Exhibits at the Library in 2018

Embodying the Familiar: Power, Identity and Representation in
Woman-Centered Art

Embodying the Familiar Exhibit

January 5 through March 30, 2018. Curated by Kendra Aquavella. In the Avenue of the Friends

A curated exhibit as part of our Identity Series, this show features selected works in a variety of mediums by local female artists, linked by their analysis and picturing of girlhood and/or female identity. Recognizing that girls are often underrepresented as the protagonist in many forms of storytelling, the show centers the female experience across the natural and self-made worlds we inhabit. These contemporary pieces encourage the viewer to consider the ways both art and artists are shaped by influences from a young age, and through the absence of certain roles for female characters. What representation will we offer for the next generation of girls? This exhibit is made possible by a GAP grant from the Community Arts Partnership.


UNTOLDCornell Exhibit

January 5 through March 30, 2018. Engineering Leadership Program

Untold is an exhibit sharing the stories of the elderly, homeless, refugees, Cornellians, advocates and other members of the Ithaca community. One year ago, five students from the Cornell Engineering Leadership Program had a dream that they could show people how much they were valued, that they could connect with people different from each other, and that they could inspire others to do the same. Over the course of several months, they interviewed 18 people and asked them to share a story: something, anything that was important to them. The result is Untold, a collection of audio stories and photographs of hands that reminds us we're in this together. Every story is unique and important.

Winners of the 30th Annual Human Rights Arts Competition, K-12th Grade

Human Rights Arts Competition

December 9 through February 14, 2018

Artwork and poetry by contest winners are featured throughout the North Reading Room.



Art for Social Change: What We Learn About Greatness Through Quilt Stories

Art for Social Change

January 5 through February 14, 2018

Cloth Art/ Mixed Media in the form of Story Quilts tell the story of the continuing greatness of ordinary people who changed the world. The exhibit includes the story quilt of the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York. Quilts were created by the Studio Arts Class at New Roots School and Leonora Mims.

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