"Delray’s Cornell Museum gets ready for its new look, reopening" Palm Beach ArtsPaper


Delray’s Cornell Museum gets ready for its new look, reopening.

“Great care has been taken with this renovation project to assure that the timeless charm of this historic schoolhouse melds with the function of a unique art museum,” says Rob Steele, president and chief executive officer of Old School Square. “We are confident the result will speak volumes without words.”

Closed since June for renovations, the Cornell Art Museum in Delray Beach will reopen in November for an exhibition called Looking Glass, which features artwork that incorporates reflection in the work, be it the reflection of the viewer or the space around the art piece. 

“The whole point of choosing ‘Looking Glass’ to be the grand opening exhibition (is) we wanted people to realize the museum is for them,” Johanson says. “You’re going to an exhibit where you can see yourself in it, every piece has a reflective element. We want people to see themselves there. This is your museum, too. Selfies are encouraged.”

The renovations to the museum were made possible through the generous support of Margaret Blume, who called the Cornell “a little gem that is perfect for a short, but lovely, cultural experience in the heart of Delray Beach.”

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Melanie Johanson