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The news is now official: the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named Pipo Nguyen-Duy, Associate Professor of Art and Photography at Oberlin College, a 2011 fellow in creative arts.

The Guggenheim Foundation has recognized Pipo Nguyen-Duy for his body of work titled East of Eden: Vietnam, a series of staged, large-scale color photographs that explore hope and renewal 30 years after the Vietnam War.  Please read more through Oberlin‘s official article and visit Pipo’s homepage to view work from East of Eden: Vietnam.  (Also definitely check out the Pi(ng) Po(ng) project, which is my personal favorite of his works.)

Congratulations, Pipo!  Oberlin is proud of you.

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Posted by on April 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Imagination Conversation

The Lincoln Center Institute will be hosting a panel this weekend on Saturday, May 15th from 1:30-3:00pm in Hallock Auditorium (Environmental Studies Building).  The Imagination Conversation is a part of a larger initiative of the Lincoln Center Institute which hopes to discuss imagination and why it is important in our nation’s institutions.  Oberlin is the site of one such panel, and information gathered from this panel will become a part of a final summit in 2011.  The Ohio Department of Education, OhioDance and Oberlin College are proud to host one of Ohio’s Imagination Conversations.

The panel will include:

Mark Bradford, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience; Julia Christensen, artist, writer, and visiting Luce Assistant Professor of the Emerging Arts; David W. Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics; Lynn Powell, award-winning poet and Oberlin resident. The panel will be moderated by Ann Cooper Albright, performer, choreographer and feminist scholar, and Professor of Dance and Theater at Oberlin College.

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Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Don Harvey exhibition opens in Cleveland

The work of Oberlin professor Don Harvey will be on display at the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland from April 30th to May 29th. Entitled Burdened Boy and Other Stories, the exhibition will open with a reception at the gallery from 5-9pm on April 30th.

For more information, visit the gallery’s website.


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Pipo Nguyen-duy featured in upcoming exhibition

Work by Oberlin professor Pipo Nguyen-duy will be presented in an upcoming group exhibition of Vietnamese-born or –based artists, and artists of Vietnamese descent living and working in the United States. Ascending Dragon: Contemporary Vietnamese Artists opens at the Armory Center for the Arts’ Mezzanine Gallery in Pasadena, California this Saturday, April 10th, and runs though June 13th.

Pipo Nguyen Duy’s large-scale, photographic series East of Eden presents staged narratives that question the historical depiction of the American landscape as a “Garden of Eden,” reframing the ostensible ideal through a post-9/11 lens.

The exhibition is sponsored by the U.S. State Department in conjunction with the Ascending Dragon Music Festival and Cultural Exchange program between the U.S. and Vietnam. For more information, see the press release for the exhibition, or the website of the Armory Center.

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Posted by on April 8, 2010 in Uncategorized


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Susan Kane in Libya

Susan Kane, Professor of Classical Archaeology at Oberlin,  has been invited to attend meetings in Tripoli the week of October 25th to advise the Libyan government about substantial investments that are being  proposed for the five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Libya.  Susan Kane has worked on many archaeological excavations in Libya including the  “Terracotta Army”; found during excavation of Greek and Roman ruins of Shahhat in Libya.

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Posted by on October 26, 2009 in Uncategorized


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Eccentric Visions: the Worlds of Luo Ping (1733-1799)

“Eccentric Visions” just opened at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and was team-curated by Oberlin Visiting Professor of East Asian Art Michele Matteini along with Kim Karlsson and Alfreda Murck.  The show focuses on two Qing Dynasty painters, Luo Ping and his mentor Jin Nong.  Luo Ping is an important and remarkable painter of this time period  because of his original portraits, ‘ghost’ paintings made for his mentor as well as his paintings of the fantastical beings he claimed to see everyday.  Although Luo and Jin’s work are very different from each other, Luo was respected for his skill as a copyist as well as for his own unique work.   Many of the works included in the show are on loan from the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Shanghai Art Museum and have never been shown in the US before.  The show was given an extremely positive review by the New York Times; you can read the article here.

The show will be open until January 10th.  You can look at the Met’s site directly here.

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Posted by on October 11, 2009 in Art Openings and Exhibitions


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East of Eden: Vietnam


 Oberlin Associate Photo Professor Pipo Nguyen-Duy has a solo show at Sam Lee Gallery in Los Angeles, CA opening this Saturday, September 12th.  The show will run through October 24th and exhibits work from an ongoing series called “East of Eden”.   Nguyen-Duy’s photographs from two trips to Vietnam in 2005 and 2009 are exhibited in this show, the third time Sam Lee Gallery has presented this series .   Nguyen-Duy was born in Vietnam but fled conflict  in 1975, so his personal connection to the survivors he photographs creates an intimate tone to the work.    The backdrop of the beautiful landscape of Vietnam provides an Eden for his subjects who portray the persistance of the human spirit. 

A reception for the artist will be held this Saturday from 6-9 pm at the gallery which is located at 990 N. Hill Street #190, Los Angeles, CA  90012, Phone 323-227-0275.  Visit for more information.

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Posted by on September 10, 2009 in Uncategorized


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Welcome Back

The Art Library blog is up and running for Fall 2009! The Oberlin Art Events list has been updated to include all upcoming events and previous years’ events have been archived (see link at the bottom of events page). The purpose of this blog is to increase student and faculty awareness of all goings-on in the department and also serve as a mode of communication. Any suggestions about how to better run the blog, or to notify us of an art show, event, student project or alumni work please email us as

First up: Art Opening of group show containing Oberlin Professors’ work…

Friday, September 4, 2009. 6-9pm at Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s Schnormeier Gallery.

Opening of “Heavenly Day” a show co-curated by Marcella Hackbardt, associate professor of art at Kenyon, and John Donnelly, MVNU professor of art. The show is the inagural exhibition of the new gallery, which is located in downtown Mount Vernon’s Buchwald Center. The show contains a variety of media, including sculpture, painting and photography. Artists from several colleges are represented, including Oberlin’s own Pipo Nguyen-Duy and Rebecca Cross. The gallery is located at 211 S. Main Street in Mount Vernon, and the hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The show will be up until Oct. 16.

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Posted by on September 4, 2009 in Uncategorized


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