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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Adult courses

The Arts and Crafts Movement in Upstate New York

Week 2: July 16-22, 2017

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The A. David Tobin Seminar in the Arts

The Arts and Crafts movement, with its enormous influence on the fine and decorative arts in Europe and America in the early twentieth century, has a rich legacy in upstate New York. With Nancy Green, senior curator at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell, we'll explore the roots and products of this movement as well as a fine sampling of its regional locations and designs.

We'll examine Tiffany glass and the Berley Collection of British silver at the Johnson Museum, and we'll visit several of Ithaca's vintage Arts and Crafts homes, including the only Gustav Stickley house in the Finger Lakes. In Syracuse, we'll see the home of highly innovative potter Adelaide Robineau; a superb Arts and Crafts antique store; the Everson Museum's renowned collection of art pottery; and the Stickley factory in Manlius.

Nancy Green

Nancy Green is the Gale and Ira Drukier curator of European and American art, prints, and drawing at Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. She joined the Johnson Museum staff in 1985 and during the past thirty years has... > more


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Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:

Program fee including on-campus housing and meals

  • Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
  • Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150

Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115

*This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.