Through April 2011
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Until early 2011, 14 works of art from the AMAM’s collections of 17th-19th century European art will be integrated into the galleries of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Not only will they be seen in a new context, surrounded by works from the CMA collection from similar periods, but these selections will also form the basis of a spring 2010 module course—Exhibition Practicum: Installation and Interpretation of 17th-19th c. Art from the
AMAM at the CMA—co-taught in Oberlin’s Art department by Andria Derstine, AMAM Curator of Collections and Curator of European & American Art, and Jon Seydl, the CMA’s Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos, Jr., Curator of European Painting and Sculpture.
The works on view include paintings by Batoni, Lawrence, Hogarth, Van de Venne, Hobbema, Chardin, Boucher, Oudry, Lagrenée, and Boilly, as well as sculptures, one by the 18th-century artist Francesco Bertos and one cast in the 17th century after a model by Giambologna. In July 2010, a portrait miniature by Dubois will also be put on display in a special case the CMA recently fabricated for the display of such works.
Oberlin students from various disciplines will make regular visits to the CMA to learn about the history and display of European art and will get acquainted with behind-the-scenes aspects of museum work, such as storage, conservation, art handling, installation, exhibition design, and publication. The students will write labels and produce publicly available podcasts for the AMAM works displayed in the CMA galleries.
This exhibition and course module is organized by Andria Derstine, Curator of Collections and Curator of European & American Art at the AMAM and Jon Seydl, Paul J. and Edith Ingalls Vignos, Jr., Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the CMA.