Teaching Exhibitions

February 6 – September 2, 2007
Ripin Print Gallery

Three teaching exhibitions will be installed in the Ripin Print Gallery this spring to support a range of classes. Chinese and Japanese landscapes, including painted hand scrolls and woodblock prints from the AMAM’s collection, are on view in The Cultured Landscape in China and Japan. The exhibition, organized by Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow Chung-Lan Wang, displays an impressive array of landscapes from the early modern period, when landscapes reflected the intertwining relations between literature, art and politics. The works will be used by students in her course “Landscape and Culture in Early Modern East Asia.”

A related installation of paintings, Expressions of the Literati in Suzhou, from a private collection features Suzhou artists of the Ming Dynasty. Included are works by the four famed masters of the school, Shen Zhou, Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin and Qiu Ying. The exhibition has been organized by Andrew Feng (OC ’07) with Dr. Chung-Lan Wang.

A selection of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts from the AMAM’s collection is displayed in Illuminated Manuscripts from the Thirteenth through Sixteenth Centuries.  Fine examples of French, English, German and Italian leaves from books including Bibles, private devotional material, and liturgical manuscripts are included, as is the museum’s most recent acquisition in the field, a 15th-century leaf from Biberach in southern Germany. The exhibition was organized by Professor Erik Inglis and complements his course “Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Oberlin Collections.”

Italian, Lombardy
Leaf from an Antiphonary: The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence,
ca. 1430
Ink, tempera and gold leaf on parchment
Gift of Robert Lehman, 1943.11
Wang Yuanqi (Chinese, 1642-1715)
Landscape in the Manner of Ni Zan, 1710
Ink on paper
Gift of Carol S. Brooks in honor of her father, George J. Schlenker, and R.T. Miller, Jr., Fund, 1997.29.9