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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


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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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Ancient Decorative Bust of a Silenus, Roman, early 1st century AD, bronze with silver and copper inlay.

The AMAM’s holdings of ancient art include a wide-ranging collection of works from Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, and Rome, as well as a smaller number of objects from Hittite, Sumerian, Persian, and Etruscan cultures.

Highlights of the collection include a painted relief from an Egyptian tomb, a drinking cup by the Greek potter Pamphaios and painter Epiktetos, and an elaborate Roman bust of a silenus, a jovial man who often accompanies Bacchus in scenes of feasting and drinking. Pottery is particularly well represented, with examples of Cypriot earthenware jugs, Greek oil flasks, and Roman oil lamps. The collection also features marble and porphyry busts, marble reliefs, fragments of sarcophagi, coins, glassware, bronzes, and jewelry.


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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