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An Insider View of the Johnson Museum
Cornell Johnson Museum Update
Join CCSM's March virtual presentation to hear from Jessica Martinez, the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, about the museum's world-class art collection, how the collection is used for teaching across campus, and to get an insider view on the Director's vision of the museum.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
11:50 am – 1:00 pm
Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell
After Jessica Martinez took the reins at the Johnson Museum in July 2019, she had just one full semester of “normal” life on the Hill before the COVID lockdown struck in the middle of spring 2020—upending operations for one of Cornell’s premier venues for public outreach and cultural enrichment. Just the fourth director in the Museum’s history, Martinez spent much of her career at Harvard, where she earned an undergraduate degree in fine arts (from Radcliffe) and a doctorate in the history of art and architecture; prior to coming to Cornell, she led the Division of Academic and Public Programs at the Harvard Art Museums. Her experience also includes serving as an educator and administrator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., and investigating the provenance of Nazi-looted artworks in Eastern Europe.
Martinez helped establish an Art Study Center to make items from the collections accessible to anyone with a research inquiry or simple curiosity. She received the Harvard Hero award in 2017 for exceptional contributions to the university.
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