The Oberlin Review

Architect Cass Gilbert’s illustration of the exterior of the Allen Memorial Art Museum as it appeared in 1917. The museum celebrates its centennial this year.

AMAM Celebrates Centennial Season

September 1, 2017

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 famous artists, including Picasso, Monet, Cézzane, and Mondrian. The museum is also known for the Art Rental Program and the Weltzheimer/Johnson House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This academic...

Feature Photo: AMAM Thursday Lecture Series

Feature Photo: AMAM Thursday Lecture Series

April 3, 2015

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 to the 18th-century Haitian Revolution. The painting, now on display in the AMAM’s Latinx exhibit, is one of the artist’s better-known works. After studying at L’école Nationale Supérieure des Beau...

Sex in the Kitchen; Surprisingly, A Renaissance Iconography Lecture

Oliver Levine

March 8, 2013

Chances are, when you visit a museum and stroll through the Renaissance paintings, you don’t spend more than a few minutes on each piece. You may take a moment to admire the immaculate technique and skillful precision in which artists like Dürer, Rembrandt and Titian portray humans and their surrounding scenery. What you probably don’t pay attention to are the symbols these artists pack into some of their most masterful pieces, many of them sexual. If you thought sneaking penises into works of art was something new, art historian Patricia Simons will have you know it is definitely not. When Simons, a University of Michigan professor, scholar and art historian, visited last Thursday, she held an hour-long lecture...

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