Online exhibitions across Cornell University Library

Vintage Vision

Vintage Vision

The Art of Gazette du Bon Ton

In 1912 Lucien Vogel started a new magazine dedicated to presenting the fashions of the most prominent Parisian design houses in the most luxurious way possible - la

Summer's Yield

Summer's Yield

Projects from the Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities

Each summer Cornell's Olin Library offers a fellowship program focused on preparing humanists with digital expertise enhancing their abilities to analyze information

Union-Made: Fashioning America in the Twentieth Century

Union-Made: Fashioning America in the Twentieth Century

This exhibit focuses on the role played by two major American clothing workers’ unions, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated

Films, Mills, and Poets: Mid-Century Bombay

Films, Mills, and Poets: Mid-Century Bombay

Films, Mills, and Poets: Mid-Century Bombay was an exhibit that was shown at the Carl A. Kroch Library's Asia Collections between September and November 2017, in

Go Figure: The Fashion Silhouette and the Female Form

Go Figure: The Fashion Silhouette and the Female Form

Go Figure explores perceptions and representations of Euro-American beauty ideals across the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Through outerwear and undergarments, this

Apples to Cider

Apples to Cider

An Old Industry Takes New Root

Cider - the alcoholic or "hard" variety - was long the favorite drink of the United States, but a variety of factors relegated it to the background for many years.

Texture

Texture

An eclectic exhibition, indeed. It grew out of a simple and (intentionally) vague prompt: texture. What resulted was a group of students and staff members selecting

The Biggest Little Fashion City

The Biggest Little Fashion City

Ithaca & Silent Film Style

The Biggest Little Fashion City explored Ithaca’s silent film history through the lens of costume, style, and fashion by chronicling the influence of the actors and

Unturned Leaves

Unturned Leaves

Early Women in Botanical Illustration

Prior to the 20th century, one of the few paths to scientific relevance for women was the pursuit of botany; a number of women achieved success and recognition through

Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline

Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline

WOMEN EMPOWERED: Fashions from the Frontline chronicles how women have strategically and persistently used fashion to empower and uplift. From activists to politicians,

CHOCOLATE: Food of the Gods

CHOCOLATE: Food of the Gods

Chocolate has been described as being more than a food, less than a drug. This description points to the singular position this wildly popular confection plays in our

Backyard Revival: American Heritage Poultry

Backyard Revival: American Heritage Poultry

Since they were first domesticated, nearly 10,000 years ago, in South and Southeast Asia, chickens have accompanied human beings everywhere on the planet. When the

A Buzz about Bees: Four Hundred Years of Bees and Beekeeping

A Buzz about Bees: Four Hundred Years of Bees and Beekeeping

This exhibit features books from the Phillips Beekeeping Collection, a testament to the hard work and vision of one man, the dedication of hundreds of beekeepers and

FASHION & FEATHERS

FASHION & FEATHERS

FASHION AND FEATHERS explores the complex and nebulous space between inspiration and exploitation. Throughout the exhibition, we have endeavored to identify as many

Black Excellence: Fashion that Prevails

Black Excellence: Fashion that Prevails

Black Excellence: Fashion that Prevails showcases the work of Black style tastemakers, influencers, and designers. The exhibition is organized thematically around the

Chinese Traditional Dress

Chinese Traditional Dress

The 10,000-item Cornell Fashion + Textile Collection holds many hidden treasures from several centuries of fashion. An exhibit, “Chinese Traditional Dress and Its

Do It Yourself, Do It Together

Do It Yourself, Do It Together

Earth Thinking 1970 to Tomorrow

Whole Earth Catalog presented a do-it-yourself approach to environmentalism against a backdrop of widespread pollution in the United States. At the 50th anniversary of

The Trees of Cornell

The Trees of Cornell

Cornell's trees are at the core of the beauty of the university's campus, but of course they are also so much more. In honor of our woody flora, this exhibit pairs data

Arachnophilia

Arachnophilia

A Passion for Spiders

Spiders are diverse, fascinating and surprisingly useful to humans. This virtual version of a Mann Gallery exhibit created in collaboration with Dr. Linda S. Rayor

Selections from the Barazangi Map Collection

Selections from the Barazangi Map Collection

Understanding the Middle East through Geologic Movement

This exhibit features maps donated by Professor Muawia Barazangi, emeritus professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The maps and images explore

Engaging Early American History through Mapping

Engaging Early American History through Mapping

HIST 2391 - From Terra Incognita to Territories of Nation-States

History 2391 grew out of a desire to find a new way to expose students to the rich and diverse visual record of Early American history. The seminar engages the rich

Story/Lines

Story/Lines

visual narratives in Japanese pop culture

A. D. White Library Tour

A. D. White Library Tour

A curated tour through the President Andrew Dickson White Library, the historic heart of Cornell's first library, and iconic university landmark. This online exhibition

Standards for a New Womanhood

Standards for a New Womanhood

Gender, Race, and Expertise

In her 1981 essay, “The Legacies of Slavery: Standards for a New Womanhood,” Angela Y. Davis explained that the 19th century cults of true womanhood and domesticity

Work Left Unsaid: Performing and Visual Artwork of Spring 2020

Work Left Unsaid: Performing and Visual Artwork of Spring 2020

Artwork Done By Cornell Student Organizations

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, major disruptions and shutdowns to activities on and off campus forced student organizations to continue virtually for the

Green Armor

Green Armor

Wrap, Protect, Cover, Perform

GREEN ARMOR is a fashion exhibition that explores and celebrates the power of the color green as a form of armor throughout fashion history. Green has a longstanding

Trash: Rethink and Reclaim

Trash: Rethink and Reclaim

In this exhibition we use trash as a lens to rethink the social constructions of waste, marginalization, and consumption and how we might reclaim these stories through

In Search of Costumes from Many Lands

In Search of Costumes from Many Lands

This fashion exhibition critically examines the collecting practices of Professor Beulah Blackmore and Mrs. Ruth Sharp who contributed to the development of two

A Fashionista's Guide to the Galaxy

A Fashionista's Guide to the Galaxy

The Journey Begins

This exhibition is a journey to discover and explore science fiction and its fashion. Through a comprehensive look at the genre of science fiction we have curated an

Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

Fashion and Function in Circus Performance

The relationship between circus and fashion is one of ebb and flow, inspiration and aspiration: the iconic imagery of circus dress symbolism has long influenced design

Concealing and Revealing

Concealing and Revealing

The Legacies of American Swimwear

This digital fashion exhibition considers the nuanced social, cultural, and economic implications of swimsuits throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Bathing costumes

Fashion in Transit

Fashion in Transit

Fashion in Transit explores the relationship between what we wear and how we move. Organized according to forms of fashioned moment - swimming, sliding, walking,

Bridging Worlds: Buddhist Words and Works

Bridging Worlds: Buddhist Words and Works

This exhibit celebrates the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Ithaca in October, 2007

Building a Collection: Giok Po Oey and the John M. Echols Collection

Building a Collection: Giok Po Oey and the John M. Echols Collection

Beginning with his hire in 1957, Giok Po Oey (1922-2010) worked tirelessly to build a world-class library collection of publications from and about Southeast Asia. Giok

Olin @ 50: Inspiration Since 1961

Olin @ 50: Inspiration Since 1961

Half a century ago, life in John M. Olin Library looked very different — but the building itself is a long-standing symbol for generations of Cornellians. The

Uris Historical Tour

Uris Historical Tour

The University Library building, later renamed Uris Library, opened on October 7, 1891, precisely twenty-three years after classes began at Cornell University. The