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Reflections on Light: Glassworks from the Collection
April 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFREE
In this lecture the Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s Dale Montgomery Fellow, Elizabeth Coulter, will explore a selection of glassworks from the Museum’s permanent collection. With examples as early as nineteenth century Tiffany Furnaces’ Favrile vases to as late as the 2017 sculpture “Cloud Cities-Nebulous Thresholds” by contemporary artist Tomás Saraceno, Coulter will examine how artists have experimented with glass over time. Through these works, visitors will discover ingenuity and masterful effects of light.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, located on the Rollins College campus, has free admission in 2019 courtesy of PNC Financial Services Group. The museum is open to the public year-round with works also on view nearby at The Alfond Inn. No reservations or tickets are required for this event. Free parking available on campus and in the SunTrust Garage on Lyman Avenue with a Museum-validated parking stub. The museum is closed on Mondays, during major holidays and for installation of new exhibitions. Upcoming closure dates April 8 through April 12.
Tomás Saraceno, “Cloud Cities – Nebulous Thresholds,” 2017 (detail), Installed at The Alfond Inn Winter Park, Florida. Metal, polyester rope, fishing line, iridescent Plexiglass, metal wire, steel thread. The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. Gift of Barbara ’68 and Theodore ’68 Alfond, 2017.6.46. Image courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York. Photography © Studio Tomás Saraceno 2017