Central New York Legacies:
ETC, Cornell, And The Region

The Experimental Television Center partnered with the universities, museums, and art centers of Central New York to provide pivotal support to emergent artists in the 1970s and 1980s for the exhibition, cultural outreach, and documentation of the first generation of media artists. Undervalued in this history is the very early partnership with ETC of the A.D. White Museum and then the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, as well as ETC’s collaborations with Binghamton University, Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, Cortland Arts Council, and independent art centers in Rochester and Buffalo. Letters from Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, and Gary Hill attest to the impact of Central New York support for these young artists who would develop into the leading international voices in video art and installation.

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