Introduction - Cornell University
The Department of Art is dedicated to maintaining a high level of instruction in the fine arts. We work to develop both technical skills and critical thinking in our students, in order to equip them specifically for the practice of art, and generally for careers in a wide range of professions. We make this distinction in order to clarify that we do not see art itself as a profession, but rather as a way of communicating meaning through materials and images.
Founded in 1865 By Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White.
Opened in 1868 Morrill Hall was the first building constructed on the main Ithaca campus, which today includes more than 260 major buildings on 745 acres.
Cornell is the federal land-grant institution of New York State, a private endowed university, a member of the Ivy League, and a partner of the State University of New York
It has been described as "the first American university" because of its founders' revolutionarily egalitarian and practical vision of higher education, and is dedicated to its land-grant mission of outreach and public service.
Colleges and schools - Seven undergraduate units and four graduate and professional units in Ithaca, two medical graduate and professional units in New York City, and one in Doha, Qatar.
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