Tuesday Teas

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.

Fall 2017

September 12
Andrea Gyorody, Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, expands on themes in the exhibition This Is Your Art: The Legacy of Ellen Johnson. Gyorody will discuss the late Oberlin professor’s close friendships with major artists of the 20th century.

October 10
To mark the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth year, Jill Greenwood, the Eric & Jane Nord Family Curator of Education, will speak about the Weltzheimer/Johnson house designed by Wright and given to the college by Ellen Johnson. This talk will focus on the family who commissioned the plans for Wright’s first “Usonian” home in Ohio.

November 14
The digital age has brought many conveniences to art-historical research, but it still cannot replace the act of engaging with a work of art in person. In her talk titled “Old Master Drawings in the Digital Age, or What I Did on my Research Leave,” Curator of European and American Art Andaleeb Badiee Banta tells of her travels last fall in the United Kingdom and Italy. Banta was conducting research on the Allen’s collection of Italian drawings from the 16th to 18th centuries in preparation for an online catalogue. She talks about her experiences as a scholar in the digital and physical worlds.

December 12
Andria Derstine, the John G.W. Cowles Museum Director, will speak about Enid and Joseph Bissett, cofounders of Maidenform, who donated 24 paintings and drawings by such artists as Chagall, Dubuffet, Matisse, MirĂ³, and Modigliani, among others, to the collection during the 1950s and 60s.


Past Tuesday Tea Lectures