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Past Exhibitions: 2007

Ended on February 25, 2007

Serge Onnen’s three-minute film Mouth was created from over one thousand drawings.

Ended on April 15, 2007

Featuring works by many great northern European artists of the 16th and 17th centuries, this exhibition presents subjects of fascination among those who collected prints and drawings—Old Testament stories, classical myths and allegories, landscapes and genre scenes.

Ended on March 14, 2007

Internationally acclaimed artist Wenda Gu explores issues among cultures through translations of Tang poetry, hand-carved into large stone steles.

Ended on March 18, 2007

The first major survey of contemporary Iranian photography in the United States, Persian Visions includes sixty works of photography and video installations by twenty of Iran’s most celebrated photographers.

Ended on March 18, 2007

Culled from the Johnson Museum’s collection, this exhibition celebrates a century’s worth of work on paper by women.

Ended on May 27, 2007

Ursula von Rydingsvard uses cedar beams as her medium. Gouged, planed, drawn on in pencil, stacked, and cut, the choreography of her sculptures is mesmerizing.

Ended on June 24, 2007

Baskets from the Meiji era to the present, by anonymous craftsmen as well as contemporary masters, including bamboo artists honored with the designation of Living National Treasure.

Ended on June 24, 2007

Japanese dolls created during the 18th to early 20th century, representing a variety of characters including emperors and empresses, warriors, infants, mythic and folktale characters, gods, dancers, and actors.

Ended on July 8, 2007

This exhibition examines the conceptual links between artists’ depictions of Japanese women and the actual roles that they played in Japanese society, curated by the History of Art Majors' Society.

Ended on July 8, 2007

This exhibition from the collection of Helen and Paul Anbinder, Classes of 1962 and 1960, features the art of Japanese lacquer (urushi) and includes a variety of functional objects, mainly boxes, dating from the late Edo period to the present.

Ended on July 8, 2007

This exhibition, which takes its title from a traditional Navajo prayer, is a personal exploration of painting and sculpture by American Indians.

Ended on June 17, 2007

Samuel C. Johnson (1922–2004), Cornell Class of 1950 and son of Herbert F. Johnson, was an accomplished landscape and nature photographer.

Ended on July 29, 2007

Works by some of the best-known painters of the Hudson River School, collected by Al and Maryann Friedman.

Ended on September 23, 2007

Kenro Izu has taken photographs of religious sites in use for millennia from around the world.

Ended on September 30, 2007

Recent acquisitions of African art, contemporary art, and Southeast Asian textiles.

Ended on September 23, 2007

The works on paper collection of the Johnson Museum houses over 20,000 objects, many of them works by American artists.

Ended on October 13, 2007

The Johnson Museum is pleased to present the construction of two Tibetan Buddhist mandalas in conjunction with the visit to Ithaca of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Ended on October 28, 2007

The fascination with drawings in Western art goes back to the principle that drawings show the artist’s thoughts and creative process with greater immediacy than any other form of art.

Ended on December 23, 2007

Documentary photography from the mid-19th century to the present day reflects the widely held perception of the photograph as a surrogate for reality.

Ended on December 23, 2007

Work by sixteen international artists in a variety of formats, including room-size video installations as well as monitor pieces, drawn from the Johnson Museum’s collection and augmented by loans from artists and galleries.