Tuesday Tea Talks
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month to hear a wide range of gallery talks that highlight works in the permanent collection or in current exhibitions. All talks begin at 2:30 pm and are followed by tea and light refreshments in the East Gallery.
Topics this fall relate to the museum’s year-long focus on Time.
Printmaker and painter Charles Ritchie, who has kept an illustrated journal since 1977, will discuss time as a touchstone for his work, as seen in the exhibition Time Well Spent: Art and Temporality. Ritchie is an associate curator at the National Gallery of Art.
Drew Wilburn, associate professor and chair of the classics department at Oberlin College, presents a talk titled “Small Objects from Graeco-Roman Egypt.” In 1977 the AMAM was given 11 amulets and figurines from the Sacred Animal Necropolis at Saqqara, which were excavated by the Egyptian Exploration Society.
Amanda Manahan highlights stories and accomplishments of African American business owners in Oberlin, Ohio. Manahan is education and tour coordinator at the Oberlin Heritage Center.
“William Hogarth’s Sense of Time” is the topic of a talk by Laura Baudot, associate professor of English at Oberlin College. Hogarth, one of the first and most important modern British artists, was fascinated with the depiction of time. His prints capture life in 18th-century London while employing traditional iconography for death and time.