Join the CCA as we introduce the theme of the 2020 Cornell Biennial, "SWARM." Panelists from across the university will discuss various artistic and conceptual approaches to SWARM to generate ideas and designs for the CCA's university-wide competition for Biennial artworks.

Monday, September 30
Guerlac Room, A.D. White House

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Society for the Humanities.

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 will soon be accepting Individual Grant Program applications for NEW arts projects to be exhibited or performed on campus during the 2020-21 academic year. Watch for information sessions to be scheduled for early next spring.

Curious as to what's been done? Check out past projects.

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FALL 2019 - SPRING 2020

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.

Oct 01
Jan 20

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 28
Nov 04

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.

Nov 08
Nov 15

To celebrate the bicentennial of Clara Schumann (neé Wieck)’s birth, the conference “Performing Clara Schumann: Keyboard Legacies and Feminine Identities in the Long Romantic Tradition,” November 16-17, will present a myriad of interpretive opportunities for understanding the historical, cultural, and aesthetic milieu surrounding the virtuosa’s life and work.

Nov 16

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 23