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Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Inherit the Wind
Directed by Beth Milles
The Evolution vs. Creationism argument is at the center of this Tony Award-winning courtroom drama. Inspired by the 1925 Scopes "Monkey Trial" in which schoolteacher John Scopes was arrested for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in violation of Tennessee law, this thrilling play remains powerfully resonant.

April 26-28, May 3-5


The Carol Tatkon Center

Zelda by Herself: The Art of Zelda Fitzgerald
From her charmed beginning to her tragic end, including a descent into mental illness, Zelda Fitzgerald was a complex and contradictory figure. She was also an accomplished painter. See her original watercolors of dreamscapes, cityscapes, dancers and fairytales on display at the Tatkon Center. Opening reception with and presentation by Eleanor Lanahan, granddaughter of Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Sunday March 4th - Monday March 29th, Tatkon Center
Reception and presentation by Eleanor Lanahan will be Monday, March 5th 5:15, Carol Tatkon Center, room 3330


Barton Hall Panel Discussion

Panel discussion on 'The Great Gatsby' will be rebroadcast on Channel 16
The panel discussion and forum, originally broadcast live in August, will be shown three times on local cable Channel 16 : Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. and on consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14, both at 4 p.m.

Sunday August 20th, 3:30 to 5:00, Barton Hall
Meet the panelists and see the archived webcast.

The Carol Tatkon Center

Exhibit at the Tatkon Center: The Roaring Twenties: Cornell and the Community, Photographs and Artifacts, August 29 - September 28.

Screening of Modern Times (by Charlie Chaplin). Discussion on the Great Depression led by Vice Provost and Professor Michele Moody-Adams. Wednesday, November 1 at 4:45, Tatkon Center Room 3330.


Cornell University News Service

Discussing 'Gatsby': Money, happiness, capitalism and metaphors of consumer culture

Across campus, everyone was talking about 'Gatsby,' including new couple in town

The 'Great Gatsby' era: Johnson exhibit to run in conjunction with student reading project

'The Great Gatsby' is New Student Reading Project book for 3,000 freshmen this fall


Ithaca Reads The Great Gatsby

By popular request, The Tompkins County Public Library will host the 5th annual Community Read. The library, working in cooperation with Cornell University will bring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby to Ithaca and Tompkins County. Find details on book discussion groups, talks and other events at:


Film: The Great Gatsby (1974)

FREE screenings of The Great Gatsby (1974) starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow:

Monday, August 21, 7:00pm at Cornell Cinema

Saturday, September 16, 1:00 at Borg Warner Room at the Tompkins County Public Library: