Posts tagged Allen Memorial Art Museum
Posts tagged Allen Memorial Art Museum
When visiting the Allen Memorial Art Museum, don’t forget to look up. For nearly a century of accumulated dirt, grime, and pollution has obscured one of the more captivating features inside the museum: … but no longer. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)
When seeking modern and contemporary works from the Americas, look no further than the Allen Memorial Art Museum. From now until June 2015, the Ellen Johnson Gallery features Latin American and Latino art. (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)
What’s it like to live with art? Watch four students and their experiences with Oberlin’s art rental program.
For some Oberlin students, returning to their room in the evening includes a welcome home from their art rental pieces. Check out the first twenty pieces of art selected during art rental this fall! (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)
Need a breathtaking photo to boost your Wednesday? Try this one from the Allen Memorial Art Museum, today on oberlin.edu. (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)
Now you see it…: Immediately following Commencement/Reunion Weekend, the exhibition Religion, Ritual and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Art closed and we began preparing the gallery for next year’s show Modern and Contemporary Realisms. Our wonderful “scribble” drawing by Sol LeWitt has now been covered over by a temporary wall in preparation for that installation.
The wall drawing was created by LeWitt specifically for the museum’s Ellen Johnson Gallery as part of a 2007 exhibition, Sol LeWitt at the AMAM, which featured other works by LeWitt from the AMAM collection, along with loans from the LeWitt Collection. When LeWitt died at the age of seventy-eight, shortly after the exhibition opened, it became a memorial to the artist and his legacy. The “scribble” drawing, which measures twenty-two feet high, was a gift from the artist and among the very last of his wall drawings. LeWitt gave instructions to teams of people - in Oberlin’s case, members of his studio, Oberlin students, community members, and students from other colleges - for such drawings, which took weeks to execute, always giving the teams “wiggle room” and insisting that their input made a vital contribution to the final artwork.
To see images from the original installation and read more about how it was created, you can visit an earlier blog post here.
Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007)
Wall Drawing #1222 (Scribbles: Curved Horizontal Bands), 2007
Black graphite pencil
Gift of the Artist, AMAM 2007.5
AMAM Year in Review: This small group of photos showcases the variety of public programs offered at the Allen Memorial Art Museum during the 2012-13 academic year. From First Thursday events for students and the public, to a scholarly symposium on the Renaissance, and community day events for kids and the family, it was a very academic year.
While some of our galleries will close to be re-installed over the summer, we will still be offering public programs, such as youth camps, regular Frank Lloyd Wright open houses, and the eighth annual Oberlin Chalk Walk!! Stay tuned!
Rani Molla (Oberlin College, Class of 2008) writes about the about the Tate Modern’s #TateTour twitter tour of their Lichtenstein show - and starts with her memories of Art Rental.
Image: Lichtenstein, Boot on Hand, 1964. Art Rental Collection at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH.
To learn more about Art Rental at Oberlin ($5 per work/semester!), visit the AMAM website…
Or read Nicole Gutman’s (Oberlin College, Class of 2016) first-hand account of renting art: Oberlin Review