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Past Exhibitions: 2006

Ended on March 26, 2005

Made by women of the Jembrana and Buleleng districts of western and northern Bali, embroideries called sulaman are used as offerings in rituals and celebrations connected to Hindu religious beliefs and practices.

Ended on February 12, 2006

This façade projection at the Johnson Museum is Pilar Albarracín’s first solo museum show in the United States.

Ended on March 12, 2006

A biennial exhibition by Cornell's artist-teachers.

Ended on March 19, 2006

This exhibition presents over seventy privately published woodblock prints dating from the pinnacle of surimono production, in the early nineteenth century.

Ended on March 26, 2006

A portrait of the Yangtze River and its people before, during, and after the completion of the Three Gorges Dam.

Ended on March 26, 2006

Japonisme was seen not only as a fashion for Japanese goods, but among artists as a preference for the subject matter, style, and patterning of Japanese art.

Ended on May 28, 2006

In his assemblage, installation, and wall works, Willie Cole transforms domestic objects into powerful works embedded with references to the African American experience and inspired by West African religion, mythology, and culture.

Ended on June 11, 2006

Contemporary art in India has its basis in the modernist works of the Progressive Artists Group, formed in 1947 (the same year that India gained its independence). This exhibition presents paintings, drawings, and prints by founding members of that group and other modernists.

Ended on June 11, 2006

This exhibition focuses on what we, as student curators, found to be the most compelling ways in which text and image produce meaning.

Ended on June 25, 2006

A celebration of Rembrandt’s 400th birthday with etchings from a private collection and prints from the Johnson's collection.

Ended on June 11, 2006

The Architect's Brother features work by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, organized by the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

Ended on August 6, 2006

This exhibition pays tribute to our donors, particularly the Reunion classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, and 1966, and a tribute to the generosity of Jonathan Stein, Class of 1966, who died tragically earlier this year.

Ended on August 20, 2006

A consummate artist, images throughout his career, from the 1930s to his death in 1995, reflect his inquisitiveness and joy in the everyday things that make up life.

Ended on August 20, 2006

The first museum exhibition of Saltonstall foundation artists, marking the first full ten years of Constance Saltonstall’s legacy to New York State artists and writers.

Ended on August 13, 2006

Cornell biologist Tom Eisner credits his mother, Margarete Heil, with having inspired his own celebrated photographic work.

Ended on August 20, 2006

The Ink Shop is an artists’ cooperative print space where the studio and exhibition spaces flow together, providing an immediacy and a reverberating excitement to everything that is going on.

Ended on October 1, 2006

This exhibition examines the fascination of 17th- and 18th-century artists with recording Europe’s landscapes and the architectural monuments of its cities in prints available for sale to travelers.

Ended on September 5, 2006

Prints and photographs from the Johnson’s permanent collection, in conjunction with Cornell’s New Student Reading Project’s assignment of The Great Gatsby to all first-year undergraduates.

Ended on October 8, 2006

Carefully and painstakingly, O’Neil harnesses the core questions that confront humanity and renders them in all of their richness and nuance using that humblest of servants, a simple pencil.

Ended on October 22, 2006

Loop Negative One has no beginning or end—describing a continuous circle, it refers to the subjective experience of time and the paradox at the intersection of the past, present, and future.

Ended on October 22, 2006

In 1948, Polaroid's founder Edwin H. Land introduced his invention, instant photography, at a time when “snapshots” took weeks to be processed.

Ended on October 22, 2006

Linked by an iconography of maritime themes, the paintings, paper cutouts, and collages by Don Doe, Dylan Graham, and Sally Smart signal a new romantic current in contemporary art.

Ended on November 26, 2006

The eighth installment in the façade projection series is the premiere of an animation by New York–based artist Mark Fox, commissioned by the Johnson Museum.

Ended on December 17, 2006

In drawings, there is seemingly no limit to the imaginative impulse, and the results are both exciting in their creative stature and unusual in the contradictions they exploit.

Ended on December 24, 2006

All the World Is Waiting for You is part of a series of video installations that focus on the world of female amateur ice-skating and the skaters’ desire for perfection and achievement.

Ended on January 21, 2007

These ancient ceramics and jades, spanning the 5th to 2nd millennia BC, were produced before the formation of Chinese civilization itself and convey the sophistication of early societies that emerged in different regions.

Ended on December 24, 2006

This exhibition drawn exclusively from Dr. Arthur Brandt's collection presents approximately 150 works primarily from Dada and Surrealism, which many consider world views or religions rather than art movements.

Ended on January 14, 2007

Jem Southam' Upton Pyne series, fifty photographs in total, was taken during a seven-year period in which he chronicled the changes in a pond in a small commuter community near his home in Cornwall, England. This exhibition presents selections from that series.

Ended on January 14, 2007

The study of Daoist art is still a relatively new field in the West. This exhibition, drawn from the Johnson’s collection of Chinese art, provides a glimpse into this complex philosophy and the artwork it inspired.