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, 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.