Tuesday Tea Talks
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month to hear a wide range of gallery talks that highlight works in the permanent collection or in current exhibitions. All talks begin at 2:30 pm and are followed by tea and light refreshments in the East Gallery.
Feb. 13, 2:30 pm
Olivia Fountain (OC ’17), curatorial assistant in the Office of Academic Programs, gives a talk on the conceptual impetus for her exhibition Handle with Care: Embracing Fragility, which explores the connotations of fragility in the larger context of race, gender, and the visual arts.
March 13, 2:30 pm
Kevin Greenwood, the Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, discusses his exhibition, A Century of Asian Art at Oberlin: Japanese Prints. With more than 100 woodblock prints spanning 270 years of Japanese culture, the exhibition highlights both the history of printmaking in Japan and major donors to the AMAM’s Japanese print collection.
April 10, 2:30 pm
Kee Il Choi, Jr., an independent curator and PhD candidate at Leiden University, The Netherlands, gives a presentation titled “Vases and Virtue, Porcelain and Diplomacy: The Enlightenment Journey of Henri-Léonard Bertin (1720–92) and Joseph Amiot (1718–93).” His talk focuses on Vases Chinois, a rare, 18th-century album of watercolor paintings of Chinese imperial porcelains, a loan from the Clarence Ward Art Library now on view in the South Ambulatory.
May 8, 2:30 pm
An Oberlin College student will present a talk on a work of art in the permanent collection. The speaker is selected by AMAM collection curators from abstracts submitted by students in a competitive process.