Feature Photo: AMAM Thursday Lecture Series

Feature Photo: AMAM Thursday Lecture Series

Vida Weisblum, Arts Editor
April 3, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié addresses an audience at the Allen Memorial Art Museum for the museum’s First Thursday lecture series, which takes place on the first Thursday of each month. Duval-Carrié gave a talk focusing on his painting Justicia, which he created as a response... Read more »

Mudd Library’s Special Collections and Letterpress Thrive Thanks to Vermue

Mudd Library’s Special Collections and Letterpress Thrive Thanks to Vermue

Jeremy Reynolds, Staff Writer
April 3, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Visual Art

Ed Vermue and I failed to acknowledge one another as we impatiently brushed past in the hallway before whirling in a simultaneous double-take, recognition arriving just a second too late. I had caught him miderrand, and rather than pop back into his office (for reasons I discovered later), we settled... Read more »

Newman Takes Over Art Installation Show This Spring

March 13, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Few who are familiar with Oberlin would doubt its commitment to the arts. Not only does it boast the Conservatory, which hosts more musicians and more talent than some cities, let alone schools, but also many students in the College who play instruments, act, sing, dance, paint and create art with any... Read more »

Art History Department to Add African Art Professor

Jake Frankenfield
February 27, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Susan Kane — one of the Art History department’s six art historians and one of the biggest assets of Oberlin’s Art department — has announced she will retire at the end of this semester. The Art History... Read more »

Art Installation Highlights Important Cultural Themes

Art Installation Highlights Important Cultural Themes

Bri DiMonda
February 27, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

On Friday, Feb. 20, the Allen Memorial Art Museum and Oberlin’s Department of Art celebrated their first collaboration with the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery when they opened a new immersive art gallery installation featuring art by Brazilian-born installation artist Eli Sudbrack, also known as... Read more »

Greenwood Curates AMAM’s New Japanese Print Exhibition

Nicholas Vigilante
February 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The Ainsworth collection of Japanese prints on display at the Allen Memorial Art Museum aims to challenge preconceived notions of Asian art. With the debut of his exhibition, recently appointed Joan L. Danforth Assistant Curator of Asian Art Kevin Greenwood encourages museumgoers to observe the similarities... Read more »

TED Fellow Questions Sound Perception at AMAM

TED Fellow Questions Sound Perception at AMAM

Samuel Joseph Rueckert
February 6, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Multimedia artist Christine Sun Kim often shies away from communicating with the media. Signing to her interpreter, Denise Kahler, Kim explained the reasoning behind this. According to Kim, journalists often box her in as simply... Read more »

Kid Business Struggles to Keep Up with ExCo Cast

Kid Business Struggles to Keep Up with ExCo Cast

Adam Chazin-Grey
December 12, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Last Saturday night at the Cat in the Cream, members of the short-form improvisational comedy troupe Kid Business struggled to achieve the same level of humor as the up-and-coming talent of the 2014 improv ExCo class. Shortform improv requires audience input to guide the direction of each short improv... Read more »

BYWAY Highlights Cohesive Array of Faculty Art

BYWAY Highlights Cohesive Array of Faculty Art

Sophie Kemp
October 10, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

“The Future is in the Lobby” is an appropriate title for the first piece of art to welcome visitors into the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery for the faculty exhibit BYWAY. Assistant Professor of integrated media Julia Christensen’s 3-D printed sculpture exemplifies the innovative talent... Read more »

Next Wave of Editors Revitalizes OCC

Liam McLean, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Literature & Poetry, Visual Art

The Oberlin Comics Collective, a graphic arts collaborative and small press on campus, is expanding operations through an unconventional device: the risograph. This bulky print duplicator, developed... Read more »

Art Library Displays Selections from Vast Mail Art Collection

Art Library Displays Selections from Vast Mail Art Collection

Tristan Cimini
October 3, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Features, Recent Stories, Visual Art

At the center of the Clarence Ward Art Library, there is a small display case that houses 10 highly detailed postcards embellished with text and imagery — an eclectic sample of Oberlin’s vast collection of mail art. Each piece is extremely personalized, some scattered with stamps, some with script,... Read more »

Mysterious Artifact Discussed at Object Talk

Aviva Blonder, Staff Writer
September 26, 2014
Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

A small crowd gathered around one of the many glass cases that line the walls of the Allen Memorial Art Museum this past Sunday for the Museum’s first “Object Talk” of the semester. On this particular afternoon, everyone’s attention was focused on “Lipit-Ishtar,” a small clay cone covered... Read more »