First Thursdays

Fall 2016 Dates: September 8, October 6, November 3, and December

Galleries remain open until 8 p.m. during our monthly evening hours (except on December 1). These free programs are followed by a reception in the East Gallery.

September 8, 5–8 p.m.
AMAM galleries


Opening reception for fall exhibitions focusing on the concept of time. Artist Fred Wilson will be on hand for informal discussion about about his AMAM installation Wildfire Test Pit, as well as his works in the Ellen Johnson Gallery exhibition Black to the Powers of Ten. His acclaimed museum “interventions” often expose biases embedded within the history of art and material culture.

October 6, 5–8 p.m.
AMAM galleries

An evening of food and fun in collaboration with the Oberlin College Student Program Board. All are welcome, especially current students.

November 3, 5:30 p.m.
The Hotel at Oberlin, second floor ballroom


Artist Fred Wilson will give a presentation about his recent works and influences, as well as installations he has created in other museums and cultural institutions. Wilson is a 1999 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant.

December 1, 5:30 p.m.
Art Building, Classroom 1


Join us for a screening of Eva Hesse, a 2016 documentary about this pioneering artist. Director Marcie Begleiter spent 10 days at the AMAM viewing materials from the museum’s Eva Hesse Archives, an experience that ultimately led her to make the film. Run time is 108 minutes.


See past First Thursday events