Chronicling how women have strategically used fashion to empower and collectively uplift themselves, the exhibition is part of the 2018 Cornell Council for the Arts Biennial and explores the Biennial theme of “Duration: Passage, Persistence, Survival” through fashion objects.

From articles of clothing worn by suffragettes, a circus trapeze artist’s outfit and a WWII Naval Reserve uniform to shoes worn during a winning Congressional campaign in the 2018 midterm elections, prominent women and everyday unsung heroes are featured in this student-curated exhibit.

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When a tree is harvested for wood, what happens to the pieces that aren’t ramrod straight? An installation designed by Cornell University’s Robotic Construction Laboratory (RCL) proposes an answer to that question and has used robotic fabrication to build a self-supporting structure from rejected wood cuts.

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The CCA is now accepting Individual Grant Program applications for NEW arts projects to be exhibited or performed on campus during the 2019-20 academic year.

Information sessions will be scheduled for early 2019, with applications due April 12. 

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SPRING 2019

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

Mar 01

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 15
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Mar 16

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 21

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.

Apr 18
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Apr 20

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

Apr 20

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 25

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 29
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May 09