Image: 1969 Earth Art exhibition at Cornell University's Andrew Dickson White House

The landmark 1969 Earth Art exhibition at Cornell's Andrew Dickson White House, which was the campus art museum before the Johnson Museum was built. Robert Smithson is on the far right. Read all about the exhibition and Smithson's Cayuga Salt Mine project, sited 4 miles north of Ithaca on the southeast shore of Lake Cayuga. (Cornell News Photo; Courtesy of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections)

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Oxford Art Online is the access point for Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Oxford Companion to Western Art, and Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Includes image partnerships and a digital image search.

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