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
Patton continues the Oberlin connection at the Museum
of African Art, whose first director was the late Sylvia Williams
Read more about Katherine Solender at www.oberlin.edu/colrelat/ats/story/solender.html