January 2020

Jan 30

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Music in the Museum: Richard Valitutto

Richard Valitutto will perform Sarah Hennies’s hour-long piano solo SOVT.

February 2020

Feb 6

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Opening Celebration for Spring 2020

Warm up with hot chocolate and other treats as we celebrate our new exhibitions!

Place

Throughout the Museum

Feb 13

10:00am - 7:30pm

Music in the Museum: Cornell Experimental Music Ensemble

The Cornell Experimental Music Ensemble will perform Antoine Beuger’s nine-hour first music for marcia hafif on sandpaper. Visitors are invited to observe the performance for as long as they wish.

Feb 18

10:00am - 11:00am

Toddler Time @ The Johnson: Soooooo Big!

Recommended for infants to age 3, take a guided visit with a story and a group playdate. 

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

Type

Family

Feb 20

5:00pm

Studio Thursday: Clay Handbuilding

Using a variety of handbuilding techniques, participants will create their own vessel from air dry clay, focusing on structure and surface. Email to register by February 18. 

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

Feb 27

5:15pm

For Members Only: Works on Paper with Jessica Martinez

At this evening just for Johnson Museum Members, Jessica Martinez will discuss a selection of works on paper currently not on view.

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

March 2020

Mar 5

5:15pm

Staging the 19th Century

Celebrate the art and culture explored in the exhibition Staging Art in the 19th Century with talks and performances.

Place

Wing lecture room

Mar 7

10:00am - 1:00pm

Family Time @ The Johnson: Snakes and Reptiles in Art

Recommended for ages 4–10, this event will feature students from the Cornell Herpetological Society.

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

Type

Family

Mar 10

5:15pm

Artist's Talk: Tong Yang-Tze

Artist Tong Yang-Tze, the 2020 Wong Chai Lok Calligraphy Fellow, will discuss her work, in conjunction with her exhibition and visit to Cornell.

Place

Wing lecture room

Mar 12

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Book Club: Circe

Reexamine Circe, Odysseus, and Ithaca in Circe by Madeline Miller and discuss art on view in our galleries.

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

Mar 17

10:00am - 11:00am

Toddler Time @ The Johnson: Warm and Fuzzy

Recommended for infants to age 3, take a guided visit with a story and a group playdate. 

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

Type

Family

Mar 19

5:15pm

Behind the Scenes of the Print Room

Exclusively for students, see the treasures of our print collection and get a “behind the scenes” glance at your campus museum. 

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

Mar 20

8:00pm - 11:00pm

Staging Art ... For Students Only!

Experience art as they did over a century ago, hosted by the Museum Club and Student Educators: Art & the Museum.

Place

Throughout the Museum

Mar 26

5:00pm

Studio Thursday: Drawing—From Observation to Abstraction

Participants will create a drawing from a still life then use it as inspiration to make an abstract drawing. Email to register by March 24. 

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

April 2020

Apr 14

10:00am - 11:00am

Toddler Time: Camping Out

Recommended for infants to age 3, take a guided visit with a story and a group playdate. 

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

Type

Family

Apr 16

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture: Musicology Colloquium with Roger and Katy Payne

Roger Payne, PhD ’61, and Katy Payne ’59 will discuss the “Ever-Evolving Songs of Humpback Whales” as part of Cornell’s Musicology Colloquium series.

Place

Wing lecture room

Apr 16

5:15pm

Stoikov Lecture on Asian Art: Daisy Wang

Dr. Daisy Wang, deputy director of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, will discuss the history of photography in Imperial China.

Place

Wing lecture room

Apr 23

5:00pm

Studio Thursday: Acrylic Painting Basics

Using landscape painting as inspiration, participants will learn the basics of acrylic painting. Email to register by April 14.

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

Apr 30

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Spring Open House for Families

Explore the Museum’s collections and exhibitions through interactive activities geared toward elementary-aged students.

Place

Throughout the Museum

Type

Family

May 2020

May 2

10:00am - 1:00pm

Family Time @ The Johnson: Colin Tucker

Recommended for ages 4–10, this event will feature special guest Colin Tucker.

Place

Meet in Appel Lobby

Type

Family