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


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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Provenance Research

Image Licensing

Art Donations


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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Join & Support

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

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Explore more than 15,000 works of art spanning world cultures over six millennia.

Garden of the Princess, Louvre (1867) by Claude Monet. R. T. Miller Jr. Fund, 1948.296 Garden of the Princess, Louvre (1867) by Claude Monet. R.T. Miller Jr. Fund, 1948.296

Explore the collections

Not merely an outstanding resource for Oberlin College, the Allen is also recognized as an excellent small public art museum, with free admission to everyone. The collection provides a comprehensive view of the history of art from a variety of cultures.

The Allen's origin stretches back to the 19th century, when generous donors began giving works of art to the college decades before the museum was built. Many artworks were brought back from Asia by missionaries, while other gifts were Native American objects and American and European prints. 


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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