big week at the Johnson

It’s an exciting week for Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art, with the GRAND OPENING of the new wing taking place this Saturday. From 1 to 5pm they will be giving tours of all the new and renovated spaces, as well as the chance to meet the new director, Stephanie Wiles.

I have not yet been to see the newly renovated 5th floor which houses the Asian Art collection and offers breathtaking views from every angle – the fall foliage is beginning to pop in Ithaca so this should offer a stunning visual experience to say the least.

I look forward to checking it out, and I’m extremely excited about seeing the inaugural exhibit in the new wing featuring a series of paintings and drawings by five of the central figures of abstract expressionism – Adolph Gottlieb, Clyfford Still, Arshile Gorky, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning – from the collection of Peter and Nancy Meinig, Cornell Classes of 1961 and 1962.  Sounds like a delightful way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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