• In 1888 Hough published his 14 volume set of 1056 paper thin wood samples of 354 species. Books include actual specimens he collected himself and are written in 5 languages. These books can be viewed at the Clarence Ward Art Library by appointment.

    Jun
    27
    2014
  • May
    23
    2014
  • May
    23
    2014
  • Clarence says: Here are the winners for the miniature book exhibition! These three received the most votes, though we can only purchase one. Biblioteca Veneziana will now live in the Clarence Ward Art Library!

    Clarence says: Here are the winners for the miniature book exhibition! These three received the most votes, though we can only purchase one. Biblioteca Veneziana will now live in the Clarence Ward Art Library!

    May
    16
    2014
  • amamblog:

ALLEN MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM AND FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE TO OFFER ACTIVITIES ON ART MUSEUM DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 18
OBERLIN, OH—The Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) will offer two events to mark this year’s celebration of Art Museum Day. Held by museums across North America, the annual day is organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and coincides with International Museum Day.
There will be free admission and a craft activity at the AMAM’s Weltzheimer-Johnson House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, as part of Art Museum Day. Located at 534 Morgan Street in Oberlin, the Weltzheimer-Johnson House is the first home designed by Wright in Ohio and as is one of the few in the state open to the general public.
The AMAM will also offer a special guided tour of its modern and contemporary gallery. This tour, “Redefining Normal: An Artistic Exploration,” asks visitors to consider, “What is normal? Is there a right way to make art, and to view it?” Oberlin College students Mengchen (Sue) Xu (OC ’16) and Lily Zimmerman (OC ’14) will host an afternoon of art, crafts, and conversation to explore these questions through the lens of accessibility and neurodiversity. The event will begin with a guided tour of relevant works from the museum’s collection, followed by the opportunity for participants to create their own works in response (materials will be provided). This event is sponsored by the AMAM and the college’s Office of Disability Services in celebration of International Museum Day.
“Art Museum Day emphasizes the essential role of art museums in their communities, highlights the value of the visual arts in society, and provides new opportunities for audiences to participate in programs,” said Andria Derstine, the John G.W. Cowles director of the AMAM.
“Art museums play a powerful role as community gathering places, bringing together people from all walks of life to experience the best of human creativity,” said Chris Anagnos, executive director of AAMD. “We are so pleased that Oberlin is joining us in this celebration.”
Visit http://www.aamd.org for a list of participating art museums. The AMAMalso invites visitors to share their experiences on Art Museum Day via social media with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.
Founded in 1917, the AMAM houses an encyclopedic collection of more than 14,000 objects selected to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of art from virtually every culture. Recognized as one of the five best academic museums in the country, the Allen is free and open to all.
Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. Free educational or group guided tours may be arranged by calling the museum’s Education Office at (440) 775-8671.

    amamblog:

    ALLEN MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM AND FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE TO OFFER ACTIVITIES ON ART MUSEUM DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 18

    OBERLIN, OH—The Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) will offer two events to mark this year’s celebration of Art Museum Day. Held by museums across North America, the annual day is organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and coincides with International Museum Day.

    There will be free admission and a craft activity at the AMAM’s Weltzheimer-Johnson House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, as part of Art Museum Day. Located at 534 Morgan Street in Oberlin, the Weltzheimer-Johnson House is the first home designed by Wright in Ohio and as is one of the few in the state open to the general public.

    The AMAM will also offer a special guided tour of its modern and contemporary gallery. This tour, “Redefining Normal: An Artistic Exploration,” asks visitors to consider, “What is normal? Is there a right way to make art, and to view it?” Oberlin College students Mengchen (Sue) Xu (OC ’16) and Lily Zimmerman (OC ’14) will host an afternoon of art, crafts, and conversation to explore these questions through the lens of accessibility and neurodiversity. The event will begin with a guided tour of relevant works from the museum’s collection, followed by the opportunity for participants to create their own works in response (materials will be provided). This event is sponsored by the AMAM and the college’s Office of Disability Services in celebration of International Museum Day.

    “Art Museum Day emphasizes the essential role of art museums in their communities, highlights the value of the visual arts in society, and provides new opportunities for audiences to participate in programs,” said Andria Derstine, the John G.W. Cowles director of the AMAM.

    “Art museums play a powerful role as community gathering places, bringing together people from all walks of life to experience the best of human creativity,” said Chris Anagnos, executive director of AAMD. “We are so pleased that Oberlin is joining us in this celebration.”

    Visit http://www.aamd.org for a list of participating art museums. The AMAMalso invites visitors to share their experiences on Art Museum Day via social media with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay.

    Founded in 1917, the AMAM houses an encyclopedic collection of more than 14,000 objects selected to provide a comprehensive overview of the history of art from virtually every culture. Recognized as one of the five best academic museums in the country, the Allen is free and open to all.

    Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. Free educational or group guided tours may be arranged by calling the museum’s Education Office at (440) 775-8671.

    May
    16
    2014
  • May
    15
    2014

  • madebyabvh:

    GIF of a “Possible photo of Vincent van Gogh.”
    Photo was discovered in the early 1990s, experts disagree whether or not it is Vincent van Gogh.
    Photographer
    Victor Morin
    January 1886

    May
    14
    2014
  • May
    14
    2014
  • oberlin-college:

Senior Studio artists work in a variety of media and produce artists’ statements, professional portfolios, along with the exhibitions. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

    oberlin-college:

    Senior Studio artists work in a variety of media and produce artists’ statements, professional portfolios, along with the exhibitions. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

    May
    14
    2014
  • hannesschreckensberger:

ROBERT VENTURI, WOODEN COLUMN, OBERLIN MUSEUM, OHIO, 1976 

The Ironic Column!

    hannesschreckensberger:

    ROBERT VENTURI, WOODEN COLUMN, OBERLIN MUSEUM, OHIO, 1976 

    The Ironic Column!

    May
    13
    2014
  • May
    13
    2014
  • Are you interested in photography, the environment, and education?

    This Fall, as part of the Environmental Dashboard, we are teaching a free environmental photography class to middle school students in Oberlin. We are looking for a third co-teacher that can teach the class next fall and spring semesters, as both teachers will be abroad in the spring. The class would run for about 9 weeks and meet on weekends (time to be determined) for an hour and a half. This is not a large time commitment, as Yvette has taught this class this past semester, and the class already has a lesson-schedule.


    Explore the Oberlin environment while learning the mechanical and artistic elements of photography. This course will provide students a chance to learn how to use a digital camera*, how to edit photographs, and how to tell stories about family, community, and the natural environment through the lens of a camera. Photographs and words developed in these classes will be considered for public display on the Environmental Dashboard in downtown Oberlin (in the public library, Slow Train Café, and schools,) and will be featured in an exhibition in downtown Oberlin at the end of the course. By photo-documenting their community, students will gain a deeper understanding of the connections between the natural and the built environment in Oberlin. *Camera will be provided if your child does not have one.
    If you are interested or have any questions, please email laura.shriver@oberlin.edu & yvette.chen@oberlin.edu! If you’re interested, please contact us as soon as possible.

    May
    13
    2014
  • amamblog:

Please join us tomorrow for the final Tuesday Tea of the academic year. The annual Senior Tuesday Tea showcases the scholarship of Oberlin College students. Brenna Larson (OC ‘14) will discuss the complex and unusual iconography in the AMAM’s painting “Madonna del Suffragio” by an unknown Italian (Neopolitan) artist. Larson was selected through a competitive call for papers open to all graduating seniors. She is a graduating senior in Art History, student docent at the AMAM, and recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant. The talk will begin at 2:30 pm and will be followed by tea and light refreshments in the East Gallery.

    amamblog:

    Please join us tomorrow for the final Tuesday Tea of the academic year. The annual Senior Tuesday Tea showcases the scholarship of Oberlin College students.

    Brenna Larson (OC ‘14) will discuss the complex and unusual iconography in the AMAM’s painting “Madonna del Suffragio” by an unknown Italian (Neopolitan) artist. Larson was selected through a competitive call for papers open to all graduating seniors. She is
    a graduating senior in Art History, student docent at the AMAM, and recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant. The talk will begin at 2:30 pm and will be followed by tea and light refreshments in the East Gallery.

    May
    13
    2014

  • ocinsolidarity:

    Photos from Reasons for Smoking, a senior art show by Lexy Phillips and Brannon Rockwell-Charland. Here’s to celebrating the artistic pursuits of womyn of Color which are too often ignored by Oberlin College-affiliated media. Photos courtesy of Brannon Rockwell-Charland, 2014.

    May
    13
    2014
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    08
    2014
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