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


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

Friday, July 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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

Friday, July 23, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Learn fun facts about bugs and critters, especially their meaning in Asian cultures, in a presentation highlighting objects in the AMAM collection. For example, why was the cicada was popular in burials? Curator Jill Greenwood will give an interactive presentation on objects in the museum's Asian collection as well as its touch collection.

Sarah Tyler, lead gardener for Oberlin Community Services (OCS), and AmeriCorps service member Jenna Stolarik will give a tour of the garden that includes a praying-mantis egg case and other garden insects.

This outdoor event will be held in OCS's People's Garden. While masks are not required, we encourage social distancing and staying home if you feel ill. Feel free to bring chairs or blankets. No restrooms are available onsite, but facilities are available nearby, at the George A. Abrams Pavilion on Edison Street. All donations will be given to Oberlin Community Services.

This free event is family-friendly and open to all.

For more information, please contact Jill Greenwood at or Sarah Tyler at Rain date July 24.

Detail of Matsumura Keibun 景文松村 (Japanese, 1779–1843), Procession of the Autumn Insects, 19th century


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