OBERLIN — It could be an historic win 93 years in the making. If the Cincinnati Bearcats and highly touted quarterback Gunner Kiel leave Ohio Stadium on Sept. 27 with a victory, it will be the first time since 1921 an Ohio team left Columbus with a victory over the Buckeyes.
My favorite tidbit from this story: in 1916, OSU walloped Oberlin 128-0. (That same year, Georgia Tech annihilated Cumberland 222-0, so the glass is still half full.)
Anyway, the Cincinnati / Ohio game is at 6pm Eastern. Go Buckeyes?
Today we mark the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing one of our first-ever Spanish language podcasts. This audio, and three others, were created to supplement the works and information on display in the exhibition Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen. Narrated by Claire Solomon, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College. For the English-language version, or to listen to the one of the other five new audio guides, please visit our website here.
Based in El Paso, Texas, Mexican-born Margarita Cabrera responds to pertinent issues surrounding the border between Mexico and the United States. Platinum Blue Bicycle comes from a series of soft sculptures of domestic objects that evoke the work of Pop artist Claes Oldenburg. Exposed threads allude to the labor involved in the making of these objects, executed by teams of immigrant workers. Many of Cabrera’s sculptures depict means of transportation—such as cars and bicycles—to address the mobility of people across borders. The bicycle’s sagging form suggests the potential hardships of the immigrant’s journey and new life abroad.
Margarita Cabrera (Mexican, b. 1973)
Bicicleta azul platino (Platinum Blue Bicycle),2006
Vinyl, foam, string, and wire
Gift of Michael (OC 1964) and Driek (OC 1965) Zirinsky in honor of bicyclists in the Oberlin College class of 1964, 2013.48.6
A guest master class by Franco Farina ‘78, tenor. Admission is free. — Franco Farina has won international acclaim in the leading opera houses of the world including the Metropolitan Opera, Opera National de Paris, Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, The Salzburg Festival, Hamburg State Opera, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Comunale in Florence, the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Theatre Royale de la Monnaie, Gran Teatro del Liceo, Australian Opera, Teatro Sao Carlos in Lisbon as well as in Toulouse, Lyon, Genoa, Nice, Trieste, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, and most other operatic centers.
Welcome back to campus!