Upcoming Exhibitions

2014-2015 Academic Year

Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen
Ellen Johnson Gallery
September 2, 2014 to June 28, 2015

This exhibition showcases the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s substantial collection of more than 200 works by Latin American and Latino artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. The installation features works in a variety of media by artists from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay, as well as the United States. The works span in time and theme from Mexican Revolution-era prints to recent conceptual works by internationally-active artists.

Related exhibition:
Baron Gallery
February - April 2015
Opening night event: Feb. 20, 2015

This installation will feature multi-media works from the AMAM collection by the artist collective assume vivid astro focus (Eli Sudbrack [Brazilian, b. 1968] and Christophe Hamaide-Pierson [French, b. 1973]), known for their psychedelic, carnavalesque installations of diverse and colorful pop imagery.


The War to End All Wars: WWI through Recent Acquisitions
Ripin Print Gallery
September 2 – December 23, 2014

In conjunction with the centennial of World War I, this installation features recent additions to the AMAM collection that address one of the greatest conflicts in modern history. Prints by French artists Guy Arnoux and Jean-Emile Labourer include war-time propaganda as well as depictions of life on the battlefield and the home front. American contemporary artist Jim Riswold responds to two of the bloodiest battles of the war in photographs from his series The War To End All Wars That Fucked Up and Didn’t End All Wars. Based on actual war-time photographs, Riswold’s black and white compositions recreate the feel of documentary photography, suggesting rugged landscapes through his witty monumentalizing of foodstuffs and miniature soldiers.


An Insider’s Lens: The Jazz Photography of Milt Hinton
Ripin Print Gallery
September 2 – December 23, 2014

This exhibition will feature 99 photographs by African-American jazz bassist Milt Hinton from the collection of the Milt Hinton Estate. As a jazz-world insider, Hinton’s images reveal intimate glimpses into the life and work of some of the twentieth century’s most important figures, such as Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, and Aretha Franklin. The images document live performances and studio time, as well as life behind the scenes. A particularly compelling group of images from the 1940s record the experience of being a black musician on the road in the segregated south. The exhibition is one aspect of an ongoing relationship between Oberlin College and the Milt Hinton Estate, which likewise resulted in the acquisition of many of Hinton’s musical instruments and archival materials by the Conservatory of Music.

Milt Hinton, 1959   © Photograph by Chuck Stewart

Hugo Brehme’s Mexico
Ripin Print Gallery
September 2 – December 23, 2014

After settling in Mexico in 1905, German-born Hugo Brehme became known for his photographs of the Mexican land, people, and customs. His photographs, rendered in a Pictorialist style which sought to emulate the aesthetic of painting, were often produced as postcards and were widely disseminated abroad. Brehme’s vision of Mexico is explored in more than 70 works from the AMAM collection that depict pre-Columbian sites, Catholic churches, rural landscapes, and urban vistas.


The Art of Disney Animation
Education Hallway
September 2 - December 23, 2014

In 1932, the Walt Disney Company signed a contract with Technicolor to utilize their new three strip color film process. Combined with their revolutionary animation processes, this deal allowed the company to produce for the first time full-color animated features. What followed was a golden age of screen animation, as over the next decade they released Snow White, Pinocchio, Fantasia, and Dumbo. This focus exhibition will display sketches and animation cells from these features.