Gallery Talks, Lectures, Films, and Concerts

In addition to the lectures listed below, please see the listings for our First Thursday and Tuesday Tea series for more information on upcoming events.

Fall 2017

AMAM Centennial Events:

Centennial Symposium

Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
King Sculpture Court

A daylong event in which former AMAM directors, art professors, and alumni share their perspectives on the importance of academic museums. The keynote speaker is Stephan Jost, director of the Art Gallery of Ontario. This event is free and open to the public.

10:00   Welcome
Andria Derstine, John G. W. Cowles Director, Allen Memorial Art Museum
Erik Inglis, Mildred C. Jay Professor of Art and Co-Chair, Oberlin College Art Department

10:20   Keynote, “The Allen Memorial Art Museum at 100:  Collective Relevance”
Stephan Jost, Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

11:10   Roundtable, Oberlin College Art Department Faculty Members Emeriti
William Hood, Mildred C. Jay Professor of Art Emeritus; Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
John Pearson, Eva and John Young-Hunter Professor of Art Emeritus
Richard Spear, Mildred C. Jay Professor of Art Emeritus; Affiliate Research Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
Athena Tacha, Professor of Art Emerita; Past Curator of Modern Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum

12:10   Roundtable, Former Directors of the Allen Memorial Art Museum
William Chiego, Director Emeritus, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio
Anne F. Moore, Museum Consultant and Fine Art Appraiser, New York
Richard Spear, Mildred C. Jay Professor of Art Emeritus; Affiliate Research Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
Stephanie Wiles, Richard J. Schwartz Director, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

1:00     Lunch break

2:15     Oberlin College Alumni Presentations
David Getsy, OC 1995, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “Against Presence: Scott Burton’s 1973 Lecture on Self at Oberlin and the Performance of the ‘Modern American Artist’”
Reid Wood, OC 1970, Artist, “Right Place, Right Time: Art at Oberlin in the Late 60s”
Lawrence Butler, OC 1978, George Mason University, “Myriad Views of the AMAM Print Collection:  A Lifelong Journey”

3:15     Break

3:35     Oberlin College Alumni Presentations
Victor Coonin, OC 1986, Rhodes College, “Casting for a Collection in 1917”
Peter Rothstein, OC 1990, Juniata College, “One alum’s reflections on why art is, and should be, a fundamental part of a good liberal arts education”
Julia Vogl, OC 2007, Artist, “Colouring Architecture, at Oberlin and Beyond”

4:35     Questions and Discussion, Viewing of Exhibitions

Welzheimer/Johnson House

Sunday, October 1, 4 p.m.

We think of Frank Lloyd Wright as the quintessential American architect, but he had a deep relationship to the art and architecture of Japan. To mark the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth, Kevin Greenwood, the Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, gives an overview of Wright’s dialogue with Japan, especially in reference to Oberlin’s Usonian house. He also talks about Wright’s work as an art dealer, referencing a Japanese woodblock print in the AMAM collection—sold by Wright. A reception will follow this brief talk.
$5.00 Admission Fee/person

AMAM in the AM

Third Friday of the Month, 10:15 a.m.

Presented at 10:15 a.m. on the third Friday of each month, "AMAM in the AM" is a new series of informal gallery talks. Asian art will be featured in the coming months—focus in-depth on just one or a few of the works on view with Kevin Greenwood, the Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, and other museum staff. The first AMAM in the AM will be on Friday, September 15. The series continues on October 20, November 17December 15, and into next year.


Previous Lectures and Workshops