1. Giant Three Way Plug Installation, 1970


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    This film documents the original installation of Claes Oldenburg's "Giant Three-Way Plug" outside of the Allen Memorial Art Museum on the campus of Oberlin College in 1970. In addition to quotes from Oldenburg, the process and spectacle of the event is captured. Film created by former student Richard Haass (OC 1973).

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    • Uncovering Sol LeWitt


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      During the AMAM renovation project, a wall drawing by Sol LeWitt was crated in place to protect temporarily. This video shows the scribble drawing being uncovered in preparation for the September 6 reopening of the museum. To make this drawing, eleven people worked the equivalent of 101 draftsman days to cover the wall's 396 square feet with graphite. A total of 330 six-inch leads and twenty-eight woodless graphite pencil sticks were used. Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007) Wall Drawing #1222 (Scribbles: Curved Horizontal Bands), 2007 Wall drawing: graphite pencil Overall: 22 x 18 ft. (6.71 x 5.49 m) Gift of the Artist, AMAM 2007.5

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      • AMAM Renovation Project - Gallery Lighting


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        Dr. Stephanie Wiles, Director of the AMAM, and visiting lecturer Mattias Legner, from Gotland University (Sweden) talk about the new lighting system that will be installed in three of the AMAM galleries as part of the current renovation project. The Allen Memorial Art Museum would like to thank donors Merrill and Pat Shanks (OC 1961 and OC 1963) and Mrs. Fay Stern for supporting the new lighting project.

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        • Wright After Hours


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          On Tuesday April 12, 2011, the AMAM hosted the first "Wright After Hours" student event at the Weltzheimer/Johnson House. This special evening of music, food, and door prizes, gave Oberlin College students the chance to explore this unique slice of Oberlin architecture.

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