We had a break in the conference and I got to wander down to Ithaca with some friends and colleagues. I must admit that the town itself is kinda small and disappointing (albeit picturesque).
Headed back to Cornell University to visit the impressive Herbert F. Johnsone Museum which houses the University's permanent art collection. It was designed by the Pritzker prize-winning Chinese American architect I.M. Pei who is, perhaps, most famous for his controversial glass pyramid at the Louvre.