Closed Easter Sunday

The Allen will be closed on April 9 in observance of Easter.

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


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Object Talk / “Chanel” with Emelia Duserick (OC 2023)

Friday, April 7, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Object Talk / “Chanel” with Emelia Duserick (OC 2023)

Friday, April 7, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Emelia Duserick (OC 2023) leads an informal discussion on Wáng Guǎngyì's Chanel.

This event is part of our Object Talk series, during which the Allen's Gallery Guides give informal talks on their favorite objects in the collection. We hope to see you there!

Please meet in the King Sculpture Court.

Access Statement:
This talk will be held in a wheelchair- and rolling walker-accessible building with wheelchair-accessible restrooms. The talk will be in the galleries on the main floor; gallery seating is limited, and camp stools are available by the back entrance. Restrooms are gender-specific; visitors are invited to use the restroom of their preference. No listening devices or ASL interpretation will be available at this event. This event will not be recorded. Please email access questions to Jill Greenwood,

Wáng Guǎngyì 王广义, (Chinese, b. 1956), Chanel, from the Great Criticism Series, 1994. Oil on canvas. Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2001.20.

Image description: Two figures painted in yellow and thick gray lines are set against a backdrop of red. One figure holds a pen towards the foreground, and the other figure lifts a staunchly closed fist in the sky. Overlaid are small sets of numbers, recalling barcodes, repeated across the image. In the lower right corner in large, bold font is the text “CHANEL.”


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