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Past Exhibitions: 2013

Ended on April 7, 2013

Storm Tharp (Class of 1992) is known for enigmatic portraits that investigate the performance of identity. Taking his inspiration from a wide-ranging set of influences, he builds up strange characters in labor-intensive layers that involve drawing, erasing, and chance.

Ended on May 5, 2013

Organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA, this exhibition presents video interviews with master weavers and batik makers from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, along with their textiles.

Ended on May 5, 2013

With over eighty works by such renowned masters as Correggio, Barocci, Tiepolo, Watteau, Fragonard, and Delacroix, this exhibition will offer visitors a close look at some of the finest European drawings ever shown at Cornell.  

Ended on May 5, 2013

A rare glimpse into the filmic work of Ana Mendieta, who produced nearly eighty short films largely unknown to the public.

Ended on June 30, 2013

This exhibition highlights original drawings, paintings, objects, and books by a variety of artists who have been deeply engaged in creating images for the classic repertoire of children’s books.

Ended on July 14, 2013

Curated by the History of Art Majors' Society, this exhibition focuses on the absence, excess, cutting, covering, and styling of hair as the materialization of both individuality and conformity.

Ended on July 21, 2013

A rotating retrospective of posters to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Johnson Museum, and going back to the years of the White Museum (1953–73).

Ended on August 4, 2013

Raised in Japan, Kumi Korf brings many influences to her craft. This exhibition, a small retrospective of her work to date, brings together intricate and intriguing pieces.

Ended on August 11, 2013

South and Southeast Asian textiles selected by students in the Spring 2013 seminar “Threads of Consequence” responding to themes of trade, movement, and cosmology.  

Ended on August 18, 2013

Alice Dalton Brown’s dazzling views of Cayuga Lake and of houses in and around Ithaca are the focal point of this exhibition of more than forty-five works by the artist. 

Ended on September 1, 2013

Through a series of eloquent photographs by Alan Chimacoff, Class of 1963 (Arch '64), and archival material, I. M. Pei’s design and the 2011 addition can be appreciated anew.

Ended on October 6, 2013

Inspired by the 2011 Arab Spring, Coco Fusco chose the empty Plaza de la Revolución in Havana as the site for her meditation on public space, revolutionary promise, and memory.

Ended on December 22, 2013

Laylah Ali made more than eighty paintings on paper involving strange, green-headed beings of indeterminate age, gender, race, and meaning. Over forty of these works have been gathered for the first time in this exhibition, organized by the Williams College Museum of Art.

Ended on December 22, 2013

Video installations and large-scale photo-drawings exploring obsession, memory, and desire.

Ended on December 22, 2013

This exhibition explores the important relationship of Japanese prints to modern and contemporary fine and decorative art, and how this transformed Western art-making practice from the 19th century to today. 

Ended on December 22, 2013

This exhibition will feature more than fifty Vietnamese ceramics from the Dong Son culture (700–43 BC) through the seventeenth century, from the collection assembled by the eminent nuclear physicist John R. Menke (1919–2009).

Ended on December 22, 2013

Paintings and prints draw on Shimomura and his family’s experiences at the Minidoka Relocation Center, the internment camp in Idaho. Organized to coincide with the 2013 New Student Reading Project at Cornell.