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Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Photo 2017-12-13 21:56

We stand with @CreativeTime and their project "Pledges of Allegiance" in hoisting Ann Hamilton's flag outside the Johnson for the next month. "FLY TOGETHER" is the latest of a series of artist-designed flags conceived in response to our current political clima...

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Photo 2017-12-12 00:59

Final week! Don’t miss your chance to get up close to more than 60 Rembrandt etchings from around the country in “Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings,” through December 17. #cornell

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Photo 2017-11-17 14:36

The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 23 but open our regular hours (10AM-5PM, closed Monday) for the rest of the holiday week. Happy Thanksgiving!

Pictured: A 1932 lithograph by Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal; 1895-1955), Gift of the Estate of Harold E. Moore, Jr., 80.064.008

Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Photo 2017-11-07 21:55

We stand with @CreativeTime and their project "Pledges of Allegiance" in hoisting Yoko Ono's flag outside the Johnson for the next month. "IMAGINE PEACE" is the latest of a series of artist-designed flags conceived in response to our current political climate....

Silsila at Johnson Museum powerful, fragile

The Ithaca Times calls "Silsila" "a rare collection of art that is delicate in its choreography but powerful in the boldness of its execution." See it now through December 24!
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2017-12-18 16:05

“Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet”—Paul Klee, born today in 1879. Known for his unique pictorial language, Klee conveyed his meanings through an often whimsical fusion of form and color. In “Red Balloon” (1922), Klee depicts a cluster of delicately colored, floating geometric shapes and a charming cityscape. The work embodies Klee’s expert use of color as well as the transformation of his experiments in tonal value and line into visual anecdotes. Learn more: http://gu.gg/FgO130hix1j.

National Gallery Photo 2017-12-18 10:05

Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall’s pencil drawing presents her own interpretation of the popular Lady of Shalott theme, showing the moment when the lady turns away from her loom to glance out of the window towards Sir Lancelot, who she could previously only see in a reflection in her circular mirror. The consequences of her move, which will bring about her eventual death, are implicit in the threads bursting out of the tapestry frame and the cracks that have appeared in the mirror. See this work in 'Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites'. Members go free, book online and save: http://bit.ly/2uSO363

British Museum Photo 2017-12-17 17:00

The wheel of life is depicted in this 19th-century Tibetan Buddhist thangka. A thangka is used for teaching or as a devotional object and this one shows the world in the arms of the demon Mara, who is associated with temptation, death and impermanence. The three segments at the top of the wheel show the higher realms of existence, and the bottom three show the sufferings of animals, ghosts and hell. See this colourful painted textile in our #LivingWithTheGods exhibition, exploring beliefs from around the world and through time – find out more and book tickets: http://ow.ly/Wp5O30hfRX4 Listen to Neil MacGregor talk about this object in the final episode of our partnership BBC Radio 4 series here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gkk3r