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


Tuesday — Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Sunday Closed

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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Behind the Barricade: Art and Protest in the Museum

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Behind the Barricade: Art and Protest in the Museum

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

How do political acts of resistance manifest physically, as visual forms? For Ahmet Öğüt’s project, Bakunin’s Barricade, works from the Allen collection adorn a barricade–suggesting the centrality of art and culture within protest movements. Join the director Andria Derstine, curator Sam Adams, and student gallery guides for an intimate discussion of this complex installation. Presented as part of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art 2022.

Student and post-baccalaureate speakers include Biba Duffy-Boscagli '23, Parker Niles '23, Zach Terrillion '24, Anna Holshouser-Belden '24, Julia Alexander '22, and Ellis Lane '22.

Ahmet Öğüt, Bakunin's Barricade, 2022.


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