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Homecoming Arts Tour

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Wear your walking shoes and join this exclusive glimpse of the diverse fine art and cultural offerings at Cornell. The tour will meet at Human Ecology Building and proceed to Klarman Hall, AAP, and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Registration is required as space is limited.

Full Tour Details: 

1. College of Human Ecology and the Lab of Ornithology: Fashion & Feathers
Human Ecology Building (Level T), 37 Forest Home Drive

A collaboration between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Cornell Costume & Textile Collection, 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.
Led by Denise Green, Assistant Professor in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design and the Director of the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection.

2. College of Arts and Sciences: Cornell Plaster Cast Collection
Groos Family Atrium, Klarman Hall

Take in the recently opened Klarman Hall and the beautifully restored plaster casts adorning the Groos Family Atrium, including the visually striking “Flying Nike,†which once soared above the heads of Cornell luminaries in Goldwin Smith Hall.
Led by Verity Platt, Curator of the cast collection and Associate Professor of Classics and History of Art

3. Architecture, Art, and Planning: Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP)
Bibliowicz Family Gallery, Milstein Hall

Set against the commanding perpendicularity of the concrete and glass forms of OMA’s Milstein Hall, work by Beverly Semmes from her acclaimed Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP) is an interchange between art, architecture, femininity, and materiality.
Led by Christina Wing Yun Leung, AAP Exhibitions and Events Coordinator

4. Johnson Museum: how the light gets in
Herbert. F. Johnson Museum of Art

Contemporary artworks in many mediums will look at the movement of people across the globe and the welcome cracks that develop in our notions of borders and nation states.
Led by Andrea Inselmann, curator of modern and contemporary art, and curator of how the light gets in and Leah Sweet, Lynch Curatorial Coordinator for Academic Programs

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