The Oberlin Review

Artist Barbara Bloom focused on capturing the architectural aspects of art pieces from the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s collection in her visual art exhibition for FRONT, titled THE RENDERING (H X W X D =).

“FRONT International” Brings Site-Specific Art Exhibitions to Oberlin

September 14, 2018

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art presented its first group of internationally acclaimed artists and their equally diverse art earlier this summer. From July 14 to Sept. 30, over 100 chosen artists will display their works at selected locations around Cleveland. Exhibition venues are not confined to spaces dedicated to the presentation of art alone, but rather transcend the traditional walls of galleries and museums into the streets of Cleveland and beyond. For instan...

“Lines of Inquiry” Showcases Rembrandt’s Technique, Breadth of Etchings

Ellis Lane

February 9, 2018

A spectacular selection of Rembrandt’s work stars at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt’s Etchings. The new exhibition, which opened Tuesday, was curated in collaboration with Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, which hosted it last semester. Along with displaying examples of Rembrandt’s innovative printmaking, the selection also explores Oberlin’s personal history with these works, current digital projects, and innovations that are facilitating access to the works. Immediately upon walking into the AMAM, visitors are greeted by a video that introduces various 17th-century processes for papermaking, etching, watermarking, and printing that Rembrandt used to cr...

Selections of art hang in the lobby of the Richard D. Baron ’64 Art Gallery as a part of the faculty exhibit titled BYWAY. The artists employed various media to comment on contemporary political and ideological ideas.

BYWAY Highlights Cohesive Array of Faculty Art

October 10, 2014

“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 of Oberlin’s own professors. The exhibition, which features Christensen’s work and that of other Art professors Don Harvey, Pipo Nguyen-duy, Kristina Paabus, Donna Coleman, Sarah Schuster, Susan Um...

The Clarence Ward Art Library houses a display from the much larger collection of mail art archived at Oberlin. The full compilation was cataloged this summer and is available for public

Art Library Displays Selections from Vast Mail Art Collection

October 3, 2014

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, some with ink and paint, and most containing a combination of the three. The mail art movement dates back to the late 1950s and was conceived out of Marcel Duchamp’s ideas of art as a challenge...

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