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---Mark Twain


Springtime in Ithaca (New York)

I've spent a week at Cornell University and no one has jumped to his death.

Getting to the campus is a workout as it's built on a hill, but the whole city is hilly and more hills still reach beyond the campus. I tried getting there on my friend's mountain bike but, whew!, talk about not worth the effort! Minus a car, it's much, much easier just walking it (though riding downhill cuts the time in more than half). The famous landscape is a little harder to enjoy now that the school has put up wire fencing along every bridge and inspiring suicide point.

The university's Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art is really quite posh. Like most modern art museums the building, itself, stands out to the tune of juxtaposition. You can almost hear it lilting,
Notice me! I'm juxtaposing! Inside I looked long upon a Monet painting, a collection of Tiffany objects, two Frank Lloyd Wright windows (from the Martin House); and "functional" art pieces like
teapots, coffeepots, ash trays, eating utensils, living room furniture, cuff links from the Arts & Craft, Art Nouveau, and Aesthetic Movements which all came into force about the same time in various parts of the world. This exhibit is aptly titled "Sublime".

The other exhibit I really dug is "Bodies Unbound: The Classical and Grotesque"which included the below photos Lewis Hine's Steamfitter and Horst P Horst's Mainbocher Corset as well as a hands-on Mr Potato Head toy and Picasso's Minotaur Attacking an Amazon which depicts a muscular minotaur screwing a woman.

Cornell University

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