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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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Allen After Hours / Africana Rocking Chair: A Conversation and Performance with Norman Teague

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Allen After Hours / Africana Rocking Chair: A Conversation and Performance with Norman Teague

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Norman Teague is a Chicago-based artist and designer who is changing the field for young Black creatives. Teague’s community-based practice addresses systemic inequities and the complexities of urban experience through design, pedagogy, and collaboration. The co-founder of blkHaUs Studios and founder of Norman Teague Design Studios, Teague will represent the United States in a group exhibition at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale. Join us for a conversation between Teague and Sam Adams, Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Following the talk, Teague will add a plaque to Africana Rocking Chair, a recent Allen acquisition featured in the exhibition Like a Good Armchair.

Access Statement:
These events are held in a wheelchair- and rolling walker-accessible building. The lecture space is wheelchair accessible, with moveable seating, and near wheelchair-accessible restrooms. Restrooms are gender-specific; visitors are invited to use the restroom of their preference. Listening devices will be available for use during the presentation, but ASL interpretation will not be offered. Most talks will be recorded and available with closed captions on the museum’s Vimeo page after the event. Please email access questions to Jill Greenwood,

Norman Teague (American, b. 1968), Africana Rocking Chair, 2020. Solid basswood, leather seat. Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2022.32A-B.

[alt text] A wooden rocking chair has rounded and chunky legs that curve into the rockers, branching up into the low back of the chair that curves in on either side to provide armrests.


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Allen Memorial Art Museum Closed for the Summer

Starting May 27, the Allen Memorial Art Museum will close for the summer in the lead up to the completion of Oberlin College and Conservatory's Sustainable Infrastructure Program (SIP). Learn More