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This President’s Day, extend your weekend and join Cornell for an intimate, buzzworthy event on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. This special alumni-led evening will begin at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Merry Foresta ’81, the Museum’s first Curator of Photography, leading a tour of Beyond Beauty, a sweeping celebration of the expressive range of master photographer Irving Penn.

We will then adjourn to 701 Restaurant, where Conrad Kenley ’74, CEO and President of LCG, Inc., who is passionate about food and wine, will share wines from his personal collection as inspired by several iconic Penn images in a private reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and engaging conversation.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Exhibition gallery tour with Merry Foresta
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 800 G Street NW
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm Reception with wines from the collection of Conrad Kenley
701 Restaurant, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW


Reservations: $35.00 per person
RSVP early! Attendance is limited to 16 guests.

Event Questions? Please contact Robynne Dinkelaker at rd388@cornell.edu
Registration Questions? Please contact Darren Ziller at drz9@cornell.edu

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

About Merry Foresta:

The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s first Curator of Photography, Merry Foresta (MA ’81) is now an independent curator and arts writer, and guest curator and author of the accompanying publication to Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty. As Curator of Photography and subsequently founding Director of the Smithsonian Photography Initiative from 2000-2010, Merry built one of the world’s premier collections of American photography. An art historian, she is the author of numerous catalog essays and articles on American art and photography.

About Conrad Kenley:

Conrad D. Kenley is the President and CEO of LCG Inc. and Chairman of the DC Jazz Festival in the DC metro area. LCG Inc.is a leading provider of technology-based consulting services, biomedical research support, grants management, decision analytics, software engineering and IT operations. Conrad holds both a BS in engineering ‘74 and an MBA ’75 from Cornell University.