Cornell Announces Reinstallation at the Alfond Inn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


 

CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM ANNOUNCES REINSTALLATION AT THE ALFOND INN

    New works by Marco Breuer,Thomas Scheibitz, Sarah Morris, and Jay Heikes now on view 

 

Winter Park, Fla. (March 5, 2014) - The Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) at Rollins College in Winter Park is pleased to announce a dynamic reinstallation of work at the Alfond Inn. This marks the second installation since the debut of the hotel in September 2013. Internationally renowned artists who create work in diverse media are represented. Painting, photography, and works on paper by Marco Breuer, Thomas Scheibitz, Sarah Morris, and Jay Heikes are included in the new display.

 

The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College is, at once, a collection with a point of view and a lesson in the art of our times, including social history, civic mindedness, international affairs, and philanthropy.  An ongoing project, the collection was conceived by Barbara and Ted Alfond (Rollins class of 1968), noted art collectors and patrons of several art institutions.  

 

The collection was conceived as a visual syllabus for the liberal arts values the Alfonds learned at Rollins and which shaped not only their student years, but the rest of their lives. The curatorial narrative revolves around notions of critical thinking; literacy; enlarging one's perspective; understanding other cultures and traditions; and language. Barbara and Ted Alfond, along with independent curator Abigail Ross Goodman, have selected and purchased to date nearly 200 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed media works by established and emerging contemporary artists from around the world. "The Alfond Collection is an extraordinary addition to the collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, which allows us to become part of the dialogue about art of our time. Having so much of the collection displayed in a public venue extends the boundaries of our campus and our teaching mission in an unexpected, and terribly exciting, way," said Ena Heller, the Bruce A. Beal Director of the museum.

 

The list of artists in this reinstallation includes: Olivo Barbieri, Marco Breuer,  Brian Burkhardt, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Jay Heikes, Imi Knoebel, Andrew Moore, Sarah Morris, Julian Opie, Trevor Paglen,  Daniel Rich, Matt Saunders, Thomas Scheibitz, and Sara VanDerBeek. Other recent additions to the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College include works by artists Olaf Breuning, Geoff Hargadon, William Kentridge, Sandra Ramos, and Kara Walker. These works will be on view in future installations at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum and the Alfond Inn. 

 

The Alfond Inn, an elegant hotel in the heart of Winter Park, was built by Rollins College and funded in part through a grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation. Revenue from the Inn goes toward scholarships at Rollins.

For more information about the collection, please go to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum's website at cfam.rollins.edu. 

 

ABOUT THE CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM AND ROLLINS COLLEGE

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is the only teaching museum in the greater Orlando area. Our encyclopedic collection totals over 5,000 objects ranging from antiquity through contemporary, including rare Old Master paintings and a comprehensive collection of prints, drawings, and photographs. Located on the campus of Rollins College near downtown Winter Park, the Cornell's public hours are: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Bessemer Trust. For additional information, please call 407.646.2526 or visit cfam.rollins.edu.  

 

Founded in 1885, Rollins College is Florida's oldest recognized college. Located in Winter Park, near Orlando, Rollins is consistently ranked as the number one regional university in the South by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to full-time undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Professional Studies, Rollins offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working adults through its evening program at the Hamilton Holt School and graduate business degree programs through its Crummer Graduate School of Business, which has been ranked a top MBA program by Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. Rollins serves approximately 3,300 degree-seeking students annually. For more information, visit www.rollins.edu. "Like" Rollins on Facebook and follow on Twitter @RollinsCollege.

 

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