Explore our artistic interpretation and connection to water: environment, conservation and sustainability.
Highlighting all of Florida's rich surfing history through rare archive photographs, historic surfboards, and curated local art work.
First Friday Art Walk is a night for strolling and discovering the vibrant art scene and live music in Downtown Delray Beach.
Every Wednesday from 3pm – 4:30 pm.
Come learn the History of Old School Square at this historic exhibition, now, at the Cornell Art Museum! Learn how everything started!
Take a break in the middle of your day for "Mindful Mondays" with Jessica Jyoti. Connect with community, quiet your mind and move your body.
The Cornell Art Museum is a contemporary art museum located on the historic campus of Old School Square in Delray Beach, Florida. The museum is dedicated to showing original, contemporary art by innovative artists. Cornell Art Museum seeks to bring the community together in appreciation of interesting, thought-provoking art and art education while inspiring creativity and art appreciation.
Originally the Delray Elementary School building from 1913, the historic Cornell building on the Old School Square campus was purchased by the City of Delray Beach from the Palm Beach County School District in 1987. The building was then converted to an art and culture museum in 1990 through donations from George and Harriet Cornell. The Cornell Art Museum was later renovated in 2017 through the support of Margaret L. Blume.
The Cornell Art Museum and the entire campus of Old School Square is owned by the City of Delray Beach and operated and managed by the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority.
The museum is FREE admission; however, donations are sincerely appreciated.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS on view through June 25, 2023
• “Surfing Florida” – A historic exhibition highlighting Florida’s rich surfing history through archive photographs, historic surfboards in collaboration with Surfing Florida Museum and Skateboarding Heritage Foundation. Surfing themed artwork from five regional artists is included in the exhibition.
• “The World of Water” – Explores all aspects of water, how we interact and relate to it as well as threats to our most precious resource and its living inhabitants. The group exhibition showcases twenty talented artists expressing relationships to water and concerns about the environment. The surrounding Sound Design adds an immersive element as viewers stroll through the galleries.
GROUP OR PRIVATE TOURS:
For group and private tours with a docent, please call the museum at 561-654-2220 or email Marusca Gatto at email@example.com.
BE A MUSEUM DOCENT OR VOLUNTEER:
Cornell Art Museum offers a Museum Docent program with training!
Contact Marusca Gatto: firstname.lastname@example.org