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Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074


Tuesday — Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Saturday, Sunday Closed
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The Allen's collection is particularly strong in 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, Japanese prints, early modern art, African art, and more.

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Video Release: "Dragons! In East Asian Art"

Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Video Release: "Dragons! In East Asian Art"

Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Are dragons always gold-hoarding, maiden-kidnapping, fire-breathing monsters? No! In fact, in East Asia dragons are powerful but benevolent creatures who control rain and rivers, among other abilities. This brief video, aimed at younger viewers, introduces some of the many traditional meanings of dragons in East Asia, using works from the Allen Memorial Art Museum.

Kevin R. E. Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, takes a closer look at some of the Allen’s best-known works of Asian art, from the large and dramatic bronze Coiling Dragon to a moveable miniature ivory sculpture, Articulated Dragon Okimono. The video will appear in our Facebook feed and on our Vimeo page.

Presented with support from a Freeman Asian Arts & Culture Initiative grant from the Freeman Foundation.

Chinese, Vase with Dragon and Pearl Motif (detail), mid-17th to early 18th century, glazed porcelain with underglaze blue decoration. Charles Martin Hall Bequest (OC 1885), 1915.57.


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