned Schoenberg specialist Michael Friedmann from Yale, and pre-concert lectures by Michael Friedmann, Roger Moseley, and PhD student...

Jan 22
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Mar 20 2011

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the American Abstract Artists (AAA) formed in New York in 1936 and still going strong. Founding members included Josef Albers, Ilya Bolotowsky, Byron Browne, Burgoyne Diller, Werner Drewes, Susie Frelinghuysen, Balcomb and Gertrude Greene, Ibram Lassaw, Anne Trumball Mason, George McNeil, George L.K. Morris, and many other important initiators in the Abstract art movement. At 75, AAA numbers over 100 members. This...