Monthly Archives: May 2008

Reading Period Extended Hours

The Art Library will have extended reading and finals period hours.

Saturday May 10 through Sunday May 11: 12:30-5:30; 7:30-midnight

Monday May 12 through Friday May 16: 8:30 am-5:30 pm; 7 pm-midnight

Saturday May 17: 12:30-5:30

Sunday May 18: 12:30-4:30

To see the other libraries’ hours, go here.

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Posted by on May 10, 2008 in Uncategorized



On Saturday May 10 from 7:30 to 10:30 pm come join a walking tour of student artwork in various venues across campus. All media are featured including performance, drawing, multimedia, sculpture, digital media, installation, photography, silkscreen, and painting. The tour will include seeing work in the Venturi art building, Hales gym, the Clarence Ward addition, Fisher Gallery, and the North and South domes. Come support the arts.

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Posted by on May 8, 2008 in Uncategorized


Public Talk on Educational Technologies

This Friday May 9th at 3:30pm in Classroom 1 Lisa Wisniewski, the Creative Manager of Antenna Audio/Discovery Media will be speaking about the growing field of museum interpretive technologies. She will be discussing some of her work on projects around the country including the reinstallation of the Detroit Institute of Arts collection, which incorporates a large number of interpretive technologies to help engage the casual visitor.

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Posted by on May 7, 2008 in Visiting Speaker


Interested in Being an Art History Student Rep?

Attention sophomore and junior art history majors. Are you interested in facilitating conversation between art history students and faculty members? Do you want to be in involved in the candidate selection process for new professors? Do you like pizza parties and ice cream socials?
The art history department is currently looking for two new student representatives for next school year to make sure student input is considered in the decisions made by the art department. There will be a meeting early next year to select candidates. If you’re interested, contact Martha[DOT]Joseph[AT]

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Posted by on May 6, 2008 in Uncategorized



Paper Rad Comes to Oberlin

Tomorrow May 6th Jacob Ciocci of Paper Rad will be giving a talk in Craig Lecture Hall at noon. There will also be a show in Fisher Gallery on Saturday May 10th at 7pm that will include student work. This is hosted by the Oberlin New Media Lecture Series.

Paper Rad is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/Providence, Rhode Island American art collective that makes comics zines, video art, net art, MIDI files, paintings, installations, and are in a variety of bands. The three primary members are Jacob Ciocci, Jessica Ciocci, and Ben Jones.Although they continue to publish their own zines, music, and online content, they are represented by Foxy Production gallery in New York and have shown at several major galleries including Pace Wildenstein, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and Deitch Projects. They also published a book, Paper Rad, BJ and da Dogs in late-2005 as well a DVD on Load Records in 2006 (Trash Talking).


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Posted by on May 5, 2008 in Uncategorized


OKUM Fellow chosen for next year

If you didn’t have a chance to get to see Vandana Baweja speak when she gave her OKUM fellow candidate’s lecuter, don’t worry- you’ll have all of next year. Ms. Baweja was awarded the fellowship, which will bring her to Oberlin next year to teach two classes, “The History of Sustainable Architecture” and “The Cities and Architectures of Empires.” More about the Fellow from art dept. co-chair Erik Inglis:

Ms. Baweja is completing her doctorate in architectural history at the University of Michigan; her dissertation is titled “A Pre-History of Green Architecture: Otto Koenigsberger and Tropical Architecture, from Princely Mysore to Post-Colonial London.” She began her educaion at the Sushant School of Art and Architecture in India, receiving an Undergraduate Diploma in Architecture in 1993, then moved to London, where she got an M.A. in Histories and Theories of Architecture from the Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture, London, UK.

The course descriptions for Ms. Baweja’s courses are as follows.

History of Sustainable Architecture: Addressing the intersecting histories of environmentalism and of
architecture, this course examines the contested origins of environmentalism as a global movement and environmentalism’s impact on architecture. The readings stress synchronic developments around the
world, weaving them into a cross-cultural enquiry of architectural environmentalism. This course has four chronological sections: the pre-history of environmental thinking; Silent Spring and the counter culture of the 1960’s; the 70’s energy crises; and the discourse of sustainability.

Cities and Architecture of Empires: This course addresses the architectural and urban transformations in the Indian sub-continent, Africa, and South-East Asia, that resulted from culture contact with the British and French Empires. The course will encourage students to examine how histories of architecture and urbanism intersect with histories of colonialism. The central question addressed will be, “How does the built environment illuminate colonial and post-colonial representations of colonialism, and inversely, how has colonialism produced new forms of architecture and urbanism?”

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Posted by on May 4, 2008 in Visiting Speaker


Art History Honors Presentation(s)

Ali Cardia and Julia Feldman, the two candidates for honors in art history this year, will be hosting a public lecture and ice cream social this Wednesday. The two candidates will both talk about the research they’ve conducted this year on their respective topics. Ali’s project is entitled “Spanish Regionalist Architecture: The intersection of Global and Local in the Metropol Parasol Project of Seville,” while Julia’s is called “Found in Translation: The function of classical reference in Cy Twombly’s Fifty Days at Iliam.”
The talk will be Wednesday, May 7 at 4:30 PM in classroom I.

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Posted by on May 4, 2008 in Uncategorized


Catch the final Modern Architecture Lecture this Monday

As the semester winds down, so do lecture series on campus. This Monday will bring the close to the wonderful “New Approaches to Modern Architecture” Clarence Ward Spring 2008 Lecture Series, arranged by Prof. John Harwood. The final speaker will be Richard Anderson, speaking on “USA/USSR: Architecture and War.” More on the speaker, from John Harwood:

Richard Anderson is a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University and a
widely recognized expert on Russian and Soviet architecture. His work
centers on the under-emphasized exchanges–theoretical, historical, and
technological–between Soviet and Western architects from the dawn of
the Revolution to the 1950s. He has co-curated an exhibition at the
Wallach Art Gallery in New York (and co-authored the accompanying
catalogue) entitled “Architecture in Print: Design and Debate in the
Soviet Union, 1919-1935,” and is currently working on several
publications, including a survey book of Russian architecture from 1867
to 1990, to be published by Reaktion Books.
The lecture will be Monday May 5 in Classroom I of the Art Building at 5 PM.
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Posted by on May 4, 2008 in Visiting Speaker


Curator’s Tour:Andy Warhol: Prints, Paintings, and Photographs

Tomorrow Friday May 2nd at 4:00pm, Dr. Andria Derstine, AMAM Curator of Western Art, will give a tour and talk about the Andy Warhol exhibit currently on display in the Ripin Print Gallery. The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts recently gave the Allen museum a gift of 153 Warhol Polaroids and silver gelatin prints. These impressive new acquisitions are shown alongside small scale prints and paintings from the Allen’s collection. More information can be found here.

Warhol Self Portrait

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Posted by on May 1, 2008 in Allen Museum


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