Through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand curricular uses of the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM), curriculum development grants were awarded to select faculty in summers 2009, 2012, and 2013 to expand or enhance use of the AMAM’s collections in their teaching.
In 2015, for the fourth time, Oberlin College faculty were awarded competitive grants funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to incorporate AMAM collections and exhibitions into their courses. In May, the eight grant recipients attended a day-long workshop to learn about the AMAM collection and teaching with original works of art.
Three of the grant recipients returned to the museum in summer 2015 for two-day residencies, working with staff to identify objects and explore pedagogic approaches that create effective learning experiences. For example, a class taught by Assistant Professor of Psychology Meghan Rabbitt Morean will look at how mental illness has been depicted in the art of different time periods and cultures.Please watch this space for additional competitions in future years to support the revision of existing courses or development of new courses.