On Friday, May 10 at 7:15 pm at the
Heiser auditorium at Kendal at Oberlin,
The Kendal Art Committee is putting on a program about Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts, Paul Arnold’s, printmaking. Chair Nina Love will make introductory remarks, and DVDs of Paul at work, and being interviewed, are slated to be shown.
The Kendal Art Committee invites anyone interested in Paul and his work, and printmaking in general, to attend.
Our exhibit in Mudd is coming together…more updates soon!
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
Perhaps the most visually stimulating record of student life on campus is our poster collection. These student-made posters tell us a lot – they give us not only an idea of past events on campus, some of which would otherwise go undocumented, but they reveal the culture and visual aesthetic of Oberlin students at a given point in time.
Our most recent accession, a collection of 34 silkscreened event posters gifted by Raphael Martin ‘02, does exactly that. During his four years at Oberlin, from 1998 to 2002, Martin collected these posters, most of which were silkscreened by students of Prof. John Pearson. They present a wide range of visual styles and advertise dances, concerts, art openings, parties, film screenings, speakers, and Oberlin’s Big Parade. Only a few duplicate posters already in our collections; together they represent an important cross-section of posters from the turn of the millennium.
I think the “Scotographs” poster is a particularly cool one. The word itself, popping against the blue, leads my eye back in space towards the guitar, which seems to be exploding riffs outwards through the stripes. The whole poster has a loud, screaming sound to it, and if I saw this poster today hanging in the Mudd stairwell today, I’d definitely go check these photos out.
(top photo courtesy of Raphael Martin ‘02)
As part of a recent Kress Foundation Digital Resources planning grant, the AMAM and the Oberlin College Library teamed up to provide high-quality scans of all available Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletins. The Bulletin is a series of scholarly journals published by the Museum since 1944 which contain articles related to exhibitions and works in the collection. A valuable resource for faculty, students, staff, and scholars around the world, these Bulletins provide a wealth of information on collection works, often dating back to when a piece was first acquired by the AMAM.
To browse the complete selection of scans, click here to visit the Oberlin College Digital Resource Commons page.
“Our hope is that enact willcontribute to ongoing discussions relative to virtual art practices in contemporary art. These venues are, and will continue to be, a rich source of cultural exchange that is uninhibited by geographic proximity. As global societies evolve the desire for places where creative communities can contribute and exchange ideas, will only become more necessary.
Similar to Art in the Mind, we find that artists contributing to enact have a lot to say. Some of it is expressed with a wry and witty sensibility, referring to the art process itself while others take a more serious and direct approach preferring to address our socio-political landscape, issues of gender or the nature of the quotidian.
enact is also part of “Present and Accounted,” a year-long 25th anniversary celebration of the Cleveland Performance Art Festival (1988-99). This will include performance art activity at venues such as MOCA, SPACES, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, Oberlin College and others.”
Below are two opportunities to share with interested students. One is a full-time position; the other a paid summer internship. Both are with Patron Technology, a New York based CRM company focused on the arts and founded by an Oberlin alumnus.
More information is available on their web site: http://patrontechnology.com/
For a complete description of both positions, and to apply, log on to ObieOpps:
Client Services Representative
Summer Internship: Office and Executive Support
Sophie Kazis and I, Kaela Sanborn-Hum, are the News Directors this semester at WOBC News. We are committed to having a diversity of voices and perspectives aired on WOBC and would like to invite all Art Department majors, faculty, staff and another other affiliates to get involved with WOBC News. If you have a story or topic you’d like covered by WOBC News that feels pertinent to your life, work or community in Oberlin we would be more than happy to help you produce this story. We can help you produce the story yourself— we can teach you the editing software, talk about how we do news at WOBC, etc.—or we can have one of our reporters cover the story with your consent and guidance. We want WOBC to be accessible as an outlet to showcase departmental interests and efforts and encourage you to contact us with even updates or ideas.
Please feel free to email us at email@example.com if you’d like to get involved. It’s not too late and we’re all always looking for new stories and voices!
Kaela and Sophie
Read about a man’s collection of miniature books in his miniature library, as well as some other out-of-the ordinary books:
Neale Albert, 75, is a collector of miniature books, and he may be the most serious collector living in New York. By definition, miniature books are properly printed and bound, and for the most part no larger than three inches. Mr. Albert has over 4,000 of them, some the size of matchboxes and others smaller than a tab of chewing gum. Some of the books are worth many thousands of dollars.
For interesting books right on campus, come to the art library and learn about our collection of artists’ books, some of which are on display!
Full article here.
This Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26, we will be hosting a very special symposium on Renaissance art in conjunction with our year-long exhibition “Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance” which presents important Renaissance paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the AMAM and the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG) collections. The symposium - free and open to the public - will be held in the museum’s King Sculpture Court, and will last from 11am to 6:30pm on April 25, and from 9am to 5pm on April 26.
Presenters include Oberlin College faculty members from the Art, English, History and Musicology departments, three Oberlin College students who were selected via a competitive process, faculty from Case Western Reserve University, Washington & Lee University, Miami University of Ohio, and Ohio State University, along with staff from the AMAM, the YUAG, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Intermuseum Conservation Association.
These two days promise to be exciting ones, and the public is warmly urged to attend. Presentations will range widely on topics related to medieval, Renaissance and baroque art, literature, history and music, as well as pilgrimage and religious practice.
A complete schedule of speakers and events can be found on the symposium’s page here.
If you are in town, we hope you can make it out to some of the talks!
Check out our new video (with music and captions!) documenting the recent creation of a sawdust carpet in the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s King Sculpture Court. The carpet was de-installed on April 14. During that time, we had a large number of visitors who saw the installation, from a second-grade tour to adults and admitted students in town for All Roads Lead to Oberlin visitation days.
And, if you like this be sure to visit our Vimeo page for our other videos. More to come!
Welcome to Coffee With Clarence, an Oberlin art community blog run by the Clarence Ward Art Library. Check back to find out about art events, new books at the library, work by Oberlin College students and just anything that's interesting and art-related.