Friday, December 21, 2012

I already have one, and I still want an Oberlin book for the holidays

In my extended family, we are required to have Christmas lists on hand at Thanksgiving.

Sure, we like to give gifts that are surprises to the receiver and are well-planned, but to be frank, some guidance is often much appreciated. We keep track of those things that we wouldn’t necessarily buy for ourselves, but might really love to have in our lives.

If I didn’t already get to see and (literally) live with it all the time because of my job, I would totally be asking for the Oberlin book this year, and I’ll tell you why.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Oberlin Book Launch: an alumna’s perspective

At our launch party in New York City just before Thanksgiving, I was lucky enough to see a load of Oberlin alumni experience the Oberlin book for the first time.

Even though we were in the lovely Pace Gallery in New York City, surrounded by a Chuck Close exhibition, people didn’t just flick through a few pages of the book and wander off to examine the paintings. No, as so often happens when the Oberlin book is displayed, people dug in, looking at page after page after page as they recognize the many layers of the work.