Public Programs

The museum organizes a variety of public programs in connection with exhibitions and for Oberlin College and the local community. These events are always free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Education Department at (440) 775-8671, or send us an email.

Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen: A Symposium
October 3–4, 2014

This two-day symposium is organized in conjunction with the first major exhibition of the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s collection of Latin American art, Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen, through June 28, 2015. All symposium events are free and open to the public; however, registration is required for the Oct. 4 morning study session. To register for the study session, please RSVP to

Friday, October 3:
5:30pm, Art Classroom 1, followed by reception in AMAM’s East Gallery
Keynote lecture: “Passion for Objects: Collecting & Exhibiting Latin American Art in the U.S.”
Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor of Fine Arts, New York University

Saturday, October 4:  
9:30 – 11:00am, Ellen Johnson Gallery
Study session part 1: Exhibition tour and discussion of Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen
*Registration required

11:00am – Noon, Print Study Room
Study session part 2: Viewing of Latin American artworks
*Registration required

1:30 – 3:00pm, Craig Lecture Hall
Symposium panel 1
Lynda Klich, Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Art & Art History and the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, CUNY
“Hugo Brehme and Mauricio Yáñez: The Photography of Tourism in Mexico”
Taína Caragol, Curator of Latino Art and History, National Portrait Gallery
“Framing Latino Art at the National Portrait Gallery”
Patrick O’Connor, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature, Oberlin College
“How to Make Faces Mean: Some Stories about Latin American Icons”
Yveline Alexis, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Oberlin College
“Painting Resistance:  De-Coding Philomé Obin’s Art as Historical Acts, 20th century”

3:45 – 5:15pm, Craig Lecture Hall
Symposium panel 2
Ana Franco, Assistant Professor of Art History, Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá
“Disruptions in Colombian Modern Sculpture: The Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies”
Denise Birkhofer, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
“Matta and the Exploding Dome”
Sarah Montross, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Bowdoin College Museum of Art
“The Space Mythologies of Raquel Forner”
Katherine Brodbeck, Assistant Curator, Carnegie Museum of Art
“Hélio Oiticica and the Development of New Media: Between New York and Brazil”

Calendar of Events

Art Rental

First Thursdays

Sunday Object Talks

Tuesday Tea Lecture Series

Oberlin Chalk Walk

Community Days & Student Workshops

Gallery Talks, Lectures and Concerts

Weltzheimer/Johnson Open House

Wright After Hours