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Work Left Unsaid: New Student Exhibit

In March 2020 the sudden closure of the Cornell campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic threw the rich extracurricular life that students find on the Cornell campus for an extraordinary loop. As with so many other aspects of the University at that time, Cornell’s many student groups pivoted quickly to various virtual means of staying connected and active. But lost for good was the opportunity for the live student performances, club exhibits, and other community celebrations that usually mark the end of each busy year at Cornell with an intensely satisfying flourish. A new virtual exhibit, created by Charlotte Jones (Class of 2022, Human Development) in partnership with the Cornell College of Human Ecology and Mann Library, is filling that void. Work Left Unsaid: Performing and Visual Artwork of Spring 2020 displays the artistry, performances and other visual work created by student organizations and clubs from across the Cornell campus in 2019/2020.


This exhibit is an unfolding one. It starts with Cameradery,  a student club that partners Cornell students with cognitively disabled members of in the Ithaca community to experience the art of creating photography together. Each week, for the rest of the Fall 2020 semester, the work of a new group will be added to the display. We invite you to take a look at and then come back to explore the exhibit often over the coming weeks—while much may have been left unsaid in the abrupt break in campus life of spring 2020, we believe you’ll find that the contributions that Cornell’s students made to the campus, the community, and the world through their work over the year continue to be unique, inspiring and extraordinary.