Between “Plain and Fancy”: Venturi at Oberlin

March 9–July 1, 2007

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the completion of the AMAM's Ellen Johnson Gallery and the Art Building addition by architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, this exhibition includes architectural drawings and related documents from the AMAM's permanent collection as well as a selection on loan from the Venturi Scott Brown archives. These are shown alongside Cass Gilbert drawings for the original 1917 AMAM building and several whimsical drawings showing Claes Oldenburg's ideas for a proposed addition.

Organized by Joshua Castano (OC '07).

Saturday, March 10, 10:00–12:30 pm
Sculpture Court

30th Anniversary Celebration of the Venturi Wing

Architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown join former AMAM director and art department chair Richard Spear in recollections of the 1977 addition to the AMAM building and the Art Building. Frederick Fisher (OC 1971) of Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects in Los Angeles will briefly talk about the impact the building had on the development of his career.

This conference has been organized with support from the Clarence Ward Lectureship in Architecture