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Spring 2024: your essential guide to the semester ahead at AAP

As College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP) students, faculty, and staff return to campus to begin the spring semester, there is a wealth of activity to explore. So pull out your calendar and read on to prepare for the weeks ahead...

Special exhibitions this spring will highlight the work of students and faculty across departments. The Cornell Art Faculty 2024 exhibition opens on February 2 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. This semester-long survey aims to celebrate the relationship between art education and creative practice and will feature the work of 18 participating department faculty members. Contributing to the university's 2023–24 theme of "Freedom of Expression," the Cornell Council for the Arts and AAP have partnered to showcase 15 projects by students and faculty exploring the importance of artistic free expression which will be on view throughout March in the John Hartell and Bibliowicz Family galleries. These shows come on the heels of the final week of Creating Justice: The Worlds We Make, an exhibition featuring highlights from the inaugural class of the same name offered to all first-year AAP students last fall. This exhibition closes on February 1.

Mabel O. Wilson makes her first full visit to Cornell as A.D. White Professor-at-Large in early March. An award-winning scholar, architect, artist, and thinker, Wilson makes visible and legible the ways that anti-Black racism shapes the built environment along with the ways that Blackness creates spaces of imagination, refusal, and desire. Planned on-campus activities will include a university-wide keynote address, student engagement activities, class visits, and meetings with colleagues in multiple departments.

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