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Jazz bassist Milt Hinton’s photographs serve as valuable records of the jazz world from the perspective of one of its most celebrated insiders. A selection of his photographs will be on display in the Allen Memorial Art Museum (amamblog) through December 2014. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

Jazz bassist Milt Hinton’s photographs serve as valuable records of the jazz world from the perspective of one of its most celebrated insiders. A selection of his photographs will be on display in the Allen Memorial Art Museum (amamblog) through December 2014. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

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Today on oberlin.edu, we’re featuring the docents at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Students are trained in an annual winter term course entitled Practicum in Museum Education and dedicate time after the course leading gallery tours for the Oberlin community. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

Today on oberlin.edu, we’re featuring the docents at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Students are trained in an annual winter term course entitled Practicum in Museum Education and dedicate time after the course leading gallery tours for the Oberlin community. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

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Our next Tuesday Tea lecture (tomorrow at 2:30pm) will feature Barbara Sawhill, a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, who will be discussing the connections between learning a foreign language, identity and self-portraiture. In her Communication and Conversation class, she asks her students - “Are you the same person when you speak in another language?” The class then visits the museum to discuss identity and likeness in self-portraits by artists in the collection in preparation for writing, in Spanish, their own verbal self-portraits.One of the works they view, and one of the examples she will use at the tea, is this self-portrait by Alfred Leslie.
Alfred Leslie (American, b. 1927)Self-Portrait, 1974LithographFriends of Art Fund, 1979.15 

amamblog:

Our next Tuesday Tea lecture (tomorrow at 2:30pm) will feature Barbara Sawhill, a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, who will be discussing the connections between learning a foreign language, identity and self-portraiture. 

In her Communication and Conversation class, she asks her students - “Are you the same person when you speak in another language?” The class then visits the museum to discuss identity and likeness in self-portraits by artists in the collection in preparation for writing, in Spanish, their own verbal self-portraits.

One of the works they view, and one of the examples she will use at the tea, is this self-portrait by Alfred Leslie.

Alfred Leslie (American, b. 1927)
Self-Portrait, 1974
Lithograph
Friends of Art Fund, 1979.15 

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Today sees the reopening of the Ellen Johnson Gallery of Modern Art - marking the first time since September 2008 that this gallery is on view. The museum is back to 100%! Over fifty works are on display, spanning in time from the early 1950s to 2011, representing a range of cultures across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

And don’t forget about our ‘First Thursday’ evening hours this week - on October 6, we will remain open until 8pm. Come spend time with EJ and the rest of the galleries then!

First Thursday! The Allen Memorial Art Museum will be open from 10am to 8pm tonight. The Ellen Johnson Gallery for Contemporary Art is finally reopened too, which means the AMAM is fully operational again. Congratulations!

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When the Ellen Johnson Gallery reopens next week for the first time in over two years, one of the many works on view will be our Sol LeWitt ‘scribble drawing.’ “Wall Drawing #1222” was created by the artist specifically for the EJ gallery. It measures 23 by 18 feet and was executed entirely in pencil. It was first shown in the 2007 exhibition ‘Sol LeWitt at the AMAM,’ along with works on loan from the LeWitt Collection.

To make this drawing, eleven people worked the equivalent of 101 draftsman days to cover the wall’s 396 square feet with graphite. A total of 330 six-inch leads and twenty-eight woodless graphite pencil sticks were used.

It was first drawn by Takeshi Arita and Sachiko Cho from LeWitt’s studio, and Oberlin College students Alisa Doga, Julia Feldman, Harry Gassel, Catherine Janis, Grace Kiniako,  Sara Krugman, Hanna Siesel, Jeremy Wiles-Young, and museum staff member Michael Reynolds.

You can come out to see the ‘scribble drawing’ during our next ‘First Thursday’ evening hours - we’ll be open Thursday, October 6 until 8pm!

Did you know that there’s art in the Allen created by the hands of Obies? Sol LeWitt’s “Wall Drawing #1222” was executed by 11 students and staff members on the wall of the (soon to be reopened) Ellen Johnson Contemporary Art Gallery.

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