Spring 2010

Spring 2010

Edison as Thinker Success Collectivization Phil Shawl  Humor

Wonderful & Curious

January 23, 2010 -
Summer 2010

Man and the Machine

January 23, 2010 -
Summer 2010

Out of the Shadow

January 23, 2010 -
Summer 2010

This exhibition will be replaced with The Senior Art Exhibition from April 24th through May 9th and will resume from May 11th through the summer of 2010.

The Senior Art Exhibition

April 24 2010 -
May 9, 2010

 

Wonderful & Curious

What began as a natural history museum filled with an odd assortment of ferns, shells and arrowheads has grown and evolved over nearly 100 years into the richly diverse art collection of today’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum. In honor of the College’s 125th anniversary in 2010, this exhibition traces the genesis of the collection, from Native American artifacts donated by the Smithsonian Institution in the 1930s to major paintings and decorative objects gifted to the College under Hamilton Holt, president of Rollins from 1925 to 1949, many on view for the first time. In addition, furnishings, sculptures, and objects from around the globe illustrate the expansive view of the world that President Holt encouraged at Rollins.

Portrait of Thomas Edison as The Thinker Triad of Buddha with Pair of Bodhisattvas The Thought Taking Flight and Bringing the Light

Mihri Musfik nee Hanim (later Rasim) (Turkish-American, 1886-1954)

Portrait of Thomas Edison as The Thinker, ca. 1930s   

Pastel on paper, 60 x 40 inches

Gift of Hamilton Holt, and the artist, 1932.03.P

Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum



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Têng Chang (Deng Zhang), (16th century Chinese, Ming Dynasty)

Triad of Buddha with Pair of Bodhisattvas, ca. 1500s

Gilded bronze, 22 ½ x 15 x 8 inches overall

Gift of Carl H. Fowler, 1942.54.S

Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum

 

Emile Louis Picault (French, 1840-1909)

The Thought Taking Flight and Bringing the Light, (La Pensée Prenant son voi et portant la lumière), ca.1885

Cast bronze, 35 ½ x 18 x 19 inches

Gift of George H. Sullivan, 1940.24.S

Man and the Machine

CFAM is proud to premiere this exhibition of rare, Stalinist-era propaganda posters from the collection.  Following an extensive and well-documented conservation process, this selection of Russian posters from the 1930s are shown along with a group of American and British propaganda posters from World War I. The two groups invite dialogue between visual representations of the machine, constructions of masculinity and femininity, urbanization, and nationalism. Each group also stands on its own as representations of the power of the image—and the artist—in social and political history.
Comrade Miners
USSR Strengthen Civil Aviation
Collectivization are the Triumphs of Lenin’s and Stalin’sTeachings
Without Lenin, Along Lenin's Path            Forward to New Victories

V. Kulagina
Comrade Miners, 1933

lithograph

Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum




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USSR Strengthen Civil Aviation, 1933

lithograph

Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Alferov and A.V. Sokolov The Success of    
Collectivization are the Triumphs of Lenin’s and Stalin’s Teachings,
1933

lithograph

Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Kochergin Without Lenin, Along Lenin's Path  
Forward to New Victories
, 1933

lithograph

Collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum  

Out of the Shadow

In 19th century America, women who wanted to study art had few avenues open to them. Those belonging to an artistic family could learn from male family members. Those with means could attend the first art academies in the United States, or they could travel to Europe. That fewer women prevailed as artists relative to their male counterparts underscores the challenges inherent in each of these choices. This selection of works from a private collection examines the work of women who chose each of these avenues and includes works by members of the Peale family, among notable others.
The White Shawl
Brittany Street Scene
Still Life with Roses and Vase

Mary Virginia Phillips
The White Shawl, 1883

Oil on panel, 25 1/2 x 20 1/2"

Private Collection 



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Willie Betty Newman
Brittany Street Scene, c. 1891

21 3/4 x 15"

Private Collection 

Martha Bare
Still Life with Roses and Vase, 1981

Oil on Canvas, 29 x 20 1/2"

Private Collection

The Senior Art Exhibition

Humor
   
Caitlin Burgdorf
Humor, 2009
Acrylic & charcoal on panel
8 X 8 inches



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