Photos from the Johnson Museum and Willard Straight Hall Exhibits of Pauline and Joseph Degenfelder

Pauline Degenfelder and her husband, Joe Degenfelder '60, report that they are refreshed during their campus visits by tours of the Johnson Museum of Art, especially the fifth floor Asian galleries and views of the campus and Cayuga Lake. Those who attended our 50th Reunion will remember the Imari Porcelains that they gave to the Museum in celebration of their 50th Reunions. Joe also gave a lecture on Op (Optical) Art during our Reunion. The photo galleries below (click on the links) provide a more extensive look at the Imari Porcelains (17th-19th Century Japan); a commentary by President Emeritus Frank H.T. Rhodes and photos related to the geological aspects of the Arts Quad buildings visible from the Johnson Museum; plus a link back to the Op Art presentation at our Reunion. We recently added photos from the dedication of a restoration of the plaster cast of the "Two Wrestlers" sculpture at the Johnson Museum, made possible by a gift from the Degenfelders.

Most recently the Degenfelders have contributed three items of antique jade art which are now on exhibit at Willard Straight Hall and loaned several additional items. The "Chinese Art" link below provides photos of the art objects at the opening on October 18, 2014 and at an exhibition of Chinese art, primarily aimed at students, on October 17, 2014.

Imari Porcelains

Geologic Aspects of Arts Quad Buildings

Op Art Presentation

Uffizi Wrestlers Dedication

Chineses Art at Willard Straight Hall