The Cornell Museum at Old School Square has recently undergone a million dollar renovation and if it looked like an old school before it certainly does not now. I attended the Grand Re-opening of the Museum on Nov 8th which was also the opening of the latest exhibit “Looking Glass”. The atmosphere was joyous and electric. While it retains the charm of an ‘old school’ the space is bright and open and will well serve the innovative and contemporary exhibits that curator Melanie Johnson is becoming known for.
Looking Glass, a group exhibition featuring contemporary artwork that immerses the viewer into the piece by creating their own reflection. The viewer and the space around the piece become a part of the work itself. It was fun to view the exhibit with so many other artists and art lovers. The exhibit will be there until Feb 25, 2018.
The opening was very festive and fun. As a resident of Delray Beach, I felt proud that museum in the heart of downtown Delray is so progressive and attractive. I was not too thrilled with their new policy of not serving red wine at the reception. Really, they could just get some Mr. Clean magic erasers to clean up a spill. This will not keep me from attending future reception there because it really is a gem of a museum.