Art Encounters

Selections from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum Collection

Ena Heller, Elizabeth Coulter and Amy Galpin

    ISBN: 978 1 78551 206 3

    Size: 250 x 210 mm

    Binding: paperback

    Pages: 256

    In association with:

    Date published: January, 2019

    UK £22.50 /US $29.95


  • Only book available on this extensive collection
  • Highlights the museum’s strength in European paintings with works by Old Masters Rosselli, Tieoplo, and Dürer; 18th and 19th-century artists including Gilbert Stuart, George Romney, Thomas Gainsborough and William-Adolphe Bouguereau; and 20th-century works by Guy Carleton Wiggins, Jacob Lawrence, Jean Charlot, plus an important selection from the Bloomsbury Group
  • Includes contemporary works by Dawoud Bey, Rosalyn Drexler, Sam Gilliam, Jenny Holzer, Whitfield Lovell, Kara Walker and a largely unpublished treasure trove of watch keys


Home to one of the oldest and most distinguished collections in Florida, a new catalogue for the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College has long been overdue. This beautifully designed volume celebrates the Museum’s broad and eclectic holdings. It provides an in-depth look into a small number of works chosen from more than 5,500 items that include Old Masters, photography and works on paper, American and European paintings, 20th-century works and an exciting new contemporary collection, as well as objects, artifacts and archaeological fragments from world cultures.

The selection featured in the pages of this book – the first collection catalogue in 25 years – offers one possible reading of the many transhistorical conversations proposed by this extraordinary assembly.

Author information

Ena Heller is the Director of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. Elizabeth Coulter is Dale Montgomery Fellow at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Amy Galpin is Chief Curator of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, and was formerly Curator at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.