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Cornell AAP presents an anniversary exhibition and talks with alumni

Cornell AAP invites you to attend a college-wide exhibition of selected works of art and architecture, as well as a series of lectures featuring leading voices from our alumni community, as the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (Cornell AAP) continues to celebrate the Department of Architecture’s 150th academic year and 100 years of art education at Cornell University.

This month at Cornell AAP, there will be talks by internationally recognized architecture alumnus Peter Eisenman (B.Arch. ’54) and widely exhibited art alumna Shelly Silver (B.F.A. ’80); a university-wide lecture by artist Olalekan Jeyifous (B.Arch. ’99); and Measures and Meaning, an exhibition of works by members of the college community curated by Sean Anderson (B.Arch./B.S.

Talks with Peter Eisenman and Shelly Silver

On Friday, June 10th, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., Rubacha, Paul Lecture Series with Featured Speakers: Architect Peter Eisenman and artist Shelly Silver will talk about their time at Cornell, as well as their varied approaches to creative activity and instruction, which transcend decades. Following that, there will be a Q&A session and a panel discussion. Attend remotely or in person at Cornell University’s Milstein Hall’s Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium.

The Road Became a River: The Revelatory Potential of Fictive Architectural Worldscapes with Olalekan Jeyifous

Artist Olalekan Jeyifous will explore his professional path and creative intersections in his art practice that brings together cultural identity, multidisciplinary exploration, environmental and geopolitical concerns on Saturday, June 11 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Olin Lecture. Following Jeyifous’ speech, Cornell AAP Dean J. Meejin Yoon (B.Arch. ’95) will chair a Q&A session. This talk will be held in Bailey Hall at Cornell and is open to all registered reunion 2022 attendees and Cornell community members.

Measures and Meaning, curated by AAP Associate Professor of Architecture Sean Anderson

Measures and Meaning runs from Monday, June 6 through Friday, September 2 and features works by 20 artists and architects to commemorate the Department of Architecture’s 150th academic year and 100 years of art education at Cornell. The exhibition, which is on display in AAP’s galleries and other nearby locations, not only articulates opposing practices and ideas, but also highlights how the college has been at the forefront of some of the most important pedagogical debates shaping today’s built environment and creative practices.

Measures and Meaning will include works by Visiting Critic Nidaa Aboulhosn, Art; Sekou Cooke (B.Arch. ’99); Carol Diamond (B.F.A. ’82); Olalekan Jeyifous (B.Arch. ’99); Associate Professor Jolene K. Rickard, History of Art and Visual Studies, and Amanda Williams (B.Arch. ’97), among others.

In conjunction with the AAP exhibition, a selection of works from the Johnson Museum of Art’s permanent collection by Louise Lawler (B.F.A. ’69), Gordon Matta-Clark (B.Arch. ’68), and Alan Saret (B.Arch. ’66) will be on view until August 21 at the Museum, curated by Andrea Inselmann, the Johnson’s curator of modern and contemporary art.

Cornell AAP Galleries are open Monday–Friday, 8am–4:30pm, and for Cornell 2022 Reunion Weekend on Saturday, June 11 from 8am–4:30pm and Sunday, June 12 from 9am–3pm.

The Johnson Museum of Art is open Wednesday–Sunday, 11am–4pm.

For more information about attending these events, or to learn more about the full program of opportunities to reflect on past and present moments and look toward the future of the college, please visit Cornell AAP’s dedicated anniversary events page.

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