Peter Paul Luce Gallery

Fall 2013

Sept. 1 - Oct. 2
(a)chromatic: Tony Plaut Sabbatical Show
Opening reception:
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2-4 p.m.
Homecoming Reception:
Saturday, Oct. 5, 3-5 p.m.

Nov. 3 - Dec. 1
Isabel Barbuzza
Gallery Talk and Reception:
Sunday, Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m.

Dec. 8-18
Senior Show

Spring 2014

Jan. 19 - March 2
Jocelyn Chateauvert
Reception:
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2-4 p.m.

April 6 - 16
Senior Shows

April 27 - May 7
Senior Shows

Student Portfolios

Past Productions Gallery

As part of their senior show, each studio art major publishes an electronic portfolio of their work.

Luplow reflects on a semester of creative insights

My first semester at Cornell was loaded with awesomeness: photographing King Chapel a million times over, reading “Paradise Lost” until I began dreaming in 17th-century rhetoric, tweaking out with Beethoven and 35mm negatives in the darkroom at 3 a.m. But there is one aspect in particular that made it extraordinary. Read More

Students explore 17 Chicago museums and related careers

Art Interest Group nets $1300 for hunger relief project

Students create animated videos with visiting artists

Sabbatical Show, Tony Plaut  

Luce Gallery: Sept. 1 - Oct. 20, 2013 

"The Royal Couple", Miguel Santiago Arrazola  

Luce Gallery: Jan. 20 - March 3, 2013 

"Teresa Santiago, 1991", Doug Hanson  

Luce Gallery: Jan. 20 - March 3, 2013 

"Moth", Gianna Commito  

Luce Gallery: Feb. 26 - Mar. 25, 2012 

"Quell the Storm", Jered Sprecher  

Luce Gallery: Feb. 26 - Mar. 25, 2012 

Linda Swanson: "Resolutions"  

Luce Gallery: Jan. 14 - Feb. 12, 2012 

Doug Hanson Legacy Show 2011  

Luce Gallery: Sep. 18 – Oct. 23 

Doug Hanson Legacy Show 2011  

Luce Gallery: Sep. 18 – Oct. 23 

Doug Hanson Legacy Show 2011  

Tom Newport '77 

Doug Hanson Legacy Show 2011  

Stoneware, Gary Hootman '86 

Doug Hanson Legacy Show 2011  

"Holders" and "Vessels", Mark Baker '06 

Doug Hanson Legacy Show 2011  

"Memorial Wedging Table", Alex Armatas '93  

Senior Thesis Exhibition 2011: "Func(Art)tion"  

Art major Ben Rohl (Sandra Dyas photograph) 

Senior Thesis Exhibition 2011: "Something Like Tea"  

Art professors inspect work of art major Kassi Smith (Sandra Dyas photograph) 

Senior Thesis Exhibition 2011  

Art major Chelsea Korpanty (Sandra Dyas photograph) 

Luce Gallery Exhibit, Feb. 20 - Mar. 20, 2011  

"The ‘Wreck’ Room: Postdiluvian Art", Mel Andringa 

Luce Gallery Exhibit, Jan. 9 - Feb. 6, 2011  

"Hinkley, Jensen, Shaman", (paintings & ceramics)  

Doug Hanson Legacy Show, Fall 2011  

Call for artwork by alumni who studied with Doug Hanson 

Luce Gallery Exhibit, Jan. 9 - Feb. 6, 2011  

"Hinkley, Jensen, Shaman", (paintings & ceramics)  

Luce Gallery Exhibit, Jan. 9 - Feb. 6, 2011  

"Hinkley, Jensen, Shaman", (paintings & ceramics)  

Luce Gallery Exhibit, Sep. 5 - Oct. 3, 2010  

"Fluidity of Gender", Linda Stein 

Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture, Nov. 4, 2009  

"Wither, Hither, and Yon", Alison Saar  

Luce Gallery Exhibit, Nov. 1-29, 2009  

"Turka", Phil Sultz (painted collage) 

Luce Gallery Exhibit, Nov. 1-29, 2009  

"Shoreform", Jan Sultz (ceramics) 

Luce Gallery Exhibit, Nov. 1-29, 2009  

"Towards Ontario", Jeff Lewis (encaustic) 

Luce Gallery Faculty Show, Fall 2009  

"Threshold", Susan Coleman (pastel on paper) 

Luce Gallery Faculty Show, Fall 2009  

"16 Escapements", Tony Plaut (assemblage) 

Luce Gallery Faculty Show, Fall 2009  

"Elvis is the Light" (Sandra Dyas photograph) 

Department of Art & Art History

Program overview

Major/minor: Studio art, Art history

The department of art and art history provides an energetic environment in which intellectual ideas are fostered and creativity is valued. Our balanced art curriculum includes entry and advanced level opportunities in studio art and art history. Upper-level students are guided through a versatile program which gives them the necessary skills to produce a substantial thesis project in an area of their own choosing.

Program details

Areas of focus and exploration

For the studio major, areas of focus include ceramics, photography, video, drawing, painting, textiles, sculpture, performance art, papermaking, and collage and assemblage. For students emphasizing art history, there are multiple course area offerings from Western antiquity to the present available, as well as Native American, Latin American, and African art.

Senior theses

An art history thesis normally requires a paper, public presentation, and oral presentation to complete the major. A studio thesis involves a public exhibition, an oral defense, and the creation of an electronic portfolio. Our emphasis on a senior thesis requirement is unusual for a college of our size. Our aim is to establish in our majors the qualities of a committed artist or art historian after leaving Cornell, whether continuing their work in their own studios, as teachers inspiring others to make art, entering a graduate program, managing an antique store, becoming a museum docent, or using art as part of their daily lives in a career outside the art world.

The department of art and art history provides an energetic environment in which intellectual ideas are fostered and creativity is valued. Our balanced art curriculum includes entry and advanced level opportunities in studio art and art history. Upper-level students are guided through a versatile program which gives them the necessary skills to produce a substantial thesis project in an area of their own choosing.

One Course At A Time

A recent alumni said it seems Cornell's One Course At A Time schedule "was made for the art department." He's right: the block plan gives us the ability to treat every studio course like a workshop, with focused periods of work, fewer interruptions, and less time devoted to set up and clean up.

The block plan also gives us the opportunity to take frequent trips to galleries and museums at other schools, neighboring cities, and as far away as Minneapolis and Chicago. We frequently offer block-long courses to study art history in Italy, and our students have the flexibility to include internships in a wide range of fields as part of their studies.

Scholarships

Cornell offers very attractive fine arts scholarships to incoming students. Work study positions are also available in the art and art history department—please contact the department chair for more information.

National recognition

Cornell's art department was recognized by the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the top programs among small colleges and universities. Cornell was one of only 24 art and design departments to make the list.