Sunday Object Talks

Offered most Sundays during the academic year, these talks are orientated specifically towards the casual visitor to the AMAM. Each talk focuses on one work in the collection or on view in a current exhibition, and lasts approximately fifteen minutes plus questions. Conducted by an Oberlin College student docent, these talks are a fantastic opportunity to learn about new objects or revisit old ‘friends’ from the collection.

Talks begin at 2pm.

Spring semester talks begin on February 8 and conclude on May 3 (except March 22, 29, and April 5). Each student-led session focuses on a work on view in the galleries and lasts about 15 minutes, followed by time for questions and answers.

Spring 2015 Speaker and Object Schedule:

February 8 - Nick Holtzman (OC ’15) will discuss the painting “Abraham and Sarah before Abimelech” from 1681 by the German painter, Johann Heinrich Roos.

February 15 - Mattea Scheiber Koon (OC '17) will present a talk on Katsushika Hokusai’s print “The Chinese Poet Bai Juyi (Hakurakuten) Competes with Sumiyoshi, the Japanese God of Poetry Disguised as a Fisherman"

February 22 - Alexandra Nicome (OC ' 17) discusses the sculpture "Bust of James Peck Thomas" from 1874 by the artist Edmonia Lewis

March 1 - Isabella Miller (OC '18) will speak on "The Present," a painting from 1865 by Thomas Satterwhite Noble

March 8 - .Leon Dure (OC '16) will discuss Artemio Rodriguez's monumental print "The Triumph of Death" from 2007

March 15 - Rob Sohmer (OC '15) will speak about Gabriel Orozco's photograph "Extension of Reflection" from 1992.

April 12 - Lodewijck Kuijpers (OC '15) will speak about two painting highlights of the AMAM permanent collection, Adolph Gottlieb’s 1943 "The Rape of Persephone," and Mark Rothko’s 1943 "The Syrian Bull."

April 19 - Alice Blakely (OC '17) will speak about Sofonisba Anguissola’s painting, "Double Portrait of a Boy and Girl of the Attavanti Family," from the 1580s.

April 26 - Sarah Connor (OC ' 18) will speak about Enrique Chagoya's painting "Das Tausendjährige Reich" from 1995

May 3 - Patrick Sweeney (OC '15) will speak about Claes Oldenburg's outdoor sculpture "Giant Three-Way Plug" from 1970.

Please visit our calendar page to see the next scheduled Sunday Object Talk date.