Spring 2003 Contents OAM Home Oberlin Online Home
Feature Stories
Money Matters
Family Tree, Oberlin roots
Operation Internship
[cover story] Fury and the Sound
David Rees Gets His (Bleep) On
Around Tappan Square
Alumni Profiles
The Last Word
One More Thing
Inside Oberlin
Staff Box

Around Tappan Square

Art Museum Changes Hands

Oberlin bids farewell to Sharon Patton, the John G.W. Cowles Director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, who became director of the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution in February. Patton joined the Oberlin staff in 1998 and is credited with improving the museum's exhibitions and build-ing its African and contemporary Asian holdings.

Replacing Patton at Oberlin is acting director Katherine Solender '77, former exhibitions director at the Cleveland Museum of Art and a former member of Oberlin's capital campaign steering committee.

Patton continues the Oberlin connection at the Museum of African Art, whose first director was the late Sylvia Williams '57.

Read more about Katherine Solender at www.oberlin.edu/colrelat/ats/story/solender.html