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The AMAM Collection Podcasts

Elapse Detail of Elapse, a silkscreen by Bridget Riley (English, b. 1931). Gift of the Print Club of Cleveland, 1982.106

Audio recordings about many of the Allen's most important works are narrated by museum staff and curators, as well as Oberlin College faculty and students. Listen or download them here.

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Allegory of Poverty, ca. 1630s

File size: 2.88MB

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Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne (Dutch, 1589—1662)
Oil on panel
Narrated by Alix Bishop ’10

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Baby Carriage, 1964

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Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929)
Baby carriage, cloth, stuffing, silver metallic paint
Narrated by Alyssa Greenberg ’09

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A Pond in the Forest, 1668

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Meindert Hobbema (Dutch, 1638—1709)
Oil on oak panel

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A Young Rabbit and Partridge Hung by the Feet, 1751

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Jean-Baptiste Oudry (French, 1686—1755)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Mirella Brussani ’11

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Allegory of the Education of Louis XV, 1756

File size: 4.78MB

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François Boucher (French, 1703-70)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Laura Sico (OC 2010)

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Battle Between the Athenians and the Persians, 1463

File size: 4.68MB

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Apollonio di Giovanni (Italian, 1416-1465)
Tempera and oil with gold and silver leaf on wood
Narrated by Lindsay DuPertuis '09

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Beyond the Surface: Text and Images in Islamic Art

File size: 9.29MB

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Exhibition podcast narrated by Dr. Esra Akin, former Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Art History

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Bicicleta azul platino (Platinum Blue Bicycle), 2006

File size: 2.92MB

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Margarita Cabrera (Mexican, b. 1973)
Vinyl, foam, string, and wire
Narrated by Claire Solomon, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

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Bicicleta azul platino (Platinum Blue Bicycle), 2006 (En Español)

File size: 4.67MB

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Margarita Cabrera (Mexican, b. 1973)
Vinyl, foam, string, and wire
Narrated by Claire Solomon, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

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Case Studies: Archaism

File size: 1.68MB

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Podcast about installation in the East Gallery
Narrated by Kevin Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art

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Case Studies: Jade

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Podcast about installation in the East Gallery
Narrated by Kevin Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art

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Case Studies: Japanese Wearable Art

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Podcast on an installation in the East Gallery
Narrated by Kevin Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art

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Case Studies: Tea Taste

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Podcast about installation in the East Gallery
Narrated by Kevin Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art

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Coiling Dragon, late 19th century

File size: 1.65MB

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Japanese, Meiji Period
Bronze
Narrated by Jason Trimmer, former Curator of Education

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Double Portrait of a Boy and Girl of the Attavanti Family, early 1580s

File size: 3.71MB

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Sofonisba Anguissola (Italian 1528—1625)
Oil on panel (softwood)
Narrated by Christina Neilson, Associate Professor of Art History

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Dovedale by Moonlight, 1784-85

File size: 4.51MB

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Joseph Wright of Derby (English, 1734—1797)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Nicholas Jones, Emeritus Professor of English, and Peter Swendsen, Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts

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Elapse, 1982

File size: 4.19MB

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Bridget Riley (English, b. 1931)
Silkscreen
Narrated by Martha Joseph ’09

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Envisioning Edo's Splendor: The Floating World and Beyond

File size: 5.02MB

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Exhibition podcast narrated by Bonnie Cheng, Associate Professor of Art History and East Asian Studies

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Fall of Icarus, early 18th century

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Francesco Bertos (Italian, 1678—1741)
Bronze
Narrated by Samantha Conroy ’11

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Felt Suit, 1970

File size: 2.77MB

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Joseph Beuys (German, 1921—1986)
Narrated by Thomas Huston '13

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Garden of the Princess, Louvre, 1867

File size: 4.59MB

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Claude Monet (French, 1840—1926)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Andria Derstine, AMAM Director

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Justicia, 1998

File size: 1.70MB

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Edouard Duval-Carrié (Haitian, b. 1954)
Oil on canvas with aluminum frame
Narrated by Edouard Duval-Carrié with Denise Birkhofer, former Ellen Johnson '33 Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

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La Nopalera, 1946

File size: 1.87MB

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Guillermo Meza (Mexican, 1917—1997)
Oil on paper
Narrated by Denise Birkhofer, former Ellen Johnson '33 Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

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La Solitudine, ca. 1915

File size: 2.19MB

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Giorgio de Chirico (Italian, b. Greece, 1888—1978)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Denise Birkhofer, former Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

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Marriage a la Mode, 1745

File size: 4.77MB

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William Hogarth (English, 1697—1764)
Line Engraving & Etching
Narrated by Laura Baudot, Associate Professor of English

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Midday and Sunset, 1772

File size: 2.92MB

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Louis Lagrenée (French, 1724—1805)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Shira Gluck ’10

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Nude with Coral Necklace, 1917

File size: 3.49MB

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Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884—1920)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Wendy Kozol, Professor of Comparative American Studies

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Out of Albion: British Art from the AMAM

File size: 8.31MB

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Exhibition podcast narrated by Colette Crossman, former Curator of Academic Programs, with student assistants Amanda Shubert and Liz Koehn

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Pont Neuf, Paris, 1901

File size: 4.57MB

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Camille Pissarro (French, 1830—1903)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Franny Brock ’09

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Portrait a Lady, 1539

File size: 3.39MB

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Barthel Bruyn the Elder (German, 1493—1555)
Oil on panel (oak)
Narrated by Erik Inglis, Professor of Art History

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Portrait of a Bearded Man, 1615

File size: 6.08MB

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Sir Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599—1641)
Oil on oak panel
Narrated by Christina Neilson, Associate Professor of Art History

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Portrait of a Botanist, 1629

File size: 1.84MB

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Dutch
Oil on panel
Narrated by Sarah McLusky, former Curatorial Assistant in the Office of Academic Programs

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Portrait of a Lady Writing a Letter, ca. 1797

File size: 2.14MB

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Portrait of a Lady Writing a Letter, ca. 1797 "Frédéric Dubois (French, active 1780—1819)
Tempera or gouache on ivory
Narrated by Amanda Tobin ’11

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Portrait of a Man, ca. 1814

File size: 4.37MB

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Louis-Leopold Boilly (French, 1761-1845)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Claire Stepherson ’11

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Portrait of an Isis Priest, early 2nd century AD

File size: 2.60MB

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Roman (Imperial Period)
Proconnesian marble
Narrated by Lindsay DuPertuis '09 and Robert Schuster '10

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Portrait of Christina of Denmark, 1545

File size: 4.17MB

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Michiel Coxcie (Flemish, 1499—1592)
Oil on panel (oak)
Narrated by Erik Inglis, Professor of Art History

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Portrait of Eleanor, Lady Wigram 1815—16

File size: 3.91MB

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Sir Thomas Lawrence (English, 1769—1830)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Martha Moldovan ’11

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Portrait of John Wodehouse, 1764

File size: 2.13MB

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Pompeo Batoni (Italian, 1708—1787)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Rachel Luczkowski ’12

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Portrait of Sir Robert Wigram, 1815

File size: 3.13MB

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Sir Thomas Lawrence (English, 1769-1830)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Andria Derstine, AMAM Director

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Portrait of Theodore Jacobsen, 1742

File size: 4.30MB

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William Hogarth (English, 1697—1764)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Laura Baudot, Associate Professor of English

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Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene, 1625

File size: 2.24MB

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Hendrick ter Brugghen (Dutch, ca. 1588—1629)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Noah Kalos ’09

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Selected Odes by Sa’di (spoken version)

File size: 1.52MB

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Narrated by Heshmat Badiee, with chanting of Islamic poems and prayers

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Selected Odes by Sa’di (chanted version)

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Narrated by Heshmat Badiee, with chanting of Islamic poems and prayers

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Self-Portrait as a Soldier, 1915

File size: 4.45MB

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880—1938)
Oil on panel (oak)
Narrated by Abbe Schriber ’09

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Self-Portrait, 1656

File size: 6.00MB

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Michiel Sweerts (Flemish, 1618—1664)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Anna-Claire Stinebring ’09

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Still Life with a Rib of Beef, 1739

File size: 2.54MB

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Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (French, 1699—1779)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Cody Wiewandt ’11)

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The Charles F. Olney Collection

File size: 3.64MB

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Exhibition podcast narrated by Melissa Duffes, AMAM Media, Membership, and Publications Coordinator

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The Crucifixion, 1589

File size: 3.39MB

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Agostino Carracci (Italian, 1557—1602)
Engraving
Narrated by Sara Green '12

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The Finding of Erichthonius, 1632—33

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Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577—1640)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Brittany Filko, local painter and art instructor

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The Fountain of Life, 16th century

File size: 2.26MB

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Spanish
Oil on panel
Narrated by Steven Plank, Professor of Musicology

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The Journey, 1988

File size: 1.74MB

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Luis Cruz Azaceta (Cuban, b. 1942)
Acrylic on paper
Narrated by Claire Solomon, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

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The Journey, 1988 (En Español)

File size: 3.24MB

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Luis Cruz Azaceta (Cuban, b. 1942)
Acrylic on paper
Narrated by Claire Solomon, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

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The Present, 1865

File size: 3.16MB

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Thomas Satterwhite Noble (American, 1835—1907)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Andaleeb Banta, former Curator of European and American Art, and Carol Lasser, Emerita Professor of History

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The Prodigal Son, ca. 1905

File size: 4.05MB

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François-Auguste-René Rodin (French, 1840—1917)
Bronze, dark green patina
Narrated by Amy Wojciechowski ’09

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The Rape of Persephone, 1943 (myth)

File size: 3.76MB

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Adolph Gottlieb (American, 1903-1974)
Oil on canvas
Myths and interpretations related to this painting, narrated by Kirk Ormand, Nathan A. Greenberg Professor of Classics

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The Rape of Persephone, 1943 (interpretation)

File size: 4.48MB

Adolph Gottlieb (American, 1903-1974)
Oil on canvas
Myths and interpretations related to this painting, narrated by Kirk Ormand, Nathan A. Greenberg Professor of Classics

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The Return of the Fisherman, 1896

File size: 2.26MB

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Henri-Edmond Cross (French, 1856-1910)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Kate Jones-Smith, former Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Untitled #30, 1974

File size: 4.47MB

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Howardena Doreen Pindell (American, b. 1943)
Mixed-media collage
Narrated by Sam Kearney '22

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Untitled, 1989—93

File size: 3.11MB

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Doris Salcedo (Colombian, b. 1958)
Shirts, gesso, and steel rebars
Narrated by Denise Birkhofer, former Ellen Johnson '33 Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

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Viaduct at L'Estaque, 1882

File size: 1.04MB

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Paul Cézanne (French, 1839—1906)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Mark Braford, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience

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View of Venice: The Ducal Palace, Dogana, and Part of San Giorgio, 1841

File size: 2.71MB

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J. M .W. Turner (English, 1775—1851)
Oil on canvas
Narrated by Andria Derstine, AMAM Director

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Woman in Optimum Blue and Man in Tidal Blue, 2017

File size: 1.95MB

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Derrick Adams (American, b. 1970)
Pigment print diptych.
Carl Gerber Contemporary Art Fund, 2017.45.1-2
Narrated by Adrienne Hoover '22

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