Iftikhar Dadi, associate professor of history of art, has received a $238,000 grant from the Getty Foundation's Connecting Art Histories initiative for a series of research seminars. The project, “Connecting Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia,” is a collaboration between Cornell’s Institute of Comparative Modernities (ICM), the Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh, and Asia Art Archives in Hong Kong.
Alex Vladimirsky is the type of mathematician who draws inspiration from real-world problems. This was one of his main reasons for joining Cornell, where interdisciplinary collaborations are both valued and encouraged.
When linguistics Ph.D. candidate Simone Harmath-de Lemos started studying the indigenous Bororo language of Brazil, she was excited to expand her knowledge of her own culture – she has relatives who were members of the Bororo community.
Looking at an animated film by Lynn Tomlinson ’88, a viewer feels like they’re in front of an impressionist painting by Van Gogh or the Hudson River School painters, or riding the waves with fishermen in a work by Winslow Homer.
Tomlinson uses colorful, clay-on-glass animation to create her stories, a process where oil-based modeling clay is spread thinly on a glass sheet and moved frame-by-frame like a moving finger painting.