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.

Spring semester talks begin on February 7 and run through May 1 (except March 20 and 27). 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.

Below is a complete list of speakers and topics for the Spring Semester 2016:

February 7 - Paul Goebel (OC ’16) on Oskar Kokoschka ‘s Sposalizio (Double Portrait)" from 1912

February 14 - Molly DuVall (OC 2016) will speak about Judit Reigl's painting The Art of the Fugue (1982)

February 21 - Noah Regen (OC 2017) speaks about the Persian Medallion Rug from the late 19th century

February 28 - Hannah Tishkoff (OC 2018) will speak about Yayoi Kusama's sculpture Baby Carriage from 1964/66

March 6 - Andrew Rindlaub (OC 2016) will discuss Horace Pippin's painting Harmonizing (1944)

March 13 - Kestrel FeltĀ (OC 2016) speaks about Henri-Edmond Cross' painting Return of the Fisherman from 1896

April 3 - Mitali Sheth (OC 2018) will speak about the Indian illuminated manuscript page, A Lady Separated from her Lover is Consoled by a Maid from a Nayak-Nayika Bhed, Virahini Nayika

April 10 - Liam Casey (OC 2016) discusses Michiel Sweerts' Self-Portrait from 1656

April 17 - Justine Goode (OC '16) will give a talk on Claude Monet's Garden of the Princess (Louvre) from 1867

April 24 - Natalie Chester (OC 2017) speaks about Audrey Flack's 1972 lithograph Macarena Esperanza

May 1 - Scott Lerner (OC 2018) will discuss Yayoi Kusama's White Net Painting from 1960

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