Art Encounters

Selections from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum Collection

Book Description

  • •Only book available on this extensive collection
  • Highlights the museum's strength in European paintings with works by Old Masters Rosselli, Tiepolo, and Dürer; 18th and 19th-century artists including Gilbert Stuart, George Romney, Thomas Gainsborough and William-Adolphe Bouguereau; and 20th-century works by Guy Carleton Wiggins, Jacob Lawrence, Jean Charlot, plus an important selection from the Bloomsbury Group
  • Includes contemporary works by Dawoud Bey, Rosalyn Drexler, Sam Gilliam, Jenny Holzer, Whitfield Lovell, Kara Walker and a largely unpublished treasure trove of watch keys
With one of the oldest and most distinguished collections in Florida, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College can boast of more than 5,500 objects from antiquity to the contemporary. This beautifully designed volume is the first to celebrate the museum's broad and eclectic holdings, including Old Masters, photography and works on paper, American and European paintings, 20th-century works and an exciting new contemporary collection, as well objects, artefacts, and archaeological fragments from world cultures.

About the Authors

Ena Heller is the Director of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. Elizabeth Coulter is Dale Montgomery Fellow at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Amy Galpin is Chief Curator of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and was formerly Curator at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

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