Gifts from retired banking executive Nancy Sukenik will boost the study and appreciation of photography at Cornell through the establishment of a curatorship at Cornell University Library, and a teaching gallery at the Johnson Museum of Art.

Gemma Rodrigues will direct the education program at the Johnson to support critical inquiry and appreciation of global arts and cultures for Cornell classes, K-12 teachers and schools, community groups, and the public.

Leah Sweet, the Lynch Curatorial Coordinator of Academic Programs at the Johnson, shares how the collection was able to spark ideas for faculty while our permanent collection galleries remained closed.

Ariana Garcia-Cassani ’21, our student engagement intern, shares her firsthand experience planning and participating in an affirming Museum Club event centered on art and self-care.

On Earth Day, Iris Kazhmurat ’22, our modern and contemporary art intern, shows how Simon Norfolk’s photographs visualize change over time in ways that science and data cannot.

Natalia Gulick ’21, our preparator intern, examines the human and environmental cost of extraction in a photograph from our collection by Sebastião Salgado.

Bailey Regan ’21, our administrative and visitor services intern, takes a look at how contemporary artist Kathleen Gilje inserted modern climate concerns into a fifteenth-century portrait.

April is Sustainability Month at Cornell. In the first of our intern spotlights, Angela Chang ’22 looks at how Marcia Resnick offers perspective on environmental change in the age of Covid-19.

In their January/February 2021 cover story, Cornell Alumni Magazine highlights the Johnson’s permanent collection and architecture while we remain closed to the public.

Under a new grant, the Johnson will be a campus partner and host artists-in-residence creating new exhibitions or installations.