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CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM QUESTIONS OF TRAVEL EXHIBITION
EXPLORES THE ART OF TRAVEL, OPENS MAY 25
Winter Park, Fla. (May 2013) -- The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Questions of Travel, opening on May 25th. The exhibition is comprised of paintings from the Cornell’s collection, produced by artists away from their home base or usual working location.
The poem “Questions of Travel” by American poet Elizabeth Bishop provided the focus for this project. Since the beginning of recorded history, artists and writers have used the road trip—however long and whatever the destination—as source material. The works selected for display are the product of journeys, whether created by an American in Italy, a Cuban in St. Barts, or an Italian in Egypt.
This eclectic assortment of engaging images has the potential to widen the horizons of viewers, both literally and figuratively. This is a particularly desirable outcome as the mission of Rollins College is to educate students for global citizenship. “During a time of lazy summer vacations and fall break getaways,” said Jonathan Frederick Walz, organizer of the exhibition, “this installation offers refreshment and renewal to CFAM visitors from near and far. The show allows us to ‘vacation’ vicariously with a handful of accomplished painters from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.”
All of the works on view in Questions of Travel were donated to the museum by generous individuals. Thus the new exhibition complements our current installation Collecting for the Cornell, an overview of the many gifts, large and small, that have contributed over time to making the Cornell's collection the gem that it is today.
With a diversity of paintings—from artists who travelled to Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean—Questions of Travel asks viewers to reflect on the art of travel and the journey that is life.
Questions of Travel has been organized by the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.
ABOUT THE CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM AND ROLLINS COLLEGE
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is the only teaching museum with an encyclopedic art collection in the greater Orlando area. Its collection totals over 5,000 objects ranging from antiquity through contemporary, including Old Master paintings and a comprehensive collection of prints, drawings, and photographs. Located on the campus of Rollins College near downtown Winter Park, the Cornell’s public hours are: Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is offering FREE ADMISSION to all in celebration of its 35th anniversary. For additional information, please call 407.646.2526 or visit cfam.rollins.edu
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