ARTS 220 Conservation of the AMAM King Sculpture Court
Fridays, 2:30-4:20pm (Art 172/ Seminar Room)First Module, Half Course
Heather Galloway - Course Limit: 12, Consent of Instructor Required
Taught in conjunction with the cleaning of the Allen Memorial Art Museum King Sculpture Court, this class will look at conservation decision-making as it relates to the decorative painted surfaces. The class will introduce students to the interdisciplinary nature of conservation by emphasizing the ways that conservators draw on science, art, and art history in their work. We will examine a number of factors that determine protocols for the cleaning and retouching of the Allen’s decorative cycle. These include scientific analysis, cleaning tests, the aging characteristics of paints and varnishes, and archival research. We will take the opportunity to observe the conservation work as it unfolds.
Intended to be open to students from all disciplines, the course has no prerequisites. As the class size will be kept small to accommodate teaching in the museum consent is required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your year, major and your interest in the class.
(picture from the Allen’s official blog)Apr102014
To be shown in Fisher Gallery this commencement 2014 alongside artworks from the Allen’s Art Rental Program!A group of Exhibition Initiative members are working to put on an art show that is centered around the theme of two dimensional artworks. The incentive for this show is specific to Oberlin, an environment where many recent student shows have overlooked more traditional mediums, reaching out to artists who make work within the realm of two dimensions - such as drawing, painting, and collage. Several ExI members are working on this show, eager to remind the audience of the great value of traditional mediums: that paintings on a wall can still inspire its viewers - even if its been done a million times before. Additionally, the group is working with the Allen to incorporate other two-dimensional works from the museum’s Art Rental Program to create themes with which the student work that is submitted can react to and interact with.The show will feature three over-arching themes identified by works from the Allen. Please submit works inspired by / in response to / in dialogue with the following works from the Allen’s Art Rental Program under one of the following themes:-Approaches to portraiture / Alice Neel, Olivia ; Rev. Albert Wagner, Remember It’s Just Maybe-Approaches to abstract work / Frank Stella, Lithograph; Forbes Whiteside, Untitled-Approaches to process-based work / Claes Oldenburg, Plate XII; Barbara Strasen, A Day in the Desert, #23Apr102014
Safe + Sound is a collaborative public media installation that functions as a monument to the impact of sexual and intimate violence, through the process of storytelling. The installation aims to break the silence by sharing the stories and experiences of community members related to any form of sexual harassment, assault, exploitation and violence. No experience is insignificant and we believe this is an issue that can impact all of us.
Break the silence by sharing your experiences and telling your stories. Experiences and stories can be shared in many forms.
Written stories can be submitted anonymously via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HLJhnzbK2tPDBSq4iztoCaAGmsThbl_dRPXM0d1Kv1s/viewformWorks of visual art and audio pieces can be submitted to Sophie Hess (email@example.com) or Tinni Bhattacharyya (firstname.lastname@example.org). If there is another way you would like to express your experiences feel free to contact Sophie or Tinni.Submission deadline: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16THSafe + Sound Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/safeandsoundoberlin/infoApr102014
Q: This is a little silly asking this through tumblr but I am doing research for an art history class about the correspondences between Sol LeWitt and Eva Hesse. Do you have any suggestions about where to search for primary documents (scans of their postcards/letters/conversations)?-asked by jketcher
Not silly at all! Although the best way to get a question like this answered by our reference staff is to submit it through our Ask Us page, we gladly accept questions in any format.
In our collections your best bet would be the microfilm of the Eva Hesse papers, which contains 524 letters and postcards. To consult these you would talk to one of the librarians at your school and they can arrange for us to send a copy of the microfilm through interlibrary loan, or, if you are near DC or NY you can come to our offices to consult the microfilm. You may also want to check out our oral history interview with Sol Lewitt from 1974 (the transcript is online), although he only mentions Hesse briefly.
Beyond our collections, you will definitely want to check out the Eva Hesse Archives at Oberlin College’s Allen Memorial Museum of Art - they have digitized what looks like a substantial portion of the archives and it does appear to include correspondence from Lewitt.
Digital Projects Librarian and Tumblarian, Archives of American Art
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Especially if it involves Oberlin! ;)Apr082014
Wednesday, April 9
"James Zemaitis, an alum of Oberlin College and former student docent at the museum (winter term 1990), will be giving a talk on his career in the auction house field."Adventures in Modernism: One Obie’s Journey in the New York Design World" - He once sold a sofa for $250,000. Furniture aficionado James Zemaitis has propelled the market for modern fine art in senior positions at Sotheby’s, Phillips, and Christie’s. Currently a curatorial consultant for the Indianapolis Museum of Art and pursuing study at Bard Graduate Center, Zemaitis earned his bachelor’s degree in art history at Oberlin College."(thanks to Jason Trimmer)Apr082014
Arthopper.org, a contemporary visual arts journal, accepts unsolicited submissions that demonstrate a “point-of-view” from artists, critics, scholars and those with a passionate interest in contemporary art, design and craft. We publish writing on contemporary art, artists and issues directly relevant to the Greater Lake Erie Region: Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Toronto, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Toledo, Lansing, Dayton, Akron, Erie and all the areas in between.
There are no word limits except for Shorts but submissions should be of an appropriate and readable length. All submissions should take a creative approach, demonstrate professionalism and show awareness of the field. While descriptions of work are necessary, articles must state an opinion.
We currently offer a $50 honorarium for published feature articles.
Arthopper.org does not publish between December 15 – January 5 and from July 1 to August 15.
We do NOT consider previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are not accepted
Types of Articles
Reviews of Exhibitions:
Reviews should be timely, include the show title, venue name, dates, and other relevant information. Faculty and student exhibitions are not eligible for publication.
Essays and Opinion Pieces:
Our focus is on content ranging from the scholarly to the irreverent however prose should be accessible to a wide readership.
Interviews and Profiles:
We seek interviews with artists and thought leaders from our art communities.
A Short offers easily digestible information on exhibitions and events of interest and is 250 words or less
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(from Jimmy Kuehnle, Editor, Arthopper.org)Apr032014
In Solidarity is Oberlin College’s biannual publication dedicated to providing a space for the creative and intellectual expression of Oberlin College’s students of Color. In Solidarity publishes videos, music, photography, art, essays, poems, and short stories of all varieties and genres. Our submission policy remains deliberately open to encourage submissions reflecting the many creative and intellectual minds adding color and life to our communities.
DEADLINE: April 20
Please send submissions to email@example.comApr032014
Tuesday, April 1
7 PMNancy Schrom Dye Lecture (A162 - Science Center)sponsored by Julia Christensen’s Advanced Media Projects course & the Ellen Johnson Fund
OUR NIXON:Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they’d all be in prison. This unique and personal visual record, created by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, was seized by the FBI during the Watergate investigation, then filed away and forgotten for almost 40 years. OUR NIXON is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before.
PENNY LANE:Penny Lane has been making award-winning documentaries and essay films since 2002. Her first feature documentary, OUR NIXON, world premiered in 2013 at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, had its North American premiere at SXSW, and was selected as the Closing Night Film at New Directors/New Films. OUR NIXON went on to win awards at film festivals such as Seattle, Nantucket, Ann Arbor, Traverse City and IFFB, before being jointly released by Cinedigm and CNN Films. Penny is a Creative Capital grantee and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012. She has been awarded grants for her work by Cinereach, Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund, LEF Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Adrienne Shelly Foundation, Experimental Television Center, IFP and the Puffin Foundation. She was named “Most Badass!” at the Iowa City Documentary Film Festival in 2009. Her short experimental films, such as THE VOYAGERS (2010), THE COMMONERS (2009), SHE USED TO SEE HIM MOST WEEKENDS (2007) and WE ARE THE LITTLETONS (2004), have screened and won accolades at film festivals such as Rotterdam, Images, IMPAKT, FLEX FEST, Citizen Jane, New Orleans Film Festival, AFI FEST and Rooftop Films. Her short documentary THE ABORTION DIARIES (2005) has become an important organizing and educational tool across the nation. THE ABORTION DIARIES has screened in 42 states & worldwide at over 350 different community venues, ranging from bars to art centers to clinics to colleges, and also on Yes! Television and Free Speech TV. She has taught film, video and new media arts at Bard College, Hampshire College and Williams College, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colgate University. And yes, Penny Lane is her real name!Apr012014
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