Creative projects listed under EVENTS + EXHIBITIONS are funded in part with a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts.
The CCA awards grants to Cornell Faculty, Departments, Programs, Student Organizations, and Student Artists to support creative art projects that engage any singular art form or any mixture of art forms, and may be exhibited, presented, or performed in on-campus as well as off-campus venues.
FALL 2019 - SPRING 2020
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Space & Installation
October 1, 2019 - January 20, 2020
Level T Display Cases, HEB
Presented by Denise Green
A collaboration between the Cornell Costume & Textile Collection, Lab of Ornithology, and the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates, "Fashion & Feathers" explores the nebulous line between inspiration and exploitation. Birds are an endless source of inspiration for fashion and textile designers; however, birds are also exploited for their feathers and some species hunted to extinction for their plumes. 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.