This website provides visitors with an online exhibit of Ithaca College’s collection of 36 plaster casts representing works of art from the Classical world through the 18th century, which was selected and acquired from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1990 by Dr. Nancy H. Ramage, Professor Emerita, Ithaca College Department of Art History. The majority of these casts are on permanent view in the Ithaca College Library and the Department of Art History, both located in Gannett Center. The photographs of the casts and the accompanying interpretive text were created for this website by students enrolled in Prof. Keri Watson’s Spring 2014 course, ARTH 392 Museum Practices: Hope Carter, Lauren Connelly, Seth Darden, Justine Duryea, Amy Gruar, Hanna Plager, Melissa Raynoha, Kayla Sewell, Ryan Somelofske, Amanda Suarez, and Jeanine Varilla.

This online catalogue is divided into 5 sections: Neo-Sumerian & Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Medieval, and Early Modern.

In September 2005 then Handwerker Gallery Director Cheryl Kramer and Professor Nancy H. Ramage organized an exhibition of Ithaca College’s Plaster’s Casts, “Tradition and Innovation: Plaster and Page.”

For more information on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection and to view a catalogue of their collection created before the casts were distributed to colleges and universities click here.