Category Archives: Allen Museum

Trevor Paglen, Photography and the Creation of the World

On Wednesday, September 29, at 5 PM  Trevor Paglen will present a lecture on “Photography and the Creation of the World” at Hallock Auditorium in the Lewis Center for Environmental Studies. Trevor Paglen is an artist, writer, and experimental geographer whose work deliberately blurs lines between social science, contemporary art, journalism, and other disciplines. His visual work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, the Andy Warhol Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Aperture, and Art Forum. He is the author of four books: Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA’s Rendition Flights (2006), I Could Tell You but Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me (2007), Blank Spots on a Map (2009), and Invisible (August, 2010). Paglen holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley, an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Geography from UC Berkeley. He currently resides in Oakland, California and New York City.

(The Photography and Politics Lecture series is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Art Department Baldwin Fund, as well as contributions from the History Department and the Department of French and Italian.)

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Posted by on September 21, 2010 in Allen Museum, Visiting Speaker


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Allen’s wealth of online resources

The Allen Memorial Art Museum has a new page on its website meant to supplement the collection through a variety of ways. This online resources page features a variety of information to use; the most interesting for the casual visitor would probably be the new downloadable audio on selected works from the Allen. Right now there are two files up, but more are being recorded and will be available soon. There are also links to the AMAM’s facebook page and Flickr account that are worth a look. Finally, there is a list of links, both internal and external, to serve as teaching resources for educators who would like to use the AMAM’s collection.

All in all, this is an exciting rollout. Hopefully the page will grow with more content over time, so be sure to check it out now and visit it again later.

Link: Allen Memorial Art Museum Online Resources

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Posted by on May 3, 2009 in Allen Museum


Tuesday Tea with Melissa Duffes

Tomrrow, Tuesday April 14, the Allen will be hosting the monthly Tuesday Tea. The presenter this time will be the AMAM’s very own Melissa Duffes, the publications coordinator for the museum. This promises to be an interesting talk, as she will be commenting on the relationship of fine arts museums to the decorative arts. This talk will highlight objects that are not always on display at the AMAM, a real treat.

As always, there will be refreshments served afterwards. Hope to see you at 2:30 in the sculpture court!

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Posted by on April 13, 2009 in Allen Museum


Job Posting: AMAM Education Assistant

Looking for a summer job?

The Curator of Education at the Allen Memorial Art Museum is seeking a student assistant from June 2 – August 21 to help with education department operations. Major duties will include assisting with the fourth annual Oberlin Chalk Walk event and related student workshops, assisting with a Teacher In-Service Workshop to introduce regional teachers to the AMAM and its collections and resources, giving educational tours to K-12 and adult groups as needed, archival and research work, helping produce didactic materials for upcoming exhibitions and programs, and administrative duties. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge of Art History and/or have taken the Practicum in Museum Education winter term course. Applicants must be detail-oriented, capable of working independently, and possess strong research skills. Basic computer proficiency is needed, particularly Word and Excel.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with a brief summary of your interest and abilities to Jason Trimmer, at jason[dot]trimmer[at], or by dropping materials off at the front desk of the AMAM. Applications must be received no later than Monday, April 20, by 5pm.

20-25 hrs/week.

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Posted by on April 7, 2009 in Allen Museum


Anna-Claire Stinebring to give AMAM Tuesday Tea

Congratulations to Senior Art History major Anna-Claire Stinebring, who has been selected by the Allen Museum to give a Tuesday Tea lecture! Every year the museum reviews papers from graduating seniors and selects one student to present his/her paper at the final Tuesday Tea of the semester. Anna-Claire will present her paper “The Manifestation of the Interior” on Baldassare Peruzzi’s “The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine” (1502-1503). Come see her talk on Tuesday, May 12, at 2:30pm in the East Gallery.

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Posted by on March 31, 2009 in Allen Museum


Tuesday Tea Submission Deadline this Tuesday!

Just a reminder that the submission deadline for the AMAM’s Tuesday Tea Call for Papers is this Tuesday, March 3, by 5pm. Submissions can be emailed to Jason Trimmer, Curator of Education, or dropped off at the front security desk of the museum. See our previous post for more detailed information.

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Posted by on March 1, 2009 in Allen Museum, call for work


AMAM After Hours

Tomorrow marks the Allen Museum’s yearly night-time bash known as “Allen After Hours.” The museum will remain open at night from 7:00pm until 9:30pm so that students may come check out new exhibitions, live music, and catered food. This tradition began in 1997 and ceased in 2002, only to be revived by Education Director Jason Trimmer last fall. This year’s After Hours party will feature music by students Evan Adams, Alex Christie, and Michael Rosen, door prizes, and food provided by Pink Peppercorn catering. There will also be a live WOBC dj on site at the museum and a camera team making a short film to debut on the new Oberlin website.

AMAM at Night

In other AMAM news, the museum now has an official facebook group created by Education Assistant Alex Michel. You can check it out here. The museum is also hosting images of some works in the collection on Facebook application ArtShare. It allows you to feature art of your choosing on your Facebook profile. You can check that out here.

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Posted by on November 16, 2008 in Allen Museum


Free film screening, courtesy of AMAM

At 7 pm this Thursday, November 4, in West Lecture Hall (Science Center), the Allen Memorial Art Museum will be presenting a FREE screening of the new documentary The Rape of Europa. This film has been making its way around the country since late 2006, and is finally coming to Oberlin. It tells the story of what happened to so much of Europe’s art in lands under Nazi occupation during WWII, and the impact this has had on the art and the world to this day

To find out more about the film and to see a trailer (if you haven’t already decided on coming), please visit its website.

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Posted by on November 3, 2008 in Allen Museum


Joyce Szabo Lecture Tomorrow

Allen Memorial Art Museum


Thursday October 16, 5:00pm—Allen Art Building,

Classroom 1

Dr. Joyce Szabo, Professor of Art History at the University of

New Mexico, will be speaking on the Cheyenne warrior-artist, Howling Wolf, in conjunction with the exhibition,

‘“The Painted Arrow People”: Art of the Cheyenne.’

Free and Open to the Public. More information on the “Painted Arrow People” exhibition can

be found at:

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Posted by on October 15, 2008 in Allen Museum, Visiting Speaker


Ellen Johnson Gallery Closed

As of three days ago, the Ellen Johnson Modern and Contemporary wing of the Allen Memorial Art Museum closed due to equipment problems.

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Posted by on September 17, 2008 in Allen Museum