Closed Summer 2024

The Allen Memorial Art Museum is currently closed for improvements.

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Address
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
440.775.8665

Hours

Closed all week

Exhibitions & Events

The Allen presents changing exhibitions along with engaging guest speakers and public programs.

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Art at the AMAM

The Allen's collection is particularly strong in 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, Japanese prints, early modern art, African art, and more.

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Collections

Conservation

Provenance Research

Image Licensing

Art Donations

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Explore the full range of museum programs through free events, guided and self-guided tours, and resources for professors and PreK-12 teachers.

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Resources

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Support for the museum continues our tradition of bringing art to the people.

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Overview & History

The museum promotes study and interaction with original works of art.

Museum facade with the Katharine Wright Haskell Fountain Museum facade with the Katharine Wright Haskell Fountain in the foreground. Photo by Walter Nowak

Founded in 1917 on the campus of Oberlin College, the Allen Memorial Art Museum is recognized as one of the best academic art museums in the nation. Museum admission has always been free for everyone.

For more than a century, the Allen has promoted the study of original works of art. Always free to the public, the museum has strong holdings in American, Asian, European, and global contemporary art, with smaller but impressive collections of African, ancient, Indigenous American, and Islamic art. The Allen’s collection of more than 15,000 works is recognized among the top academic art museums in the nation.

The 1917 building designed by Cass Gilbert, an architect known for the Woolworth Building in New York City and the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., engages the vocabulary of Tuscan Renaissance architecture to evoke inspirational art of the past. A 1977 addition by Robert Venturi became one of the finest and earliest examples of postmodern architecture in the United States.

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Allen Memorial Art Museum Closed for the Summer

Starting May 27, the Allen Memorial Art Museum will close for the summer in the lead up to the completion of Oberlin College and Conservatory's Sustainable Infrastructure Program (SIP). Learn More