In the past four months, I believe all students in the program have been putting immense efforts into their own work. So, what’s better than concluding our hard work by presenting all of them together in an exhibition? On May 7, 2009, the long-awaited Cornell in Rome Final Exhibition was finally held at the Cornell center.
During the night, the Cornell center was glittering with the myriad exhibits, ranging from architectural models to drawings to photos to artworks to posters. With exquisite artworks, Italian-style refreshments and elegantly dressed guests, the exhibition resembled a mansion party, during which I felt like I was living in the Renaissance period.
This amazing exhibition could not be vividly described in words; you have to be there to understand its charm and beauty. Nevertheless, showing the following photos should be the best way to portray some of the best moments of the event.
The exhibition gave me a chance to find out what my friends in other disciplines had been doing throughout the semester. I was particularly impressed by the drawings and the artworks, as I had been hearing a lot about how much time my friends had spent on doing the drawings/artworks. Similarly, it was also a perfect opportunity to show what I had been doing to my friends (i.e. my planning posters and my photos). Indeed, the exhibition was a perfect way to end this wonderful semester.
Finally, thanks must be given to all volunteers in the Exhibition Planning Committee, without whom the exhibition would not have been a reality. I look forward to the Cornell in Rome exhibition in Ithaca in Fall 09!