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New Series Explores Pathways in Past and Future Artistic Careers

New Series Explores Pathways in Past and Future Artistic Careers

Russell Jaffe, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

The Pathways 2017 series, which the Art department debuted this year to bring recent alumni back to campus to speak to current art students about the trajectories that their lives and careers have taken since graduation, had a strong launch. Last Sunday and Monday, two recent Art department alumni return...

New Technologies Foster Improved Sensory Experience at Museums

Katie Lucey, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

For thousands of years, museums have existed as the sole repositories of certain kinds of knowledge and culture. However, in this era of technological innovation and change, the sum of nearly all human knowledge, history, and widespread information can be accessed on the internet. Despite the leaps mad...

FAVA Unveils Nature-Themed Exhibition

Kirsten Heuring

September 8, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts is an integral part of the arts community at Oberlin, offering art classes for both children and adults as well as organizing curated invitational shows, photography shows, and off-site exhibits of area artists among many other events. This fall, FAVA is...

AMAM Celebrates Centennial Season

AMAM Celebrates Centennial Season

Kirsten Heuring

September 1, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Recent Stories, Visual Art

Since 1917, generations of students and scores of community members have walked through the doors of the Allen Memorial Art Museum for class, special programming, or simply for the pleasure of enjoying the extraordinary collection. Today, the museum is well known for its collection of early works by many...

On the Record with Curator Andrea Gyorody

On the Record with Curator Andrea Gyorody

Victoria Garber, Arts editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

Andrea Gyorody was recently hired as the new Ellen Johnson ’33 assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. She graduated from Amherst College in 2007 and went on to receive a master’s degree in Art History from Williams College. Currently a Ph.D. candidate ...

AMAM Prepares for Joint Senior Studio Exhibit

AMAM Prepares for Joint Senior Studio Exhibit

Victoria Garber and Quentin Nhuyen-Duy

April 14, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Features, Visual Art

Senior Studio art exhibition The Stories We Tell Ourselves by College seniors Maggie Middleton, Isa Diaz-Barriga and Jasper Clarkberg, aimed at challenging assumptions about identity based on geography, race and class, opens this evening with a talk by the artists in the Allen Memorial Art Building. Each g...

Trump Administration Threatens Oberlin Arts Funding

Trump Administration Threatens Oberlin Arts Funding

Daniel Markus, Arts editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Features, Literature & Poetry, Music, Visual Art

Before President Trump took office in late January, multiple publications reported that his transition team had begun compiling a list of federal programs to eliminate in an effort to trim domestic spending. According to The New York Times, that list is expected to be finalized by the Office of Manage...

On the Record with Edward Hummingbird

On the Record with Edward Hummingbird

Interview by Owen Ellerkamp

March 10, 2017


Filed under ARTS, On the Record, Visual Art

Edward Hummingbird, a Cherokee from Oklahoma, was in Oberlin from Tuesday to Thursday this week to give lectures and a demonstration on Native art. Hummingbird currently serves as the Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Planning at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, ...

First Permanent Exhibit of African Art Opens at Allen

Lucy Haskell

February 3, 2017


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

The first permanent exhibit of African art awaits returning students at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in the new year, one of six new installations. Matthew Rarey, assistant professor of the arts of Africa of the black Atlantic, assembled the exhibit with his seminar students last semester. “The Allen has had...

New Pokémon “Sun”, “Moon” Evoke Nostalgia with Improved Gameplay, Setting

Avi Vogel, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

There’s something about video games that ties gamers to their childhood. Although games are constantly evolving to keep up with the times, there are some with a rare ability to harken back to their predecessors. For many, the Pokémon series sits on a pedestal of nostalgia; an old go-to that exemp...

“Owlboy” Glides with Beautiful World, Emotional Narrative

“Owlboy” Glides with Beautiful World, Emotional Narrative

Avi Vogel, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Visual Art

Learning from failure is what makes a hero. This idea is ingrained in Owlboy, an independent platformer game released Nov. 1 by D-Pad Studio. Using a hi-bit pixel-art style, Owlboy follows Otus — a young owl in training — on his adventures through the world. It begins innocuously, with Otus chas...

Craters

Craters

Ariel Miller

November 18, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Comic, Visual Art

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