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.

SPRING 2018
(Check back frequently, as events are continually being added.)

Feb 28

In this artist talk and conversation, Jaret Vadera will discuss key arcs, propositions, and questions guiding his practice.

Jaret Vadera is a transdisciplinary artist whose work explores how different social, technological, and cognitive processes shape and control the ways that we understand the world around and within us. Vadera's practice is influenced by cognitive science, post/decolonial theory, science fiction, Buddhist philosophy, and the study of impossible objects.

Mar 01

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

Mar 07
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Mar 09

Directed by Jumay Chu and Byron Suber, the Locally Grown Dance (LGD) will perform with live music featuring Powerdove, with senior vocalist Annie Lewandowski, senior lecturer is the Cornell Music Department. 

Mar 09

From Here marries traditionally masculine silhouettes and feminine styles in an attempt to disavow the ill-conceived notions of the “feminist” wardrobe. Women are constantly evaluated, even ridiculed, for what they wear, whether it’s out with their friends, in the workplace, or on screen. Dress in stereotypically feminine garments or colors and you’re weak and not to be taken seriously. Choose a power pantsuit and you’re a cold-hearted bitch. Put on a short skirt and you no longer respect yourself or support women’s rights. From Here blurs the line that segregates “feminine” and “masculine” clothing in an attempt to redefine what it means to dress like a feminist.

Mar 15
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Mar 16

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 21

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). 

Apr 18
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Apr 20

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 20

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

Apr 22

Palonegro, one of Ithaca’s favorite ensembles of music from Latin America and the Caribbean, will release its first CD in this unforgettable concert. There will also be guest performers and surprises! 

Apr 25

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 29
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May 09

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. 

May 02

Visual + Media ArtsMay 2 Outside, in front of the Human Ecology BuildingPresented by Kelsie Doty Through interviews with textile companies, fashion designers, plant growers, dye chemists and others, this film seeks to document the use of natural dyes within the apparel and textile industry. Thursday, May 2: 8:30pm