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.
February 10—Hayley Larson (OC 2014), curatorial assistant in the Office of Academic Programs, will discuss the documentation of performance art and its place in the museum setting. Larson will focus on works in the amam collection, such as Ana Mendieta’s 1974 series of photographs titled Body Tracks, along with documents from the Oberlin College Archives.
March 10—Jason Trimmer, Eric & Jane Nord Family Curator of Education, will discuss the process and materials involved in recreating a 15th-century Italian Renaissance panel painting, a project he undertook as part of a workshop organized by the University of Delaware’s renowned Conservation Department and sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
April 14—Denise Birkhofer, curator of modern and contemporary art, will give a talk titled “The Legacy of mexicanidad: Neo-Mexicanism at the AMAM.” She will focus on works by Diego Rivera, Adolfo Patiño, and Nahum Zenil on view in the exhibition Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen.
May 12—Mallory Cohen (OC '15), modern and contemporary
curatorial assistant, will present a talk on Henri-Edmond Cross'
painting "The Return of the Fisherman" from 1896. She will examine the
work as an intersection between the aesthetics of the Neo-Impressionist
movement, and the politics of the anarcho-communists.
Now in its seventh year, the annual Senior Tuesday Tea showcases the scholarship of Oberlin College students. One soon-to-be graduate, selected by staff through a competitive process, gives a talk on a work from the AMAM collection.