Oberlin College and Conservatory

Allen After Hours / Africana Rocking Chair: A Conversation and Performance with Norman Teague

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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

Norman Teague is a Chicago-based artist and designer who is changing the field for young Black creatives. Teague’s community-based practice addresses systemic inequities and the complexities of urban experience through design, pedagogy, and collaboration. The co-founder of blkHaUs Studios and founder of Norman Teague Design Studios, Teague will represent the United States in a group exhibition at the 2023 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Join us for a conversation between Teague and Sam Adams, Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Following the talk, Teague will inscribe Africana Rocking Chair, a recent Allen acquisition featured in the exhibition Like a Good Armchair.


Artwork credit: Norman Teague (American, b. 1968), Africana Rocking Chair, 2020. Solid basswood, leather seat. Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2022.32A-B.

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Arts, Exhibits/Fairs/Tours, Signature Programs, Black History Month


Administrative, Allen Memorial Art Museum



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A wooden rocking chair with rounded and chunky legs and rockers, and a low back that curves into small armrests.

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Stacie Ross

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