Closed Summer 2024

The Allen Memorial Art Museum is currently closed for improvements.

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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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Join & Support

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

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Mission, Values, Vision

The museum inspires curiosity, inquiry, learning, and connection through experiences with original works of art.

The Willard-Newell Gallery with a sculpture of Mercury in the foreground The Willard-Newell Gallery with a sculpture of Mercury in the foreground. Photo by Yevhen Gulenko

Mission 

The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College inspires curiosity, inquiry, learning, and connection through experiences with original works of art for the broadest audience possible, both on campus and beyond.

Values

We are committed to creating and sustaining a welcoming, accessible environment for learning, enjoyment, and the exchange of ideas. 

We value: 

  • Approaches to engaging people with art in ways that honor and amplify many perspectives; 
  • Responsiveness to issues of importance to communities both on- and off-campus;
  • Acquiring, presenting, and caring for the objects in our collection based on the best practices of our field, and in dialogue with source communities; 
  • Evolution and change based on research, experimentation, collaboration, and ongoing assessment; 
  • Professionalism, accountability, and teamwork to drive the mission of the museum forward; and 
  • Respect and empathy for audiences, collaborators, and one another.

Vision

The AMAM aspires—through innovative acquisitions, exhibitions, and programs—to make its collection integral to the campus experience of all Oberlin students, faculty, and staff, and to be a positive, creative catalyst for engagement and connection in the surrounding community and beyond.

We will achieve our vision by working collaboratively over the upcoming five years to:

  • Cultivate Inquiry, Collaboration, and Care 
  • Increase our Value to the Oberlin Experience
  • Build the Foundation for Growth

Memberships

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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