AMAM/OCS: Critters and Bugs in Art and the Garden


July 23, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | Oberlin Community Services

Short Description: Join OCS for an evening of art in the People’s Garden in a community partnership with the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

Extended Description: This presentation will highlight objects in the Allen Memorial Art Museum's Asian collection depicting critters and bugs and their meaning in art. Learn why the cicada was popular in burials, for example. Curator Jill Greenwood will show photos of objects in the museum’s collection as well as objects from the “touch collection.” OSC’s Lead Gardener Sarah Tyler and AmeriCorps service member Jenna Stolarik will give a tour of the garden, including a praying mantis egg case and other garden insects. This will be an outside event in the People's Garden at Oberlin Community Services. While masks are not required, we encourage social distancing and staying home if you feel ill. Feel free to bring chairs or blankets. There will be no onsite restrooms, but restrooms are available at the George A. Abrams Pavilion on Edison St. All donations will be given to Oberlin Community Services. Free, family-friendly, and open to all. For more information on this event, contact Jill Greenwood jgreenwo@oberlin.edu or Sarah Tyler at sarah@oberlincommunityservices.org. | Matsumura Keibun 景文松村 (Japanese, 1779–1843), Procession of the Autumn Insects, 19th century. Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk. Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 1991.9

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Contact: education.amam@oberlin.edu | (440) 775-8166 | amam.oberlin.edu

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