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. Co-sponsored by Oberlin College Libraries.
May 8, 2:30 pm
Claudia Ross (OC 18) and Isabella Miller (OC 18) will discuss how the photojournalism of Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, and Diane Arbus responded to the tumultuous political and social sphere of late 1950s and 1960s America and how it levied an implicit critique of the formalism and pathos-inspiring humanism of Photo League photographers during the Great Depression. They will also discuss how the works of these artists serve as a launching pad and an anchor to Miller and Ross' work on a short film they are creating.