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Allen Memorial Art Museum to Host Renaissance Symposium, April 25-26

April 8, 2013

Communications Staff

The Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) at Oberlin College will host a two-day symposium on the theme of “Religion, Ritual, and Performance in the Renaissance” in the museum’s grand King Sculpture Court. 

The symposium will be held 11 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 and 9 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 26. Events include lectures, musical performances, and a public reception. All events are free and open to the public.

Presenters at the symposium include Oberlin College faculty members from the art, English, history, and musicology departments; three Oberlin students selected through a competitive process; faculty from Case Western Reserve University, Washington & Lee University, Miami University of Ohio, and Ohio State University; and staff from the AMAM, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Intermuseum Conservation Association. 

The symposium is held in conjunction with the AMAM’s yearlong focus on the theme of “Religion, Ritual, and Performance.” Multiple exhibitions relating to the theme from cultures around the world have been on view at the museum since August 2012 and will continue until summer 2013.  One such exhibition, entitled “Religion, Ritual, and Performance in the Renaissance”, comprises important paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts from the AMAM and the YUAG collections. The exhibition and symposium were made possible in part by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of the Yale University Art Gallery Collection-Sharing Initiative.

For a detailed schedule, please visit the AMAM website.

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