Gallery Talks, Lectures, Films, and Concerts

Spring 2015

Lecture—‘To Be And/Or Realized:’ Edgardo Antonio Vigo’s Artistic Practice

Wednesday, April 1, 4:30 p.m.
Mudd Center (Room 050), 148 West College St.

Vanessa Davidson, Shawn and Joe Lampe Curator of Latin American Art, Phoenix Art Museum, will speak on the Argentine artist who helped to pioneer the mail art movement. Presented in conjunction with an exhibition of mail art at Oberlin College’s main library, An Exercise in Freedom: the Mail Art of Edgardo Antonio Vigo, which runs from March 30 through June 5.

CANCELED: Artist Talk—Art and Change: The Space in Between
Tuesday, April 21, 4:30 p.m.
Art Building, Classroom 1

Margarita Cabrera’s 2006 soft sculpture titled Platinum Blue Bicycle, which deals with themes of immigration and mobility, is on view at the amam. Cabrera’s talk is co-sponsored by programs in Hispanic studies, Oberlin Center for Languages and Cultures, PRESHCO, Latin American studies, and comparative American studies.

Fall 2014:

Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen: A Symposium
In conjunction with Ohio’s first major survey exhibition of Latin American and Latino art of the 20th and 21st centuries, the AMAM has invited scholars to share their knowledge about the art of the region in a free, public symposium on October 3-4. For complete details, including a list of speakers, visit:

All symposium events are free and open to the public. Registration is required, however, for the Saturday study session. To register, please contact Denise Birkhofer at dbirkhof [at]

Friday, October 3, 5:30 p.m.
Classroom 1, Allen Art Building
Passion for Objects: Collecting and Exhibiting Latin American Art in the U.S.”
Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of Fine Arts, New York University

Saturday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m.–noon
Allen Memorial Art Museum

Saturday, Oct. 4, 1:30–6 p.m.
Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center (Room n292), 119 Woodland St., Oberlin

Wednesday, November 5, 7 - 8:30pm
Hallock Auditorium, Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
122 Elm Street

Film screening: Keeping Time: The Life, Music & Photographs of Milt Hinton combines rare footage, photographs, and interviews with legendary musicians. The film follows the jazz musician’s journey—from the Jim Crow South to New York City— through his unforgettable photographs of 20th-century America.

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