Sunday Object Talks

Offered most Sundays during the academic year, these talks are orientated specifically towards the casual visitor to the AMAM. Each talk focuses on one work in the collection or on view in a current exhibition, and lasts approximately fifteen minutes plus questions. Conducted by an Oberlin College student docent, these talks are a fantastic opportunity to learn about new objects or revisit old ‘friends’ from the collection.

Talks begin at 2pm in the King Sculpture Court.

Spring semester talks begin on February 9 and continue through May 4 (except March 23 and 30, and April 20). Each student-led session focuses on a work on view in the galleries and lasts about 15 minutes, followed by time for questions and answers.

Spring Semester 2014

February 9 - Lydia Rice (OC '14) on Martin Lewis' print "Glow of the City" (1929)

February 16 - Dyeemah Simmons (OC '14) will discuss Joel Sternfeld's photograph "Canyon County, California, June, 1983" (1983)

February 23 - Grace Tobin (OC '16) will speak about Ernest Lawson's painting "Harlem River" from 1910-15

March 2 - Sarah Gord (OC '15) on Ed Ruscha's silkscreen "Cheese Mold Standard with Olive" (1969)

March 9 - Claire Payne (OC '15) will discuss the painting of "St. Mary Magdalene" from ca. 1450 by the Master of the Sterzing Alterpiece

March 16 - Madeleine Aquilina (OC '16) on Richard Diebenkorn's painting "Woman by a Large Window" from 1957

April 6 - Mir Finkelman (OC '16) on Claes Oldenburg's "Giant Saw - Soft Version (Saw-Flag)" from 1966

April 13 - Zhou Zhou (OC '16) will discuss the Spanish "Fountain of Life" painting from the 16th century

April 27 - Rebecca Henderson (OC '14) will speak about the Persian "Two-Handled Basin with Ganesha Design" from the 19th century

May 4 - Alexa Marshall (OC '15) on Raphael Soyer's painting "Standing Girl with Folded Hands" from 1968

May 11 - Molly Murphy (OC '15) will discuss Andy Warhol's "Brillo Boxes" from 1970

Please visit our calendar page to see the next scheduled Sunday Object Talk date.