About HAMS

The mission of the History of Art Majors Society is to increase awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the Cornell community through a variety of activities (such as exhibitions, lectures, career symposia and field trips) organized by the group. Our program is unique as it is completely student run. We have a liaison within the museum who assists with grant writing, handling of art, etc.

This blog aims to document HAMS’ activities, with focus on the mounting of our spring exhibition at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, including theme development, grant writing, and all aspects of curating and catalogue creation.

Past exhibitions have included “enticing the eye/exploring the frame” (2014), “Hair: Untangling Roots of Identity” (2013), “[space]: Constructing the Intangible” (2012), “iCON: Consuming the American Image” (2011), “Bodies Unbound: The Classical and Grotesque” (2010), “Unfolding Process: Conceptual and Material Practice on Paper” (2009)


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