Spring II 2011

On display April 16 - June 12, 2011

Sharaku Interpreted by Japan's Contemporary Artists

Exclusive to Florida at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Sharaku Interpreted is an engaging report of the personal reinterpretation of Sharaku (an eighteenth-century Japanese master printmaker) by today's contemporary Japanese graphic designers and artists.  While the primary premise of this project is to present the imaginative results of the trans-temporal exchange, the Japan Foundation also hopes to provide an opportunity to illustrate the connections between ukiyo-e and the graphic design of Japan, the differences between the approaches used in graphic design and contemporary art, and the diversity of current artistic expression.


Yasumasa Morimura
Self-portrait, "Sharaku" 4 
after Sadanoshin

"When I visited at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Rollins College on May 5th, I was so pleased by how beautifully arranged all of the pieces of art at the Museum were.  This Exhibition is a lovely tribute of current Japanese artists as well as one of Japan’s most renowned masters.  Many thanks...for giving the Consulate General of Japan in Miami the opportunity to host this Japanese art exhibit here in cooperation with the Japan Foundation." 

-Consul Hayato Nakamura, Consulate General of Japan in Miami


Juxtaposing History:  Salvador Dalí, the Hebrew Bible, and the Formation of Israel

Curated by Fred Hicks student intern Danielle Guimaraes, this exhibition includes a selection of works from two series of prints by Spanish artist Salvador Dalí. Created in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel, Dalí’s Aliyah (1968) represents important moments of Jewish history as well as traditional symbols and customs. In Our Historical Heritage (1975), the artist portrayed prominent figures and passages from the Hebrew scriptures, creating his own unique version of biblical stories.


Jonathan F. Walz, Ph.D. and Danielle Guimaraes, the 2010-11 Hicks Intern
are shown here working on the Dali exhibition in the Museum's Siemens Print
Study Room.

The Last Harvest:  A History and Tribute to the Life and Work of the Farmworkers on Lake Apopka

The Last Harvest is a documentary project tracing the life of farmworkers who found their way of life was to rapidly come to an end. In 1997 the Florida legislature purchased the land surrounding Lake Apopka and declared that Lake Apopka was to be flooded. This land was farmed by men and women economically struggling; they were left jobless. The state cited their end goal was to balance the eco-system of the notoriously polluted lake, but as a result a culture of farmworkers was threatened.

The Farmworkers Association of Florida implored various organizations to help document their fading why of life. From this request came the The Last Harvest Photographic project. The history of the farmworkers and their families were gathered, written down, and powerfully photographed. Through these images, the project captures the finality of the harvest. Additional research was gathered on the history of the farms, the people, and the effect the flooding of Lake Apopka would have on the community at large.

Students at the Crealdé School of Art under the guidance of documentary photographers Faith Amon and Crealdé Executive Director Peter Schreyer captured the images.

 Migrant Workers

On display April 23 - May 8, 2011

This is Art:  Rollins Senior Art Student Exhibition

This group exhibition showcasing six senior art majors, Lacy Goodwyn, Jennifer Hirschmann, Siobhan Philbin, Diego Pinedo, Margaret Rowland, and Caitlin Vyborny, celebrates their works and accomplishments over the past four years as students of graphic design, illustration, painting, photography and sculpture.

Goodwyn, 22, of Washington D.C., reveals the dichotomy of exterior and interior self while exploring issues of conforming to society.

Hirschmann, 22, of London, UK, deconstructs the ambiguity resulting from transnational identity. 

Philbin, 22, of Burlington, VT, highlights the irrational love pet owners have with domesticated canines.

Pinedo, 22, of Orlando, FL, portrays issues between transition and notions of self.

Rowland, 22, of Miami, FL, examines how interpersonal individual relationships are affected by military service.

Vyborny, 23, of Roscoe, IL, illustrates the inconsistencies within the housing market.

The exhibition selections exemplify the students’ skills and creative innovation. These students have also worked together to design the invitation and promote the opening of their show as emerging artists in the community.

Diego     Siobhan Philbin     Caitlin Vyborny
Diego Pinedo ('11)                   Siobhan Philbin ('11)                     Caitlin Vyborny ('11)
(b. 1988), Florida                        (b. 1989), Vermont                            (b. 1988), Illinois
Stricken, 2011                             Untitled II, 2011                                Cold Banker, 2011
Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 in.       Acrylic on canvas, 8 x 8 in.                 Archival pigment print, framed
Jennifer Hirschmann     Lacy Goodwyn

Jennifer J. Hirschmann ('11)              Lacy Goodwyn ('11)
(b. 1988), Switzerland                            (b. 1988), Washington D.C.
Switzerland to America (Zurich), 2011      Satisfaction, 2011
Mixed Textiles                                        Wood and glass


On display May 14 - June 12, 2011

Piety & Magnificence:  Themes in Italian Art circa 1300-1750

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum presents: Piety and Magnificence: Themes in Italian Art circa 1300-1750. Conceptualized as a progressive educational experiment in conjunction with the Department of Art and Art History at Rollins College, this upcoming show intends to reintroduce CFAM as a teaching museum of note.

The project will guide a class of Rollins students through the inner workings of a museum and will acquaint them with the challenges of assembling an exhibition.  They will conduct research, write didactic materials and assist in the installation of the show scheduled in the Spring of 2011.

Some of the Cornell's most treasured masterpieces will be on display, featuring a selection of works ranging from the Italian Renaissance up to the mid 18th century.  Highlighted here is a fifteenth century wood panel by Perugian artist Bernardino Mariotto titled Saint Nicholas of Tolentino.  Given to the Cornell in 1957 by the Myers family, the small panel portrays Saint Nicholas with his unique iconographic attributes (a scourge, a lily and a flaming star).  The piece dates from the painter's early period, which was more tightly bound to the manner of Carlo Crivelli, demonstrated by the very elegant bearing and affected gesture of the hand that holds the lily.  The architectural elements within the image are identical to those portrayed in a Saint Mary Magdalene by the same artist and with the same dimensions, indicating that both stood together as the flanking panels of an altarpiece.

saint nicholas         fontana         rossellii

Bernardino Mariotto (1478-1566), Italian (Perugia)
Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, c. 1498 or later
Tempera on panel
Gift Marjorie Myers Ginn, Francis B. Myers II, John C. Myers, Jr. '42, and Everett M. Myers in memory of John C. Myers., Sr., acc.no. 1957.8.P

Lavinia Fontana (1562-1614), Italian (Bolognese)
The Dead Christ with Symbols of the Passion, 1581
Oil on panel
Gift of General and Mrs. John J. Carty in memory of Thomas Russell, acc.no. 36.30.P

Cosimo Rosselli (1439-1507), Italian (Florentine)
Madonna and Child Enthroned, c. 1475-80
Tempera on wood panel
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, acc.no. 37.01.P