Professor Jack Elliott and his class created this wood sculpture as part of the “Beyond Earth Art” Exhibit. All of Professor Elliott’s recent work is made from wood obtained from the Ithaca area and explores some aspect of the human/nature relationship, often focusing on an important environmental issue.
Robyn O’Neil was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1977, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Her work was included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. O’Neil has had solo museum exhibitions at The Des Moines Art Center, The Kohler, The Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, and the Frey Art Museum in Seattle.
She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 2008 and the Hunting Prize in 2009. She received a grant from the Irish Film Board for a film she wrote and art directed entitled WE, THE MASSES, which was conceived of at the inaugural Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School.
O’Neil also regularly produces illustrations for many of the McSweeney’s publications, and provides drawings and illustrations for several major book and album design projects. Her work is represented by Susan Inglett Gallery in New York City, Talley Dunn Gallery in Dallas, and Western Exhibitions in Chicago.
Opened in 1973, the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University in Ithaca is home to one of the finest collections of ancient and modern art in Upstate New York. Designed by noted architect I.M. Pei, the building, a work of art itself, won the prestigious American Institute of Architects Honor award in 1975.
The museum’s collection includes over 35,000 works or art that span nearly six millennia of art history from around the world. A variety of exhibitions are held throughout the year. “Cosmos,” an ongoing computer controlled installation in the ceiling of the Mallin Sculpture Court, is a dazzling display of light imagery visible day and night. Created by artist Leo Villareal, and containing 12,000-lights, “Cosmos” is an homage to the late Cornell astronomy professor Carl Saga.
A visit to the Johnson Museum of Art, with its vast art collections and spectacular view of Cayuga Lake, creates a truly memorable experience. The museum is open to all, free of charge, and is another essential stop on New York’s Path Through History.
Museum goers are invited to use magnifying glasses to assist in viewing details of Renaissance to Romantic period drawings as part of the new exhibit “Drawn to Excellence” at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art