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Learn more about the work of London-based artist Sharon Walters and how our student organizations are connecting with he...
04/23/2021
The Johnson Museum presents a virtual workshop for students with artist Sharon Walters | Cornell Chronicle

Learn more about the work of London-based artist Sharon Walters and how our student organizations are connecting with her over this Wellness weekend! Cornell students can still sign up for our Saturday virtual workshop here: https://cornell.campusgroups.com/JGSMMuseumCl/rsvp_boot?id=1080568

On April 24, Cornell students can join this London-based artist at a virtual collage-making workshop and discussion about creativity, mental health, and representations of Black women in art.

On Earth Day, to conclude our special series for Sustainable Cornell Sustainability Month, Iris Kazhmurat, #Cornell ’22,...
04/22/2021

On Earth Day, to conclude our special series for Sustainable Cornell Sustainability Month, Iris Kazhmurat, #Cornell ’22, our modern and contemporary art intern, shows how Simon Norfolk’s photographs visualize change over time in ways that science and data cannot.
https://museum.cornell.edu/news/intern-spotlight-iris-kazhmurat-22-simon-norfolk

On Earth Day, to conclude our special series for Sustainable Cornell Sustainability Month, Iris Kazhmurat, #Cornell ’22, our modern and contemporary art intern, shows how Simon Norfolk’s photographs visualize change over time in ways that science and data cannot.
https://museum.cornell.edu/news/intern-spotlight-iris-kazhmurat-22-simon-norfolk

Natalia Gulick, #Cornell ’21, is our intern working with our preparator team at the Johnson. She wrote about how a photo...
04/15/2021

Natalia Gulick, #Cornell ’21, is our intern working with our preparator team at the Johnson. She wrote about how a photograph from our collection by Sebastião Salgado examines the human and environmental cost of extraction, for our series in honor of Sustainability Month, part of Sustainable Cornell. http://museum.cornell.edu/news/intern-spotlight-natalia-gulick-21-sebasti%C3%A3o-salgado

Natalia Gulick, #Cornell ’21, is our intern working with our preparator team at the Johnson. She wrote about how a photograph from our collection by Sebastião Salgado examines the human and environmental cost of extraction, for our series in honor of Sustainability Month, part of Sustainable Cornell. http://museum.cornell.edu/news/intern-spotlight-natalia-gulick-21-sebasti%C3%A3o-salgado

Students, faculty, and staff came together across collections to really put on a show! Watch the eCornell keynote explor...
04/10/2021

Students, faculty, and staff came together across collections to really put on a show! Watch the eCornell keynote exploring how "Fashion in Transit" combined art, fashion, installation, and the Internet with great style. Many thanks to our friends at Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection for our campus collaborations.

Bailey Reagan, #Cornell ’21, is our intern for development and administration as well as part of the visitor services te...
04/08/2021

Bailey Reagan, #Cornell ’21, is our intern for development and administration as well as part of the visitor services team at the Johnson. She wrote about how "Global Warming, after Albrecht Dürer's Portrait of Oswolt Krel" by Kathleen Gilje puts modern climate concerns into a 15th-century painting, for our series in honor of Sustainability Month, part of Sustainable Cornell. http://museum.cornell.edu/news/intern-spotlight-bailey-regan-21-kathleen-gilje

Bailey Reagan, #Cornell ’21, is our intern for development and administration as well as part of the visitor services team at the Johnson. She wrote about how "Global Warming, after Albrecht Dürer's Portrait of Oswolt Krel" by Kathleen Gilje puts modern climate concerns into a 15th-century painting, for our series in honor of Sustainability Month, part of Sustainable Cornell. http://museum.cornell.edu/news/intern-spotlight-bailey-regan-21-kathleen-gilje

Angela Chang, #Cornell ’22, is the intern for rights and reproductions at the Johnson. She wrote about how "Landscape/Lo...
04/01/2021

Angela Chang, #Cornell ’22, is the intern for rights and reproductions at the Johnson. She wrote about how "Landscape/Loftscape #5" by Marcia Resnick from our collection offers perspective on environmental change in the age of Covid-19, in the first post of a series for our website in honor of Sustainability Month, part of Sustainable Cornell.
http://museum.cornell.edu/news/intern-spotlight-angela-chang-%E2%80%9922-marcia-resnick

Angela Chang, #Cornell ’22, is the intern for rights and reproductions at the Johnson. She wrote about how "Landscape/Loftscape #5" by Marcia Resnick from our collection offers perspective on environmental change in the age of Covid-19, in the first post of a series for our website in honor of Sustainability Month, part of Sustainable Cornell.
http://museum.cornell.edu/news/intern-spotlight-angela-chang-%E2%80%9922-marcia-resnick

Join the Museum’s Leah Sweet, the Lynch Curatorial Coordinator for Academic Programs, and the team behind this collabora...
03/31/2021
Fashion in Transit

Join the Museum’s Leah Sweet, the Lynch Curatorial Coordinator for Academic Programs, and the team behind this collaboration across Cornell collections at this free event!

From the aesthetics of transportation mechanisms themselves to the clothing and accessories worn by bodies in motion, fashion affects and is affected by the transit swarm. “Fashion in Transit” explores how the fashioned body moves through space: sliding, swimming, riding, rolling, walking, flyin...

In our 2018 exhibition "Debating Art: Chinese Intellectuals at the Crossroads," guest curator Yuhua Ding (#Cornell PhD 2...
03/23/2021
Residence hall names honor McClintock, Hu, Cayuga Nation | Cornell Chronicle

In our 2018 exhibition "Debating Art: Chinese Intellectuals at the Crossroads," guest curator Yuhua Ding (#Cornell PhD 2020) explored the movements that helped shape Hu Shih with works from the Museum and Library collections. http://museum.cornell.edu/exhibitions/debating-art-chinese-intellectuals-crossroads

Cornell will honor Nobel Prize winner Barbara McClintock, renowned Chinese scholar Hu Shih and the Cayuga Nation with names for new North Campus residence hall buildings.

It's #CornellGivingDay and we hope you'll support the Museum this year, because every gift will go even further thanks t...
03/11/2021

It's #CornellGivingDay and we hope you'll support the Museum this year, because every gift will go even further thanks to a generous matching challenge offered by a member of our Museum Advisory Council. Here are two artworks from our collection by women to get you seeing double! Then double the impact you can make for the Johnson today at https://givingday.cornell.edu/organizations/herbert-f-johnson-museum-of-art
Thank you!

"Paul Pfeiffer: Morning After the Deluge" (2003) will be projected outside on the Johnson's east facade daily from sunse...
02/11/2021

"Paul Pfeiffer: Morning After the Deluge" (2003) will be projected outside on the Johnson's east facade daily from sunset to midnight now through February 25. To create his breathtaking projection loop, the artist filmed Cape Cod sunrises and sunsets and digitally fused them into a single image. In 2018 Pfeiffer was named Teiger Mentor in the Arts by Cornell Aap. (Images © Paul Pfeiffer. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.)

A new free series at Cornell Cinema, “Art in Motion,” is kicking off with a deep dive on M.C. Escher. Get your screening...
02/05/2021

A new free series at Cornell Cinema, “Art in Motion,” is kicking off with a deep dive on M.C. Escher. Get your screening link today!

Reservations now open for M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity, with a 3-day viewing window from Feb 12-15 (7pm-7pm). "From Labyrinth to Inception and tattoos to YouTube make-up tutorials, the Dutchman’s optical illusions and tessellations have been captivating and inspiring future generations for a century now." Visit our website - https://cinema.cornell.edu/mc-escher-journey-infinity - to RSVP before the free tickets are all gone!

From “Goose Girl” to cover girl! Cornell Alumni Magazine is highlighting our collection and architecture in their Januar...
02/04/2021

From “Goose Girl” to cover girl! Cornell Alumni Magazine is highlighting our collection and architecture in their January/February issue. Read some of their conversation with Jessica Martinez here and check out the full article on their website.
http://museum.cornell.edu/news/director-jessica-martinez-conversation-cornell-alumni-magazine

From “Goose Girl” to cover girl! Cornell Alumni Magazine is highlighting our collection and architecture in their January/February issue. Read some of their conversation with Jessica Martinez here and check out the full article on their website.
http://museum.cornell.edu/news/director-jessica-martinez-conversation-cornell-alumni-magazine

Teamwork made it happen last fall, and we're ready to go again in the new semester! Read about some of our pandemic coll...
01/22/2021
Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection

Teamwork made it happen last fall, and we're ready to go again in the new semester! Read about some of our pandemic collaborations and much more in the new Cornell Chronicle.

"In the spring of 2020, Denise Green thought she had the fall 2020 semester all figured out.

An associate professor of fiber science and apparel design in the College of Human Ecology, Green had been awarded a Society for the Humanities fellowship to teach a class on curating fashion exhibitions. Her students would do hands-on research in the archival collections of Cornell University Library, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, and the Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection, which she directs.

A grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts would fund an exhibition of the final class project, with 'a big opening with hundreds of people gathered together,' Green says.

'I had the plan. I had the syllabus. I had the money to support the curation and installation,' she says. 'And then everything changed.'"

Read more about out how we pivoted for the pandemic:

"Stars and Stripes" (1992) by Emma Amos (1937–2020) is an oil painting on paper that includes a photograph taken by Geor...
01/20/2021

"Stars and Stripes" (1992) by Emma Amos (1937–2020) is an oil painting on paper that includes a photograph taken by George Shivery, a friend of Amos's family in Atlanta. It was a gift from an edition of four to our permanent collection from Sylvan Cole Jr., #Cornell Class of 1939, in 2001. It will be on view in the upcoming exhibition “Emma Amos: Color Odyssey” when it travels to the Philadelphia Museum of Art later this year, joining two other works by Amos from our collection lent to the exhibition.

Under a new grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative, the Johnson Museum will be a campus pa...
01/14/2021

Under a new grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures Initiative, the Johnson Museum will be a campus partner with Global Cornell in a robust engagement effort to establish a Racial and Migrant Justice Fund to support artistic, policy and technological innovations to help improve the lives of minorities and migrants. The Museum, building on the success of our 2019 exhibition “how the light gets in,” will host artists-in-residence who will create new exhibitions or installations.
Read more from the Cornell Chronicle on our website: http://museum.cornell.edu/news/museum-will-partner-global-cornell-mellon-foundation-just-futures-initiative

("how the light gets in": Photo by Simon Wheeler)

01/06/2021
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Getting back into the work week after the holiday break can be stressful. Take a break for some mediation and this video of the Cosmos at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. You can watch the full version here: https://vimeo.com/480380489.

In the spirit of the season ... "We All Live Together" (2002) by Stan Greene (Coast Salish, Semiahmoo Band, b. 1953 in M...
12/23/2020

In the spirit of the season ... "We All Live Together" (2002) by Stan Greene (Coast Salish, Semiahmoo Band, b. 1953 in Mission, BC) is a screen print from our collection that is frequently shown in Cornell course collaborations at the Johnson. Mason Leist ’20, a student in this year’s "Indigenous Issues in Global Perspectives" course, observed that the "intertwined group of beings illustrates that we as humans are among diverse creatures that are sustained by the land, and thus have a duty to sustain it. Each of the creatures depicted appear to grasp each other in order to remain balanced."

Warm wishes for the year ahead from all of us at the Johnson Museum of Art. (Gift of Steve Allen, Jr., MD; reproduced with permission of the artist.)

Congratulations to our friend David on his retirement! In the words of own Andy Weislogel, “He’s a really gifted teacher...
12/15/2020
After transforming SU Art Museum over 34 years, David Prince set to retire

Congratulations to our friend David on his retirement! In the words of own Andy Weislogel, “He’s a really gifted teacher ... somebody who’s really committed to sharing what he knows about art and helping multiple generations of students go into the museum field.”

David Prince’s final exhibit at the Syracuse University Art Museum will open this spring and be an intersection of American art and the novel “Moby Dick” by Herman Melville.

Thanks to our friends at the Cornell Southeast Asia Program for their great work! Read their new Bulletin for more on on...
12/09/2020

Thanks to our friends at the Cornell Southeast Asia Program for their great work! Read their new Bulletin for more on one of our many collaborations.

Haven't had a chance to read the Fall 2020 SEAP Bulletin?

Check out an excerpt. "The House that SEAP Built" is a meditation by Kaja McGowan on two wooden masks gifted to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art by the late Ben Anderson.

https://einaudi.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/2020-12/The_House_that_SEAP_Built.pdf

Thanks so much for coming, Humanities Scholars Program - Cornell University! We'll see you in the spring. 😷
12/01/2020

Thanks so much for coming, Humanities Scholars Program - Cornell University! We'll see you in the spring. 😷

In early November, HSP was treated to a small group introduction to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art as a site of research. Being able to see original works of art and spend some quality in-person time during this unusual semester was restorative. We look forward to working more with the Museum in the spring semester.

Check out this upcoming free online conference with Cornell's own Iftikhar Dadi and Salah Hassan!
11/12/2020

Check out this upcoming free online conference with Cornell's own Iftikhar Dadi and Salah Hassan!

Want to hear from leading reseachers?
In next week's free symposium, learn about how artists experimented with script and letterforms in North Africa, West Asia & South Asia in the wake of independence movements. Book a free ticket here: https://bit.ly/37QVcYp

This event is organised by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational in collaboration with The Courtauld.

Bringing art and people together: “Christian Marclay: Lids and Straws (One Minute)" (2016) joins “Leo Villareal: Cosmos”...
11/08/2020

Bringing art and people together: “Christian Marclay: Lids and Straws (One Minute)" (2016) joins “Leo Villareal: Cosmos” (2012) at the Johnson, nightly from sunset to midnight through November 24.

While we’re all waiting ... we’re happy to share new art on campus this month! “Lids and Straws (One Minute)” by Christi...
11/06/2020

While we’re all waiting ... we’re happy to share new art on campus this month! “Lids and Straws (One Minute)” by Christian Marclay will be projected on our east facade every night from sunset to midnight through November 24. Christian Marclay, "Lids and Straws (One Minute)" (stills), 2016, single-channel animation (color, silent); 60 seconds, looped. © Christian Marclay. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

Nine favorites from across our permanent collection have been adapted for coloring by Sabrina Haertig ’22, the Summer 20...
09/17/2020

Nine favorites from across our permanent collection have been adapted for coloring by Sabrina Haertig ’22, the Summer 2020 Nancy Horton Bartels ’48 Scholar for Education at the Johnson.

Visit http://museum.cornell.edu/university-students to download the complete PDF (no #Cornell student ID required!). Shown: Cornelis van Spaendonck, "Still Life of Flowers," 1793.

Register today for this free talk with our curator Nancy Green!
09/09/2020

Register today for this free talk with our curator Nancy Green!

Join CAU and the Johnson Museum’s Nancy Green for a virtual “Art of the Depression,” which photographs by Margaret Bourke-White ’27, prints by the Works Projects Administration, and the newly restored Roosevelt Island Murals to tells the story of the art and artists of the 1930s.
To register, click: https://sce.cornell.edu/travel/online/webinars
For more about Nancy, see:
https://sce.cornell.edu/travel/program/equality/faculty#116

To mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, Nancy E. Green, the Gale a...
08/27/2020

To mark the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, Nancy E. Green, the Gale and Ira Drukier Curator of European and American Art, Prints & Drawings, 1800–1945, at the Johnson, takes a look at the life and work of artist and suffragist Susan C. Waters in this week's HFJ @ Home.
http://museum.cornell.edu/news/hfj-home-susan-waters-artist-and-suffragist

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