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The AMAM’s Sunday Object Talk series returns for Spring Semester 2013! Grace Pullin (OC ‘14) will be discussing photographer Holly Wright’s series “True Saints” from 1980-84, from which five photos are currently on view in the exhibition “Religion, Ritual and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Art.” Offered most Sundays during the academic year, these talks are orientated specifically towards the casual visitor to the AMAM. Each talk focuses on one work in the collection or on view in a current exhibition, and lasts approximately fifteen minutes plus questions. Conducted by an Oberlin College student docent, these talks are a fantastic opportunity to learn about new objects or revisit old ‘friends’ from the collection. Talks begin at 2pm in the King Sculpture Court. After a brief career in acting—following in the footsteps of her mother, stage actress Jeannette Nolan—Holly Wright pursued a degree in English from UCLA and graduate studies in photography at the University of Iowa. Wright’s photographs are highly personal and psychologically probing. Her series True Saints features intimate portrayals of individuals posing as modern-dress versions of biblical characters. The idea of performance is central to Wright’s photographic stagings: “My particular interest is role playing and self-images, what is real and what is authentic faking.”
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Holly Wright (American, b. 1941)True Saints: The Death of the Virgin, 1980–1984 Gelatin silver print Friends of Art Endowment Fund AMAM 1984.47.8

amamblog:

The AMAM’s Sunday Object Talk series returns for Spring Semester 2013! Grace Pullin (OC ‘14) will be discussing photographer Holly Wright’s series “True Saints” from 1980-84, from which five photos are currently on view in the exhibition “Religion, Ritual and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Art.” Offered most Sundays during the academic year, these talks are orientated specifically towards the casual visitor to the AMAM. Each talk focuses on one work in the collection or on view in a current exhibition, and lasts approximately fifteen minutes plus questions. Conducted by an Oberlin College student docent, these talks are a fantastic opportunity to learn about new objects or revisit old ‘friends’ from the collection. Talks begin at 2pm in the King Sculpture Court.

After a brief career in acting—following in the footsteps of her mother, stage actress Jeannette Nolan—Holly Wright pursued a degree in English from UCLA and graduate studies in photography at the University of Iowa. Wright’s photographs are highly personal and psychologically probing. Her series
True Saints features intimate portrayals of individuals posing as modern-dress versions of biblical characters. The idea of performance is central to Wright’s photographic stagings: “My particular interest is role playing and self-images, what is real and what is authentic faking.”


Image:

Holly Wright (American, b. 1941)
True Saints: The Death of the Virgin, 1980–1984
Gelatin silver print
Friends of Art Endowment Fund
AMAM 1984.47.8

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For our final Sunday Object Talk of the academic year, Nicole Alonso (OC ‘13) will be discussing Claes Oldenburg’s outdoor sculpture and beloved Oberlin landmark “Giant Three-Way Plug (Cube Tap)” from 1970. The talk will meet in the King Sculpture Court before heading outside to view the Plug. You can watch a video of the installation of the Plug here.The Sunday Object Talk will begin at 2pm. We’ll take the summer off, and then talks will resume in the fall.  

Hmm. Is it just us, or has the plug shifted in placement from this photo? (We do know it was reinstalled just a few years ago.)

amamblog:

For our final Sunday Object Talk of the academic year, Nicole Alonso (OC ‘13) will be discussing Claes Oldenburg’s outdoor sculpture and beloved Oberlin landmark “Giant Three-Way Plug (Cube Tap)” from 1970. The talk will meet in the King Sculpture Court before heading outside to view the Plug. You can watch a video of the installation of the Plug here.

The Sunday Object Talk will begin at 2pm. We’ll take the summer off, and then talks will resume in the fall.
 

Hmm. Is it just us, or has the plug shifted in placement from this photo? (We do know it was reinstalled just a few years ago.)

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The Sunday Object Talk series returns from spring break this Sunday. At 2pm, Sarah Riecke  (OC ‘13) will be discussing Baldassare Peruzzi’s painting The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine from 1502-3. Talks are always free and open to the public. There will be four more Sunday Object Talks at the museum before the end of the spring semester: on April 22, senior Alison Eby will discuss Tilmann Riemenschneider’s Bust of St. Urban; on April 29, Jeremy Rubenstein will talk about the Italian Marquetry Chest with Geometric Pattern and Architectural Perspectives from 1500. Then, on May 6, Briggin Scharf will present on Robert Longo’s drawing Men Trapped in Ice (Studies for Reliefs). The final talk will take place on Sunday, May 13, when Nico Alonso discusses Claes Oldenburg’s Giant Three-Way Plug.Hope to see you at one or more of the talks!

amamblog:

The Sunday Object Talk series returns from spring break this Sunday. At 2pm, Sarah Riecke  (OC ‘13) will be discussing Baldassare Peruzzi’s painting The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine from 1502-3. Talks are always free and open to the public. 

There will be four more Sunday Object Talks at the museum before the end of the spring semester: on April 22, senior Alison Eby will discuss Tilmann Riemenschneider’s Bust of St. Urban; on April 29, Jeremy Rubenstein will talk about the Italian Marquetry Chest with Geometric Pattern and Architectural Perspectives from 1500. Then, on May 6, Briggin Scharf will present on Robert Longo’s drawing Men Trapped in Ice (Studies for Reliefs). The final talk will take place on Sunday, May 13, when Nico Alonso discusses Claes Oldenburg’s Giant Three-Way Plug.

Hope to see you at one or more of the talks!

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