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


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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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The AMAM collection is at your fingertips with a searchable database of more than 15,000 works.

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The Courtesan Somenosuke of the Matsubaya House The Courtesan Somenosuke of the Matsubaya House (mid-1790s), by Chonunsai Eishi. Mary A. Ainsworth Bequest, 1950.458

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Recent Acquisitions

The Allen actively acquires artworks through both purchase and donation. See some of the newest works to enter the Allen's permanent collection. Learn more by visiting our database entry for each work.

Garden in the Moonlight, 2009

Ray Morimura (Japanese, b. 1948)
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Man in Tidal Blue, 2017

Derrick Adams (American, b. 1970)
Pigment print
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The Path, from the series Time Immemorial, 2016

Yang Yongliang (Chinese, b. 1980)
Giclée print of a digital photographic collage

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Untitled, 2010

Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930)

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White Out, 2014

William Wegman (American, b. 1943)
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Cellist Against Blue

Jim Dine
Etching, soft-ground etching, aquatint, electric tools, and hand coloring
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Woman in Optimum Blue, 2017

Derrick Adams (American, b. 1970)
Pigment print
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Untitled (Louvre, Paris), 1986

Adam Fuss (British, b. 1961)
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Abu Hureya #12, 2000

Frank Stella (American, b. 1936)
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Fred Wilson, 2016

Chuck Close (American, b. 1940)
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Composition, 1951

Nicolas de Staël (French, born in Russia, 1914)
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Harriet, 1975

Elizabeth Catlett (American, 1915)
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Harmonizing, 1944

Horace Pippin (American, 1888–1946)
Gift of Joseph and Enid Bissett, 1964.26
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Document Box

Late 19th to early 20th century
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The Actor Iwai Kumetaro as the Kamuro Tayori from the Shimbara Di

Utagawa Kunimasa (Japanese, 1773 — 1810)
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Technicolor II

Jim Dine (American, b. 1935)
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Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene

Hendrick ter Brugghen (Dutch, 1588 — 1629)
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Chair and Owl

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, active in France, 1881 — 1973)
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Viaduct at L'Estaque

Paul Cézanne (French, 1939 — 1906)
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The Journey

Luis Cruz Azaceta (Cuban, B. 1942)
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Wee artist
Côte d’Ivoire or Liberia
19th to 20th century
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View of Venice: The Ducal Palace, Dogana, and Part of San Giorgio

Joseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775 — 1851)
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Lake with Dead Trees (Catskill)

Thomas Cole (American, b. England, 1801 — 1848)
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The Allen Memorial Art Museum has an outstanding collection of more than 15,000 works of art—paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings and photographs—that provide a comprehensive overview of the history of art from many cultures.


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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