Ithaca College President Shirley M. Collado was among a dozen county officials and VIPs who helped cut the ribbon for the Tompkins Center for History and Culture on Friday, May 10, in downtown Ithaca.
Collado greeted visitors to the center’s “Ithaca College Gallery,” a large brightly lit room that will house rotating exhibits of local art and offer educational and community programming. The center named the room in recognition of the college’s support and collaboration.
“This space is a wonderful opportunity not just for our faculty, staff and students but also visitors, local artists and people embedded in the community who can all use it for educational opportunities and to build connections,” she said. “It’s an amazing thing.”