Gyorody to oversee some of AMAM’s most famous works

Staff Report


Andrea Gyorody will oversee important paintings by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol at the Allen Memorial Art Museum starting April 3.

As the Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, she will oversee the 20th and 21st century art collection at the Oberlin College museum.

Works in her care will also include those by Chuck Close, Richard Diebenkorn, Jasper Johns, Sol LeWitt, and Roy Lichtenstein.

“Her experience in all aspects of museum work and her desire to robustly connect the AMAM’s collection of modern and contemporary art with socially engaged practices will ensure vibrant future programs and educational opportunities for Oberlin College students and the broader public,” said Andria Derstine, the AMAM’s John G. W. Cowles Director.

Gyorody comes to the AMAM from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where she was assistant curator in the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies.

During her two and a half years there, Gyorody organized exhibitions of erotic prints and drawings from Germany and Austria, art created at the time of the 1918–1919 communist revolution, and Jugendstil and art nouveau highlights from across the LA museum’s collections.

An exhibition on expressionism and abstraction will go on view this May in Oberlin. Gyorody also co-wrote a forthcoming handbook on the Rifkind’s holdings and worked with staff, visiting scholars, and students to make the Rifkind collection accessible to a broader public.

Gyorody will also work with other staff on an exhibition celebrating the legacy of Ellen Johnson, for whom her curatorship is named, to be shown in conjunction with the AMAM centennial in 2017–2018.

Johnson (1910–1992), an Oberlin alumna, inspired generations of the college’s students as a professor of modern and contemporary art history.


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