The weeks are busy with school and work, and the weekends fill up fast with extracurricular activities - that's why the AMAM started a new public program for the fall semester 2011- First Thursdays! During these special evening hours, the museum galleries will be open for you to revisit old favorites, explore the new installations, discover new works, listen to our audio tours, or browse through our collection catalog. AMAM staff and student docents will be on hand to answer questions and chat with you about the museum's holdings.
First Thursday Events, Spring 2013:
February 7 -
Tours will be led by Denise Birkhofer, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Liliana Milkova, Curator of Academic Programs, Erik Inglis, Professor of Medieval Art History, Sara Green, Curatorial Assistant, and Ian MacMillan, Visiting Professor in Ethnomusicology. Tours will begin at 5:45pm.
March 7 -
5:30 pm— Electroacoustic Music inspired by works in the AMAM collection. Performed by TIMARA students enrolled in classes taught by Peter Swendsen, Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts. This event is co-sponsored by the Oberlin College Administrative and Professional Staff (A&PS) Social Committee.
April 4 -
"The Muse in the Museum" - Poetry Contest - click here!
Come celebrate National Poetry Month with a special evening of readings at the AMAM! Organized by Lynn Powell, Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, this event will feature many local authors and students reading Ekphrastic poems, or dramatic
descriptions of works of art.
May 2 -
5:30 pm— Audrey Flack, a pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor will give a lecture titled:
the Passion and the Sorrow
in conjunction with the exhibition, "Religion, Ritual and Performance in Modern and Contemporary Art." This talk is sponsored by the AMAM and the Art Department Ellen Johnson Fund.
First Thursday Events, Fall 2012:
September 6 -
Fall Exhibitions Opening Reception with curators’ tours by AMAM Director Andria Derstine, Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art Denise Birkhofer, curatorial assistant Sara Green, and Professor Esra Akin-Kivanc.
October 4 -
5:30 pm—Dr. Laurence Kanter (OC ’76), Chief Curator and Curator of Renaissance Art, Yale University Art Gallery, will present a lecture entitled “Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, and the ‘Birth’ of the Renaissance.” This talk is free and open to the public. Funds towards this program were generously provided by the Oberlin College Art Department's Clarence Ward Fund, and the Oberlin College Alumni Association.
November 1 -
5:30 pm— Nov. 1, 5:30 pm— POSTPONED: Audrey Flack, a pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor. AMAM Curatorial Staff discussed the many ways the collection is used on campus and in the community.
December 6 -
5:30 pm—Oberlin College’s Renaissance Recorder Ensemble will perform period music related to the ongoing “Religion, Ritual and Performance in the Renaissance” exhibition, with a talk to follow. Kathryn Montoya, director and recorders, guest performer Michael Leopold, lute.