Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
Embrace, a two-piece, water-jet-cut sculpture, is representative of the ways Robert Bosch ’85, Biggs Professor of Natural Science, has paired his academic training with his artistic interests. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)
“By making things out of trash and electronics, I can intervene in the flow and learn about what it means when we throw away electronics.” - Professor Julia Christensen
“I love it when I meet someone who’s gone to Oberlin,” says Seth Rudetsky ’88, a Broadway performer, producer, and now host of two Sirius/XM radio shows. “You just assume they have the same values you do, that they’re smart, and they’re creative.” Seth Rudetsky (and more!) in the Oberlin Conservatory Magazine. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)
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)
"The Story of a Book" by Aimee Lee ‘99 is crafted from handmade slippery elm paper and woven covers of kon’nyaku. Lee’s book and many others are on display in the art library through October 18th. (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)
Rawr! Oberlin.edu features an interdisciplinary dinosaur today, a throwback to the senior studio art show of Blaise Freeman ‘05. (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