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.
Topics this fall relate to the museum’s year-long focus on the human body.
Curatorial Assistant Oidie Kuijpers (oc ’15) discusses the relationships between freedom and order, chance and structure, and light and line in the work of Dutch artist Jan J. Schoonhoven. Kuijpers has curated an exhibition of Schoonhoven’s drawings in the Education Hallway.
According to Michel de Certeau, “space is a practiced place.” How do visual media “practice” the locations they depict? In his talk, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies Alberto Zambenedetti will illustrate how prints from the AMAM collection, graphic novels, and films have recounted Cleveland’s cityscape.
Dr. James Edmonson will give a talk on “Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine, 1880–1930.” He is chief curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center at Case Western Reserve University. In the early days of photography, medical students, often in secrecy, took pictures of themselves with the cadavers that they dissected: their first patients. These images—poignant, strange, and sometimes humorous—comprise a unique genre at the intersection of art and medicine.
Madeleine Aquilina (OC 2016) will examine the differing conceptions of space in the work of Henri Matisse and early Cubist artists. While Cubism presented a uniform conception of space, Matisse’s work pictured domestic space as experienced by the individual. This talk will argue that Matisse maintained his connections to the avant-garde throughout his career and asked important questions about the presence of the artist in Modernist artworks.
One outstanding Oberlin College student will be selected, from a call for papers, as the presenter for the annual Student Tuesday Tea. The talk will focus on a work in, or related to, the museum collection.